Voting Deadlines Broken Down State-By-State

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No matter where you are, you have options when it comes to voting. Take a look at the deadlines in your area broken down for you below. Then make your voice heard by November 3.

Please note:

  • All deadlines are subject to change. We try to keep this page as up to date as possible but you should be sure to always double check your state’s Secretary of State website for the most up to date information.
  • While some vote by mail request and return deadlines are close to or on Election Day, we recommend that you don’t wait. If you plan to vote by mail, request your ballot as soon as possible and return it early either by mail or in-person at a designated drop box or local elections office.
This page was last updated on 10/20/2020 at 10:30am EDT.

Alabama

  • Deadline to register to vote - 10/21/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 10/29/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Postmarked by Nov. 2
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - N/A
  • Early voting ends - N/A
  • Election website

Alaska

  • Deadline to register to vote - 10/4/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 10/24/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Received by Oct. 24
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - 10/19/2020
  • Early voting ends - 11/2/2020
  • Election website

Arizona

  • Deadline to register to vote - 10/15/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 10/23/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Received by Nov. 3
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - 10/8/2020
  • Early voting ends - 10/30/2020
  • Election website

Arkansas

  • Deadline to register to vote - 10/4/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 10/27/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Received by Nov. 3 (by mail), or by Nov. 2 (in-person)
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - 10/19/2020
  • Early voting ends - 11/2/2020
  • Election website

California

  • Deadline to register to vote - 10/21/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 10/27/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Returned by Nov. 3 (in-person); Postmarked by Nov. 3, received by Nov. 20 (by mail)
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - 10/5/2020
  • Early voting ends - 11/2/2020
  • Election website

Colorado

  • Deadline to register to vote - 10/26/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 10/26/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Received by 7:00pm MST on Nov. 3
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - 10/19/2020
  • Early voting ends - 11/2/2020
  • Election website

Connecticut

  • Deadline to register to vote - 10/27/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 10/27/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Received before the closing of polls on Nov. 3
  • Early voting starts - N/A
  • Early voting ends - N/A
  • Election website

Delaware

  • Deadline to register to vote - 10/10/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 10/30/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Received by 10/30 (by mail); returned on Nov. 3 (in-person)
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - N/A
  • Early voting ends - N/A
  • Election website

District of Columbia

  • Deadline to register to vote - Election Day (in-person); 10/13/20 (mail-in)
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 10/27/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Received or returned by Nov. 3 at 8pm EST
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - 10/27/2020
  • Early voting ends - 11/3/2020
  • Election website

Florida

  • Deadline to register to vote - 10/5/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 10/24/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Received by 7:00pm (local time) on Nov. 3 (by mail); in person option also available
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - 10/24/2020
  • Early voting ends - 10/30/2020
  • Election website

Georgia

  • Deadline to register to vote - 10/5/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 10/30/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Received by Nov. 3
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - 10/12/2020
  • Early voting ends - 10/30/2020
  • Election website

Hawaii

  • Deadline to register to vote - 10/5/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 10/16/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Received by Oct. 27 (by mail); returned by Nov. 3 at 7:00pm HST (in-person)
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - 10/24/2020
  • Early voting ends - 11/2/2020
  • Election website

Idaho

  • Deadline to register to vote - 10/9/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 10/23/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Received by Nov. 3 at 8:00pm (local time)
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - 10/19/2020
  • Early voting ends - 10/30/2020
  • Election website

Illinois

  • Deadline to register to vote - 10/16/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 10/29/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Received by Nov. 2
  • Early voting starts - 9/24/2020
  • Early voting ends - 11/2/2020
  • Election website

Indiana

  • Deadline to register to vote - 10/5/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 10/22/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Received by 12:00pm (local time) on Nov. 3
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - 10/6/2020
  • Early voting ends - 11/2/2020
  • Election website

Iowa

  • Deadline to register to vote - 10/24/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 10/24/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Received or postmarked by Nov. 3
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - 10/5/2020
  • Early voting ends - 11/2/2020
  • Election website

Kansas

  • Deadline to register to vote - 10/13/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 10/27/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Postmarked by Nov. 3 and/or received by "close of business" on Nov. 6
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - 10/14/2020
  • Early voting ends - 11/2/2020
  • Election website

Kentucky

  • Deadline to register to vote - 10/5/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 10/9/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Postmarked by Nov. 3 and/or received by "close of business" on Nov. 6
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - 10/13/2020
  • Early voting ends - 11/2/2020
  • Election website

Louisiana

  • Deadline to register to vote - 10/5/2020 (10/13/2020 online)
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 10/30/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Received by Nov. 2 by 4:30 CST
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - 10/20/2020
  • Early voting ends - 10/27/2020
  • Election website

Maine

  • Deadline to register to vote - 11/3/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 10/29/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Returned or received by 8:00pm EST on Nov. 3
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - 10/4/2020
  • Early voting ends - 10/29/2020
  • Election website

Maryland

  • Deadline to register to vote - 10/29/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 10/20/2020 (mail, fax) 10/30/2020 (email)
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Returned by Nov. 3 by 8:00pm EST (in-person); postmarked by Nov. 3 and received by Nov. 13 at 10:00am EST
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - 10/26/2020
  • Early voting ends - 11/2/2020
  • Election website

Massachusetts

  • Deadline to register to vote - 10/14/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 10/28/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Postmarked by Nov. 3 and received by Nov. 6 (mail); returned by Nov. 3 (in-person)
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - 10/17/2020
  • Early voting ends - 10/30/2020
  • Election website

Michigan

  • Deadline to register to vote - 10/4/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 10/30/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Returned or received by Nov. 3 at 8:00pm
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - N/A
  • Early voting ends - N/A
  • Election website

Minnesota

  • Deadline to register to vote - 11/3/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 11/2/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Postmarked by Nov. 3, received by Nov. 10 (by mail); returned by Nov. 3 at 3:00pm CST
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - 9/18/2020
  • Early voting ends - 11/2/2020
  • Election website

Mississippi

  • Deadline to register to vote - 10/4/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 10/31/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Received by email or fax by 7:00pm CST; postmarked by Nov. 3 and received by Nov. 10 (by mail)
  • Early voting starts - N/A
  • Early voting ends - N/A
  • Election website

Missouri

  • Deadline to register to vote - 10/7/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 10/21/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Received by Nov. 3 at 7:00pm CST
  • Early voting starts - N/A
  • Early voting ends - N/A
  • Election website

Montana

  • Deadline to register to vote - 11/3/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 11/2/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Received by Nov. 9 at 3:00pm MST
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - N/A
  • Early voting ends - N/A
  • Election website

Nebraska

  • Deadline to register to vote - 10/23/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 10/23/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Received by 8:00pm CST on Nov. 3
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - 10/5/2020
  • Early voting ends - 11/2/2020
  • Election website

Nevada

  • Deadline to register to vote - 10/13/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 10/20/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Postmarked by Nov. 3 (by mail); returned by Nov. 3 at 7:00pm PST (in person)
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - 10/17/2020
  • Early voting ends - 10/30/2020
  • Election website

New Hampshire

  • Deadline to register to vote - 11/3/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 11/2/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Received by Nov. 3 at 5:00pm EST
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - N/A
  • Early voting ends - N/A
  • Election website

New Jersey

  • Deadline to register to vote - 10/13/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 10/27/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Postmarked by Nov. 3, received by Nov. 10; returned by 8:00pm EST on Nov. 3 (in person)
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - 9/19/2020
  • Early voting ends - 11/2/2020
  • Election website

New Mexico

  • Deadline to register to vote - 10/6/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 10/20/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Received by Nov. 3 at 7:00pm MST; returned by Nov. 3 (in person)
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - 10/17/2020
  • Early voting ends - 10/31/2020
  • Election website

New York

  • Deadline to register to vote - 10/9/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 10/27/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Postmarked by Nov. 3, received by Nov. 10 (by mail); returned by Nov. 3 (in person)
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - 10/24/2020
  • Early voting ends - 11/1/2020
  • Election website

North Carolina

  • Deadline to register to vote - 10/9/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 10/27/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Postmarked by Nov. 3, received by Nov. 6 at 5pm EST
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - 10/15/2020
  • Early voting ends - 10/31/2020
  • Election website

North Dakota

  • Deadline to request a ballot - 11/2/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - 11/2/2020
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - 10/19/2020
  • Early voting ends - 11/2/2020
  • Election website

Ohio

  • Deadline to register to vote - 10/5/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 10/31/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Postmarked by Nov. 2, received by Nov. 13 (by mail); returned by Nov. 3 at 7:30pm EST
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - 10/6/2020
  • Early voting ends - 11/2/2020
  • Election website

Oklahoma

  • Deadline to register to vote - 10/9/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 10/27/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Received by Nov. 3 at 7pm CST
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - 10/29/2020
  • Early voting ends -10/31/2020
  • Election website

Oregon

  • Deadline to register to vote - 10/13/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 10/14/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Received by Nov. 3 at 8pm PST
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - 10/29/2020
  • Early voting ends -10/31/2020
  • Election website

Pennsylvania

  • Deadline to register to vote - 10/4/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 10/27/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Return by Nov. 3 at 8pm EST (in person); postmarked by Nov. 3 at 8pm EST, received by Nov. 6 at 5pm EST
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - N/A
  • Early voting ends - N/A
  • Election website

Puerto Rico

  • Deadline to register to vote - 9/14/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 9/14/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Postmarked by Oct. 4
  • Early voting starts - N/A
  • Early voting ends - N/A
  • Election website

Rhode Island

  • Deadline to register to vote - 10/4/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 10/13/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Received or returned by Nov. 3 at 8pm EST
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - N/A
  • Early voting ends - N/A
  • Election website

South Carolina

  • Deadline to register to vote - 10/4/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 10/30/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Received by Nov. 3 at 7pm EST
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - N/A
  • Early voting ends - N/A
  • Election website

South Dakota

  • Deadline to register to vote - 10/19/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 11/2/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Received by Nov. 3 at 5pm CST
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - N/A
  • Early voting ends - N/A
  • Election website

Tennessee

  • Deadline to register to vote - 10/4/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 10/27/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Received by "close of polls" on Nov. 3
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - 10/14/2020
  • Early voting ends - 10/29/2020
  • Election website

Texas

  • Deadline to register to vote - 10/5/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 10/23/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Postmarked by Nov. 3 at 7pm CST, received bt Nov. 4 at 5pm CST
  • Early voting starts - 10/13/2020
  • Early voting ends - 10/30/2020
  • Election website

Utah

  • Deadline to register to vote - 10/27/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 10/27/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Postmarked by Nov. 3 at 7pm CST, received bt Nov. 4 at 5pm CST
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - 10/13/2020
  • Early voting ends - 10/30/2020
  • Election website

Vermont

  • Deadline to register to vote - 11/3/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 11/2/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Returned to town clerk's office by "close of office" on Nov. 2, or to a polling place by 7pm EST on Nov. 3
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - 9/19/2020
  • Early voting ends - 11/2/2020
  • Election website

Virginia

  • Deadline to register to vote - 10/12/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 10/23/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Returned by Nov. 3 at 7pm EST (in person); postmarked by Nov. 3, received by Nov. 6 at 12pm EST
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - 9/19/2020
  • Early voting ends - 11/2/2020
  • Election website

Washington

  • Deadline to register to vote - 11/3/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Returned by Nov. 3 at 8pm (in person); postmarked by Nov. 3
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - 10/26/2020
  • Early voting ends - 11/2/2020
  • Election website

West Virginia

  • Deadline to register to vote - 11/3/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 10/29/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Returned or received by Nov. 3 at 8pm CST
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - 10/21/2020
  • Early voting ends - 10/31/2020
  • Election website

Wisconsin

  • Deadline to register to vote - 10/13/2020
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 10/28/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Postmarked by Nov. 3, received by Nov. 9; returned by Nov. 2 (in person)
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - 10/20/2020
  • Early voting ends - 11/1/2020
  • Election website

Wyoming

  • Deadline to register to vote - N/A
  • Deadline to request a ballot - 11/2/2020
  • Deadline to send your ballot back - Received by Nov. 3 at 7pm MST
  • Track your ballot
  • Early voting starts - 9/19/2020
  • Early voting ends - 11/3/2020
  • Election website