A guide for absentee voting

Randy Grider | October 03, 2012

“Each state has its own ideas about what is enough in terms of safeguards to prevent voter fraud,” Snodgrass says. “It’s anybody’s guess when it will become the standard, but I’d be quite surprised if at least one state hasn’t switched over by 2016.”




Free online voter registration and clickable state-by-state absentee/early voting guidelines.



Aimed specifically at attracting young voters; free online voter registration.



Users can ask specific questions about state voting regulations and key election issues; free voter registration.



Launched by the League of Women Voters Education Fund, state-by-state election information including candidate data in federal, state and local races, free voter registration.

Registering by social media


Washington became the first state to allow voter registration via Facebook. The state had planned to roll out a new app early last month. It gathers users’ Facebook account profile information to start the process and redirects the data to the state’s MyVote system to complete registration.

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