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Election Day Registration

Skip ahead to your state to see if your state offers Election Day Registration or Same Day Registration.

What is Election Day Registration?

Election Day Registration (EDR) allows voters who have missed the registration deadline to register and vote at the same time on Election Day.

What is Same Day Registration?

Same Day Registration (SDR) allows voters who have missed the registration deadline to register and vote at the same time during the early voting period. Almost every state that has Same Day Registration also has Election Day Registration.

How does this work?

The process is simple. You show up in person at a designated place (most often the nearest polling place) with the ID needed to prove your identity and your residency. If you have a driver’s license or state ID card that shows your current address, bring that. If not, you should bring ONE photo ID that shows your name, and ONE document that shows your name and current address. Acceptable documents include a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and current address.

Questions?

Please contact your Local Election Office if you have any questions about Election Day Registration and Same Day Registration in your jurisdiction.

State by state information

Alabama Election Day Registration

  • Alabama does not have Same Day Registration or Election Day Registration.

Alaska Election Day Registration

  • Alaska has Same Day Registration and Election Day Registration. If you miss the voter registration deadline, you can still register and vote during the early voting period and on Election Day.
  • What to bring:

    Alaska voters must provide their Alaska driver's license number, state ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number with their voter registration application. Voters must also physically show valid ID, such as their driver's license or birth certificate.

  • Notes:

    According to the EAC, Alaska does offer Election Day Registration for presidential elections.

  • Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about where to go and what to bring.

Arizona Election Day Registration

  • Arizona does not have Same Day Registration or Election Day Registration.

Arkansas Election Day Registration

  • Arkansas does not have Same Day Registration or Election Day Registration.

California Election Day Registration

  • California has Same Day Registration and Election Day Registration. If you miss the voter registration deadline, you can still register and vote during the early voting period and on Election Day.
  • What to bring:

    California voters must provide their California driver's license number, state ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number with their voter registration application.

  • Notes:

    Same day registration starts 14 days before an election and runs through Election Day.

  • Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about where to go and what to bring.

Colorado Election Day Registration

  • Colorado has Same Day Registration and Election Day Registration. If you miss the voter registration deadline, you can still register and vote during the early voting period and on Election Day.
  • What to bring:

    Colorado voters must provide their Colorado driver's license number, state ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number with their voter registration application.

  • Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about where to go and what to bring.

Connecticut Election Day Registration

  • Connecticut has Election Day Registration. If you miss the voter registration deadline, you can still register and vote on Election Day.
  • What to bring:

    Connecticut voters must provide their Connecticut driver's license number, state ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number with their voter registration application. Voters must also physically show valid ID, such as their driver's license or birth certificate.

  • Notes:

    No same day registration for primary elections

  • Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about where to go and what to bring.

Delaware Election Day Registration

  • Delaware does not have Same Day Registration or Election Day Registration.

District of Columbia Election Day Registration

  • District of Columbia has Same Day Registration and Election Day Registration. If you miss the voter registration deadline, you can still register and vote during the early voting period and on Election Day.
  • What to bring:

    DC voters must provide their DC driver's license number, state ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number with their voter registration application. Voters must also physically show a valid document with their name and address, such as their driver's license, bank statement, or utility bill.

  • Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about where to go and what to bring.

Florida Election Day Registration

  • Florida does not have Same Day Registration or Election Day Registration.

Georgia Election Day Registration

  • Georgia does not have Same Day Registration or Election Day Registration.

Hawaii Election Day Registration

  • Hawaii has Same Day Registration and Election Day Registration. If you miss the voter registration deadline, you can still register and vote during the early voting period and on Election Day.
  • What to bring:

    Hawaii voters must provide their Hawaii driver's license number, state ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number with their voter registration application.

  • Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about where to go and what to bring.

Idaho Election Day Registration

  • Idaho has Same Day Registration and Election Day Registration. If you miss the voter registration deadline, you can still register and vote during the early voting period and on Election Day.
  • What to bring:

    Idaho voters must provide their Idaho driver's license number, state ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number with their voter registration application. Voters must also physically show a valid document with their name and address, such as their driver's license, bank statement, or utility bill.

  • Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about where to go and what to bring.

Illinois Election Day Registration

  • Illinois has Same Day Registration and Election Day Registration. If you miss the voter registration deadline, you can still register and vote during the early voting period and on Election Day.
  • What to bring:

    Illinois voters must provide their Illinois driver's license number, state ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number with their voter registration application.

  • Notes:

    Illinois calls Same Day Registration "grace period registration."

  • Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about where to go and what to bring.

Indiana Election Day Registration

  • Indiana does not have Same Day Registration or Election Day Registration.

Iowa Election Day Registration

  • Iowa has Same Day Registration and Election Day Registration. If you miss the voter registration deadline, you can still register and vote during the early voting period and on Election Day.
  • What to bring:

    Iowa voters must provide their Iowa driver's license number, state ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number with their voter registration application.

  • Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about where to go and what to bring.

Kansas Election Day Registration

  • Kansas does not have Same Day Registration or Election Day Registration.

Kentucky Election Day Registration

  • Kentucky does not have Same Day Registration or Election Day Registration.

Louisiana Election Day Registration

  • Louisiana does not have Same Day Registration or Election Day Registration.

Maine Election Day Registration

  • Maine has Same Day Registration and Election Day Registration. If you miss the voter registration deadline, you can still register and vote during the early voting period and on Election Day.
  • What to bring:

    Maine voters must provide their Maine driver's license number, state ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number with their voter registration application. Voters must also physically show a valid document with their name and address, such as their driver's license, bank statement, or utility bill.

  • Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about where to go and what to bring.

Maryland Election Day Registration

  • Maryland has Same Day Registration and Election Day Registration. If you miss the voter registration deadline, you can still register and vote during the early voting period and on Election Day.
  • What to bring:

    Maryland voters must provide their Maryland driver's license number, state ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number with their voter registration application.

  • Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about where to go and what to bring.

Massachusetts Election Day Registration

  • Massachusetts does not have Same Day Registration or Election Day Registration.

Michigan Election Day Registration

  • Michigan has Same Day Registration and Election Day Registration. If you miss the voter registration deadline, you can still register and vote during the early voting period and on Election Day.
  • What to bring:

    Michigan voters must provide their Michigan driver's license number, state ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number with their voter registration application. Voters must also physically show a valid photo ID AND proof of residency. A Michigan driver's license meets both requirements.

  • Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about where to go and what to bring.

Minnesota Election Day Registration

  • Minnesota has Same Day Registration and Election Day Registration. If you miss the voter registration deadline, you can still register and vote during the early voting period and on Election Day.
  • What to bring:

    Minnesota voters must provide their Minnesota driver's license number, state ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number with their voter registration application.

  • Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about where to go and what to bring.

Mississippi Election Day Registration

  • Mississippi does not have Same Day Registration or Election Day Registration.

Missouri Election Day Registration

  • Missouri does not have Same Day Registration or Election Day Registration.

Montana Election Day Registration

  • Montana has Same Day Registration and Election Day Registration. If you miss the voter registration deadline, you can still register and vote during the early voting period and on Election Day.
  • What to bring:

    Montana voters must provide their Montana driver's license number, state ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number with their voter registration application. Voters must also physically show a valid document with their name and address, such as their driver's license, bank statement, or utility bill.

  • Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about where to go and what to bring.

Nebraska Election Day Registration

  • Nebraska does not have Same Day Registration or Election Day Registration.

Nevada Election Day Registration

  • Nevada has Same Day Registration and Election Day Registration. If you miss the voter registration deadline, you can still register and vote during the early voting period and on Election Day.
  • What to bring:

    Nevada voters must provide their Nevada driver's license number, state ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number with their voter registration application. Voters must also physically show valid ID, such as their driver's license or birth certificate.

  • Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about where to go and what to bring.

New Hampshire Election Day Registration

  • New Hampshire has Election Day Registration. If you miss the voter registration deadline, you can still register and vote on Election Day.
  • What to bring:

    To register, you will need to provide proof of your identity, age, citizenship, and address. Proof can be either by documents or if you do not have documents with you, by affidavit. Documents may be presented in paper or electronic form.

    • A driver’s license or non-driver ID from any state satisfies proof of identity and age.
    • A birth certificate, U.S. Passport/Passcard, or naturalization document satisfies proof of citizenship.

    If you do not have these, you can prove your identity, age, and/or citizenship, by signing a Qualified Voter Affidavit, under oath, in front of an election official.

  • Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about where to go and what to bring.

New Jersey Election Day Registration

  • New Jersey does not have Same Day Registration or Election Day Registration.

New Mexico Election Day Registration

  • New Mexico has Same Day Registration. If you miss the voter registration deadline, you can still register and vote during the early voting period.
  • What to bring:

    New Mexico voters must provide their New Mexico driver's license number, state ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number with their voter registration application.

  • Notes:

    In 2020, Same Day Registration starts 28 days prior to the election and ends 3 days before Election Day. In 2021, this period will extend through Election Day.

  • Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about where to go and what to bring.

New York Election Day Registration

  • New York does not have Same Day Registration or Election Day Registration.

North Carolina Election Day Registration

  • North Carolina has Same Day Registration. If you miss the voter registration deadline, you can still register and vote during the early voting period.
  • What to bring:

    North Carolina voters must provide their North Carolina driver's license number, state ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number with their voter registration application.

  • Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about where to go and what to bring.

North Dakota Election Day Registration

  • North Dakota does not have Same Day Registration or Election Day Registration.

Ohio Election Day Registration

  • Ohio does not have Same Day Registration or Election Day Registration.

Oklahoma Election Day Registration

  • Oklahoma does not have Same Day Registration or Election Day Registration.

Oregon Election Day Registration

  • Oregon does not have Same Day Registration or Election Day Registration.

Pennsylvania Election Day Registration

  • Pennsylvania does not have Same Day Registration or Election Day Registration.

Rhode Island Election Day Registration

  • Rhode Island does not have Same Day Registration or Election Day Registration.

South Carolina Election Day Registration

  • South Carolina does not have Same Day Registration or Election Day Registration.

South Dakota Election Day Registration

  • South Dakota does not have Same Day Registration or Election Day Registration.

Tennessee Election Day Registration

  • Tennessee does not have Same Day Registration or Election Day Registration.

Texas Election Day Registration

  • Texas does not have Same Day Registration or Election Day Registration.

Utah Election Day Registration

  • Utah has Same Day Registration and Election Day Registration. If you miss the voter registration deadline, you can still register and vote during the early voting period and on Election Day.
  • What to bring:

    Utah voters must provide their Utah driver's license number, state ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number with their voter registration application. Voters must also physically show valid ID, such as their driver's license or birth certificate.

  • Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about where to go and what to bring.

Vermont Election Day Registration

  • Vermont has Same Day Registration and Election Day Registration. If you miss the voter registration deadline, you can still register and vote during the early voting period and on Election Day.
  • What to bring:

    Vermont voters must provide their Vermont driver's license number, state ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number with their voter registration application.

  • Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about where to go and what to bring.

Virginia Election Day Registration

  • Virginia does not have Same Day Registration or Election Day Registration.

Washington Election Day Registration

  • Washington has Same Day Registration and Election Day Registration. If you miss the voter registration deadline, you can still register and vote during the early voting period and on Election Day.
  • What to bring:

    Washington voters must provide their Washington driver's license number, state ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number with their voter registration application.

  • Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about where to go and what to bring.

West Virginia Election Day Registration

  • West Virginia does not have Same Day Registration or Election Day Registration.

Wisconsin Election Day Registration

  • Wisconsin has Election Day Registration. If you miss the voter registration deadline, you can still register and vote on Election Day.
  • What to bring:

    Wisconsin voters must provide their Wisconsin driver's license number, state ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number with their voter registration application. Voters must physically show a valid document with their name and address. such as their driver's license, a bank statement or utility bill.

  • Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about where to go and what to bring.

Wyoming Election Day Registration

  • Wyoming has Same Day Registration and Election Day Registration. If you miss the voter registration deadline, you can still register and vote during the early voting period and on Election Day.
  • What to bring:

    Wyoming voters must provide their Wyoming driver's license number, state ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number with their voter registration application. Voters must also physically show valid ID, such as their driver's license or birth certificate.

  • Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about where to go and what to bring.