Absentee Ballot Deadlines

State Absentee Ballot Application Deadline Voted Absentee Ballot is Due

Alabama

Received 5 days before Election Day

Postmarked by the day before Election Day (by mail).
Received by 5:00 p.m. on the day before Election Day (in person).

Alaska

Received 10 days before Election Day

Postmarked on Election Day

Arizona

Received by 5pm on the second Friday before Election Day

Received by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day

Arkansas

Received by the 7th day before Election Day if sent by mail or fax.
Received by close of business the day before Election Day if delivered in person.

Received by 7:30 p.m. on Election Day (by mail).
Received by close of business on the day before Election Day (in person).

California

Received 7 days before Election Day if requesting by mail; no deadline if requesting in person

Received by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day

Colorado

Received by the Tuesday before Election Day

Received by the close of polls on Election Day

Connecticut

No specific deadline. We recommend applying at least one month before Election Day.

Received by the day before Election Day (in person).
Received by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day (by mail).

Delaware

Received by the Friday before Election Day

Received by 12:00 noon on the day before the Election Day

District of Columbia

Received by the Tuesday before Election Day

Postmarked by Election Day and received within 10 days of Election Day.

Florida

Received by 5:00 p.m. on the Wednesday before Election Day

Received by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day

Georgia

No specific deadline. We recommend requesting your ballot at least one month before Election Day.

Received by the close of polls on Election Day

Hawaii

Received by 4:30 p.m. on the Tuesday before Election Day

Received by the close of polls on Election Day

Idaho

Received by 5pm on the 6th day prior to Election Day

Received by 5pm the Friday before Election Day (in person). Received by 8pm on Election Day (by mail).

Illinois

Received no later than 5 days before Election Day (by mail).
Received by the day before Election Day (in person).

Postmarked the day before Election Day.

Indiana

Received by 11:59pm on the 8th day before Election Day

Received by noon on Election Day

Iowa

Received by 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before Election Day

Postmarked by the day before Election Day and received by noon on the Tuesday after Election Day

Kansas

Received by the Friday before Election Day

Received by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day

Kentucky

Received by the Tuesday before the Election

Received by 6:00 p.m. on Election Day

Louisiana

Received no later than 4:30pm on the 4th day before Election Day (most voters).
Received by 8pm on the day before Election Day (if hospitalized).

Received no later than 4:30pm on the day before Election Day (most voters).
Received by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day (hospitalized voters).

Maine

The third business day prior to Election Day

Received by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day

Maryland

Received 7 days before Election Day (if want your ballot mailed or faxed to you).
Received 4 days before Election Day (if you want to download your ballot from the State website).

Received by 8:00 PM on Election Day (in person).
Postmarked by Election Day and received by 10:00 a.m. on the 2nd Friday after Election Day (by mail)

Massachusetts

Received by noon on the day before Election Day - but highly recommended that you apply at least one month before Election Day.

Received by the close of polls on Election Day

Michigan

Received by 2:00 p.m. on the Saturday before Election Day

Received by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day

Minnesota

No specific deadline. We recommend requesting your ballot at least one month before Election Day

Received by 5:00 p.m. on the day before Election Day (in person). Received by the close of polls on Election Day (by mail).

Mississippi

No specific deadline. We recommend requesting your ballot at least one month before Election Day

Received by 5:00 p.m. on the day before Election Day

Missouri

Received by 5:00 p.m. on the Wednesday before Election Day

Received by 7:00 PM on Election Day (by mail).
Received by 5:00 PM on the day prior to Election Day (in person)

Montana

Received by noon on the day before Election Day

Received by the close of polls on Election Day

Nebraska

Received by 4:00 p.m. on the Wednesday before Election Day

Received by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day

Nevada

Received by 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday before Election Day

Received by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day

New Hampshire

No specific deadline. We recommend requesting your ballot at least one month before Election Day

Received by 5:00 p.m. on Election Day (by mail).
Received by 5:00 p.m. on the day before Election Day (in person)

New Jersey

Received seven days before Election Day if requested by mail.
Received by 3pm on the day before Election Day if requested in person

Received by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day

New Mexico

Received by 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before Election Day

Received by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day

New York

Postmarked by the USPS no later than seven days before Election Day (by mail).
Received by the day before Election Day (in person).

Postmarked by USPS by the day before Election Day and received no later than the 7th day after Election Day (by mail). Received by close of polls on Election Day (in person).

North Carolina

Received by the Tuesday before Election Day by 5:00 p.m.

Postmarked by Election Day and received by 5:00 p.m. on the 3rd day after Election Day. Received by 5:00 p.m the day before Election Day if returned in person

North Dakota

No specific deadline. We recommend requesting your ballot at least one month before Election Day

Postmarked on the envelope or date-stamped on email or fax by the day before Election Day

Ohio

Received by noon on the third day before Election Day

Received by the close of polls on Election Day (in person).
Postmarked the day before Election Day and received no later than 10 days after Election Day (by mail)

Oklahoma

Received by 5: 00 p.m. on the Wednesday before Election Day

Received by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day

Oregon

No specific deadline. We recommend requesting your ballot at least one month before Election Day

Received by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day

Pennsylvania

Received by 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday before Election Day

Received by 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before Election Day

Rhode Island

Received by the 21st day before Election Day

Received by 9:00 p.m. on Election Day

South Carolina

Received by 5:00 p.m on the 4th day before Election Day, whether delivering in person, by mail, fax or email

Received by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, either in person or by mail

South Dakota

Received by 5:00 p.m on the 4th day before Election Day, whether delivering in person, by mail, fax or email

Received by the close of polls on Election Day

Tennessee

Received by the Tuesday before Election Day

Received by the close of polls on Election Day

Texas

Received by 11 days before Election Day

Received by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day

Utah

Received by the Thursday before Election Day

Postmarked by the day before Election Day

Vermont

Received by 5:00 p.m. on the day before Election Day

Received by the close of polls on Election Day, either in person or by mail

Virginia

Received by 5:00 p.m. the Tuesday before Election Day if requested by mail.
Received 3 days before Election Day if applying and casting absentee ballot in person

Received by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day

Washington

No specific deadline. We recommend requesting your ballot at least one month before Election Day

Postmarked by Election Day

West Virginia

Received by the 6th day before Election Day

Postmarked by Election Day and received by 5 days after Election Day, excluding Sunday.

Wisconsin

Received by 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday before Election Day

Delivered in person no later than Election Day (in person).
Postmarked no later than Election Day and received by 4 p.m. on the Friday after Election Day (by mail)

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