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Voter registration forms promoting citizen participation at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello on July 4, 2005 for new American Citizens being sworn in as American Citizens

Source: Joe Sohm/Visions of America / Getty

You can register to vote in Virginia if you:

  • Are a U.S. citizen.
  • Are a Virginia resident.
  • Are 18 years old on or before the date of the next general election.
    • Judged to be mentally incompetent by a circuit court, unless your rights have been restored by the circuit court.
    • Convicted of a felony, unless your rights have been restored.*

Click Here To Register To Vote In Virgina

You must meet the following requirements to qualify for voter registration in Maryland:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be a resident of Maryland.
  • Be at least 16 years old.
    • You must be 18 years old to vote in an election.
  • NOT be:
    • Convicted of buying or selling votes.
    • Disqualified to vote by a court (due to mental incompetency).
    • Currently incarcerated for a felony conviction.*

*Upon your release from incarceration you are eligible to vote and should re-register.

In some cases, polling places in Maryland will request identification from first-time voters. If asked to show your ID, you’ll need to one of the following:

  • Maryland driver’s license or ID card.
  • Student, employee, or military ID card.
  • U.S. passport.
  • A current utility bill or paycheck showing your name and address.
    • Must be dated within 3 months of the Election Day.

Click To Register To Vote In Maryland

According to the BOE, to be eligible to register, you must satisfy all of the following:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be a Washington, D.C. resident.
  • Be at least 18 years old on or before the next election.
  • Not have been adjudged “mentally incompetent” by a court of law.
  • Not claim the right to vote anywhere outside D.C.
  • Not be currently incarcerated for a felony conviction.*

*Once you are no longer incarcerated your voting rights are automatically restored and you should re-register to vote.

Click To Register To Vote In Washington D.C.

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