Use the National Mail Voter Registration Form to register to
vote, update your registration information with a new name
or address, or register with a political party.
Note: If you wish to vote absentee and are a uniformed service member or
family member or a citizen living outside the U.S., contact the Federal
Voting Assistance Program to register to vote.
Military and Overseas Voters
EAC has several projects under way to assist states in serving
military and overseas citizens who register and vote absentee under
the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act. Learn
Register to Vote
The National Mail Voter Registration Form can be used to register U.S.
citizens to vote, to update registration information due to a change of name,
make a change of address or to register with a political
party. Note: After filling out this form, you must send it to a
state or local election office for processing. See
state-specific instructions included in the form for additional
The national form also contains voter registration rules and regulations for
each state and territory. For more information about registering to vote, contact your
state election office. Also, read our frequently asked questions about moving
and registering to vote and using the National
Mail Voter Registration form.
Download the Forms
National Voter Registration Act
Every two years, EAC reports to Congress on the impact of National Voter Registration Act on the administration of
Federal elections and provides information to states on their responsibilities
under that law. Read NVRA
Studies and Commission
decisions regarding the NVRA.
PDF documents require Adobe Reader, available for free through Adobe.
As of August 2, 2012 Illinois, Louisiana, Maine and Michigan have requested
a change to their state instructions. EAC has not yet approved these