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The 2016 General Election

The election is Tuesday, November 8. It will determine all 435 seats in the US House and 34 of 100 US Senate seats of which 24 are held by Republicans and 10 by Democrats.

2014 election results
In 2016, Democrats hold eight of the 12 governorships up for election.
2014 congressional election

There are 99 state legislative chambers and 86 of the 99 will hold elections. Sixty-eight are under GOP control and 30 under Democrats. Although technically nonpartisan, the Nebraska State Senate is controlled by a Republican majority.

2012 voting results
 

VALUABLE RESOURCES TO ASSIST VOTERS

While voting laws and procedures vary from state-to-state, uniform requirements to vote that are set by the Federal Election Commission require that you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States;
  • A resident of the state in which you're planning to register. If you just moved to a new state for school, you can take part in absentee voting;
  • At least 18-years-old at the time of the next election

You'll find below links to update voter registration or register to vote, voting identification requirements, early voting and absentee ballot instructions, and local voting locations. Contact your county election officials if anything is unclear about the the voting process.



Map of US Register to Vote HereVoter Registration: Get Registered or Check Your Registration Info

With few exceptions, states require that you register several days before you can vote in an election. You must provide approved ID when registering. Select your jurisdiction below to register to vote, update voter registration, or check to see if you're registered to vote. Note: The National Mail Voter Registration Form allows you to register to vote from anywhere in the United States.
 
Absentee VotingMake Your Vote Count: Absentee and Early Voting

You may be eligible to vote prior to the election as an absentee or early voter. Early voting or voting by absentee ballot is available in every state. For information, select your state below. You should call your local election office if anything you read is unclear to you.
 
Voter IDKnow What Kind of ID to Bring

Many states require every voter to present ID before voting. Several require “approved” identification, such as a special state-issued ID card, for those without a drivers license.In addition to longer lines at polling places, many voters have been disenfranchised. Learn voter ID requirements below.
 
democracyFind Your Polling Place

Many states offer online services that help you look up your local voting Website. Other sites list contact information for local election officials who are trained to help you find your polling place. Beware of so-called "challengers" at polling places. Select your place of residence below.
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