When Is the Voter Registration Deadline in Your State?

September 8, 2020
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Election season is in full force.

The 2020 election is underway, with Nov. 3 — Election Day — rapidly approaching.

Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and public concerns about delays at the United States Postal Service, this year’s presidential race requires extra adaptability and preparedness on behalf of voters than the average election.

Whether you plan to vote in person or by absentee ballot, find the deadlines to register to vote in all 50 states below.

Alabama

Deadline to register online, by mail or in-person: Oct. 19

Alaska

Deadline to register online, by mail or in-person: Oct. 4

Arizona

Deadline to register online, by mail or in-person: Oct. 5

Arkansas

Deadline to register by mail or in person: Oct. 5.
Online voter registration: Not available

California

Deadline to register online or by mail: Oct. 19.
Deadline to register in-person: Nov. 3 (any day up to and including Election Day)

Colorado

Deadline to register online: Oct. 26
Deadline to register in-person: Nov. 3 (any day up to and including Election Day)

Connecticut

Deadline to register online: Oct. 27
Deadline to register in-person: Nov. 3 (any day up to and including Election Day)

Delaware

Deadline to register by mail or in-person: Oct. 10
Online voter registration: Not available

District of Columbia (Washington DC)

Deadline to register online: Oct. 13
Deadline for mail-in registrations to be received: Oct. 13
Deadline to register in-person: Nov. 3 (any day up to and including Election Day)

Florida

Deadline to register online, by mail or in-person: Oct. 5

Georgia

Deadline to register online, by mail or in-person: Oct. 5

Hawaii

Deadline to register online, by mail or in-person: Oct. 5

Idaho

Deadline to register online or by mail: Oct. 9
Deadline to register in-person: Nov. 3 (any day up to and including Election Day)

Illinois

Deadline to register online: Oct. 17
Deadline to register by mail: Oct. 6
Deadline to register in-person: Nov. 3 (any day up to and including Election Day)

Indiana

Deadline to register online, by mail or in-person: Oct. 5

Iowa

Deadline to register online or by mail: Oct. 24
Deadline to register in-person: Nov. 3 (any day up to and including Election Day)

Kansas

Deadline to register online, by mail or in-person: Oct. 13

Kentucky

Deadline to register online, by mail or in-person: Oct. 5

Louisiana

Deadline to register in-person or by mail: Oct. 5
Deadline to register online: Oct. 14

Maine

Deadline to register by mail: Oct. 13
Deadline to register in-person: Nov. 3 (any day up to and including Election Day)
Online voter registration: Not available

Maryland

Deadline to register in-person, by mail or online: Oct. 13

Massachusetts

Deadline to register in-person, by mail or online: Oct. 24

Michigan

Deadline to register by mail or online: Oct. 19
Deadline to register in-person: Nov. 3 (any day up to and including Election Day)

Minnesota

Deadline to register by mail or online: Oct. 13
Deadline to register in-person: Nov. 3 (any day up to and including Election Day)

Mississippi

Deadline to register by mail or in-person: Oct. 5
Online voter registration: Not available

Missouri

Deadline to register by mail, in-person or online: Oct. 7

Montana

Deadline to register by mail: Oct. 5
Deadline to register in-person: Nov. 3 (any day up to and including Election Day)
Online voter registration: Not available

Nebraska

Deadline to register by mail or online: Oct. 16
Deadline to register in-person: Oct. 23

Nevada

Deadline to register by mail or in-person: Oct. 6
Deadline to register online: Oct. 29

New Hampshire

Deadline to register by mail: Oct. 21
Deadline to register in-person: Nov. 3 (any day up to and including Election Day)
Online voter registration: Not available

New Jersey

Deadline to register by mail or in-person: Oct. 13
Online voter registration: Not available

New Mexico

Deadline to register by mail or online: Oct. 6
Deadline to register in-person: Oct. 31

New York

Deadline to register to vote by mail, in-person or online: Oct. 9

North Carolina

Deadline to register to vote by mail, in-person or online: Oct. 9
*Deadline to register during early voting period: Residents can do same-day registration and voting at one-stop sites from Oct. 15 - 31

North Dakota

Eligible residents are automatically registered to vote
*Absentee voters in certain counties: Must request ballot, ensure it is postmarked by Nov. 2

Ohio

Deadline to register by mail, in-person or online: Oct. 5

Oklahoma

Deadline to register by mail or in person: Oct. 9
Online voter registration: Not available

Oregon

Deadline to register online, by mail or in-person: Oct. 13

Pennsylvania

Deadline to register by mail, in-person or online: Oct. 19

Rhode Island

Deadline to register by mail, in-person or online: Oct. 4
*Deadline to register in-person: Nov. 3 (any day up to and including Election Day but only to vote in the presidential election)

South Carolina

Deadline to register in-person: Oct. 2
Deadline to register online: Oct. 4
Deadline to register by mail: Oct. 5

South Dakota

Deadline to register in-person: Oct. 19
Deadline for mail registrations to be received: Oct. 19
Online voter registration: Not available

Tennessee

Deadline to register by mail, in-person or online: Oct. 5

Texas

Deadline to register by mail or in person: Oct. 5
Online voter registration: Not available

Utah

Deadline to register online: Oct. 23
Deadline for mail registrations to be received: Oct. 23
Deadline to register in-person: Nov. 3 (any day up to and including Election Day)

Vermont

Deadline to register online, by mail or in-person: Nov. 3 (any day up to and including Election Day)
*State encourages online registrants to complete the process by Oct. 30

Virginia

Deadline to register by mail, in-person or online: Oct. 13

Washington

Deadline to register online: Oct. 26
Deadline for mail registrations to be received: Oct. 26
Deadline to register in-person: Nov. 3 (any day up to and including Election Day)

West Virginia

Deadline to register by mail, in-person or online: Oct. 13

Wisconsin

Deadline to register online or by mail: Oct. 14
Deadline to register in-person: Nov. 3 (any day up to and including Election Day)

Wyoming

Deadline to register by mail: Oct. 19
Deadline to register in-person: Nov. 3 (any day up to and including Election Day)
Online voter registration: Not available

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