Think You’re Too Young to Register?

Think you’re not old enough to register to vote? If you’re 17 and will be 18 by Election Day, chances are you can. Check out our chart below that details when you are eligible to register or preregister in your state, and when you can start voting!

 

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You Can Register to Vote In This State If....

StateYou are 18 by next General ElectionYou are 18 by next election (including primaries)You are 16 (pre-registration)Other
AlabamaX
AlaskaX
ArizonaX
ArkansasX
CaliforniaX
ColoradoX
ConnecticutX
DelawareX
FloridaX
GeorgiaX
HawaiiX
IdahoX
IllinoisX
IndianaX
IowaX
KansasX
KentuckyX
LouisianaX
MaineX
MarylandX
Massachusetts X
MichiganX
MinnesotaX
MississippiX
MissouriX
MontanaX
NebraskaX
NevadaX
New HampshireX
New JerseyX
New MexicoX
New YorkX
North CarolinaX
North DakotaX
OhioX
OklahomaX
OregonX
PennsylvaniaX
Rhode IslandX
South CarolinaX
South DakotaX
TennesseeX
TexasX
UtahX
VermontX
VirginiaX
WashingtonX
West VirginiaX
WisconsinX
WyomingX
Washington D.C.X
Puerto RicoX

Alaska: You may register to vote within 90 days of your 18th birthday. You must be 18 to vote.

Georgia: You may register to vote within 6 months of your 18th birthday. You must be 18 to vote.

Iowa: You may register to vote within 6 months of your 18th birthday. You must be 18 to vote.

Michigan: You may register to vote within 6 months of your 18th birthday. You must be 18 to vote.

Missouri: You may register to vote within 6 months of your 18th birthday. You must be 18 to vote.

North Dakota: Does not have voter registration. You must be 18 to vote.

Texas: You may register to vote within 2 months of your 18th birthday. You must be 18 to vote.

In the following states, registered 17 year-olds who will be 18 by the general election can vote in primaries: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.

 

Hope this answers any questions you have about how can a 17-year-old register to vote. If you have any more questions about pre-registering to vote, please email us at [email protected].

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