Preparing to vote? Don't forget this important step


As the 2024 election rapidly approaches, it’s time to start making a plan to vote. When doing so, you probably know the main boxes to check, like making sure you’re registered and deciding what method you’ll use to cast your ballot. But there’s one important factor to account for in the voting process that often goes overlooked: Making sure you know your state’s voter ID laws.

Voter ID laws, in short, require voters to present an acceptable form of identification in order to fill out a ballot that counts. Out of 50 U.S. states, 38 have some sort of voter ID law in place for the 2024 presidential election. However, according to a survey of 304 Gen- Zers conducted by Her Campus in May 2024, almost 46% of respondents are unsure about whether their state even has a voter ID law — let alone what that law may actually entail.

Knowing about state voter ID laws is a crucial step to making sure your vote is counted in the next election. Below, Her Campus chats with Selene Gomez, national outreach director for VoteRiders — an organization that aims to combat voter confusion about ID laws and break down voter ID-related obstacles — to help you learn what you need to know about voter ID laws in the U.S.

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