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Same day registration

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What is same day registration?

Same day registration allows voters who have missed the registration deadline to register and vote at the same time during the early voting period and/or on Election Day. Almost every state that has same day registration in the early voting period also has same day registration on Election Day.

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 same day registration in your jurisdiction.

State by state information

Alabama same day registration

Alabama does not have same day registration.

Alaska same day registration

Alaska does not have same day registration.

Arizona same day registration

Arizona does not have same day registration.

Arkansas same day registration

Arkansas does not have same day registration.

California same day registration

Early voting period and Election Day

  • Summary: California has same day registration. You can register and vote during the early voting period and on Election Day.
  • Where to go:

    Go to your designated voting location. Click here to find where to vote.

  • What to bring:

    Bring your California driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring one photo ID issued by any state or Federal Government, and bring one document that shows your name and current address. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

  • Need help? Contact your local election office if you have questions.
  • Notes:

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

Colorado same day registration

Early voting period and Election Day

  • Summary: Colorado has same day registration. You can register and vote during the early voting period and on Election Day.
  • Where to go:

    Go to your designated voting location. Click here to find out where to vote.

  • What to bring:

    Bring your Colorado driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring one photo ID issued by any state or Federal Government, and bring one document that shows your name and current address. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

  • Need help? Contact your local election office if you have questions.

Connecticut same day registration

Election Day only

  • Summary: Connecticut has same day registration. You can register and vote on Election Day.
  • Where to go:

    Go to your town's Election Day Registration location. Click here to find where to vote.

  • What to bring:

    Bring your Connecticut driver's license, birth certificate, Social Security card, student ID, state ID card or any ID that shows your name and current address. If you don't have a valid ID, you may also bring a utility bill that has your name, current address and a due date no later than thirty days after the election or, if you are a student, you may bring a registration or fee statement that includes your name and current address.

  • Need help? Contact your local election office if you have questions.
  • Notes:

    No same day registration for primary elections

Delaware same day registration

Delaware does not have same day registration.

District of Columbia same day registration

Election Day only

  • Summary: District of Columbia has same day registration. You can register and vote on Election Day.
  • Where to go:

    Go to your designated voting location. Click here to find out where to vote.

  • What to bring:

    Bring your DC driver's license or ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring one photo ID issued by any state or Federal Government or one document that shows your name and current address. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

  • Need help? Contact your local election office if you have questions.

Florida same day registration

Florida does not have same day registration.

Georgia same day registration

Georgia does not have same day registration.

Hawaii same day registration

Early voting period and Election Day

  • Summary: Hawaii has same day registration. You can register and vote during the early voting period and on Election Day.
  • Where to go:

    Go to your designated in-person voting location. Click here to find out where to vote.

  • What to bring:

    Bring your Hawaii driver's license number or Hawaii state ID number. If you do not have either of these, you may provide the last four digits of your Social Security Number.

  • Need help? Contact your local election office if you have questions.

Idaho same day registration

Election Day only

  • Summary: Idaho has same day registration. You can register and vote on Election Day.
  • Where to go:

    Go to your designated voting location. Click here to find out where to vote.

  • What to bring:

    Bring your non-expired Idaho driver's license or state ID card issued by the Department of Transportationwith you. If you don't have one, bring one photo ID issued by any state or the Federal Government, and bring one document that shows your name and current Idaho address. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address. If you are a student you may use a non-expired student photo ID with a current student fee statement that contains your Idaho address.

  • Need help? Contact your local election office if you have questions.

Illinois same day registration

Early voting period and Election Day

  • Summary: Illinois has same day registration. You can register and vote during the early voting period and on Election Day.
  • Notes:

    Illinois calls Same Day Registration "grace period registration."

Indiana same day registration

Indiana does not have same day registration.

Iowa same day registration

Early voting period and Election Day

  • Summary: Iowa has same day registration. You can register and vote during the early voting period and on Election Day.
  • Where to go:

    Go to your designated voting location. Click here to find out where to vote.

  • What to bring:

    Bring your non-expired driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring a photo ID that shows your name, address, and expiration date. This can include a photo ID issued by any state or the Federal Government, an employee ID card, a student ID issued by an Iowa high school or college, or a tribal ID. If your photo ID does not contain your current address you can bring one document that shows your name, address, and is current within 45 days. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

  • Need help? Contact your local election office if you have questions.

Kansas same day registration

Kansas does not have same day registration.

Kentucky same day registration

Kentucky does not have same day registration.

Louisiana same day registration

Louisiana does not have same day registration.

Maine same day registration

Early voting period and Election Day

  • Summary: Maine has same day registration. You can register and vote during the early voting period and on Election Day.
  • Where to go:

    Go to your designated voting location. Click here to find out where to vote.

  • What to bring:

    Bring your Maine driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring one document that shows your name and current address or your Social Security Number. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

  • Need help? Contact your local election office if you have questions.

Maryland same day registration

Early voting period and Election Day

  • Summary: Maryland has same day registration. You can register and vote during the early voting period and on Election Day.
  • Where to go:

    Go to your designated voting location. Click here to find out where to vote.

  • What to bring:

    Bring your Maryland driver's license or Maryland state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring one document that shows your name and current address. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

  • Need help? Contact your local election office if you have questions.

Massachusetts same day registration

Massachusetts does not have same day registration.

Michigan same day registration

Early voting period and Election Day

  • Summary: Michigan has same day registration. You can register and vote during the early voting period and on Election Day.
  • Where to go:

    Go to your Local Election Office. Click here to look up the address.

  • What to bring:

    Bring your Michigan driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring one photo ID issued by any state or the Federal Government, and bring one document that shows your name and current address. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

  • Need help? Contact your local election office if you have questions.

Minnesota same day registration

Election Day only

  • Summary: Minnesota has same day registration. You can register and vote on Election Day.
  • Where to go:

    Go to your designated voting location. Click here to find out where to vote.

  • What to bring:

    Bring your Minnesota driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring one photo ID issued by any state, the Federal Government, any approved tribe (must include name, signature, and photo), or from any Minnesota institution of higher education. Additionally, you will need to bring one document that shows your name and current address, including a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, student fee statement, or any government document that shows your name and address.

  • Need help? Contact your local election office if you have questions.

Mississippi same day registration

Mississippi does not have same day registration.

Missouri same day registration

Missouri does not have same day registration.

Montana same day registration

Early voting period only

  • Summary: Montana has same day registration. You can register and vote during the early voting period.
  • Where to go:

    Go to your Local Election Office. Click here to lookup the address.

  • What to bring:

    Bring your Montana driver's license or state ID. If you don't have one, bring one photo ID issued by any state or the Federal Government, and bring one document that shows your name and current address. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

  • Need help? Contact your local election office if you have questions.

Nebraska same day registration

Nebraska does not have same day registration.

Nevada same day registration

Early voting period and Election Day

  • Summary: Nevada has same day registration. You can register and vote during the early voting period and on Election Day.
  • Where to go:

    Go to your designated voting location. Click here to find out where to vote.

  • What to bring:

    Bring your Nevada driver's license or state ID with you. If you do not have either of these, you will not be able to register and vote on the same day. If your ID does not show your current address you will also need to show a valid proof of residence. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, income tax return, motor vehicle registration, property tax statement, or any government document that shows your name and address.

  • Need help? Contact your local election office if you have questions.

New Hampshire same day registration

Election Day only

  • Summary: New Hampshire has same day registration. You can register and vote on Election Day.
  • Where to go:

    Go to your designated voting location. Click here to find out where to vote.

  • What to bring:

    Bring your New Hampshire driver's license or state ID card. If you don't have one, bring an acceptable document with your name, age and address OR sign an affidavit.

  • Need help? Contact your local election office if you have questions.

New Jersey same day registration

New Jersey does not have same day registration.

New Mexico same day registration

Early voting period and Election Day

  • Summary: New Mexico has same day registration. You can register and vote during the early voting period and on Election Day.
  • Notes:

    In 2021, Same Day Registration will be from 28 days prior to the election through Election Day.

New York same day registration

New York does not have same day registration.

North Carolina same day registration

Early voting period only

  • Summary: North Carolina has same day registration. You can register and vote during the early voting period.

North Dakota same day registration

North Dakota does not have same day registration.

Ohio same day registration

Ohio does not have same day registration.

Oklahoma same day registration

Oklahoma does not have same day registration.

Oregon same day registration

Oregon does not have same day registration.

Pennsylvania same day registration

Pennsylvania does not have same day registration.

Rhode Island same day registration

Rhode Island does not have same day registration.

South Carolina same day registration

South Carolina does not have same day registration.

South Dakota same day registration

South Dakota does not have same day registration.

Tennessee same day registration

Tennessee does not have same day registration.

Texas same day registration

Texas does not have same day registration.

Utah same day registration

Early voting period and Election Day

  • Summary: Utah has same day registration. You can register and vote during the early voting period and on Election Day.
  • Where to go:

    Go to your designated voting location. Click here to find out where to vote.

  • What to bring:

    Bring your Utah driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring one photo ID issued by any state or the Federal Government, and bring one document that shows your name and current address. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

  • Need help? Contact your local election office if you have questions.

Vermont same day registration

Early voting period and Election Day

  • Summary: Vermont has same day registration. You can register and vote during the early voting period and on Election Day.
  • Where to go:

    Go to your designated voting location. Click here to find out where to vote.

  • What to bring:

    Bring your Vermont driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring ONE photo ID that shows your name, and ONE document that shows your name and current address. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

  • Need help? Contact your local election office if you have questions.

Virginia same day registration

Virginia does not have same day registration.

Washington same day registration

Early voting period and Election Day

  • Summary: Washington has same day registration. You can register and vote during the early voting period and on Election Day.
  • Where to go:

    Go to your designated voting location. Click here to find out where to vote.

  • What to bring:

    Bring your Washington driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring one photo ID issued by any state or the Federal Government, and bring one document that shows your name and current address. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

  • Need help? Contact your local election office if you have questions.

West Virginia same day registration

West Virginia does not have same day registration.

Wisconsin same day registration

Election Day only

  • Summary: Wisconsin has same day registration. You can register and vote on Election Day.
  • Where to go:

    Go to your designated voting location. Click here to find out where to vote.

  • What to bring:

    Bring your Wisconsin driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring one photo ID issued by any state or the Federal Government, and bring one document that shows your name and current address. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

  • Need help? Contact your local election office if you have questions.

Wyoming same day registration

Election Day only

  • Summary: Wyoming has same day registration. You can register and vote on Election Day.
  • Where to go:

    Go to your designated voting location. Click here to find out where to vote.

  • What to bring:

    Bring your Wyoming driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring one photo ID issued by any state or the Federal Government, and bring one document that shows your name and current address. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

  • Need help? Contact your local election office if you have questions.