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Absentee ballot deadlines

Last updated: May 15, 2020
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Alabama

5 days before Election Day

5 days before Election Day

Received by Election Day.

Request an absentee ballot in Alabama
Alaska

10 days before Election Day

10 days before Election Day

Postmarked by Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in Alaska
Arizona

11 days before Election Day

11 days before Election Day

11 days before Election Day

Received by Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in Arizona
Arkansas

1 day before Election Day

7 days before Election Day

Received by Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in Arkansas
California

7 days before Election Day

7 days before Election Day

7 days before Election Day

Postmarked by Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in California
Colorado

8 days before Election Day

8 days before Election Day

Received by Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in Colorado
Connecticut

1 day before Election Day

1 day before Election Day

Received by Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in Connecticut
Delaware

1 day before Election Day

1 day before Election Day

1 day before Election Day

Received by Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in Delaware
District of Columbia

7 days before Election Day

7 days before Election Day

7 days before Election Day

Postmarked by Election Day.

Request an absentee ballot in District of Columbia
Florida

1 day before Election Day

10 days before Election Day

Received by Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in Florida
Georgia

4 days before Election Day

4 days before Election Day

Received by Election day

Request an absentee ballot in Georgia
Hawaii

7 days before Election Day

7 days before Election Day

Received by Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in Hawaii
Idaho

4 days before Election Day

11 days before Election Day

11 days before Election Day

Received by Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in Idaho
Illinois

1 day before Election Day

5 days before Election Day

Postmarked by Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in Illinois
Indiana

1 day before Election Day

12 days before Election Day

Received by Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in Indiana
Iowa

1 day before Election Day

10 days before Election Day

Postmarked 1 day BEFORE Election Day.

Request an absentee ballot in Iowa
Kansas

7 days before Election Day

7 days before Election Day

Postmarked by Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in Kansas
Kentucky

7 days before Election Day

7 days before Election Day

Received by Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in Kentucky
Louisiana

4 days before Election Day

4 days before Election Day

4 days before Election Day

Received the day before Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in Louisiana
Maine

5 days before Election Day

5 days before Election Day

5 days before Election Day

Received by Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in Maine
Maryland

7 days before Election Day

7 days before Election Day

7 days before Election Day

Postmarked by Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in Maryland
Massachusetts

1 day before Election Day

1 day before Election Day

Received by Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in Massachusetts
Michigan

1 day before Election Day

4 days before Election Day

Received by Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in Michigan
Minnesota

1 day before Election Day

1 day before Election Day

1 day before Election Day

Received by Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in Minnesota
Mississippi

8 days before Election Day

8 days before Election Day

Received day before Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in Mississippi
Missouri

1 days before Election Day

13 days before Election Day

Received by Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in Missouri
Montana

1 day before Election Day

1 day before before Election Day

Received by Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in Montana
Nebraska

11 days before Election Day

11 days before Election Day

Received by Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in Nebraska
Nevada

14 days before Election Day

14 days before Election Day

Postmarked by Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in Nevada
New Hampshire

No specific deadline

No specific deadline

Received by Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in New Hampshire
New Jersey

1 days before Election Day

7 days before Election Day

Received by Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in New Jersey
New Mexico

4 days before Election Day

4 days before Election Day

4 days before Election Day

Received by Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in New Mexico
New York

1 days before Election Day

7 days before Election Day

Postmarked 1 day BEFORE Election Day.

Request an absentee ballot in New York
North Carolina

7 days before Election Day

7 days before Election Day

Postmarked by Election Day.

Request an absentee ballot in North Carolina
North Dakota

No specific deadline

No specific deadline

No specific deadline

Postmarked 1 day BEFORE Election Day.

Request an absentee ballot in North Dakota
Ohio

1 day before Election Day

3 days before Election Day

Postmarked 1 day BEFORE Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in Ohio
Oklahoma

6 days before Election Day

6 days before Election Day

6 days before Election Day

Received by Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in Oklahoma
Oregon

No specific deadline

No specific deadline

No specific deadline

Received by Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in Oregon
Pennsylvania

7 days before Election Day

7 days before Election Day

7 days before Election Day

Received by Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

21 days before Election Day

21 days before Election Day

Received by Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in Rhode Island
South Carolina

1 day before Election Day

4 days before Election Day

4 days before Election Day

Received by Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in South Carolina
South Dakota

1 day before Election Day

1 day before Election Day

Received by Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in South Dakota
Tennessee

7 days before Election Day

7 days before Election Day

Received by Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in Tennessee
Texas

11 days before Election Day

11 days before Election Day

Received by Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in Texas
Utah

7 days before Election Day

7 days before Election Day

7 days before Election Day

Postmarked 1 day BEFORE Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in Utah
Vermont

1 day before Election Day

1 day before Election Day

1 day before Election Day

Received 1 day before Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in Vermont
Virginia

3 days before Election Day

7 days before Election Day

7 days before Election Day

Received by Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in Virginia
Washington

No specific deadline

No specific deadline

Postmarked by Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in Washington
West Virginia

6 days before Election Day

6 days before Election Day

Postmarked by Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in West Virginia
Wisconsin

7 days before Election Day

7 days before Election Day

7 days before Election Day

Postmarked by Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in Wisconsin
Wyoming

1 day before Election Day

1 day before Election Day

Received by Election Day

Request an absentee ballot in Wyoming