2020 US Voter Registration Deadlines

Sep 28, 2020 | Blog

This year, 2020, is a presidential election year in the United States! Due to COVID-19 voting may have changed this year for your state. It is imperative that each eligible person understand their voter registration deadlines and understand how to vote when the day comes. We’ve listed each State’s Registration Deadlines below with instructions from vote.org.

  • Find your state below
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    • We suggest doing this even if you are registered so you can remind your friends and family to register before it’s too late
    • If you have kids at home it is also a good time to teach them about the voting process and show them how to ensure their voice is heard when they turn 18.
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Happy voting!

Alabama

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: 15 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 15 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 15 days before Election Day.
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: Alabama Election Website
Alaska

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: 30 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 30 days before Election Day. If this falls on a Sunday, postmarked 31 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 30 days before Election Day.
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: Alaska Election Website
Arizona

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: 29 days before Election Day, or on the next immediate business day if the deadline falls on a legal holiday or weekend.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 29 days before Election Day, or on the next immediate business day if the deadline falls on a legal holiday or weekend.
  • Online: 29 days before Election Day.
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: Arizona Election Website
Arkansas

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: 30 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 30 days before Election Day. If this falls on a Sunday, postmarked 29 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: Arkansas Election Website
California

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: 15 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 15 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 15 days before Election Day.
  • If the voter registration deadline has passed, you can still conditionally register to vote and cast a provisional ballot in person at your County Elections Office at any time up to and including Election Day. Your provisional ballot will be counted when your County Elections Official verifies your voter registration.
  • Conditional registration may also be available in County Elections satellite offices and vote centers.
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: California Election Website
Colorado

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 8 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 8 days before Election Day
  • You can register and cast a ballot up through Election Day by appearing in-person at a Voter Service and Polling Center during the Early Voting period or on Election Day. Contact your Local Election Office if you have any questions.
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: Colorado Election Website
Connecticut

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: 7 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 7 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 7 days before Election Day.
  • If the voter registration deadline has passed, you can still register to vote in person at a designated Election Day Registration office. Contact your Local Election Office if you have any questions.
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: Connecticut Election Website
Delaware

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: 24 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 24 days before Election Day.
  • Online: The fourth Saturday before Election Day.
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: Delaware Election Website
District of Columbia

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: Election Day, with proof of residency.
  • By Mail: Received 21 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 21 days before Election Day.
  • If you have missed the voter registration deadline, you can still register to vote and a cast a ballot at the same time during early voting or on Election Day. Simply go to your regular polling place or early voting site to register and vote. Contact your Local Election Office if you have any questions. You will need to bring proof of residency, such as a government photo ID, or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, or pay check that shows your current name and address.
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: District of Columbia Election Website
Florida

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: 29 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 29 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 29 days before Election Day.
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: Florida Election Website
Georgia

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: 29 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 29 days before Election Day.
  • Online: The fifth Monday before Election Day.
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: Georgia Election Website
Hawaii

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: 30 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 30 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 30 days before Election Day.
  • If you have missed the voter registration deadline, you can still register to vote and a cast a ballot at the same time during early voting at early walk-in locations and on Election Day at your polling place. Contact your Local Election Office if you have any questions.
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: Hawaii Election Website
Idaho

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: 24 days before Election Day. If you miss this deadline, you may also register on Election Day. (You must show proof of residence to register at the polls on Election Day.)
  • By Mail: Postmarked 25 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 25 days before Election Day.
  • If you have missed the voter registration deadline, you can still register to vote and a cast a ballot at the same time during early voting or on Election Day. Simply go to your regular polling place or early voting site to register and vote. You will need to show proof of residence and a photo ID. Contact your Local Election Office if you have any questions.
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: Idaho Election Website
Illinois

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: 27 days before Election Day, after which you may register during the early voting period through Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 28 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 16 days before Election Day.
  • You can also register in person (and vote) at your local elections office during the “grace period.” The grace period starts 27 days before Election Day and ends on Election Day. Grace Period Voting does NOT take place at your regular polling place. Grace Period Voting almost always happens at your Local Election Office. Contact your Local Election Office for more information.
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: Illinois Election Website
Indiana

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: 29 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 29 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 29 days before Election Day.
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: Indiana Election Website
Iowa

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: 10 days before Election Day. If you miss the deadline, you can also register to vote in-person during early vote or on Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 15 days before Election Day or received 10 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 10 days before Election Day.
  • If you have missed the voter registration deadline, you can still register to vote and a cast a ballot at the same time during early voting or on Election Day. Simply go to your regular polling place or early voting site to register and vote. You should bring valid photo ID and, if the ID does not list your current address, also proof of residence. Contact your Local Election Office if you have any questions.
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: Iowa Election Website
Kansas

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: 21 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 21 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 21 days before Election Day.
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: Kansas Election Website
Kentucky

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: 29 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: You must mail or return the completed voter registration to your local county clerk at least 29 days prior to Election Day.
  • Online: 29 days before Election Day.
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: Kentucky Election Website
Louisiana

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: 30 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 30 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 20 days before Election Day.
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: Louisiana Election Website
Maine

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 15 business days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A
  • If you register to vote within 21 days of an election, including on election day, you must appear in person to register at the municipal registrar in order to register. Photo ID and proof of residence is required. Contact your Local Election Office with any questions.
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: Maine Election Website
Maryland

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: 21 days before Election Day. You may also register during early voting or on Election Day with proof of address. See Election Day registration instructions.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 21 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 21 days before Election Day.
  • You can register to vote in-person during early voting and on Election Day. You will need to bring your MVA-issued license, ID card, or change of address card, or a paycheck, bank statement, utility bill, or other government document that has your name and current address.
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: Maryland Election Website
Massachusetts

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: 10 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 10 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 10 days before Election Day.
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: Massachusetts Election Website
Michigan

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: Election Day at your city or township clerk office. The voter registration deadline is 15 days before Election Day, if you submit an application form through a voter registration drive or deliver it to a county clerk or secretary of state office.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 15 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 15 days before Election Day.
  • If you have missed the voter registration deadline, you can still register to vote and a cast a ballot at the same time during early voting or on Election Day. If you plan to register in person within 14 days of Election Day, you will need to present proof of residency. To register under these rules, Contact your Local Election Office with any questions.
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: Michigan Election Website
Minnesota

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 21 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 21 days before Election Day.
  • If you have missed the voter registration deadline, you can still register to vote and a cast a ballot at the same time during the in-person absentee voting period or on Election Day. Simply go to your regular in-person absentee voting site — or to your regular polling place — to register and vote. You should bring valid ID and, if the ID does not list your current name and address, also proof of residence. Contact your Local Election Office if you have any questions.
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: Minnesota Election Website
Mississippi

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: 30 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 30 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: Mississippi Election Website
Missouri

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: 27 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 27 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 27 days before Election Day.
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: Missouri Election Website
Montana

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 8 days before Election Day and received 5 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A
  • If you have missed the voter registration deadline, you can still register to vote at your county election office through close of polls on Election Day, except between noon and 5:00 p.m. the day before the election. You’ll have to register at the office of your Local Election Office — not at a polling place. Contact your Local Election Office for questions about the process. Photo ID or proof or residency is required.
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: Montana Election Website
Nebraska

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: 11 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 18 days before Election Day. Received 14 days before Election Day, if there’s an illegible postmark.
  • Online: 18 days before Election Day
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: Nebraska Election Website
Nevada

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: By October 6th. You can also register and vote on Election Day. Same-day voter registration is also available at any in-person polling place during the 14-day early voting period, which runs from Saturday, October 17, 2020 to Friday, October 30, 2020.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 28 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 5 days before Election Day
  • You may register to vote in-person at the polling place either during early voting or on Election Day. You must show a valid Nevada driver’s license or identification card at the polls to vote. If the identification does not have your current address, you must also show proof of residency .
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: Nevada Election Website
New Hampshire

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: Election Day. Before Election Day, the last day to register is the last meeting of the Supervisors of the Checklist. The supervisors meet once, 6-13 days before Election Day. Check your town/city website, or call your clerk’s office for the date, time, and location of the Supervisor’s meeting.
  • By Mail: Received between 6 and 13 days before Election Day, depending on which town you live in.
  • Online: N/A
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: New Hampshire Election Website
New Jersey

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: 21 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 21 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 21 days before Election Day
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: New Jersey Election Website
New Mexico

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: Saturday before Election Day at the county clerk’s office. 28 days before Election Day otherwise.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 28 days before Election Day. However, an application may be accepted through the Friday following the deadline if the application is postmarked before the deadline.
  • Online: 28 days before Election Day
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: New Mexico Election Website
New York

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: 25 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 25 days before Election Day. Received 20 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 25 days before Election Day
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: New York Election Website
North Carolina

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: The Saturday before Election Day if voting early in person. Otherwise 25 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 25 days before Election Day. If the postmark is missing or unclear, the application will still be processed if it is Received 20 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 25 days before Election Day
  • If an individual becomes qualified to vote between the registration deadline (the 25th day before Election Day) and Election Day, then the individual may apply to register on Election Day by submitting an application to: a member of the county board of elections, the county director of elections, or the chief judge or a judge of the precinct in which the person is eligible to vote. If the application is approved, the individual may vote the same day. This applies to those individuals who recently become naturalized citizens of the U.S. or who have restored to citizenship after a felony conviction, but it does not apply to individuals who were 17 years old and reach 18 after the registration deadline.
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: North Carolina Election Website
North Dakota

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: North Dakota does not have voter registration. You simply need to bring valid proof of ID and residency to the polls in order to vote.
  • By Mail: North Dakota does not have voter registration. You simply need to bring valid proof of ID and residency to the polls in order to vote.
  • Online: N/A
  • North Dakota does not have voter registration. You simply need to bring valid proof of ID and residency to the polls in order to vote.
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: North Dakota Election Website
Ohio

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: 30 days before Election Day, extended to the next business day if this falls on a Sunday.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 30 days before Election Day, extended to the next business day if this falls on a Sunday.
  • Online: 30 days before Election Day
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: Ohio Election Website
     
Oklahoma

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: 25 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 25 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: Oklahoma Election Website
     
Oregon

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: 21 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 21 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 21 days before Election Day
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: Oregon Election Website
     
Pennsylvania

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: 15 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 15 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 15 days before Election Day
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: Pennsylvania Election Website
     
Rhode Island

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: 30 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 30 days before Election Day. If the postmark is missing or unclear and the registration form is received no later than 5 days after the deadline, the individual shall be presumed to have been registered by the deadline.
  • Online: 30 days before Election Day
  • You may register in person on Election Day at your local Board of Canvassers but only for Presidential elections.
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: Rhode Island Election Website
     
South Carolina

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: 30 days before Election Day. If this falls on a Sunday, the last preceding day that the county board of voter registration and elections is open.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 30 days before Election Day, the deadline is extended to the next business day if this falls on a Sunday.
  • Online: 30 days before Election Day
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: South Carolina Election Website
South Dakota

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: 15 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 15 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: South Dakota Election Website
Tennessee

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: 30 days before Election Day. If this falls on a Sunday, 29 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 30 days before Election Day, the deadline is extended to the next business day if this falls on a Sunday.
  • Online: 30 days before Election Day
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: Tennessee Election Website
Texas

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: 30 days before Election Day. If this falls on a Sunday, 29 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 30 days before Election Day, the deadline is extended to the next business day if this falls on a Sunday.
  • Online: N/A
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: Texas Election Website
Utah

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: 7 days before Election Day in clerk’s office, but may also register during early vote and on Election Day.However, individuals must vote by provisional ballot if they: (i) register online or in person between 7 and 14 days before Election Day, (ii) register during early voting, or (iii) register on Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 30 days before Election Day, the deadline is extended to the next business day if this falls on a Sunday.
  • Online: 11 days before Election Day
  • An individual who is not registered to vote may register to vote, and vote, on election day or during the early voting period described in Section 20A-3-601, by voting a provisional ballot, if:
    1. the individual is otherwise legally entitled to vote the ballot;
    2. the ballot is identical to the ballot for the precinct in which the individual resides;
    3. the information on the provisional ballot form is complete; and
    4. the individual provides valid voter identification and proof of residence to the poll worker.

    More information on election day registration

  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: Utah Election Website
Vermont

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: Election Day (you must show proof of residence to register at the polls on Election Day).
  • By Mail: Received Election Day.
  • Online: Election Day. But if you register online the day before or on Election Day, your application may not be processed and your name may not appear on the checklist and you may be asked to fill out another application at the polls. To be sure your name appears on the checklist, please register by the Friday before the election.
  • You can register to vote on Election Day at your polling place. You must show proof of residence to register at the polls on Election Day.
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: Vermont Election Website
Virginia

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: 22 days before Election Day. If this day falls on a Sunday, 21 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 22 days before Election Day, the deadline is extended to the next business day if this falls on a Sunday.
  • Online: 22 days before Election Day
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: Virginia Election Website
Washington

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 8 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 8 days before Election Day
  • Individuals may register to vote in their county auditor’s office, the division of elections if in a separate city from the county auditor’s office, a voting center, or other location designated by the county auditor in his or her county of residence no later than 8:00pm on the day of the primary, special election, or general election. The registration process and requirements for registering on Election Day are the same as for filling out a paper registration form or the online form.
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: Washington Election Website
West Virginia

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: 21 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 21 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 21 days before Election Day
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: West Virginia Election Website
Wisconsin

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: The Friday before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked the 3rd Wednesday before Election Day.
  • Online: 20 days before Election Day
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: Wisconsin Election Website
Wyoming

Voter Registration Deadline

  • In Person: 14 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 14 days before Election Day. After this date, individuals may register to vote by mail if their registration is also accompanied by an absentee ballot request.
  • Online: N/A
  • Wyoming does not accept the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Wyoming prefers that people register to vote in person at the County Clerk’s office.
  • Mail the voter registration form, along with the copies of your ID documents, to your County Clerk. Note: Sending your form to any other office will delay your voter registration.
  • Mail your form as soon as possible. Voter registration closes two weeks prior to Election Day.
  • Follow up with your County Clerk about any questions you may have about your registration or requests for absentee ballots.
  • As always, it’s best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: Wyoming Election Website

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