Voting is an incredibly powerful way to protect the planet. View our guide on registering to vote online and by mail. Remember, democracy doesn't work unless we use it!
Why is it Important to Register to Vote?
Voting is the foundation of our democracy and affects every aspect of our society – from the local to the global. Now more than ever we need to ensure that our elected leaders share our values and priorities. The single most effective way we do this is through the act of voting. Unfortunately, roughly 20% of eligible voters are not registered to vote. It’s never too late to become an active voter. And even if you are registered, it’s always good to double check that your information is up to date.
In 2016, 92 million eligible voters did not cast their ballot, nearly 40% of the voting age population.
Registering to Vote Online
Voter registration processes vary by state, but online registration is available for 39 states and the District of Columbia. Online resources for eligible states are listed below:
Registering to Vote By Mail
US citizens can register to vote or update registration information with The National Mail Voter Registration Form, provided by US Elections Assistance Commission.
The downloadable form is available in 15 languages and includes state-specific instructions (page 3) and voter registration rules and regulations. After filling out the form, sign your name where indicated and send it to your state or local election office for processing. Download The National Mail Voter Registration Form (English Version) Here.
For forms in other languages or for more information, visit the EAC's page on national voter registration.