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  • Voting requirements for U.S. elections.
  • It’s important to understand the laws.
  • Remember to register to vote!

Tuesday, November 5, 2024 is Election Day in the United States.

President Joe Biden is running for his second term in the White House.

However, it’s important to know the voting requirements before heading to the polls.

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Before delving into the voting requirements for U.S. presidential elections, we must consider a few things.

The first of the primary elections to determine nominees for president took place on January 15.

Republicans held caucuses in Iowa, and just over a week later they held their primary in New Hampshire.

Meanwhile, Democrats kicked off their primary season in New Hampshire on the same day, Tuesday, January 23.

What are the voting requirements for U.S. elections?

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According to, voting requirements for federal, state and local elections include the following:

  1. You must be a U.S. citizen. There are some local elections that non-citizens can participate in.
  2. You must meet the residency requirements for your state. Even of you are unhoused, you may still be eligible to vote.
  3. Finally, you must 18 years old or turning 18 on the day of the election, and be registered to vote before the deadline in your state.

Who is not allowed to vote?

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Just as important as knowing the voting requirements, it’s vital to understand who CANNOT vote in U.S. elections.

  1. Non-citizens, including permanent residents and green card holders, are not allowed to vote in the U.S.
  2. Some people who have been convicted of a felony or who are serving prison sentences are prevented from voting but this varies by state.
  3. Finally, some people with developmental disabilities and citizens residing in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories cannot vote.

You must register to vote in the U.S.

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You must register to vote in the United States.

The ID requirements to register vary by state.

In most cases you will need either a valid driver’s license or the last four digits of your social security number.

You may also need to provide proof of ID when you arrive at your polling place.

You can cast a provisional ballot

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If you do not have your ID with you on Election Day you can still cast a provisional ballot.

However, you will need to follow up to ensure that your vote is counted and no further documentation is needed.

It’s important to keep track of this to ensure your vote is counted.

If you have any questions about the voting requirements where you live, check local or state government websites for information.

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