Is Your Vote in Danger? Take the Test

See how your state fits into the nation’s bewildering patchwork of election laws.

“Suffrage is the pivotal right,” Susan B. Anthony once said. Yet nearly 100 years after her death, our ability to vote still pivots a great deal upon who we are and where we live. Some states bar felons from voting or require proof of American citizenship. Others only ask that you mail in a ballot, take an oath, or show up at the polls. Can you vote in the next election? Take our quiz to find out, or to see how your state fits into our nation’s bewildering patchwork of election laws.*

 

*This quiz is not intended as a stand-alone guide to election laws. If you are unsure whether you qualify to vote, we suggest double-checking your state’s registration and voting requirements here.

SOURCES

Project Vote Smart: voter registration guide

US Government Accountability Office: Elections: State Laws Addressing Registration and Voting on or Before Election Day

Project Vote: Felon Voting Rights By State

Long Distance Voter: Voter Registration Deadlines

California Secretary of State: ID Requirements

With research and production (a.k.a. gif-hunting) by Maggie Caldwell, Jaeah Lee, and Asawin Suebsaeng. 

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