Who Can Vote in the U.S. Presidential Election?

Posted by Alexander Carl | 30 Sep, 2020 | 0 Comments

VOTING IN THE UNITED STATES IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT WAYS AMERICANS CAN PARTICIPATE IN OUR DEMOCRACY

Before You Vote – Make Sure You Are Eligible!

Unlawfully voting in an election or claiming to be a U.S. citizen, in order to vote, is a violation of federal law punishable by fines and imprisonment.  It may also affect your eligibility for certain immigration benefits and lead to removal proceedings. Even if you inadvertently registered to vote, such as when you renewed your driver’s license, you are not eligible to vote unless you meet the requirements described below. If you have any questions about your eligibility to vote, please contact our Office.  MAKE SURE YOU ARE ELIGIBLE!

TO VOTE IN U.S. FEDERAL ELECTIONS, YOU MUST:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Meet your state’s Residency Requirements 
  • Be 18 years of age on or before election day
  • Register to vote by your state’s deadline

SOME STATE LAWS PLACE RESTRICTIONS ON VOTING BASED ON:

 

·      Felony Convictions

·      Mental Incapacity

 

WAYS TO VOTE:

  • Vote in person at your designated polling place on Election Day 
  • Vote early in person at your designated early polling place 
  • Request a mail-in/ absentee ballot if available and vote by mail
  • Note:
    • To obtain U.S. citizenship through birth in the U.S. you must have been subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S. at the time of your birth. If you were born inthe U.S. to diplomat parents and have not yet confirmed your citizenship status, consult an immigration attorney.
    • For children born abroad to U.S. citizen parents, the rules are complex. If you are in this category and have not yet confirmed your citizenship status, consult an immigration attorney.
    • You must have completed the naturalization process by taking the oath of citizenship prior to the election.

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