Absentee Ballot Deadlines

It's best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules in your state.

Absentee ballot applications must be received by the deadline, not just postmarked by the deadline.

COVID-19 Info: This information may have have changed in your state’s next election, check the COVID-19 page for info.

StateAbsentee Ballot Application DeadlineVoted Absentee Ballot is DueBallot Tracker

Alabama

  • In Person: Received 5 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 5 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

Postmarked 1 day before Election Day, received by noon on Election Day.

Track your Alabama ballot

Alaska

  • In Person: Received 10 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 10 days before Election Day.
  • Online: Received 10 days before Election Day.

Postmarked by Election Day and received 10 days after Election Day.

Track your Alaska ballot

Arizona

  • In Person: Received 11 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 11 days before Election Day.
  • Online: Received 11 days before Election Day.

Received by 7pm on Election Day.

Track your Arizona ballot

Arkansas

  • In Person: Received 1 day before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 7 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

In Person: Received by COB the day before Election Day. By Mail: Received by 7:30pm on Election Day.

Track your Arkansas ballot

California

  • In Person: N/A
  • By Mail: If you need to change where your ballot is mailed, submit address change at least 7 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

Postmarked by Election Day and received no later than 17 days after the Election.

Track your California ballot

Colorado

  • In Person: N/A
  • By Mail: If you need to change where your ballot is mailed, submit address change at least 8 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

Received by 7pm on Election Day.

Track your Colorado ballot

Connecticut

  • In Person: N/A
  • By Mail: Received 1 day before Election Day, but we recommend applying at least 7 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

Received Election Day.

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Delaware

  • In Person: Received 4 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 4 days before Election Day.
  • Online: Received 4 days before Election Day.

Received Election Day.

Track your Delaware ballot

District of Columbia

  • In Person: N/A
  • By Mail: Received 7 days before Election Day.
  • Online: Received 7 days before Election Day.

Postmarked on or before Election Day and received no later than 10 days after Election Day.

Track your District of Columbia ballot

Florida

  • In Person: Received 10 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 10 days before Election Day.
  • Online: Received 10 days before Election Day.

Received by 7pm on Election Day.

Track your Florida ballot

Georgia

  • In Person: Received 4 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 4 days before Election Day.
  • Online: Received 4 days before Election Day.

Received by the time the polls close on Election Day.

Track your Georgia ballot

Hawaii

  • In Person: N/A
  • By Mail: If you need to change where your ballot is mailed, submit address change at least 7 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

Received by 7pm on Election Day.

Track your Hawaii ballot

Idaho

  • In Person: Received 11 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 11 days before Election Day.
  • Online: Received 11 days before Election Day.

Received by 8pm Election Day.

Track your Idaho ballot

Illinois

  • In Person: Received 1 day before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 5 days before Election Day.
  • Online: Received 5 days before Election Day.

Postmarked by Election Day and received by 14 days after Election Day.

Contact your local election official

Indiana

  • In Person: Received 12 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 12 days before Election Day.
  • Online: Received 12 days before Election Day.

Voted ballots are due by noon on Election Day.

Track your Indiana ballot

Iowa

  • In Person: Received 1 day before Election Day unless the polls open at noon. If the polls open at noon, you may cast an absentee ballot at the county auditor's office from 8am to 11am on election day.
  • By Mail: Received 11 days before Election Day for the primary; 10 days before Election Day for the general election.
  • Online: N/A

Postmarked 1 day before Election Day and received by noon 6 days after Election Day.

Track your Iowa ballot

Kansas

  • In Person: Received 7 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 7 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

Postmarked by Election Day and received 3 days after Election Day.

Track your Kansas ballot

Kentucky

  • In Person: For the 2020 general election, received by October 9th.
  • By Mail: For the 2020 general election, received by October 9th.
  • Online: Received 25 days before Election Day.

Received by 6pm Election Day.

Track your Kentucky ballot

Louisiana

  • In Person: Received by 4:30pm, 4 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received by 4:30pm, 4 days before Election Day.
  • Online: Received by 4:30pm, 4 days before Election Day.

Received by 4:30pm, 1 day before Election Day (most voters). Election Day (hospitalized voters).

Track your Louisiana ballot

Maine

Deadlines have been extended for July 14, 2020 election: Applications for absentee ballots may be made in writing or in person up to and including the day of the election.

Below are the standard deadlines:

  • In Person: Received 3 business days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 3 business days before Election Day.
  • Online: Received 3 business days before Election Day.

Received Election Day.

Track your Maine ballot

Maryland

  • In Person: Received 7 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 14 days before Election Day.
  • Online: Received 14 days before Election Day.

Postmarked on or before Election Day and received by 10am, 10 days after Election Day.

Track your Maryland ballot

Massachusetts

  • In Person: Received by noon, 1 day before Election Day, but we recommend applying at least 7 days before Election Day
  • By Mail: Received by noon, 1 day before Election Day, but we recommend applying at least 7 days before Election Day
  • Online: N/A

In addition to absentee voting, Massachusetts has early voting by mail available with the following deadlines:

  • In Person: Received by noon, 2 business days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received by noon, 2 business days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

Received Election Day.

Track your Massachusetts ballot

Michigan

  • In Person: Received 1 day before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 4 days before Election Day.
  • Online: Received 4 days before Election Day.

Received by the time the polls close on Election Day.

Track your Michigan ballot

Minnesota

  • In Person: Received 1 day before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 1 day before Election Day, but we recommend applying at least 7 days before Election Day.
  • Online: Received 1 day before Election Day.

Received by 8pm on Election Day if by mail or received by 3pm on Election Day if they are hand-delivered to a drop box or elections office.

Track your Minnesota ballot

Mississippi

  • In Person: No specific deadline. We recommend requesting your ballot at least 7 days before Election Day. In-person absentee voting for those with a qualifying excuse ends 3 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: No specific deadline. We recommend requesting your ballot at least 7 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

Postmarked by Election Day and received within 5 business days of Election Day (by mail); Received 3 days before Election Day (in person).

Contact your local election official

Missouri

  • In Person: Received 1 day before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 13 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

Received Election Day by closing of the polls (7pm).

Contact your local election official

Montana

  • In Person: Received 1 day before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received by noon, 1 day before before Election Day, but we recommend applying at least 7 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

Received by 8pm on Election Day.

Track your Montana ballot

Nebraska

  • In Person: Received 11 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 11 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

Received Election Day.

Track your Nebraska ballot

Nevada

  • In Person: Received 14 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 14 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

Postmarked on or before Election Day.

Track your Nevada ballot

New Hampshire

  • In Person: No specific deadline.
  • By Mail: No specific deadline. We recommend requesting your ballot at least 7 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

Received by 5pm Election Day.

Track your New Hampshire ballot

New Jersey

  • In Person: Received by 3pm, the day before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 7 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 21 days before Election Day.

Postmarked by Election Day and received 7 days after the election by 8PM.

Track your New Jersey ballot

New Mexico

  • In Person: Received 14 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 14 days before Election Day.
  • Online: Received 14 days before Election Day.

Received by 7pm Election Day.

Track your New Mexico ballot

New York

  • In Person: Received 1 day before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 7 days before Election Day.
  • Online: Received 7 days before Election Day.

Postmarked on Election Day and received 7 days after Election Day. Voted ballots can also be turned in by hand on election day.

Track your New York ballot

North Carolina

  • In Person: Received by 5pm 7 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received by 5pm, 7 days before Election Day.
  • Online: Received 7 days before Election Day.

For the 2020 general election, if in person, received by Election Day; if by mail, postmarked by Election Day and received by 5pm no later than 9 days after Election Day.

Track your North Carolina ballot

North Dakota

  • In Person: No specific deadline.
  • By Mail: No specific deadline. We recommend requesting your ballot at least 7 days before Election Day.
  • Online: No specific deadline.

Postmarked 1 day before Election Day.

Track your North Dakota ballot

Ohio

  • In Person: Received by noon, 3 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received by noon, 3 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

Postmarked no later than the day before Election Day and received no later than 10 days after Election Day, or delivered in person on Election Day.

Track your Ohio ballot

Oklahoma

  • In Person: Received 7 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 7 days before Election Day.
  • Online: Received 7 days before Election Day.

Received by 7pm on Election Day.

Track your Oklahoma ballot

Oregon

  • In Person: N/A
  • By Mail: If you need to change where your ballot is mailed, submit address change at least 5 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

Received by 8pm on Election Day.

Track your Oregon ballot

Pennsylvania

  • In Person: Received 7 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 7 days before Election Day.
  • Online: Received 7 days before Election Day.

If delivered in-person, received by 8pm on Election Day. If mailed, postmarked by Election Day and received within 3 days after Election Day

Track your Pennsylvania ballot

Rhode Island

  • In Person: Received by 4pm, 21 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received by 4pm, 21 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

Received by 8pm on Election Day.

Track your Rhode Island ballot

South Carolina

  • In Person: 4 days before Election Day, unless the individual is already a registered voter; then 1 day before Election Day
  • By Mail: Received 10 days before Election Day
  • Online: N/A

Received by 7pm on Election Day.

Track your South Carolina ballot

South Dakota

  • In Person: 1 day before Election Day, but we recommend applying at least 7 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 1 day before Election Day, but we recommend applying at least 7 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

Received Election Day.

Track your South Dakota ballot

Tennessee

  • In Person: Received 7 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 7 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

Received Election Day.

Track your Tennessee ballot

Texas

  • In Person: Received 22 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 11 days before Election Day.
  • Online: Received 11 days before Election Day.

Postmarked by Election Day and received by the day after Election Day.

Contact your local election official

Utah

  • In Person: N/A
  • By Mail: If you need to change where your ballot is mailed, submit address change at least 7 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

If in-person, received by Election Day; if mailed, postmarked 1 day before Election Day and received before noon on the day of the county canvass.

Track your Utah ballot

Vermont

  • In Person: Received 1 day before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 1 day before Election Day, but we recommend applying at least 7 days before Election Day.
  • Online: Received 1 day before Election Day.

Received Election Day.

Track your Vermont ballot

Virginia

  • In Person: Received 3 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 11 days before Election Day.
  • Online: Received 11 days before Election Day.

Postmarked by Election Day and received by noon 3 days after Election Day.

Track your Virginia ballot

Washington

  • In Person: N/A
  • By Mail: No specific deadline. We recommend applying at least 7 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

Postmarked by Election Day and received 5 days after Election Day.

Track your Washington ballot

West Virginia

  • In Person: Received 6 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 6 days before Election Day.
  • Online: Received 6 days before Election Day.

Postmarked by Election Day and received by 6 days after Election Day. (Ballots with no postmark will be counted if received by 1 day after Election Day.)

Track your West Virginia ballot

Wisconsin

  • In Person: Received 5 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 5 days before Election Day.
  • Online: Received 5 days before Election Day.

Received by 8pm on Election Day.

Track your Wisconsin ballot

Wyoming

  • In Person: Received 1 day before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 1 day before Election Day, but we recommend applying at least 7 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

Received by 7pm on Election Day.

Contact your local election official