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Early voting dates

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. If you have any question about early voting, please contact your local election office.

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StateEarly voting startsEarly voting endsWhat to bring
Alabama
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Alaska
15 days before Election Day
1 day before Election Day

You must show a non-expired ID at the polls. You can show a driver's license from any state, a US passport or passport card, a tribal ID, a military ID, or any other photo ID issued by any state or federal agency. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, or any other government document that shows your name and current address. You can also show your voter registration card or your birth certificate. If you are unable to provide any of these, you may still vote using a provisional ballot.

Arizona
27 days before Election Day
4 days before Election Day

You must show a non-expired photo ID issued by the state of Arizona or any federal agency, any US tribe, or any accredited college or university in Arizona. If you do not have a valid photo ID, you can show two different items containing your name and address including a utility bill, a bank or credit union statement that is dated within ninety days of the date of the election, a valid Arizona vehicle registration, an Arizona vehicle insurance card, an Indian census card, a property tax statement, a recorder's certificate, a voter registration card, or any mailing that is labeled as "official election material."

Arkansas
14 days before Election Day
1 day before Election Day

You must show a non-expired photo ID issued by the State of Arkansas. any federal agency, or any accredited college or university in Arkansas. If you do not have a valid photo ID, you can still vote using a provisional ballot. If your ID is expired, it must be expired no more than four years before the date of the election.

California
Some counties offer early voting at a few locations before Election Day. Contact your county elections office to see if they offer early voting.
Some counties offer early voting at a few locations before Election Day. Contact your county elections office to see if they offer early voting.

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 any government document that shows your name and current address.

Colorado
15 days before Election Day
1 day before Election Day

You must show a non-expired photo ID issued by the State of Colorado or any federal agency, any US tribe, or any accredited college or university in Colorado. If you do not have a valid photo ID, you can show a birth certificate or naturalization document, copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address (must be a Colorado address).

Connecticut
N/A
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Delaware
N/A
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District of Columbia
N/A
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Florida
10 days before Election Day
3 day before Election Day

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 neighborhood association 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
21 days before Election Day
4 days before Election Day

You must show a non-expired photo ID issued by the State of Georgia, the Federal Government or a U.S. recognized tribe at the polls. However, your ID can be expired if it is a Georgia drivers license. If you do not have a valid ID, you can show a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, or other government document that includes your name and address. You can also show a student ID as long as it was issued by a Georgia public university or college.

Hawaii
10 days before Election Day
1 day before Election Day

Most Hawaii voters do not need to show ID. First time Hawaii voters should plan on showing a non-expired photo ID if you vote in person. 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.

Idaho
14 days before Election Day
4 days before Election Day

You must show a non-expired photo ID issued by the State of Idaho or the Federal Government or any ID that shows your current address and photo. You may also vote using a student ID if it contains a photo, is issued by an Idaho school, and is accompanied with a current student fee statement that shows your current address within Idaho. If you don't have ID, you can still vote as long as you sign a personal identification affidavit.

Illinois
40 days before Election Day
1 day before Election Day

Most Illinois voters do not need to show ID. First time Illinois voters, or voters who did not show sufficient ID when registering to vote should plan on showing ID at the polls. You can show a non-expired photo ID issued by the State of Illinois or the Federal Government or any current ID showing your name and address. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, proof of insurance, or official government document that shows your name and current address.

Indiana
17 days before Election Day
17 days before Election Day

You must show a non-expired photo ID that shows your name and was issued by the State of Indiana or Federal Government.

Iowa
20 days before Election Day
1 day before Election Day

You must show a photo 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 accept student ID if it includes a photo and expiration date. 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 and is current within 45 days. 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
20 days before the election
1 days before Election Day

You must include your Kansas driver's license number or Kansas state ID number. If you don't have a state ID, you can provide a photocopy of one of the following documents: driver's license or state ID issued by another state, a U.S. passport, a Kansas concealed carry permit, an ID issued by the Federal Government, a student ID issued by an accredited Kansas institution, or an ID issued by an Indian tribe. The signature on your absentee ballot will be compared to the signature on your voter registration records to ensure they match.

Kentucky
5 days before Election Day
3 days before Election Day

You must show a photo ID issued by the State of Kentucky or the Federal Government, a tribal ID, or a student ID issued by an accredited college or university. If you don't have a valid photo ID, you can still vote using a provisional ballot.

Louisiana
18 days before Election Day
7 days before Election Day

You must show a photo ID that includes your name and signature at the polls. You can show a driver's license from any state, a US passport, a military ID, a tribal ID, or any other ID government-issued ID. You can also show a student ID from 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
30 days before Election Day
6 days before Election Day

Only first-time voters need to show ID. You can show a driver's license from any state, a US passport or passport card, a tribal ID, a military ID, or any other government-issued photo ID. You can also show an student ID from an accredited college or university. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or official government document that shows your name and current address.

Maryland
12 days before Election Day
5 days before Election Day

Only first-time voters need to show ID. You can show a driver's license from any state, a US passport or passport card, a tribal ID, a military ID, or any other government-issued photo ID. You can also show an student ID from an accredited college or university. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or official government document that shows your name and current address.

Massachusetts
16 days before Election Day
4 days before Election Day

Only first-time voters need to show ID. You can show a driver's license from any state, a US passport or passport card, a tribal ID, a military ID, or any other government-issued photo ID. You can also show an student ID from an accredited college or university. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or official government document that shows your name and current address.

Michigan
40 days before Election Day
1 day before Election Day

You must show a photo ID issued by any state or the Federal Government, a tribal ID, or a student ID as long as it was issued by an accredited Michigan high school, college, or university. Your ID does not need to show your current address. Your ID can be expired if you are using a Michigan driver's license or personal ID card issued by the State of Michigan. If you are unable to provide an acceptable form of ID, you will still be able to vote by signing a voter affidavit.

Minnesota
46 days before Election Day
1 day before Election Day

Most Minnesota voters do not need to show ID. First time Minnesota voters should plan on showing ID at the polls. You can show an ID issued by any state or the Federal Government or a tribal ID, as long as it shows your name, address, photo and signature. If your ID does not contain your name and address you can show an expired photo ID (including a student ID) along with a current utility bill, residential lease agreement that is valid through Election Day or current student fee statement. If you are unable to provide any of these, you still vote if a registered voter is able to vouch for you.

Mississippi
N/A
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Missouri
N/A
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Montana
30 days before the election
1 day before Election Day

You must show a non-expired photo 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, notice of confirmation of voter registration, or any government document that shows your name and address.

Nebraska
30 days before Election Day
1 days before Election Day

Most Nebraska voters do not need to show ID. First time Nebraska voters should plan on showing ID at the polls. You can show any non-expired photo 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, current address and is dated within 60 days prior to the date of the election. university. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or official government document that shows your name and current address.

Nevada
17 days before Election Day
4 days before Election Day

Most Nevada voters do not need to show ID. First time Nevada voters or voters who registered by mail should plan on showing ID at the polls. You can show any non-expired photo ID that shows your name and physical address. 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
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New Jersey
10 days before Election Day
2 days before Election Day

Most New Jersey voters do not need to show ID. However, if you did not provide ID when you registered to vote you must show a non-expired photo ID issued by the State of New Jersey or the Federal Government, a student ID issued by an accredited college or university, or a store membership 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. If you are unable to provide any form of identification you may still vote using a provisional ballot.

New Mexico
28 days before Election Day
3 days before Election Day

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 any non-expired photo ID, but if you do not have a photo ID you may show a student ID, tribal ID, current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and current address. university. 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. Additionally, Albuquerque and Rio Rancho require ID from all voters for local elections.

New York
10 days before Election Day
2 days before Election Day

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 or any other non-expired photo 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 Carolina
20 days before Election Day
3 days before Election Day

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 non-expired photo ID issued by the State of North Carolina (any state if within 90 days of Election Day) or the Federal Government, a student ID issued by an approved North Carolina 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. Your ID must be un-expired, unless expired within one year or if your are over the age of 65.

North Dakota
Varies by county
Varies by county

You must show a valid ID when you vote. Your ID must include your name, current address, and date of birth and must be issued by the State of North Dakota or a federally recognized tribe. If your ID does not include all of the necessary information, you will also need to show a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or a government document. If you are a student, you may bring a printed document issued by an institution of higher education containing the required information and date your residential address was established AND a student photo ID. You cannot use a US passport as your ID unless you are currently living overseas.

Ohio
28 days before Election Day
1 day before Election Day

You must show ID to vote at the polls. You can show a non-expired photo ID issued by the State of Ohio or Federal Government (although you can not show a passport or Social Security Card) or a recent utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and Ohio address. If you do not have an acceptable form of ID, you can still vote using a provisional ballot.

Oklahoma
6 days before Election Day
3 days before Election Day

You must show a non-expired ID at the polls. You can show any non-expired photo ID issued by the State of Oklahoma, the Federal Government or a federally recognized Indian tribe as long as it includes your name, photograph, and expiration date. You cannot use a student ID to vote. If you do not have a valid ID you can still vote using a provisional ballot and signing an affidavit.

Oregon
N/A
N/A
N/A
Pennsylvania
50 days before Election Day
7 days before Election Day

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 the State of Pennsylvania or the Federal Government, a student ID issued by an accredited college or university, an employee ID 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. Your ID can be expired if you are using a PA driver's license or PennDOT ID card.

Rhode Island
20 days before Election Day
1 days before Election Day

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. Your ID can be expired as long as it is within 6 months of voting. If you are unable to show valid ID, you can still vote using a provisional ballot.

South Carolina
N/A
N/A
N/A
South Dakota
46 days before Election Day
1 day before Election Day

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. Your ID can be expired unless it is a student ID.

Tennessee
20 days before Election Day
5 days before Election Day

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
17 days before Election Day
4 days before Election Day

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
14 days before Election Day
4 days before Election Day

All Utah elections are held by mail. You'll need to show valid ID if you decide to vote in person at a voting center. You can show a non-expired photo ID issued by the State of Utah or the Federal Government, or a tribal ID (with or without a photo). If you are unable to show a valid ID, you can 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; or a current Utah vehicle registration card.

Vermont
45 days before Election Day
1 day before Election Day

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
45 days before Election Day
3 days before Election Day

You must show ID when you vote. Acceptable forms of photo ID include an ID issued by the State of Virginia or the Federal Government, a tribal ID, an employee ID, or a student ID issued by an accredited high school, college or university. 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. Your ID can be expired as long as it has expired within 12 months.

Washington
18 days before Election Day
1 day before Election Day

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 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
13 days before Election Day
3 days before Election Day

You must show ID at the polls. Acceptable forms of photo ID include a non-expired ID issued by any state or the Federal Government, 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, Social Security card, voter registration card, birth certificate, Medicare or Medicaid card, SNAP or TANF card, bank or debit card, health insurance card, or any government document that shows your name and address. However, if you are a first time voter you can only show a non-expired photo ID, utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other official government document that shows your name and address. If you can not show a valid ID you can still vote using a provisional ballot.

Wisconsin
14 days before Election Day
2 days before Election Day

You must show a photo ID issued by the State of Wisconsin or the Federal Government when voting 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.

Wyoming
45 days before Election Day
1 day before Election Day

You must show a photo ID issued by the State of Wyoming or the Federal Government when voting in person. You can show a driver's license or state ID card from any state, a tribal ID issued from a federally recognized tribe, a U.S. passport, a U.S. military card, a student ID issued by the University of Wyoming, a Wyoming community college, or a Wyoming public school, or a Medicare or Medicaid insurance card. If you do not have a required ID, you may vote a provisional ballot. Your ID can be expired up to 10 years before Election Day.