How can I find out if I am registered to vote? Keep in mind that it can take a couple of weeks for your information to be added to the registration rolls. Back to top What happens after I register to vote? After about two or three weeks, you should receive a voter registration card in the mail with the name and location of your voting precinct and polling place.
You do not need to show this card when you vote. Do I re-register if my information changes? To avoid problems when you vote, you should fill out a new voter registration form if: You change your address.
You change your name. You change your party affiliation. Also fill out this section if you are changing any other information, including your name or your party affiliation. You may also update your registration during the Early Voting period before Election Day. You cannot do this on Election Day. Go to a One-Stop Early Voting site in your county, fill out the registration form, show one of the IDs listed below in the What information do I need to register to vote?
It helps to change your registration as soon as possible. Your county Board of Elections depends on an accurate count of voters in each precinct to plan staffing — clean voters rolls can mean shorter lines at the polls. If you are serving a felony sentence, you cannot register or vote until you have completed the terms of your sentence, including probation and parole. After that, you can register like any other citizen. If you are in jail awaiting charges or trial, or if you are serving a sentence on misdemeanor charges, you have the right to register and to vote.
You have not lost your citizenship rights. It is important to provide an address where your mail will be accepted and received. If you give an address and your voter card is returned to the Board of Elections as undeliverable, you may not be able to vote. If you have a home address where you still receive mail, even if it is in a different county, use that as your residential and mailing address when you fill out the registration form.
Your voter card will be mailed to the address that you put down as your mailing address.