Early Voting Calendar

Last updated on January 11, 2018

What is Early Voting?

Early voting takes place in person before Election Day. You don’t need an excuse to vote early — you can vote early even if you are capable of voting at the polls on Election Day. Most states offer early voting at this point.

Delaware, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, South Carolina, and Virginia will let you vote early ONLY if you have a valid excuse for not voting on Election Day. This is technically NOT early voting, although it does take place before Election Day. We call this “absentee in-person voting.”

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Alabama

Alabama does not offer Early Voting, but you can vote by absentee ballot in person before Election Day.

Alabama does not offer Early Voting, but you can vote by absentee ballot in person before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Alaska

Early voting starts 15 days before Election Day.

Early voting ends on Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Arizona

Early voting starts 26 days before Election Day.

Early voting ends on Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Arkansas

Early voting starts 15 days before a primary or general election, and 7 days before a special election.

Early voting ends at 5:00 p.m. the Monday before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

California

Early voting start times vary by county. In general, early voting starts 30 days before Election Day.

Early voting end times vary by county. In general early voting ends the day before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Colorado

Every Colorado voter receives a ballot in the mail, but you can still vote in person at a Voter Service and Polling Center if you'd like. In-person voting voting begins at least 7 days before Election Day.

In-person voting ends on Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Connecticut

You can vote by absentee ballot in person in Connecticut beginning 31 days before Election Day and ending on Election Day.

You can vote by absentee ballot in person in Connecticut beginning 31 days before Election Day and ending on Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Delaware

Delaware does not offer Early Voting, but you can apply for in-person absentee voting until 12 p.m. the day before Election Day.

Delaware does not offer Early Voting, but you can apply for in-person absentee voting until 12 p.m. the day before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

District of Columbia

Early voting starts 15 days before Election Day at One Judiciary Square and 10 days before Election Day at other early vote locations.

Early voting ends at 4:45 p.m. the day before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Florida

Early voting starts 10 days before Election Day.

Early voting ends 3 days before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Georgia

Early voting begins the fourth Monday before Election Day.

Early voting ends the Friday before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Hawaii

Early voting starts two Tuesdays before Election Day.

Early voting ends the Saturday before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Idaho

Early voting starts the third Monday before Election Day (or, in some cases, earlier). Contact your Local Election Office for more information.

Early voting ends at 5:00 p.m. the Friday before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Illinois

Early voting begins 15 days before Election Day.

Early voting ends the day before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Indiana

Early voting starts 28 days before Election Day.

Early voting ends at noon the day before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Iowa

If you are unable to vote in person in Iowa on Election Day, you can vote early by absentee ballot in-person at your county auditor's office as soon as ballots are available.

Early voting ends the day before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Kansas

Early voting must start by the Tuesday before Election Day. In some counties early voting starts as early as 20 days before Election Day.

Early voting ends at noon the day before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Kentucky

Kentucky does not have early voting, but if you qualify to vote by absentee ballot, you can cast your absentee ballot in person starting 12 days (or more) before Election Day. See the section on Absentee Ballot Eligibility for a description of who qualifies.

Kentucky does not have early voting, but if you qualify to vote by absentee ballot, you can cast your absentee ballot in person up until the day before Election Day. See the section on Absentee Ballot Eligibility for a description of who qualifies.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Louisiana

Early voting starts 14 days before Election Day.

Early voting ends 7 days before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Maine

Early voting starts as soon as ballots are available (usually 30-45 days before Election Day)

Early voting ends Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Maryland

Early voting starts the second Thursday before Election Day.

For the Presidential General Election, early voting centers are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day. For all other elections, early voting centers are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day.

Early voting ends the Thursday before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Massachusetts

Early voting starts 11 business days before Election Day.

Early voting ends 2 business days before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Michigan

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Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Minnesota

Early voting starts 46 days before Election Day.

Early voting ends the day before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Mississippi

If you are unable to vote in person in Mississippi on Election Day and are eligible to vote by absentee ballot, you can do so in-person starting as soon as absentee ballots are available.

If you voting by absentee ballot in-person, your ballot must be received by noon two days before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Missouri

If you can't vote in person in Missouri on Election Day and are eligible to vote by absentee ballot, you can vote absentee in-person starting as soon as absentee ballots are available.

Absentee voting ends on the close of the polls on Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Montana

You can vote early by casting an absentee ballot in person starting as soon as the official ballot becomes available, usually 30 days before Election Day.

Early voting ends the day before Election Day,

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Nebraska

Early voting starts 30 days before Election Day.

Early voting ends on Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Nevada

Early voting start times vary by county.

Early voting end times vary by county.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

New Hampshire

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Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

New Jersey

Early voting starts as soon as ballots are available, on or about the 45th day before the election. The exact start times vary by county, so it's best to call your Local Election Office and ask.

Early voting ends at 3:00 p.m. the day before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

New Mexico

Early voting starts the third Saturday before Election Day.

Early voting ends the Saturday before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

New York

If you can't vote in person on Election Day and you are eligible to vote by absentee ballot, you can vote in person by absentee ballot as soon as ballots are available (at least 32 days before Election Day).

Early voting by in-person absentee ballot ends the day before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

North Carolina

Early voting starts the 3rd Thursday before Election Day

Early voting ends the Saturday before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

North Dakota

Early voting start times vary by county.

Early voting ends times vary by county.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Ohio

If you are unable to vote in person in Ohio on Election Day, you can vote by absentee ballot in-person beginning 29 days before the election.

In-person absentee voting ends the day before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Oklahoma

Oklahoma does not offer Early Voting, but does allow you to vote in person by absentee ballot from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the Thursday and Friday before Election Day and from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the Saturday before Election Day.

Oklahoma does not offer Early Voting, but does allow you to vote in person by absentee ballot from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the Thursday and Friday before Election Day and from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the Saturday before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Oregon

All Oregon elections are held by mail-in ballot. You can turn in your ballot by mail or in person anytime before 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

All Oregon elections are held by mail-in ballot. You can turn in your ballot by mail or in person anytime before 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Pennsylvania

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Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island does not have early in-person voting, but any Rhode Island voter can register and vote early by mail.

Rhode Island does not have early in-person voting, but any Rhode Island voter can register and vote early by mail.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

South Carolina

If you can't vote in person on Election Day and are eligible to vote by absentee ballot you can vote absentee in-person as soon as ballots are available. You can apply for and vote your absentee ballot during the same visit to your Local Election Office.

Absentee in-person voting ends 5 p.m. the day before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

South Dakota

You can vote early by submitting an absentee ballot in person. Start times vary by county, but absentee ballots are usually available 46 days before Election Day.

You can vote early by submitting an absentee ballot in person. Start times vary by county, but absentee ballots are usually available 46 days before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Tennessee

Early voting starts 20 days before Election Day.

Early voting ends 5 days before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Texas

Early voting starts 17 days before most elections in Texas. If that day falls on a weekend, then early voting starts the following Monday.

Early voting ends 4 days before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Utah

Early voting starts 14 days before Election Day.

Early voting ends the Friday (2 business days) before Election Day (if Election Day is a Tuesday).

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Vermont

Early voting starts 45 days before a primary or general election - 20 days before a municipal election.

Early voting ends on Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Virginia

If you can't vote in person on Election Day and meet the requirements to vote by absentee ballot, you can vote by absentee ballot in person starting as soon as ballots are available, usually about 45 days before Election Day. If you are already registered to vote, you can apply for and vote your absentee ballot during the same visit to your Local Election Office.

In-person absentee voting ends at 5 p.m. the Saturday before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Washington

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Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

West Virginia

Early voting takes place during regular business hours and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m starting 13 days before Election Day.

Early voting ends 3 days before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Wisconsin

Early voting starts weeks before the Election Day -- each municipality (town or village) has a different start date, so contact your Local Election Office to find out when it starts where you live. Bring your photo ID with you when you vote.

Early voting ends at 5:00 p.m. or the close of business (whichever is later) on the Friday before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Wyoming

Early voting starts 40 days before Election Day.

Early voting ends Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

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