Think You’re Too Young to Register?

Check out our table below to confirm how old you need to be to register. Some states have laws that specifically allow citizens to preregister at a certain age while others allow registration as long as you’re 18 by the next election. Preregistration means you’ll be automatically registered to vote on your 18th birthday without taking any additional steps.  Some states even let you vote in their primaries at 17 if you’ll be 18 by the general election so you can participate in the whole process!

If your age fits into one of these categories register to vote here today! You’ll need an in-state ID number (driver’s license, permit, state issued ID) or your social security number to process the registration.

Alabama

You are 18 by next General Election Yes You are 18 by next election (including primaries) Yes Pre-Registration Age

Alaska

You are 18 by next General Election No You are 18 by next election (including primaries) No Pre-Registration Age 17 and 9 months

Arizona

You are 18 by next General Election Yes You are 18 by next election (including primaries) No Pre-Registration Age

Arkansas

You are 18 by next General Election Yes You are 18 by next election (including primaries) No Pre-Registration Age

California

You are 18 by next General Election No You are 18 by next election (including primaries) No Pre-Registration Age 16

Colorado

You are 18 by next General Election No You are 18 by next election (including primaries) Yes Pre-Registration Age 16

Connecticut

You are 18 by next General Election Yes You are 18 by next election (including primaries) Yes Pre-Registration Age

Delaware

You are 18 by next General Election No You are 18 by next election (including primaries) Yes Pre-Registration Age 16

District of Columbia

You are 18 by next General Election No You are 18 by next election (including primaries) No Pre-Registration Age 16

Florida

You are 18 by next General Election No You are 18 by next election (including primaries) No Pre-Registration Age 16

Georgia

You are 18 by next General Election No You are 18 by next election (including primaries) No Pre-Registration Age 17 and a half

Hawaii

You are 18 by next General Election No You are 18 by next election (including primaries) No Pre-Registration Age 16

Idaho

You are 18 by next General Election Yes You are 18 by next election (including primaries) Yes Pre-Registration Age

Illinois

You are 18 by next General Election Yes You are 18 by next election (including primaries) Yes Pre-Registration Age

Indiana

You are 18 by next General Election Yes You are 18 by next election (including primaries) Yes Pre-Registration Age

Iowa

You are 18 by next General Election Yes You are 18 by next election (including primaries) No Pre-Registration Age 17 and a half

Kansas

You are 18 by next General Election Yes You are 18 by next election (including primaries) No Pre-Registration Age

Kentucky

You are 18 by next General Election Yes You are 18 by next election (including primaries) Yes Pre-Registration Age

Louisiana

You are 18 by next General Election No You are 18 by next election (including primaries) No Pre-Registration Age 16

Maine

You are 18 by next General Election No You are 18 by next election (including primaries) Yes Pre-Registration Age 17

Maryland

You are 18 by next General Election No You are 18 by next election (including primaries) Yes Pre-Registration Age 16

Massachusetts

You are 18 by next General Election No You are 18 by next election (including primaries) No Pre-Registration Age 16

Michigan

You are 18 by next General Election Yes You are 18 by next election (including primaries) No Pre-Registration Age

Minnesota

You are 18 by next General Election Yes You are 18 by next election (including primaries) No Pre-Registration Age

Mississippi

You are 18 by next General Election Yes You are 18 by next election (including primaries) Yes Pre-Registration Age

Missouri

You are 18 by next General Election Yes You are 18 by next election (including primaries) No Pre-Registration Age 17 and a half

Montana

You are 18 by next General Election Yes You are 18 by next election (including primaries) No Pre-Registration Age

Nebraska

You are 18 by next General Election Yes You are 18 by next election (including primaries) Yes Pre-Registration Age

Nevada

You are 18 by next General Election No You are 18 by next election (including primaries) No Pre-Registration Age 17

New Hampshire

You are 18 by next General Election Yes You are 18 by next election (including primaries) No Pre-Registration Age

New Jersey

You are 18 by next General Election Yes You are 18 by next election (including primaries) No Pre-Registration Age 17

New Mexico

You are 18 by next General Election Yes You are 18 by next election (including primaries) Yes Pre-Registration Age

New York

You are 18 by next General Election No You are 18 by next election (including primaries) Yes Pre-Registration Age 16

North Carolina

You are 18 by next General Election No You are 18 by next election (including primaries) Yes Pre-Registration Age 16

North Dakota

You are 18 by next General Election No You are 18 by next election (including primaries) No Pre-Registration Age

Ohio

You are 18 by next General Election Yes You are 18 by next election (including primaries) Yes Pre-Registration Age

Oklahoma

You are 18 by next General Election Yes You are 18 by next election (including primaries) No Pre-Registration Age

Oregon

You are 18 by next General Election No You are 18 by next election (including primaries) No Pre-Registration Age 16

Pennsylvania

You are 18 by next General Election Yes You are 18 by next election (including primaries) No Pre-Registration Age

Rhode Island

You are 18 by next General Election No You are 18 by next election (including primaries) No Pre-Registration Age 16

South Carolina

You are 18 by next General Election Yes You are 18 by next election (including primaries) Yes Pre-Registration Age

South Dakota

You are 18 by next General Election Yes You are 18 by next election (including primaries) No Pre-Registration Age

Tennessee

You are 18 by next General Election Yes You are 18 by next election (including primaries) No Pre-Registration Age

Texas

You are 18 by next General Election No You are 18 by next election (including primaries) No Pre-Registration Age 17 years and 10 months

Utah

You are 18 by next General Election No You are 18 by next election (including primaries) Yes Pre-Registration Age 16

Vermont

You are 18 by next General Election Yes You are 18 by next election (including primaries) Yes Pre-Registration Age

Virginia

You are 18 by next General Election Yes You are 18 by next election (including primaries) Yes Pre-Registration Age

Washington

You are 18 by next General Election No You are 18 by next election (including primaries) No Pre-Registration Age 16

West Virginia

You are 18 by next General Election No You are 18 by next election (including primaries) Yes Pre-Registration Age 17

Wisconsin

You are 18 by next General Election Yes You are 18 by next election (including primaries) No Pre-Registration Age

Wyoming

You are 18 by next General Election Yes You are 18 by next election (including primaries) No Pre-Registration Age