Voting | Know The Rules

BlueButton

 

I didn’t know voting rights varied so much from state to state.  In the state of Illinois you’re not required to show ID unless you’re registering the at the polling place or a first-time voter who registered by mail but did not proof of identity.  These voters must bring two of the forms of IDs.  To vote in Illinois you must:

 

 

  • Be a US citizen
  • Live in the district in Illinois in which you want to vote by Oct 9 (Look up your polling place)
  • Be 18 years old by Election Day, Nov 8
  • Not be convicted and in jail for a felony
  • Not claim the right to vote in another state

 

If you’re in IL can’t reminder if you registered to vote you can check elections.il.gov.  My registration couldn’t be confirmed but my mom’s was. 

 

vote

 

 

You can find your states registration info below

 

State Voter Registration Deadline Election Day Registration
Alabama Postmarked 11 days before the election. You must register before the deadline. Register to Vote Here

 

Alaska Received 30 days before the election. You must register before the deadline. Register to Vote Here
Arizona Received 29 days before the election. You must register before the deadline. Register to Vote Here
Arkansas Postmarked 30 days before the election. You must register before the deadline. Register to Vote Here
California Postmarked or submitted to an elections office (or NVRA voter registration agency) on or before 15 days prior to Election Day. (to vote in that election) You must register before the deadline. Register to Vote Here
Colorado Postmarked 22 days before an election if through a voter registration drive. All other applicants may register at any time through Election Day; however, if you register after the 8th day before an election, your ballot will not automatically be mailed to you and you must appear in person to obtain your ballot. You may also register in person on Election Day. Register to Vote Here
Connecticut Postmarked 14 days before the election or received in person 7 days before the election. You may also register on Election Day. Register to Vote Here
Delaware Postmarked by the fourth Saturday before a general or primary election, or 10 days before a special election. You must register before the deadline. Register to Vote Here
District of Columbia Postmarked 30 days before the election. You may also register in person on Election Day as long as you can provide proof of residency Register to Vote Here
Florida Postmarked 29 days before the election. You must register before the deadline. Register to Vote Here
Georgia Postmarked by the fifth Monday before the election. You must register before the deadline. Register to Vote Here
Hawaii Received at least 30 days before the election. You must register before the deadline. Register to Vote Here
Idaho Postmarked 25 days before the election. You may also register in person on Election Day. Register to Vote Here
Illinois

 

Postmarked 28 days before the election. You must register before the deadline. Register to Vote Here
Indiana Postmarked 29 days before the election. You must register before the deadline. Register to Vote Here
Iowa Received in-person 10 days before General and Primary Elections (11 days before all other elections), or postmarked 15 days before Election Day. You may also register in person on Election Day. Register to Vote Here
Kansas Postmarked 21 days before the election if mailed, received at the county office 21 days before the election if delivered in person. You must register before the deadline. Register to Vote Here
Kentucky Postmarked 29 days before the election. You must register before the deadline. Register to Vote Here
Louisiana Received 30 days before the election. You must register before the deadline. Register to Vote Here
Maine Received 21 days before the election. You may also register in person on Election Day. Register to Vote Here
Maryland Postmarked 21 days before the election. You must register before the deadline. Register to Vote Here
Massachusetts Postmarked 20 days before the election. You must register before the deadline. Register to Vote Here
Michigan Postmarked 30 days before the election. You must register before the deadline. Register to Vote Here
Minnesota Received 21 days before the election. You may also register in person on Election Day as long as you can provide proof of residency. Register to Vote Here
Mississippi Postmarked 30 days before the election. You must register before the deadline. Register to Vote Here
Missouri Received before 5pm (or normal close of business) on the fourth Wednesday prior to the election. You must register before the deadline. Register to Vote Here
Montana Postmarked 30 days before the election. You may also register in person at the County Clerk’s office on or before Election Day. Register to Vote Here
Nebraska Postmarked by the third Friday before the election, or received in-person by 6pm on the second Friday before the election. You must register before the deadline. Register to Vote Here
Nevada Postmarked by 31 days before the election, or submitted online by 21 days before an election, or received in-person at a clerk’s office 21 days before an election. You must register before the deadline. Register to Vote Here
New Hampshire Received 10 days before the election. You may register in person on Election Day.
New Jersey Received 21 days before the election. You must register before the deadline. Register to Vote Here
New Mexico Postmarked 28 days before the election. You must register before the deadline. Register to Vote Here
New York Postmarked 25 days before the election and received no less than 20 days before the election. You must register before the deadline. Register to Vote Here
North Carolina Received 25 day before the election. You can register in person and vote early during the “one-stop” voting period. Register to Vote Here
North Dakota N/A N/A
Ohio Received 30 days before the election. You must register before the deadline. Register to Vote Here
Oklahoma Postmarked 25 days before the election. You must register before the deadline. Register to Vote Here
Oregon Postmarked 21 days before the election. You must register before the deadline. Register to Vote Here
Pennsylvania Received 30 days before the election. You must register before the deadline. Register to Vote Here
Rhode Island Received 30 days before the election. Mailed voter registration forms received after the deadline will be accepted as long as the mail is postmarked on or before the voter registration deadline. You may register in person on Election Day, but only for Presidential elections. Register to Vote Here
South Carolina Postmarked 30 days before the election. You must register before the deadline. Register to Vote Here
South Dakota Received 15 days before the election. You must register before the deadline. Register to Vote Here
Tennessee Postmarked 30 days before the election. You must register before the deadline. Register to Vote Here
Texas Postmarked 30 days before the election. You must register before the deadline. Register to Vote Here
Utah Postmarked 30 days before the election, or received in person 15 days before the election. You must register before the deadline. Register to Vote Here
Vermont Received by 5pm on the Wednesday before the election. You must register before the deadline. Register to Vote Here
Virginia Received 22 days before the election. You must register before the deadline. Register to Vote Here
Washington Postmarked by the Monday four weeks before the election, or received in person at the county elections department the Monday one week before the election. You must register before the deadline. Register to Vote Here
West Virginia Postmarked 21 days before the election. You must register before the deadline. Register to Vote Here
Wisconsin Postmarked 20 days before the election. You may also register in person on Election Day. Register to Vote Here
Wyoming Received 14 days before the election. You may also register in person on Election Day.

Now that we know our deadline to register to vote.  We must also know any states have voter ID laws.  As of July 29, 2016, the following 32 states have some form of voter ID law in effect. Click on your state below for details about ID requirements at the polls.

 

Alabama Alaska Arizona
Arkansas Colorado Connecticut
Delaware Florida Georgia
Hawaii Idaho Indiana
Kansas Kentucky Louisiana
Michigan Mississippi Missouri
Montana New Hampshire North Dakota
Ohio Oklahoma Rhode Island
South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee
Texas Utah Virginia
Washington Wisconsin

 

I plan on beating the line with early voting.  Whether you vote early or wait for election day just get out and let your voice be heard.

 

Please share this post on Facebook & Twitter

 

vote-now

 

FYI:

You can follow this blog on Bloglovin here.  Also lately I’ve be doing most of my posting on snapchat@fatgirl_fashion. My snapchat friends were the first to know about the location I selected for my blog’s 3rd year anniversary brunch.  They saw first hand my Beyonce’s Formation tour experience and a NYC trip for theCurvycon.  My snaps showed L.A. for BlogHer and ATL for TCFStyleExpo.  To top is off Chicago of course.  So be sure to follow on snapchat so you don’t miss any of the action.  thefatgirloffashion.com can be found on InstagramFacebook and Twitter also.

Leave a Reply