Oct 22, 2018, 1:11 PM ET

How to register to vote in the November 6 midterm elections


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The Nov. 6 midterms are fast approaching. Republicans and Democrats are continuing their battle over control over the House, and possibly Senate, in many key races.

Many states’ voter registration deadlines have already passed, but residents in other states can still register.

Those who are 18 and meet their state's registration requirements can sign up by filling out their state’s form online, or in state or local election offices.

Vote.gov has a complete list of each state’s registration requirements on their website. Voters can also update their information, find their polling location, or be directed to their secretary of state's office website to request an absentee ballot.

Most registration forms ask for the resident’s address, birthdate, and full name. In some states, a driver’s license number is also required.

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Voter ID Laws in 2018

At the polls, most states require proof of residency, such as a photo-ID or a current utility bill with the registered address on it.

The upcoming deadlines to register are as follows:

Oct. 22



South Dakota

Oct. 29


Oct. 30


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  • Blaize Rage

    In some states, you can register to vote on Election Day.

  • Ctrygrl

    This map is wrong when it says NC requires nothing to vote other than registration. In NC you sign a paper under penalty of law a felony that you are who you say you are. In 2016 there was one prosecution for fraudulent voting, a woman pretended to be her deceased mother to vote a second time for the president.

  • Ctrygrl

    Meanwhile in GA the secretary of state who oversees the elections and is also running for governor refuses to recuse himself. Instead he is busy purging voter roles (1.2 million people), and has put a hold on thousands of new registrations (70% non white). This is the tyranny of the minority. So called conservatives can no longer win elections without destroying democracy and like the president they are perfectly willing to do that

  • Krimson

    It should be noted that some states, like my own state of N.C., have Same Day Registration.

    Check with your local board of elections and see what the laws are in you state.

    And Go Vote!!!

  • snake

    If you don't vote please don't come back here whining about the outcome of the election in your district or state. You have a responsibility to make your choice at the polls. VOTE!!

  • WhosVoice

    Excellent timing since it is too late in 24 states. Maybe you should do a story for the residents of GA before it is too late.

  • SomeTruthOutThere

    I would love to see a turnout of 80% or higher. I doubt that will happen in my lifetime. Please vote everyone. Have a say in your (our) future and actively participate.

  • Thomas

    Please verify not only your registration status but also your assigned polling location. It takes a few seconds online but can save you a lot of time waiting in line on election day.

  • TexasVulcan

    Already too late to register in Texas. Everyone who can, please VOTE.