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How to Vote in the 2024 Elections in Your State

State-by-state guides to primaries, absentee voting, ID requirements and more

Voters have begun narrowing down the candidates they want to see on their ballots in November.

​The 2024 election season kicked off in mid-January with the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire presidential primary. Voters in several states participated in Super Tuesday in early March. Primary season, with more states to host state and local level contests, continues through June.

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Voting regulations vary from state to state, and many have changed since 2022 and the last presidential election cycle in 2020. Some states tightened voting laws, and others expanded options to include mail voting, same-day registration or other alternatives.

AARP’s 53 state and U.S. territory voting guides can help you navigate voting rules and regulations as they evolve. They provide information on how to register to vote in your state, whether absentee voting is offered and if you should bring your ID to the polls. These guides include state-specific deadlines and where to find resources.

Click on your state or territory above to learn more. We’ll update these guides throughout election season, so check back for new information.

Elissa Chudwin contributed to this story.

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