Voter Help Desk
What happens if I made a mistake on my form?

States must take the information from your registration application and match it with existing information in another database, such as Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or the Social Security Administration. States have varying criteria for making these matches and for what to do if there are discrepancies.

We urge you to take care when filling out name and identification number. The election official should notify you if they discover a mistake on your form, but different states will require different things from you in order to rectify the error. If you have any doubt that your correction was accepted or need clarification, contact your local election official and/or check your registration status online.

To find your local elections office's information, go to the Election Official Directory. Choose your state and region to find the contact and address of your local election official or click on the link to the Local Elections Website.

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