If you forgot to register to vote, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re out of luck today. There are a dozen states that allow people to register to vote on Election Day, a process known as same-day registration, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Here’s the list:
- Washington, D.C.
- New Hampshire
Maryland voters had same-day registration available during early voting, but not on Election Day. Ohio had same-day registration during early voting, but that was eliminated. A federal appeals court recently upheld that decision.
Some other states are adding same-day registration down the line, which won’t be useful today. But for future reference, California and Vermont are adding it next year, while Hawaii is putting it on the books in 2018.