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2020 Early voting calendar

Early voting takes place in person before Election Day. You do not need an excuse to vote early: if your state offers early voting, you can simply choose to take advantage of it. Early voting locations vary by county and state. We will add this information as we have it. If you have any question about early voting, please contact your Local Election Office.

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State2020 early voting starts2020 early voting endsWhat to bring
Alabama
September 9, 2020
October 29, 2020

You must show a non-expired photo ID issued by the state of Alabama or any federal agency, any US tribe, or any accredited college or university in Alabama. If you do not have a valid photo ID, you can still vote if two election officials vouch for you and if you sign an affidavit.

Alaska
October 19, 2020
November 2, 2020

You must show a non-expired photo ID issued by the State of Alaska or the federal government. If you do not have a photo ID, you may bring a utility bill, paycheck, government check, or a bank statement that shows your full name and Alaska address.

Arizona
October 7, 2020
October 30, 2020

You must prove your identity and your Arizona residency before you vote. You can bring one government-issued photo ID, or two official non-photo IDs, or a combination of the two. Acceptable government IDs include a driver's license from any state, a nondriver's ID from any state, a military ID card, a US passport, any photo ID issued by any state or federal agency (including an employee ID), or a tribal ID. Acceptable non-photo IDs include a recent utility bill, bank statement, vehicle registration, or any official government document that shows your name and current AZ address. If your photo ID doesn't show your current Arizona address, bring along one non-photo ID that does show your current address. For example, you could bring just one Arizona driver's license, or a US passport and a utility bill, or a US military ID card and a bank statement, or two utility bills. You cannot use a student ID to vote.

Arkansas
October 19, 2020
November 2, 2020

You must show a non-expired photo ID issued by any state or the federal government, or a student or employee ID issued by an accredited Arkansas college or university. If you don't have ID, you can still vote as long as you sign an affidavit.

California
October 5, 2020 (Some counties may vary, please confirm with your local election office)
November 2, 2020 (Some counties may vary, please confirm with your local election office)

Most California voters do not need to show ID. First time California voters should plan on showing ID at the polls. You can show a photo ID issued by any state or the federal government, a student ID issued by an accredited college or university, or a tribal ID. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or official government document that shows your name and current address.

Colorado
October 19, 2020
November 2, 2020

You must show a current ID if you vote in person. You can show a photo ID issued by Colorado or the federal government, or an official document (such as utility bill, bank statement, or government document) that shows your name and address. Student ID is accepted as long as it is issued by a Colorado college or university.

Connecticut
N/A
N/A
N/A
Delaware
N/A
N/A
N/A
District of Columbia
October 27, 2020
November 2, 2020

Most DC voters do not need to show ID. First time DC voters should plan on showing ID at the polls. You can show a photo ID issued by any state or the federal government. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or official government document that shows your name and current address. Student ID is acceptable as long as it was issued by an accredited college or university.

Florida
October 19, 2020 (Some counties may vary, please confirm with your local election office)
October 31, 2020 (Some counties may continue until November 1, 2020, please confirm with your local election office)

You must show a non-expired photo ID that shows your name and signature. Acceptable IDs include a photo ID issued by the state of Florida or the federal government, a debit or credit card, a concealed weapon permit, a military ID, or a student ID issued by any accredited college or university. If your student ID does not include an expiration date, your county clerk will decide if it is valid or not. If your photo ID does not include your signature, you must bring another ID that does show your signature.

Georgia
December 14, 2020
December 31, 2020 (Some counties may vary, please confirm with your local election office)

You must show a non-expired photo ID issued by any state or the federal government at the polls. You can show a student ID as long as it was issued by a Georgia public university or college.

Hawaii
October 20, 2020
November 2, 2020

Most Hawaii voters do not need to show ID. First time Hawaii voters should plan on showing ID if you vote in person. You can show a photo ID issued by any state or the federal government. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or official government document that shows your name and current address. You cannot use a student ID when voting.

Idaho
October 19, 2020
October 30, 2020

You must show photo ID to vote at the polls. Acceptable forms of ID include any ID issued by the state of Idaho or the federal government, a tribal ID, or a student ID issued by Idaho public high school, college, or university. If you don't have ID, you can still vote as long as you sign a personal identification affidavit.

Illinois
September 24, 2020
November 2, 2020

Most Illinois voters do not need to show ID. First time Illinois voters should plan on showing ID at the polls. You can show a photo ID issued by any state or the federal government, a student ID issued by any accredited college or university, or a tribal ID. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or official government document that shows your name and current address.

Indiana
October 6, 2020
November 2, 2020

You must show a government issued ID that meets four requirements when you vote. One, it must include your photo. Two, it must show the name under which you are registered to vote. Three, it must show an expiration date. If it is expired, it must have expired sometime after the last general election (November 6, 2018). Four, it must be issued by the State of Indiana or the Federal Government. A student ID from an Indiana State school may only be used if it meets all four criteria. A student ID from a private institution may not be used for voting purposes.

Iowa
October 5, 2020
November 2, 2020

You must show a photo ID at the polls. You can show an ID issued by the State of Iowa or the federal government, or a tribal ID that has a photo and signature and valid expiration date. Iowa does not accept student ID cards as valid ID. If your photo ID does not show your current address, you must also bring a document that shows your name and address, such as a utility bill, lease, bank statement, paycheck, or any government document that shows your name and address. If you do not have ID, another registered voter may sign a form confirming your identity or you may show your election registration documents.

Kansas
October 14, 2020
November 2, 2020

You must show a photo ID issued by any state or the Federal Government when you vote. Your ID must not be expired unless you are 65 or older. You can show a student ID as long as it is issued by an accredited Kansas college or university. If your religious beliefs do not allow you to have photo ID then you may sign an affidavit to vote without showing ID.

Kentucky
October 13, 2020
November 2, 2020

You must show photo ID that includes your signature when you vote. You can show an ID issued by any state or the federal government, a tribal ID, or a student ID issued by an accredited college or university. If you don't have a government issued ID, you can sign an affidivit and show either a photo ID with your photo and name or your social security card.

Louisiana
October 16, 2020
October 27, 2020

You must show a photo ID that contains your name and signature at the polls. You can show government ID issued by any state or the federal government, a tribal ID, or a student ID issued by an accredited college or university. If you are unable to provide an acceptable form of ID, you can sign an voter affidavit and then cast a provisional ballot.

Maine
October 5, 2020
October 30, 2020

Most Maine voters do not need to show ID. First time Maine voters should plan on showing ID at the polls. You can show a photo ID issued by any state or the federal government, a student ID issued by any accredited college or university, or a tribal ID. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or official government document that shows your name and current address.

Maryland
October 26, 2020
November 2, 2020

Most Maryland voters do not need to show ID. First time Maryland voters should plan on showing ID at the polls. You can show a photo ID issued by any state or the federal government, a student ID issued by any accredited college or university, or a tribal ID. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or official government document that shows your name and current address.

Massachusetts
October 17, 2020
October 30, 2020

Most Massachusetts voters do not need to show ID. First time Massachusetts voters should plan on showing ID at the polls. You can show a photo ID issued by any state or the federal government, a student ID issued by any accredited college or university, or a tribal ID. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or official government document that shows your name and current address.

Michigan
September 24, 2020
November 2, 2020

You must show a non-expired photo ID issued by any state or the federal government. You can show a student ID as long as it was issued by an accredited Michigan high school, college, or university. You can also show a tribal ID card. Your ID does not need to show your current address. If you are unable to provide an acceptable form of ID, you will still be able to vote by signing a voter affidavit.

Minnesota
September 18, 2020
November 2, 2020

Most Minnesota voters do not need to show ID. First time Minnesota voters should plan on showing ID at the polls. You can show a photo ID issued by any state or the federal government, a student ID issued by any accredited college or university, or a tribal ID. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or official government document that shows your name and current address.

Mississippi
N/A
N/A
N/A
Missouri
N/A
N/A
N/A
Montana
October 2, 2020
November 2, 2020

You are experted to show a non-expired photo ID at the polls, such as an ID issued by any US state or the federal government, a tribal ID, or a student ID issued by any accredited college or university. If you don't have a photo ID, you can still vote as long as you bring a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or any government document that shows your name and address, and also sign an affidavit.

Nebraska
October 5, 2020
November 2, 2020

Most Nebraska voters do not need to show ID. First time Nebraska voters should plan on showing ID at the polls. You can show a photo ID issued by any state or the federal government. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or official government document that shows your name and current address.

Nevada
October 17, 2020
October 30, 2020

Most Nevada voters do not need to show ID. First time Nevada voters should plan on showing ID at the polls. You can show a photo ID issued by any state or the federal government. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or official government document that shows your name and current address.

New Hampshire
N/A
N/A
N/A
New Jersey
October 5, 2020
November 2, 2020

Most New Jersey voters do not need to show ID. First time NJ voters should plan on showing ID at the polls. You can show a photo ID issued by any state or the federal government, a student ID issued by an accredited college or university, or a tribal ID. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or official government document that shows your name and current address.

New Mexico
October 6, 2020
October 31, 2020

Most New Mexico voters do not need to show ID. First time New Mexico voters should plan on showing ID at the polls. You can show a photo ID issued by any state or the federal government, a tribal ID, a student ID from an accredited college or university, or a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and current address. Additionally, if you are from Albuquerque or Rio Rancho, you must show ID for local elections.

New York
October 24, 2020
November 1, 2020

Most New York voters do not need to show ID. First time NY voters should plan on showing ID at the polls. You can show a photo ID issued by any state or the federal government. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or official government document that shows your name and current address. Student ID is acceptable as long as it was issued by an accredited college or university.

North Carolina
October 15, 2020
October 31, 2020

Most North Carolina voters do not need to show ID. First time NC voters should plan on showing ID at the polls. You can show a photo ID issued by any state or the federal government, a student ID issued by an accredited college or university, or a tribal ID. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or official government document that shows your name and current address.

North Dakota
October 19, 2020 (Some counties may vary, please confirm with your local election office)
November 2, 2020 (Some counties may vary, please confirm with your local election office)

North Dakota doesn't have voter registration, but you must show a valid ID when you vote. The only ID North Dakota considers valid are a ND driver's license or nondriver ID card, a tribal ID, or a Long Term Care certificate issued by a ND facility. If your ID does not include your current address, you will also need to show a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or government document that shows your name and full address. You cannot use a US passport as your ID unless you are currently living overseas, and you cannot use a student ID card under any circumstances.

Ohio
October 6, 2020
November 2, 2020

You must show ID that includes your name and address. Acceptable forms of photo ID include any ID issued by the State of Ohio or the federal government. Acceptable forms of non-photo ID include a recent utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and Ohio address. Ohio will not accept a student ID as a valid form of identification.

Oklahoma
October 29, 2020
October 31, 2020

You must show a non-expired ID at the polls. You can show any photo ID issued by the State of Oklahoma, the federal government or a federally recognized Indian tribe, or you can show the voter registration card that was issued to you by your county board of elections. You cannot use a student ID to vote.

Oregon
N/A
N/A
N/A
Pennsylvania
September 14, 2020 (Some counties may vary, please confirm with your local election office)
October 27, 2020 (Some counties may vary, please confirm with your local election office)

Most Pennsylvania voters do not need to show ID. First time PA voters should plan on showing ID at the polls. You can show a photo ID issued by any state or the federal government, a student ID issued by an accredited college or university, or a tribal ID card. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or official government document that shows your name and current address.

Rhode Island
October 14, 2020
November 2, 2020

You must show ID at the polls. You can show any ID issued by the State of Rhode Island or the federal government, a tribal ID, or a student ID issued by any accredited college or university. You can also show your birth certificate or social security card.

South Carolina
October 5, 2020
November 2, 2020

You must show a government-issued photo ID that includes your signature at the polls. You can use any photo ID issued by the State of South Carolina or the federal government. You cannot use a student ID to vote in South Carolina.

South Dakota
September 18, 2020
November 2, 2020

You must show a photo ID at the polls. You can show any ID issued by South Dakota or the federal government, a tribal ID, or a student ID card from a South Dakota high school, college, university, or trade school. If you do not have valid ID, you may sign an affidavit and then vote.

Tennessee
October 14, 2020
October 29, 2020

You must show photo ID at the polls. You can show any ID issued by the State of Tennessee or the federal government, including an employee ID. You cannot use a student ID to vote in Tennessee. If you could not get an acceptable ID because of financial burden or religious objection, you may sign an affidavit and vote in person.

Texas
October 13, 2020
October 30, 2020

You must show a photo ID issued by the state of Texas or the federal government when you vote in person. You cannot use a student ID to vote in Texas. If you are under 70, you can use an expired ID as long as it expired within the past 4 years. If you're over 70, an expired photo ID is fine. If you don't have an acceptable ID, you can still vote if you sign an affidavit and also provide a document that shows your name and Texas address. Acceptable documents include a recent bank statement, utility bill, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and home address.

Utah
October 20, 2020
October 30, 2020

All Utah elections are held by mail as of 2020. You'll need to show valid ID if you decide to vote in person at a voting center. You can show a photo ID issued by any state or the federal government, or a tribal ID (with or without a photo). If you don't one of those, you must show two of the following documents: a recent bank statement, utility bill, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and current address; a Medicaid or Medicare benefits card; an employee ID issued by a Utah company; a student ID issued by a Utah school; a current Utah vehicle registration card.

Vermont
September 21, 2020
November 2, 2020

Most Vermont voters do not need to show ID. First time Vermont voters should plan on showing ID at the polls. You can show a photo ID issued by any state or the federal government, a student ID issued by an accredited college or university, or a tribal ID. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or official government document that shows your name and current address.

Virginia
September 18, 2020
October 31, 2020

You must show ID when you vote. Acceptable forms of photo ID include an ID issued by any state or the federal government, a tribal ID, an employee ID, or a student ID issued by an accredited school. Acceptable forms of non-photo ID include a recent utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document containing your name and address.

Washington
October 16, 2020
November 2, 2020

Most voters in Washington vote by mail. However, if you choose to vote in person, you should be prepared to show a non-expired photo ID. Acceptable forms of ID include a photo ID issued by any state or the federal government, a student ID issued by an accredited college or university, a tribal ID, or an employee ID. If you don't have a photo ID with you, you can vote a provisional ballot. This ballot will be counted as long as your signature matches your signature on file with the state.

West Virginia
October 21, 2020
October 31, 2020

You must show ID all the polls, but it doesn't need to be a photo ID. Acceptable forms of photo ID include an ID issued by any state or the federal government, a tribal ID, or a student ID issued by any accredited college or university. If you don't have a photo ID, you can a utility bill, bank statement, paystub, or any government document that shows your name and address. You can also show your voter registration card, social security card, birth certificate, Medicare or Medicaid card, SNAP or TANF card, bank or debit card, or health insurance card. Just bring something official that shows your name and you should be okay.

Wisconsin
October 20, 2020
November 1, 2020 (Some municipalities may vary, please confirm with your local election office)

You must show a photo ID issued by the State of Wisconsin or the federal government when vote in person. You can also show a tribal ID. You can show a student ID as long as it was issued by an accredited Wisconsin college or university, and shows your name, photo, signature, issue date, and expiration date. If your student ID is expired, you must prove that you are currently enrolled in the school by showing a current enrollment verification letter, class schedule, tuition fee receipt, or certified campus housing list that shows your name. Some Wisconsin schools provide a special voting compliant student ID that they will issue to students who specifically ask for this ID.

Wyoming
September 18, 2020
November 2, 2020

Most Wyoming voters do not need to show ID. First time Wyoming voters should plan on showing ID at the polls. You can show a photo ID issued by any state or the federal government, a student ID issued by an accredited college or university, or a tribal ID. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or official government document that shows your name and current address.