Voting and Local Election Information

Absentee Voting and Local Election Information

StateDate of PrimaryRegistration DeadlineApplication DeadlineLink to Absentee BallotDeadline to submit absentee ballotState Division of ElectionsOther Information
AlabamaMarch 1st15 Days before ElectionReceived 5 days before the election Alabama Absentee BallotReceived by noon the day before the election if mailed, 5pm day of the election if hand deliveredAlabama Election Information------
AlaskaMarch 1st (R) March 26th (D)Received by 30 Days before the ElectionReceived by 10 days before the electionAlaska Absentee BallotPostmarked on the day of the electionAlaska Election Information------
ArizonaMarch 22ndReceived by 29 days before the electionReceived by 5pm 11 days before the electionArizona Absentee BallotReceived by 7pm election dayArizona Election Information------
ArkansasMarch 1stReceived by 30 days bfore the election, unless that is a Sunday then it is due 29 days before the electionReceived by seven days before the election if sent by mail or fax, closing the day before the election if delivered in personArkansas Absentee BallotReceived by 7:30pm on election day if by mail, day before the election if in personArkansas Election Information------
CaliforniaJune 7thReceived by 15 days before the electionReceived by 7 days before the election by mail, no deadline if requested in personCalifornia Absentee BallotReceived by 8pm on election dayCalifornia Election Information------
ColoradoMarch 1stReceived 7 days before the election if requesting by mail; no deadline if requesting in personReceived by the Tuesday before the electionColorado Absentee BallotReceived by the close of polls on Election DayColorado Election Information------
ConnecticutApril 26thReceived by the close of polls on Election DayNo specific deadline. We recommend requesting your ballot at least one month before the electionConnecticut Absentee BallotReceived by the day before the election (in person). Received by 8:00 p.m. on election day (by mail).Connecticut Election Information------
DelawareApril 26thPostmarked by the fourth Saturday before a general or primary election. Postmarked 10 days before a special electionReceived by the Friday before the electionDelaware Absentee BallotReceived by noon on the day before the election dayConnecticut Election Information------
FloridaMarch 15thPostmarked 29 days before the electionReceived by 5:00 p.m. on the Wednesday before the electionFlorida Absentee BallotReceived by 7pm Election DayFlorida Elections Information------
Georgia March 1stPostmarked by the fifth Monday before the electionNo specific deadline. We recommend requesting your ballot at least one month before the electionGeorgia Absentee BallotReceived by close of polls on Election DayGeorgia Election Information------
HawaiiMarch 8th (R) March 26th (D)Received at least 29 days before the electionReceived by 4:30 p.m. on the Tuesday before the electionHawaii Absentee BallotReceived by close of polls on Election DayHawaii Election Information------
IdahoMarch 8thPostmarked 25 days before the election; or in person on Election Day.Received by the 6th day prior to the electionIdaho Absentee BallotReceived by 5pm the Friday before an election (in person). Received by 8pm on election day (by mail).Idaho Election Information------
IllinoisMarch 15thPostmarked 28 days before the election. You can also go in-person to your local elections office to register and vote all at once during the "grace period," which ends 3 days before Election day.Received no later than 5 days before the election (by mail). Received by the day before the election (in person).Illinois Absentee BallotPostmarked the day before the electionIllinois Election Information------
IndianaMay 3rdPostmarked 29 days before the electionReceived 8 days before the electionIndiana Absentee BallotReceived by noon on Election DayIndiana Election Information------
IowaFebruary 2ndReceived 10 days before General and Primary Elections or received 11 days before all other elections (in-person). Postmarked 15 days before Election Day (by mail). You may also register in person on Election Day.Received by 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before the electionIowa Absentee Ballot Postmarked by the day before the election and received by noon on the Tuesday after the electionIowa Election Information------
KansasMarch 5thPostmarked 21 days before the election (if mailed). Received 21 days before the election (in-person or online).Received by the Friday before the electionKansas Absentee BallotReceived by 7:00 p.m. on election dayKansas Election Information------
Kentucky March 5th (R) May 17th (D)Postmarked 29 days before the electionReceived by the Tuesday before the ElectionKentucky Absentee BallotReceived by 6:00 p.m. on election dayKentucky Election Information------
LouisianaMarch 5thReceived 30 days before Election Day (unless that falls on a Sunday, in which case it is 29 days before Election Day)Received no later than 4:30pm on the 4th day before the election (most voters). Received by 8pm on the day before the election (if hospitalized).Louisiana Absentee BallotReceived no later than 4:30pm on the day before the election (most voters)received by 8:00 p.m. on election day (hospitalized voters).Louisiana Election InformationFirst time voters must vote in person, exceptions for military personnel, students who submit id or bill with application, senior citizens, citizens who appear in the registrar of voters office before the election to verify identity, and participants in the state's address confidentiality program.
MaineMarch 5th (D) March 6th (R)Received 21 days before the election. You may also register in person on Election Day.Received by the third business day prior to the electionMaine Absentee BallotReceived by 8:00 p.m. on election dayMain Election Information------
MarylandApril 26thPostmarked 21 days before the electionReceived 7 days before Election Day (if want your ballot mailed or faxed to you); received 4 days before Election day (if you want to download your ballot from the State website)Maryland Absentee BallotReceived by 8:00 PM on election day (in person); postmarked by election day and received by 10:00 a.m. on the 2nd Friday after the election (by mail)Maryland Election Information------
MassachusettsMarch 1stPostmarked 20 days before the electionReceived by noon on the day before the election - but highly recommended that you apply at least one month before the electionMassachusetts Absentee BallotReceived by the close of polls on election dayMassachusetts Election Information------
MichiganMarch 8thPostmarked 30 days before the electionReceived by 2:00 p.m. on the Saturday before the electionMichiganReceived by 8:00 p.m. on election dayMichigan Election InformationFirst-time voters who register by mail must vote in person the first time they vote. You can get around this restriction by registering in person, or by requesting your absentee ballot in person from your local clerk. This restriction does not apply to overseas voters, voters who are handicapped or voters who are 60 years of age or older.
MinnesotaMarch 1stReceived 21 days before the election. You may also register in-person at the polls on Election Day as long as you can provide proof of residenceNo specific deadline. We recommend requesting your ballot at least one month before the electionMinnesota Absentee BallotReceived by the close of polls on election day (by mail). Received by 5:00 p.m. on the day before the election (in person). You may also have someone else return your completed ballot, sealed in its envelope, to your local election official by 3:00 p.m. on election day (Persons delivering ballots may not do so for more than three voters)Minnesota Election Information------
MississippiMarch 8thPostmarked by the 5th Saturday before Election DayNo specific deadline. We recommend requesting your ballot at least one month before an electionMississippi Absentee BallotReceived by 5:00 p.m. on the day before the electionMississippi Election Information------
MissouriMarch 15thPostmarked by the 4th Wednesday before Election DayReceived by 5:00 p.m. on the Wednesday before the electionMissouri Absentee BallotReceived by 7:00 PM on election day if sent by mail, or received by 5:00 PM on the day prior to the election if delivered in personMissouri Election Information------
MontanaJune 7thPostmarked 30 days before the election (unless that date falls on a Sunday, in which case it must be postmarked 29 days before Election Day). You may also register in person up until Election DayReceived by noon on the day before the electionMontana Absentee BallotReceived before close of polls on Election DayMontana Election Information------
NebraskaMarch 5th (D) May 10 (R)Postmarked the third Friday before the election (by-mail). Received by 6pm on the second Friday before the election (in-person).Received by 4:00 p.m. on the Wednesday before the electionNebraska Absentee BallotReceived by 8:00 p.m. on election dayNebraska Election Information------
NevadaFebruary 20th (D) February 23rd (R)Received by 31 days before election day by mail, the 3rd tuesday before election day online or in person at the county clerk/registrar of votersReceived by 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday before the electionNevada Absentee BallotReceived by 7:00 p.m. on election dayNevada Election Information------
New HampshireFebruary 9thReceived 10 days before the election (by mail). You can also register in person on Election DayNo specific deadline. We recommend requesting your ballot at least one month before the electionNew Hampshire Absentee BallotReceived by 5:00 pm on Election Day, if mailed. Received by 5:00pm on the day before the election, if delivered in personNew Hampshire Election Information------
New JerseyJune 7thReceived 21 days before the electionReceived seven days before the election if requested by mail. Received by 3pm on the day before the election if requested in personNew Jersey Absentee BallotReceived by 8:00 pm on Election DayNew Jersey Election Information------
New MexicoJune 7thPostmarked 28 days before the electionReceived by 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before the electionNew Mexico Absentee BallotReceived by 7:00 pm on Election DayNew Mexico Election Information------
New YorkApril 19thPostmarked 28 days before the electionReceived by 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before the electionNew York Absentee BallotReceived by 7:00 pm on Election DayNew York Election Information------
North CarolinaMarch 15thPostmarked 25 days before the election.Received by the Tuesday before the election by 5:00 p.m.North Carolina Absentee BallotPostmarked by election day and received by 5:00 p.m. on the 3rd day after the election; Received by 5:00 p.m the day before the election if returned in personNorth Carolina Election Information------
North DakotaMarch 1st (D) June 7th (R)North Dakota is the only state in the US that does not require some form of voter registrationNo specific deadline. We recommend requesting your ballot at least one month before the electionNorth Dakota Absentee BallotPostmarked on the envelope or date-stamped on email or fax by the day before the electionNorth Dakota Elections Information------
OhioMarch 15thReceived 30 days before electionReceived by noon on the third day before the electionOhio Absentee Ballot Received by the close of polls on election day (in person). Postmarked the day before the election and received no later than 10 days after the election (by mail).Ohio Election Information------
OklahomaMarch 1stPostmarked 25 days before the electionReceived by 5pm on the Wednesday before the electionOklahoma Absentee BallotReceived by 7:00 p.m. on election dayOklahoma Election Information------
OregonMay 17thReceived 21 days before the electionNo specific deadline. We recommend requesting your ballot at least one month before the electionOregon Absentee BallotReceived by 8:00 p.m. on election dayOregon Election Information------
PennsylvaniaApril 26thReceived 30 days before the electionReceived by 5:00 pm on the Tuesday before the electionPennsylvania Absentee BallotReceived by 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before the electionPennsylvania Election Information------
Rhode IslandApril 26thReceived 30 days before the election. You may register in person on election day, but only in Presidential elections and you will only be allowed to vote for the offices of President and Vice President.Received 21 days before the electionRhode Island Absentee BallotReceived by 9pm on election dayRhode Island Election Information------
South CarolinaFebruary 20th (R) February 27th (D)Postmarked 30 days before the electionReceived by 5:00 p.m on the 4th day before the election, whether delivering in person, by mail, fax or emailSouth Carolina Absentee BallotReceived by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, either in person or by mailSouth Carolina Election Information------
South DakotaJune 7thReceived 15 days before the electionReceived by 5pm on the day before Election DaySouth Dakota Absentee BallotReceived by close of polls on Election DaySouth Dakota Election Information------
TennesseeMarch 1stPostmarked 30 days before the electionReceived by the Tuesday before the electionTennessee Absentee BallotReceived via mail by close of polls on Election DayTennessee Election Information------
TexasMarch 1stPostmarked 30 days before the electionReceived by the close of business on the 9th day before the election (however, it must be a weekday, so it will actually be the 2nd Friday before an election for most elections)Texas Absentee Ballot Received by 7:00 pm on Election DayTexas Election Information------
UtahJune 28thPostmarked 30 days before the election (by mail). Received 15 days before the election (in person and online)Received by the Thursday before the electionUtah Absentee BallotPostmarked by the day before the electionUtah Election Information------
VermontMarch 1stReceived 5pm the Wednesday before the electionReceived 5pm the day before the electionVermont Absentee BallotReceived in person or by mail before the polls close on election dayVermont Election Information------
VirginiaMarch 1stPostmarked 22 days before the electionReceived by 365 days before the election (absentee ballots are available 45 days before most elections)Virginia Absentee BallotReceived by 5:00 p.m. the Tuesday before the election if requested by mail. Received 3 days before the election if applying and casting absentee ballot in personVirginia Election InformationIf you register to vote by mail you must vote in person the first time, if you registered to vote in person you can vote absentee the first time, but you must wait five days between registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot.
WashingtonMarch 26th (D) May 24th (R)Postmarked the Monday four weeks before the election (by mail). Received the Monday one week before the election (in person)No specific deadline for requesting an early ballot (all voters receive ballots via mail, beginning at least 18 days prior to the election). We recommend requesting your ballot at least one month before the electionWashington Absentee Ballot Postmarked on or before Election DayWashington Election Information------
West VirginiaMay 10thPostmarked 21 days before the electionReceived by the 6th day before the electionWest Virginia Absentee BallotPostmarked by Election Day and received by the Canvass Day (5 days after the election, excluding Sunday).West Virginia Election Information------
WisconsinApril 5thPostmarked 20 days before the election. You may also register in person on Election Day.Received by 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday before the electionWisconsin Absentee BallotDelivered in person no later than Election Day or postmarked no later than Election Day and received by 4 p.m. on the Friday after the electionWisconsin Election Information------
WyomingMarch 1st (D) April 9 (R)Received 14 days before the election. You may also register in person on election dayNo deadlineWyoming Absentee Ballot7pm on Election DayWyoming Election Information------
Washington DCMarch 12 (R) June 14 (D)Postmarked 30 days before the election; on election day (in person)Received by the Tuesday before the electionWashington DC Absentee BallotPostmarked by election day and received within 10 days of the election.Washington DC Election Information------