Voter Registration Deadlines

Voter registration deadlines are all “postmarked by” unless otherwise indicated.

State Voter Registration Deadlines Election Day Registration

Alabama

  • In-Person: 15 days before Election Day
  • By Mail: 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: 29 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 29 days before Election Day

N/A

Arkansas

  • In-Person: 30 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: 30 days before Election Day. If this falls on a Sunday then your voter registration form must be postmarked 29 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

N/A

California

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

N/A

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 after the official deadline by appearing in-person at a Voter Service and Polling Center during the Early Voting period or on Election Day. Contact your Local Election Official if you have any questions.

Connecticut

  • In-Person: 7 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: 14 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 Official at any point until Election Day. Contact your Local Election Official if you have any questions.

Delaware

  • In-Person: 24 days before a primary or general election. 10 days before a special election.
  • By Mail: 24 days before a primary or general election. 10 days before a special election.
  • Online: 24 days before a primary or general election. 10 days before a special election.

N/A

District of Columbia

  • In-Person: Election Day, with proof of residency.
  • By Mail: 30 daysbefore Election Day.
  • Online: 30 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 Official if you have any questions.

Florida

  • In-Person: 29 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: 29 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

N/A

Georgia

  • In-Person: 29 days before Election Day
  • By Mail: 28 days before Election Day
  • Online: 30 days before Election Day

N/A

Hawaii

  • In-Person: 29 days before Election Day or during early voting between 15 to 3 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: 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 in-person at the same time during early voting (October 25-November 5, 2016) at early walk-in locations. Contact your Local Election Official if you have any questions.

Idaho

  • In-Person: Election Day.
  • By Mail: 25 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 Official if you have any questions.

Illinois

  • In-Person: Election Day
  • By Mail: 28 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 28 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 but this does NOT take place at your regular polling place. Grace Period Voting almost always happens at your Local Election Official's office. Contact your Local Election Official for more information.

Indiana

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

N/A

Iowa

  • In-Person: 10 days before primary and general elections. 11 days before all other elections. If you miss these deadlines, you can also register to vote on Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 15 or more 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 Official 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: 29 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

N/A

Louisiana

  • In-Person: 30 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 30 days before Election Day. If that day is a Sunday, then the deadline is 29 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 30 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 Official before voting. Contact your Local Election Official with any questions.

Maryland

  • In-Person: 21 days before Election Day or during early voting between 13 to 5 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: 21 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 21 days before Election Day.

You can register to vote in-person during early voting (October 27-November 3, 2016). If you can't register by the close of voter registration (October 18, 2016), go to an early voting center in the county where you live and bring a document that proves where you live. This document can be your MVA-issued license, ID card, or change of address card, or your paycheck, bank statement, utility bill, or other government document with your name and new address.

Massachusetts

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

N/A

Michigan

  • In-Person: 21 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: 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 Official if you have any questions.

Mississippi

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

N/A

Missouri

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

N/A

Montana

  • In-Person: Election Day
  • By Mail: Postmarked 30 days before Election Day. If this day is a Sunday, then your form must be postmarked 29 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 Official -- not at a polling place. Contact your Local Election Official for questions about the process or identification requirements.

Nebraska

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

N/A

Nevada

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

N/A

New Hampshire

  • In-Person: Election Day
  • By Mail: Received 10 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 on Election Day. Simply go to your regular polling place or early voting site to register and vote. Contact your Local Election Official for questions about the process or identification requirements.

New Jersey

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

N/A

New Mexico

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

N/A

New York

  • In-Person: 25 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: 25 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 25 days before Election Day.

N/A

North Carolina

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

N/A

North Dakota

  • In-Person: North Dakota does not have voter registration
  • By Mail: North Dakota does not have voter registration
  • Online: North Dakota does not have voter registration

North Dakota does not have voter registration

Ohio

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

N/A

Oklahoma

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

N/A

Oregon

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

N/A

Pennsylvania

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

N/A

Rhode Island

  • In-Person: 30 days before most elections. You may register in person on Election Day but only for Presidential elections
  • By Mail: 30 daysbefore Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

Rhode Island General Law 17-1-3 allows an individual who has missed the voter registration deadline to register and vote for President/Vice-President only at their local Board of Canvassers on election day. This is only applicable for elections in which the office of President of the United States in on the ballot.

South Carolina

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

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: 30 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

N/A

Texas

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

N/A

Utah

  • In-Person: 15 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: 30 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 15 days before Election Day.

N/A

Vermont

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

N/A

Virginia

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

N/A

Washington

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

N/A

West Virginia

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

N/A

Wisconsin

  • In-Person: Election Day
  • By Mail: Postmarked at least 20 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

If the voter registration deadline has passed, you can still register to vote in person at the office of your Local Election Official at any time up to Election Day.

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