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How to Register to Vote. Your right to vote isn't just a right. It's your solemn duty

as an American citizen. You will need To be 18 years of age on or before Election Day

and american citizenship, either by birth or naturalization. Step 1. Make sure you've

never been convicted of treason, felony, or bribery. If you have, you can't vote until

your rights are restored by your state's Department of Corrections. Go to the Election Assistance

Commission's website for state-specific voter registration requirements, instructions, and

an application form. Step 2. Decide which political party to join, based on which one

you feel best represents your personal and social values, and worldview. You can also

register to vote as an independentwith no party affiliation. Step 3. Mail your completed

application and supporting documentationusually a photo ID and a pay stub or bank statementto

the address indicated for your state. Step 4. If you know you are going to be away from

your official home address on Election Day, request an absentee ballot from your local

Board of Elections. Now when Election Day comes, you're ready to cast your voteand

make America a better place! Did you know More than 30 countries have compulsory voting

laws where failure to vote results in a fine.

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