Puerto Rico

23% of 18-29 year olds voted in the U.S. in 2022*

*Source CIRCLE - Youth Voting and Civic Engagement in America

Your voter registration application must be received 30 days prior to the next election.

Check Registration Status

Check your Puerto Rico voter registration status here.



In order to register to vote, you must be an American citizen, be domiciled on the Island, be 18 years old on or before General Election Day, and not be legally incapacitated.

  • Specific identification documents may be required for voter registration, depending on your place of birth, see here for more information.


The deadline to register to vote in Puerto Rico for the General Election is October 6, 2024.


Voter Registration Process

There is one method of voter registration in Puerto Rico: in-person at the Permanent Registration Board of the Precinct of your last residence. See a list of locations here.

  • Further voter registration information for Puerto Rico can be found here.

This page was last updated on August 21, 2023

Questions? Contact us here.

Puerto Rico offers in-person, absentee, and early voting in the 2024 General Election.

Vote-By-Mail Practices

In Puerto Rico, you must have a reason to be eligible for absentee voting. Eligible reasons to apply for an absentee ballot can be found here. Click here to access Puerto Rico’s absentee ballot application.

  • The deadline to request an absentee ballot is 45 days prior to Election Day (September 21, 2024). Click here for information about how to contact your local election officials.
  • Completed absentee ballots must be postmarked by or on Election Day in order to be counted. You may also fill out the form online and submit it to java@cee.pr.gov by Election Day.
  • Further absentee/ by- mail voting information for Puerto Rico is listed here.

Early Voting

Puerto Rico offers early voting, but you must request and be considered eligible to vote early.

  • The last day to request to vote early is 50 days before an election (September 16, 2024). More information on eligibility can be found here.

Poll Finder

Locate your polling place here.


Election Day Practices

On Election Day, the polls are open 9 am-5 pm.

  • In order to vote in Puerto Rico, you must present a valid form of ID such as a voter ID card, driver’s license, or passport.
  • Further Puerto Rico voting information is listed here.

This page was last updated on August 21, 2023

Questions? Contact us here.