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 the 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/mistakes.

We urge you to take care when filling out your name and identification number, however if you do make a mistake on your form, your election official should notify you of this. Keep in mind that different states will require different things from you in order to rectify this 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 check online, go to our State Voting Requirements page, input your state, and click on the last tab labeled “State Lookup Tools – Am I Registered? Where’s my Ballot?”. Once this tab is opened, there should be many links – click on the link labeled “Am I Registered?”. This link will take you to your state’s website where you can input your information and confirm that you are registered.

To contact your local election official, go to the Election Official Directory and choose your state and voting region – click on the tab labeled “Election Official Contact Details” for contact information.

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