Early Voting and Absentee Voting

Over 30 U.S. states and Washington D.C. offer “Early Voting,” and a dozen more allow you to pick up and submit an absentee ballot in person on the same day.

The days on which early voting is available varies by state. Click on your state below for more information.

All states also have a process for “absentee voting.” Some states require that you have an excuse (such as travel) while other states do not require that you have an excuse. More info below.

State Is There Early Voting or only In-Person Absentee Voting In My State? No-Excuse Absentee Absentee Excuse Required
Alabama In-Person Absentee Only Yes
Alaska Early Voting Yes
Arizona Early Voting Yes
Arkansas Early Voting Yes
California Early Voting Yes
Colorado Early Voting Yes
Connecticut Yes
D.C. Early Voting Yes
Delaware In-Person Absentee Only Yes
Florida Early Voting Yes
Georgia Early Voting Yes
Hawaii Early Voting Yes
Idaho In-Person Absentee Only Yes
Illinois Early Voting Yes
Indiana Early Voting Yes
Iowa In-person Absentee Only Yes
Kansas Early Voting Yes
Kentucky In-Person Absentee Only Yes
Louisiana Early Voting Yes
Maine Early Voting Yes
Maryland Early Voting Yes
Massachusetts In-Person Absentee Only Yes
Michigan Yes
Minnesota In-Person Absentee Only Yes
Mississippi In-Person Absentee Only Yes
Missouri In-Person Absentee Only Yes
Montana In-Person Absentee Only Yes
Nebraska Early Voting Yes
Nevada Early Voting Yes
New Hampshire In-Person Absentee Only Yes
New Jersey Yes
New Mexico Early Voting Yes
New York In-Person Absentee Only Yes
North Carolina In-Person Absentee Only Yes
North Dakota In-Person Absentee Only Yes
Ohio Early Voting Yes
Oklahoma Early Voting Yes
Oregon Yes
Pennsylvania Yes
Rhode Island Yes
South Carolina In-Person Absentee Only Yes
South Dakota In-Person Absentee Only Yes
Tennessee Early Voting Yes
Texas Early Voting Yes
Utah Early Voting Yes
Vermont In-Person Absentee Only Yes
Virginia In-Person Absentee Only Yes
Washington Yes
West Virginia Early Voting Yes
Wisconsin In-Person Absentee Only Yes
Wyoming In-Person Absentee Only Yes
The information on this page represents HeadCount’s best effort to provide the public with accurate voting information. If you have questions or require more information please visit your state election website.

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