Voter Registration Deadlines

Last updated on January 13, 2018
State Voter Registration Deadlines Election Day Registration

Alabama

  • In-Person: 15 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 15 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 15 days before Election Day.

N/A

Alaska

  • In-Person: 30 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 30 days before Election Day. If this falls on a Sunday, your voter registration form must be postmarked 31 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 30 days before Election Day.

N/A

Arizona

  • In-Person: 29 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 29 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 29 days before Election Day.

N/A

Arkansas

  • In-Person: 30 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 30 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

N/A

California

  • In-Person: 15 days before Election Day. You can also conditionally register to vote in person through 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.

Colorado

  • 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.

Connecticut

  • 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 the office of your Local Election Office on Election Day. Contact your Local Election Office if you have any questions.

Delaware

  • In-Person: 24 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 24 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 24 days before Election Day.

N/A

District of Columbia

  • 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.

Florida

  • In-Person: 29 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 29 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 29 days before Election Day.

N/A

Georgia

  • In-Person: 29 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 29 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 29 days before Election Day.

N/A

Hawaii

  • In-Person: 29 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 29 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 29 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.

Idaho

  • In-Person: 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.

Illinois

  • In-Person: 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.

Indiana

  • In-Person: 29 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 29 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 29 days before Election Day.

N/A

Iowa

  • In-Person: 10 days before Election Day. If you miss the deadline, you can also register to vote 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. Contact your Local Election Office if you have any questions.

Kansas

  • In-Person: 21 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 21 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 21 days before Election Day.

N/A

Kentucky

  • In-Person: 29 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 29 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 29 days before Election Day.

N/A

Louisiana

  • In-Person: 30 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 30 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 20 days before Election Day.

N/A

Maine

  • In-Person: Election Day.
  • By Mail: Delivered 21 business days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

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. To register under these rules, you must visit the office of your Local Election Office before voting. Contact your Local Election Office with any questions.

Maryland

  • In-Person: 5 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 21 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 21 days before Election Day.

You can register to vote in-person during early voting. 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.

Massachusetts

  • In-Person: 20 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 20 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 20 days before Election Day.

N/A

Michigan

  • In-Person: 30 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 30 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

N/A

Minnesota

  • 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. Contact your Local Election Office if you have any questions.

Mississippi

  • In-Person: 30 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 30 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

N/A

Missouri

  • In-Person: 27 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 27 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 27 days before Election Day.

N/A

Montana

  • In-Person: Election Day. (You must show proof of residence to register at the polls on Election Day.)
  • By Mail: Postmarked 30 days before Election Day and received 27 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

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. 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 or identification requirements.

Nebraska

  • In-Person: 11 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 18 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 18 days before Election Day.

N/A

Nevada

  • In-Person: 21 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 31 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 19 days before Election Day.

N/A

New Hampshire

  • In-Person: Election Day
  • By Mail: Received between 6 and 13 days before Election Day, depending on which town you live in.
  • Online: N/A

If you have missed the voter registration deadline, you can still register to vote and a cast a ballot at the same time on Election Day. Simply go to your regular polling place or early voting site to register and vote. Contact your Local Election Office for questions about the process or identification requirements.

New Jersey

  • In-Person: 21 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 21 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

N/A

New Mexico

  • In-Person: 28 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 28 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 28 days before Election Day.

N/A

New York

  • In-Person: 25 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 25 days before Election Day and received no later than 20 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 25 days before Election Day.

N/A

North Carolina

  • In-Person: 25 days before Election Day. If you miss the voter registration deadline, you can still register in person during early voting until 3 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 25 days before Election Day and received 20 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

N/A

North Dakota

  • 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: 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.

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.

Ohio

  • In-Person: 30 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 30 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 30 days before Election Day.

N/A

Oklahoma

  • In-Person: 25 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 25 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

N/A

Oregon

  • In-Person: 21 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 21 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 21 days before Election Day.

N/A

Pennsylvania

  • In-Person: 30 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 30 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 30 days before Election Day.

N/A

Rhode Island

  • In-Person: 30 days before Election Day. You may also register in person on Election Day but only for Presidential elections.
  • By Mail: Received 30 days before Election Day.
  • 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.

South Carolina

  • In-Person: 30 days before Election Day. *This deadline was extended to 20 days before Election Day due to Hurricane Florence*
  • By Mail: 30 days before Election Day. *This deadline was extended to 20 days before Election Day due to Hurricane Florence*
  • Online: 30 days before Election Day. *This deadline was extended to 20 days before Election Day due to Hurricane Florence*

N/A

South Dakota

  • In-Person: 15 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 15 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

N/A

Tennessee

  • In-Person: 30 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 30 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 30 days before Election Day.

N/A

Texas

  • In-Person: 30 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 30 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

N/A

Utah

  • In-Person: 7 days before Election Day. You can also register at the polls on Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 30 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 7 days before Election Day.

N/A

Vermont

  • In-Person: Election Day. (You must show proof of residence to register at the polls on Election Day.)
  • By Mail: Received by 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.

Virginia

  • In-Person: 22 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 22 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 22 days before Election Day.

N/A

Washington

  • In-Person: 8 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 29 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 29 days before Election Day.

N/A

West Virginia

  • In-Person: 21 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 21 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 21 days before Election Day.

N/A

Wisconsin

  • In-Person: Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 20 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 20 days before Election Day.

If the voter registration deadline has passed, you can still register to vote in person up until Election Day. You can register to vote in person at the Municipal Clerk's office up until 5:00 p.m. or close of business (whichever is later) the Friday before Election Day. You also can register to vote in person at your polling place on Election Day.

Wyoming

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

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 for questions about the process or identification requirements.