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Ask the EAC 10.31.11

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How do I register to vote?
You can register using the process in the state where you live or by using the national mail voter registration form. Please note that registration requirements vary by state, so be sure to check with your state to find out what is required.

If I have changed my address, do I need to re-register to vote?
Voter registration does not move with you, so you will have to complete a new voter registration form to update your new address. Read more about moving and registering to vote. For more information about re-registering in the jurisdiction of your new address, visit your state’s election office website.

What is the Help America Vote Act?
The Help America Vote Act (HAVA) was passed by the United States Congress to make sweeping reforms to the nation's voting process. HAVA addresses improvements to voting systems and voter access that were identified following the 2000 election. It also created the Election Assistance Commission, and our primary duties are:

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Ask the EAC 10.31.11

How do I register to vote?
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