The United States Constitution sets out the right of American citizens to vote for public officials. Thanks to a few amendments to the Constitution, your right to vote can’t be limited by gender, race, or age – apart from making sure voters are at least 18 years old.
Many feel that voting isn’t just a right, it’s a responsibility. But important have to be steps be followed when voting. These can change from state to state.
Every state but North Dakota makes Americans register to vote. Some states let voters register on Election Day, while others have earlier deadlines.
Soldiers, Americans living overseas, students, older people, and vacationers were usually the ones who could vote by mail. In 2020, many states allowed more mail-in votes because of COVID-19. These ballots are mailed to voters, who then fill them out and send them back to the county’s election office.