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Need help with voting? You've come to the right place. This nonpartisan web site was created by state election officials to help eligible voters figure out how and where to go vote. Choose a category below to get started.

Visit the National Association of Secretaries of State website for more 2012 election information. If you are an active duty member of the uniformed services, or a citizen living outside of the United States, please visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program website.

Map of US Register to Vote HereIn most states, you must register before you can vote. Click here for a National Mail Voter Registration Form (need U.S. address). Not sure if you're already registered, or need to update your information? Select your state, county or city in the drop down menu.

democracy pictureMany states offer online services that can help you look up your local voting site. Others list contact information for local election officials, who are trained to help you find your polling place. Select your place of residence in the drop down menu.

Image of passport & identificationFind out about ID requirements where you plan to vote. Select your state from the drop down menu below for details.


Absentee Voting ImageYou may be eligible to vote prior to the election as an absentee or early voter. State laws vary greatly, so be sure to pay attention to the information provided by your election officials, or contact your local election office for help. For information about absentee and/or early voting where you live, select your state from the dropdown menu.

You may want to prepare for Election Day by finding out who's running for office before you go to the voting booth. Click here to visit the nonpartisan Project Vote Smart Web site and enter your zip code in the left-hand column to get more information about the candidates where you live.