Register Before You Are 18:


State-by-State Voter Registration Age Requirements

State Earliest Age
Alabama 18 Before Next Election
Alaska 90 Days Before 18th Birthday
Arizona 18 on or before Next General Election
Arkansas 18 Before Next Election
California 18 Before Next Election
Colorado 18 Before Next Election
Connecticut 17, as long as 18 Before Next Election
Delaware 18 Before Next General Election
District of Columbia You can pre-register at 16, but you have to 18 to vote
Florida You can pre-register at 16, but you have to be 18 to vote
Georgia 6 Months Before 18th Birthday
Hawaii You can pre-register at 16, but you have to be 18 to vote
Idaho 18 Before Next Election
Illinois 18 By Election Day
Indiana 18 Before Next General, Municipal or Special Election
Iowa 6 Months Before 18th Birthday
Kansas 18 Before Next Statewide General Election
Kentucky 18 on or before Next Election
Louisiana You can pre-register at 17, but you have to be 18 to vote
Maine 18 by Next General Election (note: you can vote at age 17 in a primary, if you'll be 18 by the next general election)
Maryland 18 Before Next General or Special Election
Massachusetts 18 Before Next Preliminary, Primary, Special or General Election
Michigan 18 Before Next Primary or General Election
Minnesota 18 Before Next Election
Mississippi 18 Before Next General Election
Missouri 6 months before your 18th birthday IF the election is held on or after your birthday
Montana 18 Before Next Election
Nebraska 18 Before Next General Election
Nevada 18 Before Next Election
New Hampshire 18 on or before Next Election
New Jersey 18 Before Next Election
New Mexico 18 Before Next Election
New York 18 by end of calendar year
North Carolina 18 Before Next Election
North Dakota No registration required
Ohio 18 Before Next November Election
Oklahoma 18 by Next Election
Oregon 17
Pennsylvania 18 by or on the Election Date
Rhode Island You can pre-register at 16, but you have to be 18 to vote
South Carolina 18 Before Next Election
South Dakota 18 Before Next Municipal, Primary, General or School District Election
Tennessee 18 Before Next Election
Texas 2 Months Before 18th Birthday
Utah 18 Before Next Election
Vermont 18 Before Next Election
Virginia 18 before Next Election
Washington 18 on or before Next Election
West Virginia 17, if you will be 18 on or before the next general election; otherwise 18.
Wisconsin 18 on or before Next Election
Wyoming 18 on or before Next Election

Please let us know if you found an error on this page.