Use the National Mail Voter Registration Form to register to vote, update your registration information with a new name or address, or register with a political party.
Note: If you wish to vote absentee and are a uniformed service member or family member or a citizen living outside the U.S., contact the Federal Voting Assistance Program to register to vote.
Military and Overseas Voters
EAC has several projects under way to assist states in serving military and overseas citizens who register and vote absentee under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act. Learn more
National Mail Voter Registration Form
(NOTE: Many states now offer online voter registration. See state voter registration information.)
The National Mail Voter Registration Form can be used to register U.S. citizens to vote, to update registration information due to a change of name, make a change of address or to register with a political party. You must follow the state-specific instructions listed for your state. They begin on page 3 of the form and are listed alphabetically by state. After filling out this form, you must sign your name where indicated and send it to your state or local election office for processing. Be sure you mail it in an envelope with the proper amount of postage.
The national form also contains voter registration rules and regulations for each state and territory. For more information about registering to vote, contact your state election office. Read our FAQ's about moving and registering to vote and using the National Mail Voter Registration form.
Note - As of November 18, 2015, the following states have requested a change to their state instructions: Michigan, Alabama and Kansas. The Commission has not yet approved these requests.
Download the Forms
National Voter Registration Act
Every two years, EAC reports to Congress on the impact of National Voter Registration Act on the administration of Federal elections and provides information to states on their responsibilities under that law. Read NVRA Studies and Commission decisions regarding the NVRA.
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