There are 9.4 million LGBTQ voters in the United States. Turnout among LGBTQ voters is also reliably high. In 2016, an astounding 81 percent of eligible LGB voters nationally cast a ballot, compared to just 58 percent of all eligible voters. This was also a crucial piece of the puzzle for President Obama’s victory: in his last election, President Obama received 76 percent of all LGB votes, according to national exit polls. And it's not just the presidential elections that are important. The consequences of congressional and local races can reverberate for years. Click the photo to register yourself.
Can I register to vote online? Is there a deadline before which I have to register to vote, in order to vote in the next election? What if I have a past felony conviction? Can I still register and vote? Get answers to these and other commonly asked questions about registering to vote, voting, and elections in your state by clicking the photo.
You have the right to vote regardless of gender identity. But with increasingly strict voter ID laws, trans people may face barriers—both because of difficulties in obtaining an ID that’s accepted, or because they might run into bias or misunderstandings of the law when it comes to their gender. As the fight against restrictive voter ID and other voter suppression laws continues, knowing your rights can help avoid or solve problems at the polls. View the National Center for Transgender Equality's "Voting While Trans" Checklist to find out what your state’s laws are, what to expect at the polls, and what to do in case your right to vote is challenged.