Plan Ahead to Vote

Voting to elect your leaders is your right as an American citizen. But voting can be complicated.

Voting successfully requires planning BEFORE election day.

To vote in the general election in November, you must start by Registering or Re-registering to vote by October 7 if you have not done so already. After that, you can choose to vote by mail or in person.

This guide will help you register or re-register and follow the steps to vote successfully:

  • Check your registration status
  • Register to vote or re-register after you move or change your name
  • Vote early in-person
  • Vote by mail (absentee ballots)
  • Vote on election day
  • Solve common election day issues
  • Access helpful resources about other voting topics, like voting from jail or outside the country

Important Dates
for the 2022 Election

August 22
  • First day to request absentee ballot (ends October 28)
October 7
  • Last day to register to vote
October 17
  • Early voting begins (ending November 4)
October 28
  • Last day to request absentee ballot
November 4
  • Early voting ends
November 8
  • Election Day voting in person