In almost all States, one must be registered in order to vote.
A prospective voter typically provides their age, name, place of birth, address, and length of residence to
a registrar or county clerk, who keeps a record of all eligible voters
Voter registration can take place at rallies, fairs, school campuses, and other public places.
In other democracies, voters must be registered by law. Only in the United States is it voluntary
The Motor Voter Act requires all States to:
Let eligible citizens register when they apply for or renew a driver's license
Provide voter registration by mail
Make registration forms available at many State offices
Voters are influenced by sociological factors such as income, occupation, education, gender, age, religion, ethnic background, geography, and family.
Voters are also influenced by psychological factors such as political party identification, specific candidates, and key issues.