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It's Never too Early to Prepare for the Presidential General Election

U.S. Vote Foundation Answers Your Top 2024 Election Preparation Questions

Just as television commercials for school supplies encroach on the last joy-filled days of summer, Presidential General Election cycles are now commencing earlier and earlier. Or perhaps like a steady drumbeat, they never stop. Here at U.S. Vote Foundation, we get that, and we have you covered!

We’ve prepared a list of question and answers for you to consider in order to prepare for the 2024 Presidential Primaries and General Election.

  1. Am I already registered to vote? Do I need to renew my registration?

Take nothing for granted. Check your registration status every election year.

While in most states, you are able to register to vote once and remain registered as long as you continue to live in that state, that is not the case everywhere. There are some states that remove voters from the record if they have not voted within a certain amount of time.

Military and Overseas voters are required to register to vote and request an absentee ballot yearly.

Check your registration status

Review the registration requirements in your state

Register to vote


  1. What type of ID do I need to register? What type of ID do I need to vote?

The type of identification required to register, vote in person, and vote by absentee ballot varies greatly by state and may have changed recently due to modifications in state legislation. Don’t worry, we have been tracking these updates!

Take a look at the types of ID required to register and vote in your state in our State Voter Information guide


  1. What are the ways I can vote in my state? If I am unable to vote in person, what are my options for absentee or early voting?

There are many different methods to cast a ballot including in person, mail, drop box, by delegate, absentee, etc.

Review the voting methods and options in your state

All states allow voters to request an absentee ballot if you will not be available to vote in person on Election Day. However, some states have certain requirements that need to be fulfilled in order to be considered eligible for this option.

Review the rules for absentee voting in your state (see the General Information section for details on your voting options)

Request an absentee ballot


  1. When is the Presidential Primary/Caucus Election in my state?

Sneak Preview.... See our blog on 2024 Presidential Primary Dates


  1. Are there any other upcoming elections in my state?

While Presidential elections occur only every four years, US Vote researches and collates necessary dates and information regarding upcoming federal/state/local elections, registration deadlines, and absentee and early voting options in all US states and territories.

Review our Election Dates and Deadlines guide for all the necessary upcoming election information in your state


  1. I have a disability. What are state-specific options to assist me?

While all states must comply with the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act of 1984 (VAEHA), and the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA), each state has its own guidelines for making voting easier for those with disabilities.

Take a look at our comprehensive, state-specific guide with information and resources for voting with a disability


  1. I have some questions. Who can I contact?

You are always welcome to contact your local election official with specific questions and can find their contact information in our up-to-date Election Official Directory.

But, before reaching out to your election official, we encourage you to visit our Voter Help Desk for personalized answers to your voting questions. At the US Vote Voter Help Desk, we have over 100 previously asked questions and live support to answer any tricky questions you might have.

Take me to the Voter Help Desk