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A State-by-State Guide to Changing Your Voter Registration Address

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Did you move this year? Do you plan to vote in the November election? If you answered yes to both of those questions, you need to complete your voter registration change-of-address.  Voter registration is handled at the state level, not the federal level. That means if you moved to a new state, you need to change your voting address before the election to vote. You probably need to change voter registration information even if you moved to a different county or just across the street.

How do you change your voter registration address when you move?

Most states require you to re-register to vote any time you change your address.  Your voter registration change-of-address is not automatic. So if you move to a new county or state, then you must re-register to vote with your new local election office. You may also have to re-register if you move within the same county, although some states, like Texas, have a separate process you can use for updating your address for intra-county moves.

Why is it important to update your address on your voter registration when you move?

Cities and counties are divided into precincts, also commonly called voting districts or election districts. Your address determines which precinct or voting district you are assigned to. Each precinct has a designated polling place, where voters from that precinct are registered to vote. If your new home is in a different precinct and you don’t complete your voter registration change of address, then you might not be able to cast a ballot on Election Day.

How to update your voter registration, state by state:

Alabama

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: If you have a valid Alabama driver’s license or ID, you can re-register online.
  • In-person: Turn in your completed voter registration form at your county board of registrars or at the DMV.

Deadline: 15 days before Election Day

Alaska

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: If you have a valid Alaska driver’s license or ID, you can re-register online.
  • In-person: Turn in your completed voter registration form at a local Divisions of Elections office or a voter registration agency in your area.
  • Update registration: You can also update your existing registration with a new address online.

Deadline: 30 days before Election Day

If registering by mail and the 30th day falls on a Sunday, your registration must be postmarked 31 days before election day.

Arizona

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: If you have a valid Arizona driver’s license or ID, you can re-register online.
  • In-person: Turn in your completed voter registration form at your county recorder’s office.
  • Update registration: You can also update your existing registration with a new address online.

Deadline:  29 days before Election Day, or on the next immediate business day if the deadline falls on a legal holiday or weekend.

Arkansas

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: N/A
  • In-person: Turn in your completed voter registration form to your local county clerk, or local revenue or DMV office. You can also obtain an application from a public library, disability office, or military recruitment center.
  • Update registration: If you move within the same county, you must update your address by contacting the county clerk no less than four days before election day.

Deadline: 30 days before Election Day

California

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: If you have a valid California driver’s license or ID, you can re-register online.
  • In-person: Turn in your completed voter registration form at your local Department Motor Vehicles office.
  • Update registration: Your existing registration should automatically be updated if you have changed your address with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS®) or at the Department of Motor Vehicles. You can also update your address by sending a letter to your new county election official with your date of birth and new address.

Deadline: 15 days before Election Day. You can also conditionally register to vote in-person through Election Day.

Colorado

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: If you have a valid Colorado driver’s license or ID, you can re-register online.
  • In-person: Register to vote in-person at the Department of Motor Vehicles, public assistance offices, military recruitment offices, various government agencies, or at a voter service and polling center.
  • Update registration: If you are already registered you can update your address online.

Deadline: 8 days before Election Day if registering by mail or online. You can register to vote in person through Election Day.

Connecticut

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: If you have a valid Connecticut driver’s license or ID, you can re-register online.
  • In-person: Register to vote in-person at your local Registrar of Voters before the deadline. If you miss the deadline you can register in person at your local election office.
  • Update registration: If you are already registered you can update your address online, or in-person on Election Day.

Deadline: 7 days before election day. You can also register in-person on Election Day at your local election office.

Delaware

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: If you have a valid Delaware driver’s license or ID, you can re-register online.
  • In-person: You can submit a completed voter registration form to any state Department of Elections office.

Deadline: 24 days before Election Day

District of Columbia

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: If you have a valid District of Columbia driver’s license or ID, you can re-register online.
  • In-person: Submit your completed voter registration form at any D.C. Board of Elections office, Department of Motor Vehicles location, or any National Voter Registration Act agency including public schools and libraries.
  • Update registration: If you are already registered, update your address online, using the Vote4DC mobile app, or in-person at any NVRA agency.

Deadline: 21 days before Election Day by mail or online. You can register to vote on Election Day or during the Early Voting Period at polling locations.

Florida

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: If you have a valid Florida driver’s license or ID, you can register to vote or update your address online.
  • In-person: You can register to vote when accessing services at a Florida driver’s license office, tax collectors office, or voter registration agency.

Deadline:  29 days before Election Day

Georgia

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: If you have a valid Georgia driver’s license or ID, you can register online. If you are already registered you can also update your address.
  • In-person: Get a voter registration form at your county board of registrars or at the DMV.

Deadline: 29 days before Election Day

Hawaii

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: If you have a valid Hawaii driver’s license or ID, you can register online or update your existing registration with your new address.
  • In-person: Submit a voter registration form
  • at the office of elections or your local clerk’s office.

Deadline: 30 days before Election Day, or in person at polling locations during early voting or on Election Day

Idaho

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: If you have a valid Idaho driver’s license or ID, you can register to vote online or update your existing registration with your new address.
  • In-person: You can submit a completed voter registration form at your county recorder’s office.

Deadline: 25 days before Election Day, or in-person at a voting location during Early Voting or on Election Day.

Illinois

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: If you have a valid Illinois driver’s license or ID, you can register to vote online or update your existing registration with your new address.
  • In-person: Submit in your completed voter registration form at your county board of elections commissioner’s office or county clerk’s office.

Deadline: 28 days before Election Day by mail (postmarked) or 16 days before Election Day online. If you miss the deadline you can register and vote through Election Day at your local election office.

Indiana

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: If you have a valid Indiana driver’s license or ID, you can register to vote online or update your existing registration with your new address.
  • In-person: Submit your voter registration form to your county’s voter registration office or the Indiana Election Division.

Deadline: 29 days before Election Day

Iowa

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: If you have a valid Iowa driver’s license or ID, you can register to vote online or update your existing registration with your new address.
  • In-person: Submit a completed voter registration form at your county auditor’s office. If you moved within the same county you can update your registration address on Election Day at the polling place where you live now.

Deadline: 10 days before Election Day. Mailed registrations must either be received 10 days before Election Day or postmarked 15 days before.

Kansas

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: If you have a valid Kansas driver’s license or ID, you can register to vote online or re-register with your new address.
  • In-person: Turn in your completed voter registration form at your county election office.

Deadline: 21 days before Election Day

Kentucky

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: If you have a valid Kentucky driver’s license or ID, you can register to vote online or re-register with your new address.
  • In-person: Turn in your completed voter registration form at your county clerk’s office.

Deadline:  28 days before Election Day

Louisiana

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: If you have a valid Louisiana driver’s license or ID, you can register to vote online or re-register with your new address.
  • In-person: Turn in your completed voter registration form at any registrar of voters office.

Deadline: 30 days before Election Day, or 20 days before if registering online.

Maine

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: N/A
  • In-person: You can register to vote at your local town office or city hall, or through any Motor Vehicle branch office.

Deadline: Registrations by mail must be received 21 business days before Election Day. You can register in person at your local town office or city hall up through Election Day.

Maryland

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: If you have a valid Maryland driver’s license or ID, you can register to vote online or re-register with your new address.
  • In-person: You can turn in your completed voter registration form at your local board of elections.

Deadline: 21 days before Election Day. You can also register to vote on Election Day at your local voting location.

Massachusetts

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: If you have a valid Massachusetts driver’s license or ID, you can register to vote online or re-register with your new address.
  • In-person: Turn in your completed voter registration form at any local election office or to the Elections Division of the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office. You may also register to vote at any Registry of Motor Vehicles office.

Deadline: 20 days before Election Day

Michigan

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: If you have a valid Michigan driver’s license or ID, you can register to vote online or update your registration with your new address.
  • In-person: Turn in your completed voter registration form at your local clerk’s office.

Deadline: 15 days before Election Day. You can also register to vote in-person at voting locations during Early Voting or on Election Day.

Minnesota

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: If you have a valid Minnesota driver’s license or ID, you can register to vote online or update your registration with your new address.
  • In-person: Turn in your completed voter registration form at your county election office.

Deadline: 21 days before Election Day, or in-person on Election Day or during the absentee voting period.

Mississippi

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: N/A
  • In-person: You can register to vote at your circuit clerk’s office or municipal clerk’s office.

Deadline: 30 days before Election Day

Missouri

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: If you have a valid Missouri driver’s license or ID, you can register to vote online or update your registration with your new address.
  • In-person: Turn in your completed voter registration form at your county clerk’s office.

Deadline: 27 days before Election Day.

Montana

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: N/A
  • In-person: Submit a voter registration application at your local county election office.

Deadline: Mailed applications need to be postmarked 30 days before or received 27 days before Election Day. You can register at your local election office in-person through Election Day.

Nebraska

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: If you have a valid Nebraska driver’s license or ID, you can register to vote online or update your registration with your new address.
  • In-person: You can register in person when applying or renewing your driver’s license at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Deadline: 11 days before Election Day when registering in person, 18 days before when registering by mail (postmarked) or online.

Nevada

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: If you have a valid Nevada driver’s license or ID, you can register to vote online or update your registration with your new address.
  • In-person: You can register to vote in person at any NV Department of Motor Vehicles office, or at your county clerk or registrar of voters’ office.

Deadline:  28 days before Election Day, or five days before when registering online.

New Hampshire

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Registration by mail is not available in New Hampshire.
  • Online: N/A
  • In-person: You can register to vote at your town or city clerk’s office. You may also register with your community’s  Supervisors of the Checklist.

Deadline: Applications must be received between six and 13 days before Election Day, depending on the town you live in. You may register in-person through Election Day at your polling place.

New Jersey

Update your voter registration:

Deadline: 21 days before Election Day

New Mexico

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: If you have a valid New Mexico driver’s license or ID, you can register to vote online or update your registration with your new address.
  • In-person: You can submit your voter registration form at any county clerk’s office or at the Secretary of State’s office.

Deadline: 28 days before Election Day

New York

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: If you have a valid New York driver’s license or ID, you can register to vote online or update your registration with your new address.
  • In-person: Register in person at your county Board of Elections.

Deadline: 25 days before Election Day. Mailed registrations must be postmarked 25 days before Election Day and received no later than 20 days before Election Day

North Carolina

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: If you are a North Carolina DMV customer and have a valid North Carolina driver’s license or ID, you can register to vote online or update your registration with your new address.
  • In-person: You can register in person at your county Board of Elections.

Deadline: 25 days before Election Day. Mailed registrations must be postmarked 25 days before Election Day and received no later than 20 days before Election Day. If you miss the deadline can register in person at your local Early Voting site up until three days before Election Day.

North Dakota

Update your voter registration:

  • North Dakota does not have a voter registration process. Just show your state issued ID at the polls to vote. If you have moved and your ID doesn’t have your current address, you should bring supplemental documentation such as a utility bill.

Ohio

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: If you have a valid Ohio driver’s license or ID, you can register to vote online or update your registration with your new address.
  • In-person: Register in person at your county Board of Elections, the office of the Secretary of State, or at the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

Deadline: 30 days before Election Day

Oklahoma

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: N/A
  • In-person: Turn in your completed voter registration form to your county Election Board.

Deadline:  25 days before Election Day

Oregon

Update your voter registration:

Deadline: 21 days before Election Day

Pennsylvania

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: If you have a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license or ID, you can register to vote online or update your registration with your new address.
  • In-person: You can register in person at your county voter registration office.

Deadline: 15 days before Election Day

Rhode Island

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: If you have a valid Rhode Island driver’s license or ID, you can register to vote online. When you update your address with the DMV your voter registration address is automatically updated. If you need to manually update your voter registration address you can check it here.
  • In-person: You can turn in your completed voter registration form at your local board of canvassers.

Deadline: 30 days before Election Day. You may also register on Election Day in-person, but only for presidential elections.

South Carolina

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: If you have a valid South Carolina driver’s license or ID, you can register to vote online.
  • In-person: You can register in person at your county board of voter registration.
  • Update address: If you want to change your voter registration address without re-registering, submit a change-of-address form by mail, fax, in person, or as an e-mail attachment to your county voter registration office.

Deadline: 30 days before Election Day

South Dakota

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: N/A
  • In-person: You can turn in your completed voter registration form to your county auditor’s office.

Deadline: 15 days before Election Day

Tennessee

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: If you have a valid Tennessee driver’s license or ID, you can register to vote online or update your registration with your new address.
  • In-person: You can submit your voter registration in person to your county election commission office.

Deadline: 30 days before Election Day

Texas

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: Online voter registration is unavailable in Texas. However, if you moved within the same county you can update your address online.
  • In-person: You can submit your voter registration in person to your county voter registration office.

Deadline: 30 days before Election Day

Utah

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: If you have a valid Utah driver’s license or ID, you can register to vote online or update your registration with your new address. Your voter registration address must match the address on your ID, so you may have to update that first.
  • In-person: You can submit your voter registration in person to your county clerk’s office.

Deadline: Mailed registrations must be postmarked 30 days before Election Day. Online and in-person registrations are due seven days before Election Day. You can also register in person on Election Day.

Vermont

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: If you have a valid Vermont driver’s license or other accepted ID (utility bill, bank statement, or government document with your residential address), you can register to vote online or update your registration with your new address.
  • In-person: You can submit your voter registration in person to your town or city clerk’s office.

Deadline: Election Day. Mailed registrations must be received by Election Day. You may be asked to fill out another application on Election Day if your registration isn’t received by the day prior.

Virginia

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: If you have a valid Virginia driver’s license or ID, you can register to vote online or update your registration with your new address.
  • In-person: You can submit your voter registration in person at your local voter registration office.

Deadline: 22 days before Election Day

Washington

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: If you have a valid Washington driver’s license or ID, you can register to vote online or update your registration with your new address.
  • In-person: Submit your voter registration in person at your county elections department.

Deadline: Eight days before Election Day. You can register in person on Election Day.

West Virginia

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: If you have a valid West Virginia driver’s license or ID, you can register to vote online or update your registration with your new address.
  • In-person: You can submit your voter registration in person at your county clerk’s office.

Deadline: 21 days before Election Day

Wisconsin

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration using MYMOVE’s form. All you have to do is fill in your information, print it out, and mail it in!
  • Online: If you have a valid Wisconsin driver’s license or ID, you can register to vote online or update your registration with your new address.
  • In-person: You can submit your voter registration in person at your municipal clerk’s office.

Deadline: 20 days before Election Day. You can register in-person at your local municipal clerk’s office up until the Friday before Election Day, or at your polling place on Election Day.

Wyoming

Update your voter registration:

  • By mail: Update your registration with this form and include a copy of the required ID. You also need to have the form notarized unless you are a military member or overseas citizen.
  • Online: N/A
  • In-person: You can register to vote in person at your local county clerk’s office.

Deadline: Mailed registrations must be received 14 days before Election Day. You can register to vote in person during Early Voting and on Election Day.


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