How to vote if you've moved in the past 6 months

September 9, 2020 – If you just permanently moved, you should register to vote in your new state and make sure you have the necessary identification if your state requires ID to vote.

By Grace Panetta
Published in Business Insider

Many employers are making it easier than ever to work remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, prompting millions of Americans to temporarily relocate to be with family or permanently move to a city or state with lower cost of living. 

While there isn’t comprehensive data yet on exactly how many Americans have moved due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a Pew Research survey conducted in early June found that 22% of Americans have either moved due to the pandemic or know someone else who has.


Thirty-four states will require voters to present a government-issued photo ID or an official document, like a bank statement, paystub, or utility bill showing their name and address, in order to vote in-person this year.

Kathleen Unger, the founder and board chairwoman of voter protection group VoteRiders, told Insider that the organization is partnering with other advocacy groups and big law firms to give personalized assistance to voters to understand the ID laws in their state, get the required ID, and be confident in their ability to vote.