Want to know how to register and vote? Here's a guide.
How to vote
First, you have to register to vote by your state's specified deadline before casting any ballots this midterm cycle. The National Conference of State Legislatures by states, and states then offer websites with more specifics -- often it can be done online. Once your registration is complete, you can vote in person and may be able to vote by mail ballot or by dropping off your ballot in a drop box -- but be sure to first.
Guide to mail-in voting
Voters in multiple states are allowed to request mail-in ballots, with some having to provide a reason they can't vote in person and others being able to request an absentee ballot for no specific reason. Here is . However, former President Donald Trump and his allies have railed against the method, leading some GOP-controlled state legislatures to restrict it.
Has your state made it harder to vote?
Since the 2020 election, FiveThirtyEight has identified 24 states that have passed 56 laws that restrict voting -- in some cases affecting nearly every step of the process. Click here to see .