Yes you can. As of June 30, 2019, 21 states and the District of Columbia had enacted same-day registration provisions enabling voters to register and vote on the same day.
The policy, known as both Same-Day Registration (SDR) and Election Day Registration (EDR), is a very convenient way to:
- Register to vote
- Update your voter registration record
- Cast your ballot
Before early voting, SDR/EDR occurred on the day of the election. In many states, voters can register and vote on election day OR during early voting. It is highly recommended that unregistered voters register during the early voting period and vote. Early voting periods vary from state to state, so all voters should familiarize themselves with the exact dates in their state.
Voter turnout in states that allow same-day registration and voting is usually 10% higher than in states where it is not allowed.
In those states that permit same-day registration, voters must generally provide proof of residency (e.g., utility bill, pay stub) and identity (e.g., driver’s license) at the time of registration.
Find out here if your state allows same-day registration and voting. Whether yes or no, voting early and in person is highly recommend.