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Election deadlines

This page shows the deadlines for voter registration, absentee and mail ballots, and early voting in every state. We also have pages specifically for:

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Alabama
  • In person: 15 days before Election Day
  • By mail: Postmarked by 15 days before Election Day
  • Online: 15 days before Election Day
  • Register to vote in Alabama
  • By mail: Received by NOON on Election Day
  • In person: Received by 1 day BEFORE Election Day
  • Early voting starts: N/A
  • Early voting ends: N/A
Alaska
  • In person: 30 days before Election Day
  • By mail: Postmarked by 30 days before Election Day
  • Online: 30 days before Election Day
  • Register to vote in Alaska
  • By mail: Postmarked by Election Day
  • In person: Received by Election Day
  • Early voting starts: 15 days before Election Day
  • Early voting ends: 1 day before Election Day
Arizona
  • In person: 29 days before Election Day
  • By mail: Postmarked by 29 days before Election Day
  • Online: 29 days before Election Day
  • Register to vote in Arizona
  • By mail: Received by Election Day
  • In person: Received by Election Day
  • Early voting starts: 27 days before Election Day
  • Early voting ends: 4 days before Election Day
Arkansas
  • By mail: Received by Election Day
  • In person: Received by 4 days BEFORE Election Day
  • Early voting starts: 15 days before Election Day
  • Early voting ends: 1 day before Election Day
California
  • By mail: Postmarked by Election Day
  • In person: Received by Election Day
  • Early voting starts: 29 days before Election Day
  • Early voting ends: 1 day before Election Day
Colorado
  • By mail: Received by Election Day
  • In person: Received by Election Day
  • Early voting starts: 15 days before Election Day
  • Early voting ends: 1 day before Election Day
Connecticut
  • By mail: Received by Election Day
  • In person: Received by Election Day if proxy deliverer, or 1 day BEFORE Election Day if delivered voter
  • Early voting starts: 15 days before Election Day
  • Early voting ends: 2 days before Election Day
Delaware
  • In person: 24 days before Election Day
  • By mail: Postmarked by 24 days before Election Day
  • Online: 24 days before Election Day
  • Register to vote in Delaware
  • By mail: Received by Election Day
  • In person: Received by Election Day
  • Early voting starts: At least 10 days before Election Day
  • Early voting ends: 2 days before Election Day
District of Columbia
  • By mail: Postmarked by Election Day
  • In person: Received by Election Day
  • Early voting starts: 8 days before Election Day
  • Early voting ends: 2 days before Election Day
Florida
  • In person: 29 days before Election Day
  • By mail: Received by 29 days before Election Day
  • Online: 29 days before Election Day
  • Register to vote in Florida
  • By mail: Received by Election Day
  • In person: Received by Election Day
  • Early voting starts: 10 days before Election Day
  • Early voting ends: 3 days before Election Day
Georgia
  • In person: 29 days before Election Day
  • By mail: Postmarked by 29 days before Election Day
  • Online: 29 days before Election Day
  • Register to vote in Georgia
  • By mail: Received by Election Day
  • In person: Received by Election day
  • Early voting starts: 21 days before Election Day
  • Early voting ends: 4 days before Election Day
Hawaii
  • By mail: Received by Election Day
  • In person: Received by Election Day
  • Early voting starts: 10 business days before Election Day
  • Early voting ends: 1 day before Election Day
Idaho
  • In person: Election Day
  • By mail: Postmarked by 25 days before Election Day
  • Online: 25 days before Election Day
  • Register to vote in Idaho
  • By mail: Received by Election Day
  • In person: Received by Election Day
  • Early voting starts: 15 days before Election Day
  • Early voting ends: 4 days before Election Day
Illinois
  • By mail: Postmarked by Election Day
  • In person: Received by Election Day
  • Early voting starts: 40 days before Election Day
  • Early voting ends: 1 day before Election Day
Indiana
  • In person: 29 days before Election Day
  • By mail: Postmarked by 29 days before Election Day
  • Online: 29 days before Election Day
  • Register to vote in Indiana
  • By mail: Received by Election Day
  • In person: Received by Election Day
  • Early voting starts: 28 days before Election Day
  • Early voting ends: 1 day before Election Day
Iowa
  • In person: Election Day
  • By mail: Postmarked by 15 days before Election Day
  • Online: 15 days before Election Day
  • Register to vote in Iowa
  • By mail: Received by Election Day
  • In person: Received by Election Day
  • Early voting starts: 20 days before Election Day
  • Early voting ends: 1 day before Election Day
Kansas
  • In person: 21 days before Election Day
  • By mail: Postmarked by 21 days before Election Day
  • Online: 21 days before Election Day
  • Register to vote in Kansas
  • By mail: Postmarked by Election Day
  • In person: Received by Election Day
  • Early voting starts: 20 days before the election
  • Early voting ends: 1 day before Election Day
Kentucky
  • In person: 29 days before Election Day
  • By mail: Postmarked by 29 days before Election Day
  • Online: 29 days before Election Day
  • Register to vote in Kentucky
  • By mail: Received by Election Day
  • In person: Received by Election Day
  • Early voting starts: 5 days before Election Day
  • Early voting ends: 3 days before Election Day
Louisiana
  • In person: 30 days before Election Day
  • By mail: Postmarked by 30 days before Election Day
  • Online: 21 days before Election Day
  • Register to vote in Louisiana
  • By mail: Received by 1 day BEFORE Election Day
  • In person: Received by 1 day BEFORE Election Day
  • Early voting starts: 18 days before Election Day
  • Early voting ends: 7 days before Election Day
Maine
  • In person: Election Day
  • By mail: Received by 21 days before Election Day
  • Online: 21 days before Election Day
  • Register to vote in Maine
  • By mail: Received by Election Day
  • In person: Received by Election Day
  • Early voting starts: 30 days before Election Day
  • Early voting ends: 5 days before Election Day
Maryland
  • By mail: Postmarked by Election Day
  • In person: Received by Election Day
  • Early voting starts: 12 days before Election Day
  • Early voting ends: 5 days before Election Day
Massachusetts
  • By mail: Postmarked by Election Day
  • In person: Received by Election Day
  • Early voting starts: 17 days before Election Day
  • Early voting ends: 4 days before Election Day
Michigan
  • By mail: Received by Election Day
  • In person: Received by Election Day
  • Early voting starts: 9 days before Election Day
  • Early voting ends: 2 days before Election Day
Minnesota
  • By mail: Received by Election Day
  • In person: Received by Election Day
  • Early voting starts: 46 days before Election Day
  • Early voting ends: 1 day before Election Day
Mississippi
  • By mail: Postmarked by Election Day
  • In person: You cannot hand-deliver your mail-in ballot in Mississippi. You must put your voted ballot in the mailbox.
  • Early voting starts: N/A
  • Early voting ends: N/A
Missouri
  • In person: 27 days before Election Day
  • By mail: Postmarked by 27 days before Election Day
  • Online: 27 days before Election Day
  • Register to vote in Missouri
  • By mail: Received by Election Day
  • In person: Received by Election Day
  • Early voting starts: 14 days before Election Day
  • Early voting ends: 1 day before Election Day
Montana
  • In person: Regular registration closes 30 days before any election. Late registration is an option for people who miss the regular registration deadline. It is available starting the day after the close of regular registration and ends at noon on the day before the election. Late registration must be done at the county election office
  • By mail: Postmarked by 30 days before Election Day
  • Online: N/A
  • Register to vote in Montana
  • By mail: Received by Election Day
  • In person: Received by Election Day
  • Early voting starts: 30 days before the election
  • Early voting ends: 1 day before Election Day
Nebraska
  • In person: 11 days before Election Day
  • By mail: Postmarked by 18 days before Election Day
  • Online: 18 days before Election Day
  • Register to vote in Nebraska
  • By mail: Received by Election Day
  • In person: Received by Election Day
  • Early voting starts: 30 days before Election Day
  • Early voting ends: 1 day before Election Day
Nevada
  • By mail: Postmarked by Election Day
  • In person: Received by Election Day
  • Early voting starts: 17 days before Election Day
  • Early voting ends: 4 days before Election Day
New Hampshire
  • By mail: Received by Election Day
  • In person: Received by 5PM 1 day before Election Day
  • Early voting starts: N/A
  • Early voting ends: N/A
New Jersey
  • In person: 21 days before Election Day
  • By mail: Received by 21 days before Election Day
  • Online: 21 days before Election Day
  • Register to vote in New Jersey
  • By mail: Postmarked by Election Day
  • In person: Received by Election Day
  • Early voting starts: 10 days before Election Day
  • Early voting ends: 2 days before Election Day
New Mexico
  • By mail: Received by Election Day
  • In person: Received by Election Day
  • Early voting starts: 28 days before Election Day
  • Early voting ends: 3 days before Election Day
New York
  • In person: 10 days before Election Day
  • By mail: Received by 10 days before Election Day
  • Online: 10 days before Election Day
  • Register to vote in New York
  • By mail: Postmarked by Election Day
  • In person: Received by Election Day
  • Early voting starts: 10 days before Election Day
  • Early voting ends: 2 days before Election Day
North Carolina
  • By mail: Received by Election Day
  • In person: Received by Election Day
  • Early voting starts: 19 days before Election Day
  • Early voting ends: 3 days before Election Day
North Dakota
  • By mail: Postmarked by 1 day before Election Day
  • In person: Received by 1 day BEFORE Election Day
  • Early voting starts: Varies by county
  • Early voting ends: Varies by county
Ohio
  • In person: 30 days before Election Day
  • By mail: Postmarked by 30 days before Election Day
  • Online: 30 days before Election Day
  • Register to vote in Ohio
  • By mail: Postmarked by 1 day before Election Day
  • In person: Received by Election Day
  • Early voting starts: 28 days before Election Day
  • Early voting ends: 2 days before Election Day
Oklahoma
  • In person: 25 days before Election Day
  • By mail: Postmarked by 25 days before Election Day
  • Online: 25 days before Election Day
  • Register to vote in Oklahoma
  • By mail: Received by Election Day
  • In person: Received by Election Day
  • Early voting starts: 6 days before Election Day
  • Early voting ends: 3 days before Election Day
Oregon
  • In person: 21 days before Election Day
  • By mail: Postmarked by 21 days before Election Day
  • Online: 21 days before Election Day
  • Register to vote in Oregon
  • By mail: Postmarked by Election Day
  • In person: Received by Election Day
  • Early voting starts: N/A
  • Early voting ends: N/A
Pennsylvania
  • By mail: Received by Election Day
  • In person: Received by Election Day
  • Early voting starts: Varies by county
  • Early voting ends: 7 days before Election Day
Rhode Island
  • By mail: Received by Election Day
  • In person: Received by Election Day
  • Early voting starts: 20 days before Election Day
  • Early voting ends: 1 day before Election Day
South Carolina
  • By mail: Received by Election Day
  • In person: Received by Election Day
  • Early voting starts: 15 days before Election Day
  • Early voting ends: 3 days before Election Day
South Dakota
  • By mail: Received by Election Day
  • In person: Received by Election Day
  • Early voting starts: 46 days before Election Day
  • Early voting ends: 1 day before Election Day
Tennessee
  • In person: 30 days before Election Day
  • By mail: Postmarked by 30 days before Election Day
  • Online: 30 days before Election Day
  • Register to vote in Tennessee
  • By mail: Received by Election Day
  • In person: You cannot hand-deliver your mail-in ballot in Tennessee. You must put your voted ballot in the mailbox.
  • Early voting starts: 20 days before Election Day
  • Early voting ends: 5 days before Election Day
Texas
  • In person: 30 days before Election Day
  • By mail: Postmarked by 30 days before Election Day
  • Online: 30 days before Election Day
  • Register to vote in Texas
  • By mail: Received by Election Day
  • In person: Received by Election Day
  • Early voting starts: 17 days before Election Day
  • Early voting ends: 4 days before Election Day
Utah
  • In person: Election Day
  • By mail: Received by 11 days before Election Day
  • Online: 11 days before Election Day
  • Register to vote in Utah
  • By mail: Postmarked by 1 day before Election Day
  • In person: Received by Election Day
  • Early voting starts: 14 days before Election Day
  • Early voting ends: 4 days before Election Day
Vermont
  • By mail: Received by Election Day
  • In person: Received by Election Day
  • Early voting starts: 45 days before Election Day
  • Early voting ends: 1 day before Election Day
Virginia
  • By mail: Postmarked by Election Day
  • In person: Received by Election Day
  • Early voting starts: 45 days before Election Day
  • Early voting ends: 3 days before Election Day
Washington
  • By mail: Postmarked by Election Day
  • In person: Received by Election Day
  • Early voting starts: 18 days before Election Day
  • Early voting ends: 1 day before Election Day
West Virginia
  • By mail: Postmarked by Election Day
  • In person: Received by 1 day BEFORE Election Day
  • Early voting starts: 13 days before Election Day
  • Early voting ends: 3 days before Election Day
Wisconsin
  • By mail: Received by 5 days before Election Day
  • In person: The exact deadline varies municipality. Please contact your Wisconsin clerk to find out more. [Click here to find their contact information]
  • Online: 5 days before Election Day
  • Request your absentee or mail ballot in Wisconsin
  • By mail: Received by Election Day
  • In person: Received by Election Day
  • Early voting starts: Varies by municipality
  • Early voting ends: Varies by municipality
Wyoming
  • By mail: Received by Election Day
  • In person: Received by Election Day
  • Early voting starts: 45 days before Election Day
  • Early voting ends: 1 day before Election Day