The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA), requires all state governments to allow for registration when a qualifying voter applied for or renewed their drivers license or applied for social services. This legislation also known as the Motor Voter Act enhances voting opportunities for every American.
Each State has specific law regarding the eligibility for voting at U.S and State elections. Generally a voter should be a U.S. citizen, who has attained 18 years, should be resident of the particular state for the prescribed period, should be competent and should not be a convicted felon.
For example, in Nevada in order to eligible for voter registration a person should be :
- Be an official U.S. citizen.
- Be 18 years or older by the election date.
- Be a resident of Nevada for at least 30 days, and a resident of your current precinct for at least 10 days before the election date.
- Not have a felony conviction that makes it unlawful for you to vote.
- Not have a court declaration stating that you are mentally incompetent to vote.
- Not have a permanent residence in any other place.