Register

Register to vote so you can vote in the next election.

 

To register to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old on Election Day, which is the first Tuesday of every November (11/6/18), and you must be a resident of the state you are registering in. 

 

Most states require you to register to vote a month before Election Day. Please check the specifics in your state and register before the deadline.

 
 

Ways to Vote

There are three main methods of voting:

You can vote at your local polling location on Election Day, which is Tuesday, November 6.

 

If you cannot vote on Election Day because you are out of town or unable to attend, you participate in Early Voting in-person for a about week before Election Day.  

 

If you prefer, you can apply for an Absentee mail-in ballot. The deadline to request an Absentee mail-in ballot is generally two weeks before the Election, but you should check the deadline for your state.

 
 

Election Day

Election Day is on the first Tuesday of every November: 11/6/18.

 

On Election Day, you can vote for your choice of President, as well as other elected officials such as your Senator or local councilperson. For information on who you can vote for, go to apiavote.org/learn.

 

Remember, in many states, you must bring identification in order to vote. A driver’s license or other government-issued ID are generally acceptable forms of identification. If you are unsure about identification requirement, you should check with your county official or call our voter hotline 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683). We can assist you in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali.

 

Poll workers should not be selectively asking for identification. If you are asked but notice other voters are not being asked, call our voter hotline 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683).

 
 
 
 

Voting Rights 

Most states do not require ID to vote, unless this is your first time voting and you registered by mail. You should check with your state elections office before you vote, or simply bring photo ID just in case.

In most states, a driver’s license or other government issued id will work as voting ID. In most states, you can receive a free voting ID by contacting your local county office.

If you show up on Election Day without an ID and your state requires ID, you can still vote using the “provisional” ballot. It is your right to request and receive a provisional ballot.

NO poll worker or monitor may ask about your citizenship status or require proof. This is illegal.

Language Access/203/208/hotline

You do not need to speak, read, or write English in order to vote. You only need to be a registered voter.

In certain cities and counties, voting materials must be translated. If you live in one of these districts, you may be able to receive translated voting materials. This is a right protected by Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act. You can find a list of areas here →  http://www.apiavote.org/section-203

 

In all cities and counties, you are allowed to receive personal assistance when voting. You may bring a family member or friend, or ask the poll workers for assistance. This is a right protected by Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act.

 

If you have questions or need help voting, call 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683).

We can assist you in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Tagalog.

 
 

Your Voting Rights

Polling Place

Use this form to find the location where you can vote.

 

You can receive help voting if you do not speak, read, or write English as a registered voter.

 

In certain cities and counties, voting materials must be translated. If you live in one of these places, you may be able to receive translated voting materials or language assistance at the polling place. This is a right protected by Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act. You can find a list of areas here : 

 

In all cities and counties, you are allowed to receive personal assistance when voting. You may bring a family member or friend, or ask the poll workers for assistance. This is a right protected by Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act.

 

If you have questions or need help voting, call 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683). 

 

We can assist you in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi and Bengali.