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Absentee ballot deadlines

Last updated: July 21, 2020

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Get your absentee ballot
StateFirst day to applyApplication deadline (in person)Application deadline (by mail)Application deadline (online)Voted ballot deadline (in person)Voted ballot deadline (by mail)
Alabama

January 1, 2020

5 days before Election Day

Received 5 days before Election Day

N/A

Received 1 day BEFORE Election Day

Received by Election Day

Alaska

January 1, 2020

10 days before Election Day

Received 10 days before Election Day

Received by Election Day

Postmarked by Election Day

Arizona

Anytime

11 days before Election Day

Received 11 days before Election Day

11 days before Election Day

Received by Election Day

Received by Election Day

Arkansas

January 1, 2020

1 day before Election Day

Received 7 days before Election Day

N/A

Received 1 day BEFORE Election Day

Received by Election Day

California

Anytime

7 days before Election Day

Received 7 days before Election Day

N/A

Received by Election Day

Postmarked by Election Day

Colorado

Anytime

4 days before Election Day

Received 8 days before Election Day

N/A

Received by Election Day

Received by Election Day

Connecticut

January 1, 2020

1 day before Election Day

Received 1 day before Election Day

N/A

Received by Election Day

Received by Election Day

Delaware

January 1, 2020

1 day before Election Day

Received 4 days before Election Day

1 day before Election Day

Received by Election Day

Received by Election Day

District of Columbia

Anytime

7 days before Election Day

Received 7 days before Election Day

7 days before Election Day

Received by Election Day

Postmarked by Election Day

Florida

Anytime

Election Day

Received 10 days before Election Day

N/A

Received by Election Day

Received by Election Day

Georgia

June 3, 2020

4 days before Election Day

Received 4 days before Election Day

N/A

Received by Election day

Received by Election Day

Hawaii

Anytime

7 days before Election Day

Received 7 days before Election Day

N/A

Received by Election Day

Received by Election Day

Idaho

January 1, 2020

4 days before Election Day

Received 11 days before Election Day

11 days before Election Day

Received by Election Day

Received by Election Day

Illinois

June 16, 2020

1 day before Election Day

Received 5 days before Election Day

5 days before Election Day

Received by Election Day

Postmarked by Election Day

Indiana

May 19, 2020

12 day before Election Day

Received 12 days before Election Day

12 days before Election Day

Received by NOON on Election Day

Received by NOON on Election Day

Iowa

July 6, 2020

1 day before Election Day

Received 10 days before Election Day

N/A

Received by Election Day

Postmarked 1 day BEFORE Election Day

Kansas

August 5, 2020

7 days before Election Day

Received 7 days before Election Day

N/A

Received by Election Day

Postmarked by Election Day

Kentucky

January 1, 2020

7 days before Election Day

Received 7 days before Election Day

N/A

Received by Election Day

Louisiana

Anytime

4 days before Election Day

Received 4 days before Election Day

4 days before Election Day

Received 1 day BEFORE Election Day

Received 1 day BEFORE Election Day

Maine

August 5, 2020

5 days before Election Day

Received 5 days before Election Day

5 days before Election Day

Received by Election Day

Received by Election Day

Maryland

January 1, 2020

Election Day

Received 7 days before Election Day

7 days before Election Day

Received by Election Day

Postmarked by Election Day

Massachusetts

January 1, 2020

4 business days before Election Day

Received 4 business days before Election Day

N/A

Received by Election Day

State Primary Received by Election Day

State Election Postmarked by Election Day

Michigan

August 20, 2020

1 day before Election Day

Received 4 days before Election Day

Received by Election Day

Received by Election Day

Minnesota

January 1, 2020

1 day before Election Day

1 day before Election Day

1 day before Election Day

Received by Election Day

Received by Election Day

Mississippi

September 19, 2020

No specific deadline

No specific deadline

N/A

Received 1 day BEFORE Election Day

Received 1 day BEFORE Election Day

Missouri

January 1, 2020

1 day before Election Day

13 days before Election Day

N/A

Received by Election Day

Received by Election Day

Montana

Anytime

1 day before Election Day

Received 1 day before Election Day

N/A

Received by Election Day

Received by Election Day

Nebraska

July 6, 2020

1 day before Election Day

11 days before Election Day

N/A

Received by Election Day

Received by Election Day

Nevada

Anytime

14 days before Election Day

Received 14 days before Election Day

N/A

Received by Election Day

Postmarked by Election Day

New Hampshire

January 1, 2020

No specific deadline

No specific deadline

N/A

Received by Election Day

Received by Election Day

New Jersey

Anytime

1 day before Election Day

7 days before Election Day

N/A

Received by Election Day

Postmarked by Election Day

New Mexico

January 1, 2020

4 days before Election Day

Received 4 days before Election Day

4 days before Election Day

Received by Election Day

Received by Election Day

New York

January 1, 2020

1 day before Election Day

Postmarked 7 days before Election Day

N/A

Received by Election Day

Postmarked by Election Day

North Carolina

January 1, 2020

7 days before Election Day

Received 7 days before Election Day

N/A

Received by Election Day

Postmarked by Election Day

North Dakota

January 1, 2020

No specific deadline

No specific deadline

N/A

Received 1 day BEFORE Election Day

Postmarked 1 day BEFORE Election Day

Ohio

January 1, 2020

3 days before Election Day

Received 3 days before Election Day

N/A

Received by Election Day

Postmarked 1 day BEFORE Election Day

Oklahoma

January 1, 2020

7 days before Election Day

Received 7 days before Election Day

7 days before Election Day

Received 1 day BEFORE Election Day

Received by Election Day

Oregon

Anytime

No specific deadline

No specific deadline

No specific deadline

Received by Election Day

Received by Election Day

Pennsylvania

January 1, 2020

7 days before Election Day

Received 7 days before Election Day

7 days before Election Day

Received by Election Day

Received by Election Day

Rhode Island

January 1, 2020

21 days before Election Day

Received 21 days before Election Day

N/A

Received by Election Day

Received by Election Day

South Carolina

January 1, 2020

4 days before Election Day

Received 4 days before Election Day

4 days before Election Day

Received 1 day BEFORE Election Day

Received by Election Day

South Dakota

January 1, 2020

1 day before Election Day

Received 1 day before Election Day

N/A

Received by Election Day

Received by Election Day

Tennessee

August 5, 2020

7 days before Election Day

Received 7 days before Election Day

N/A

You cannot hand deliver a vote by mail ballot

Received by Election Day

Texas

January 1, 2020

11 days before Election Day

Received 11 days before Election Day

N/A

Received by Election Day

Received by Election Day

Utah

Anytime

7 days before Election Day

Received 7 days before Election Day

7 days before Election Day

Postmarked 1 day BEFORE Election Day

Vermont

January 1, 2020

1 day before Election Day

Received 1 day before Election Day

1 day before Election Day

Received by Election Day

Received 1 day BEFORE Election Day

Virginia

November 3, 2019

3 days before Election Day

Received 11 days before Election Day

11 days before Election Day

Received by Election Day

Postmarked by Election Day

Washington

Anytime

No specific deadline

No specific deadline

N/A

Received by Election Day

Postmarked by Election Day

West Virginia

August 11, 2020

6 days before Election Day

Received 6 days before Election Day

N/A

Received 1 day BEFORE Election Day

Postmarked by Election Day

Wisconsin

January 1, 2020

5 days before Election Day

Received 5 days before Election Day

5 days before Election Day

Received by Election Day

Received by Election Day

Wyoming

January 1, 2020

1 day before Election Day

Received 1 day before Election Day

N/A

Received by Election Day

Received by Election Day