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.

State by State Pre-Registration Information

Alabama

Pre-Registration Age N/A You are 18 by next election Yes Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 No

Alaska

Pre-Registration Age 17 and 9 months You are 18 by next election No Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 No

Arizona

Pre-Registration Age N/A You are 18 by next election Yes Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 No

Arkansas

Pre-Registration Age N/A You are 18 by next election Yes Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 No

California

Pre-Registration Age 16 You are 18 by next election No Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 No

Colorado

Pre-Registration Age 16 You are 18 by next election No Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 Yes

Connecticut

Pre-Registration Age N/A You are 18 by next election Yes Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 Yes

Delaware

Pre-Registration Age 16 You are 18 by next election No Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 Yes

District of Columbia

Pre-Registration Age 16 You are 18 by next election No Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 Yes

Florida

Pre-Registration Age 16 You are 18 by next election No Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 No

Georgia

Pre-Registration Age 17 and 6 months You are 18 by next election No Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 No

Hawaii

Pre-Registration Age 16 You are 18 by next election No Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 No

Idaho

Pre-Registration Age N/A You are 18 by next election Yes Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 No

Illinois

Pre-Registration Age N/A You are 18 by next election Yes Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 Yes

Indiana

Pre-Registration Age N/A You are 18 by next election Yes Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 Yes

Iowa

Pre-Registration Age 17 and 6 months You are 18 by next election Yes Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 No

Kansas

Pre-Registration Age N/A You are 18 by next election Yes Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 No

Kentucky

Pre-Registration Age N/A You are 18 by next election Yes Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 Yes

Louisiana

Pre-Registration Age 16 You are 18 by next election No Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 No

Maine

Pre-Registration Age 16 You are 18 by next election No Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 Yes

Maryland

Pre-Registration Age 16 You are 18 by next election No Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 Yes

Massachusetts

Pre-Registration Age 16 You are 18 by next election No Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 No

Michigan

Pre-Registration Age N/A You are 18 by next election Yes Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 No

Minnesota

Pre-Registration Age N/A You are 18 by next election Yes Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 No

Mississippi

Pre-Registration Age N/A You are 18 by next election Yes Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 Yes

Missouri

Pre-Registration Age 17 and 6 months You are 18 by next election Yes Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 No

Montana

Pre-Registration Age N/A You are 18 by next election Yes Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 No

Nebraska

Pre-Registration Age N/A You are 18 by next election Yes Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 Yes

Nevada

Pre-Registration Age 17 You are 18 by next election No Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 No

New Hampshire

Pre-Registration Age N/A You are 18 by next election Yes Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 No

New Jersey

Pre-Registration Age 17 You are 18 by next election No Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 No

New Mexico

Pre-Registration Age N/A You are 18 by next election Yes Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 Yes

New York

Pre-Registration Age 16 You are 18 by next election No Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 No

North Carolina

Pre-Registration Age 16 You are 18 by next election No Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 Yes

North Dakota

Pre-Registration Age N/A You are 18 by next election No Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 No

Ohio

Pre-Registration Age N/A You are 18 by next election Yes Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 Yes

Oklahoma

Pre-Registration Age N/A You are 18 by next election Yes Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 No

Oregon

Pre-Registration Age 16 You are 18 by next election No Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 No

Pennsylvania

Pre-Registration Age N/A You are 18 by next election Yes Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 No

Rhode Island

Pre-Registration Age 16 You are 18 by next election No Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 No

South Carolina

Pre-Registration Age N/A You are 18 by next election Yes Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 Yes

South Dakota

Pre-Registration Age N/A You are 18 by next election Yes Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 No

Tennessee

Pre-Registration Age N/A You are 18 by next election Yes Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 No

Texas

Pre-Registration Age 17 years and 10 months You are 18 by next election No Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 No

Utah

Pre-Registration Age 16 You are 18 by next election No Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 Yes

Vermont

Pre-Registration Age N/A You are 18 by next election Yes Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 Yes

Virginia

Pre-Registration Age N/A You are 18 by next election Yes Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 Yes

Washington

Pre-Registration Age 16 You are 18 by next election No Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 No

West Virginia

Pre-Registration Age 17 You are 18 by next election No Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 Yes

Wisconsin

Pre-Registration Age N/A You are 18 by next election Yes Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 No

Wyoming

Pre-Registration Age N/A You are 18 by next election Yes Can Vote in State Primaries at 17 No