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Alabama

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Early Voting Dates: None


To vote absentee by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) by July 9th. Then, when you return your absentee ballot, it must be postmarked by July 13th.


When you return your ballot, it must include an affidavit that is affidavit is notarized or has the signatures of two witnesses. For more information or to track your ballot, contact your county’s Absentee Election Manger.


The absentee voting request period opens on Jan. 1st for each calendar year. You’ll need to give an excuse to vote via absentee ballot. Info here on what qualifies.


Excuse Required for Absentee? Yes

Alaska

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Early Voting Dates: Aug. 3rd to Aug. 17th


You can vote in-person at your Regional Election’s Office or electronically from Aug. 3rd to Aug. 17th before the election. No excuse required.


To vote absentee-by-mail or electronic transmission, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) by Aug. 8th by mail or Aug. 17th electronically. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received or transmitted by Aug. 18th. Your state allows anyone to vote-by-mail.


The vote-by-mail application period opens on Jan. 1st. You can select to receive ballots by mail or electronically for all or select elections in the calendar year. Applications sent by mail must be received at least 10 days prior to the election date.


Excuse Required for Absentee? No

Arizona

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Early Voting Dates: Jul. 8th to Jul. 31st


You can vote in-person at your county elections office before the election. No excuse required. Early voting times may vary by county. Check with your county elections office to confirm dates for early voting during election cycle.


To vote absentee by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than Jul. 24th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be recieved by Election Day. You may also elect to be on Arizona’s Permanent Early Voting List for all elections. Submit a new registration form with this selection if it is your preference.


Excuse Required for Absentee? No

Arkansas

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Early Voting Dates: Oct. 19th to Nov. 2nd


You can vote in-person at locations designated by your county from Oct. 19th to Nov. 2nd before the election. No excuse required.


To vote absentee-by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than Oct. 27th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by 7:30 pm on election day.


The absentee voting request period opens on Jan. 1st for each calendar year. You’ll need to give an excuse to vote via absentee ballot. Info here on what qualifies.


 


Excuse Required for Absentee? Yes

California

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Early Voting Dates: County-Specific


Many counties provide in-person early voting at select locations. Dates and locations are set by the county elections office and can be found here. No excuse required.


To vote absentee-by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot no later than Oct. 27th. You can either select “permanent absentee” on your California voter registration or, if you are already registered, click here to request a vote-by-mail ballot. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be postmarked by the day before the election.


Excuse Required for Absentee? No

Colorado

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Early Voting Dates: N/A, Vote-by-mail


All voters registered at least 8 days before the election (June 22nd) in Colorado should receive a by-mail ballot. No excuse required. If you have not received your ballot you can check its status here.


Voters may return ballots by-mail as long as it is received by Election Day, or in-person to their county clerk’s office, stand alone drop box locations, or Voter Service and Polling Center by Election Day. Click here to find your local locations.


Alternatively, you can register to vote and vote in-person at Voter Service and Polling Centers on or before election day.


Excuse Required for Absentee? No

Connecticut

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Early Voting Dates: None


To vote absentee-by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than Aug. 10th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be mailed in time to be received by your town clerk on Election Day. We recommend mailing at least 10 days prior to Election Day from an out-of-state location, or 5 days prior to the election from an in-state location.


Or you may return the ballot in-person to your town clerk or polling place by the close of polls on Jun. 2nd.


The vote-by-mail application period opens Jan. 1st. You must submit a request for each election. You’ll need to give an excuse to vote via absentee ballot. Info here on what qualifies.


If you are applying for an absentee ballot within 6 days of the election, this is considered an emergency absentee ballot. There are additional requirements for your excuse. Info here on what qualifies.


 


Excuse Required for Absentee? Yes

Delaware

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Early Voting Dates: County-Specific


Due to COVID-19, all regsitered voters will receive an application for an absentee ballot July 7th presidential primary. The state is extending absentee voting excuse qualifications to all voters to protect public health.


Alternatively, you can vote in-person at your county’s Department of Elections using an absentee ballot. Hours will vary by county, click here for specific dates and times.


The vote-by-mail application period opens Jan. 1st. You may request to receive ballots by mail for most elections during the calendar year. School board and related elections are not covered by this application. You’ll need to give an excuse to vote by-mail with an absentee ballot. Info here on what qualifies.


Excuse Required for Absentee? Yes

District of Columbia

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Early Voting Dates: Oct. 23rd to Oct. 30th


You can vote in person at designated locations from Oct. 23rd-Oct. 30th before the election. No excuse required. You may also register to vote during early voting, but cannot change your party if you were previously registered in DC.


To vote absentee by mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than Oct. 27th. Your request must be received by 4:45 p.m. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be postmarked by Nov. 3rd.


Applications for permanent absentee voters, or election specific absentee requests, are processed and received by the district at any time.

Excuse Required for Absentee? No

Florida

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Early Voting Dates: Aug. 8th to Aug. 15th


You can vote in-person at your local Supervisor of Elections office and other designated locations. Dates and times for early voting are determined by each county, beginning Aug. 8th to Aug. 15th. No excuse required.


To vote absentee by mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here). Your request must be received by Aug. 8th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by election day.


The vote-by-mail application period is always open in Florida. No excuse is required to request a by-mail ballot. Your absentee selection must be renewed every two years.


Excuse Required for Absentee? No

Georgia

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Early Voting Dates: Oct. 12th- Oct. 30th


You can vote in-person (called “Advanced Voting”) from Oct. 12th- Oct. 30th at locations designated by your county. No excuse required.


To vote absentee by mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here). Your request must be received by Oct. 30th.  Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by Nov. 2nd.


Absentee ballot applications open 180 days prior to the election. No excuse is required to request a by-mail ballot.


Excuse Required for Absentee? No

Hawaii

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Early Voting Dates: Jul. 27th to Aug. 7th


You can vote in-person at your local elections office before the election from July 27th to Aug. 7th. No excuse required. Early voting times may vary by county.  You can register to vote in-person at your local elections office or polling centers during early voting and on election day.


If you need a ballot by-mail delivered to an address that is different than what is on your registration, you must submit your request by Aug. 1st to receive a by-mail ballot. No excuse required.


Voters may return ballots by-mail or in-person so that they are received by 7 p.m. on Aug. 8th.


 


Excuse Required for Absentee? No

Idaho

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Early Voting Dates: Oct. 19th-Oct. 30th


Some counties provide in-person early voting at select locations from Oct. 19th to Oct. 30th. Hours and locations are set by the county clerks office and can be found here. Counties that do not participate in multi-site early voting will allow in-person voting by absentee ballot at county clerk’s office as soon as absentee ballots are available until Oct. 30th at 5 pm. No excuse required.


To vote absentee-by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here). This application must be received by no later than Oct. 23rd at 5 pm. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by 5 pm on election day.


The absentee ballot application period opens on Jan. 1st. You must submit an application for each election. No excuse required.


Excuse Required for Absentee? No

Illinois

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Early Voting Dates: Oct. 19th to Nov. 2nd


You can vote in-person at designated locations from Oct 19th to Nov. 2nd before the election. No excuse required.


To vote absentee-by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than Oct. 29th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by election day.


Absentee by-mail ballot requests open 90 days prior to any election. Applicants must apply for each election, no excuse required.


Excuse Required for Absentee? No

Indiana

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Early Voting Dates: Oct. 6th to Nov. 2nd


You can vote in-person at your county election’s office or circuit clerk of court’s office from Oct. 6th to Nov. 2nd until at noon, using an absentee ballot. No excuse required.


To vote absentee-by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than Oct. 22nd. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by Nov. 3rd  at noon.


Absentee by-mail ballot requests open on Dec. 1st the year before a primary election, and on the date of the primary election for the general election. Applicants must apply for each election, excuse required. Info here on what qualifies.


Excuse Required for Absentee? Yes

Iowa

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Early Voting Dates: Oct. 5th to Nov. 2nd


You can vote in-person at your county auditor’s office before the election, using an absentee ballot, from Oct. 5th to Nov. 2nd. No excuse required.


To vote absentee-by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than Oct. 23rd. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by election day.


Absentee ballot requests open 120 days before each election. Applicants must apply for each election, no excuse required.


Excuse Required for Absentee? Yes

Kansas

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Early Voting Dates: Jul. 20th to Aug. 3rd


You can vote in-person at your county election’s office starting the Tuesday before Election Day, or up to 20 days before the election, using an advance ballot. No excuse required.


To cast an advance ballot by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an advance ballot (click here) by July 28th. Then, when you complete your ballot, it must be received by election day.


Absentee ballot requests open on Apr. 1st before a primary election, and 90 days before the general election. Applicants must apply for each election, no excuse required.


Excuse Required for Absentee? No

Kentucky

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Early Voting Dates: Oct. 16th-Nov. 2nd


You can vote in-person at your county clerk’s office from Oct. 16th to Nov. 2nd before the election, using an absentee ballot. Check with your county clerk for exact times. 


To vote absentee by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here). You must apply for your absentee ballot by Oct. 27th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by 6 pm on election day (Nov. 3rd). At this time an excuse is required to submit your ballot in the mail.


Kentucky has not said if it will waive the excuse requirement for the November general election. Check back for updates.


The absentee ballot by-mail application period opens on Jan. 1st. You must submit an application for each election.


Excuse Required for Absentee? Yes

Louisiana

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Early Voting Dates: June 20th to July 4th


You can vote in-person at your registrar of voters’ office and designated locations from June 20th to July 4th before the election. No excuse required.


To vote absentee-by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than July 7th at 4:30 p.m. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be mailed in and received by your registrar of voters by 4:30 p.m. on July 10th.


You’ll need to give an excuse to vote by mail absentee ballot. Info here on what qualifies. If you are unable to sign your application, it must be witnessed with 2 adult signatures. Louisiana allows for permanent absentee status for elderly or disabled voters through their Disability Application.


Excuse Required for Absentee? Yes

Maine

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Early Voting Dates: TBD for July 14th election


You can vote in-person at your municipal clerk’s office from TBD for July 14th election, using an absentee ballot. No excuse required.


To vote absentee-by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than July 9th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by election day.


The absentee ballot by-mail application period opens 90 days before the election. You must submit an application for each election.


Excuse Required for Absentee? No

Maryland

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Early Voting Dates: Oct. 22nd to Oct. 29th


You can vote in-person at designated early voting locations from Oct. 22nd to Oct. 29th before the election. No excuse required. Click here for more information on absentee voting.


The absentee ballot by-mail application period opens Jan. 1st. You may request to receive ballots for statewide primary and general elections during the calendar year, no excuse required.


Excuse Required for Absentee? No

Massachusetts

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Early Voting Dates: No early voting for state primaries.


To vote absentee by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than Aug. 31st at noon. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by election day.


In July, Massachusetts changed its state law to open voting by mail to all registered voters. For the September and November elections, all registered voters will recieve an application to request a ballot in the mail.


The absentee ballot by-mail application period opens Jan. 1st. You may request to receive ballots for multiple elections during the calendar year.


Excuse Required for Absentee? No

Michigan

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Early Voting Dates: Jun. 22nd to Aug. 3rd


You can vote in-person at your township or city clerk’s office from the time ballots become available until Aug. 3rd at 4 p.m., using an absentee ballot. You may also register to vote with proof of residence during this time. Contact your clerk’s office for specific dates and hours.


To vote absentee by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than 5:00 p.m. on Jul. 31st. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by election day.


The vote-by-mail application period opens 75 days before each election, no excuse required.


Excuse Required for Absentee? No

Minnesota

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Early Voting Dates: Jun. 26th to Aug. 10th


You can vote in person at your county clerk’s office from Jun. 26th to Aug. 10th at 5:00 p.m. before the election, using an absentee ballot. No excuse required.


To vote absentee-by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than 5:00 p.m. on Aug. 4th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by election day.


The absentee ballot application period opens Jan. 1st. You may request to receive ballots for multiple elections during the calendar year, no excuse required.


Excuse Required for Absentee? No

Mississippi

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Early Voting Dates: Oct. 24th-Oct. 31st


You can vote in-person at your clerk’s office before the election using an absentee ballot. Start dates vary by county; all early voting ends on Oct. 31st at noon. Excuse required.


To vote absentee by mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) by Oct. 26th at 5 p.m. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by Nov. 2nd.


Absentee ballot by-mail requests open 45 days before each election. Applicants must apply for each election, excuse required.


Excuse Required for Absentee? Yes

Missouri

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Early Voting Dates: Varies by County to Aug. 3rd


You can vote in person at your local election authority through Aug. 3rd at 5:00 p.m. before the election, using an absentee ballot. Visit your local election authority’s website for start date.


To vote absentee by mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than July 22nd at 5:00 pm. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by election day. If you have not voted in-person at your current address, you’ll need to submit a copy of your photo I.D. with address and signature with your ballot.


Whether it’s in-person or by-mail, you’ll need to give an excuse to vote by absentee ballot. Info here on what qualifies.


Absentee ballot requests by-mail open 90 days prior to any election. Applicants must apply for each election.



Excuse Required for Absentee? Yes

Montana

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Early Voting Dates: Oct. 12th- Nov. 2nd (In-person absentee)


In-person absentee voting is available for 25 days before any election in Montana without an excuse. Visit your local elections office to pick up an absentee ballot by Nov. 2nd at noon.


To vote absentee by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than Nov. 2nd at noon. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by 8 pm on the date of the election.


Voters may request to be permanent absentee voters by-mail for all elections at any time, no excuse required.


Excuse Required for Absentee? No

Nebraska

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Early Voting Dates: April 13th to May 11th


You can vote in person at your county clerk’s office from April 13th to May 11th, before the election, using an absentee ballot. No excuse required.


To vote early by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than May 1st. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by Election Day.


Absentee ballot requests open 120 days prior to any election. Applicants must apply for each election, no excuse required.


Excuse Required for Absentee? No

Nevada

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Early Voting Dates: Oct. 17th-Oct. 30th


You can vote in-person at your county clerk’s office from Oct. 17th-Oct. 30th before the election. No excuse required.


To vote absentee by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here). Your request must be received by no later than Oct. 20th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by 7:00 pm on election day.


Voters may apply to their local clerk’s office to vote by-mail without excuse, either by selecting to be permanent absentee voter or requesting a ballot for a specific election. First time voters who apply to vote by-mail will need to submit a photo ID with signature and address with application.


Excuse Required for Absentee? No

New Hampshire

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Early Voting Dates: Varies by local clerk


You can vote in-person at your town or city clerk’s office approximately 30 days before the election, using an absentee ballot.


To vote absentee by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) at least one week before the election. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by election day. Absentee ballot requests by-mail open 90 days prior to any election.


Whether it’s in-person or by-mail, you’ll need to give an excuse to vote by absentee ballot. Info here on what qualifies.


 


Excuse Required for Absentee? Yes

New Jersey

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Early Voting: On or before May 30th to July 6th at 3:00 pm (In-person absentee)


You can vote in-person absentee from the time the ballots become available until 3:00 pm the day before the election. You may vote by mail by completing the application for a vote by mail ballot (found here) and returning the application to the county clerk  7 days prior to the election (June 30th). The absentee ballot must be returned to the county clerk by election day.


You may apply to change to vote-by-mail status without an excuse at any time. Either select permanent mail-in voter when registering to vote, or by submitting a county-based request for mail-in ballots.


Excuse Required for Absentee? No

New Mexico

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Early Voting Dates: Oct. 17th-Oct. 31st


You can vote in person at your county clerk’s office from Oct. 17th to Oct. 31st before the election. No excuse required.


To vote absentee by mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than Oct. 30th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by 7 pm on election day.


The absentee ballot application period opens Jan. 1st. You must submit separate requests to receive ballots for each election during the calendar year, no excuse required.


Excuse Required for Absentee? No

New York

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Early Voting Dates: Oct. 24th- Nov. 1st


You can vote in person at your county election board’s office, or in the case of New York City, Borough Board of Elections office from Oct. 24th to Nov. 1st, using an absentee ballot. There are also select polling locations open, please contact your county for details.


To vote absentee by mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than Oct. 27th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be postmarked by Nov. 2nd.  At this time an excuse is required to vote by mail, but check back for updates as this may change due to COVID-19.


Info here on what qualifies as an excuse.


The absentee ballot application period opens Jan.1st. You may submit one form annually, providing your excuse, and select all elections or individual elections.


Excuse Required for Absentee? Yes

North Carolina

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Early Voting Dates: Oct. 15th to Oct. 31st


You can vote in-person at your county’s Board of Elections office and designated early voting locations from Oct. 15th to Oct. 31st. No excuse required. You may also register to vote during early voting. Note that Early Voting hours vary widely by county, check with your local Board of Elections for exact times.


To vote absentee by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than Oct. 27th at 5 p.m. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be signed by one witnesses, then it must be received by 5 p.m. on election day.


The absentee ballot application period opens Jan. 1st. You must submit an application for an absentee ballot by-mail for each election. No excuse required.


Excuse Required for Absentee? No

North Dakota

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Early Voting Dates: County specific


You can vote in-person at your county election’s office from before the election. Contact your County Auditor’s office for dates and times. No excuse required.


To vote absentee by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here). Absentee applications are requested at least one-week before the election. Contact your county auditor for their deadline. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by election day.


The absentee ballot application period opens Jan.1st. You may submit one form annually and select all elections or individual elections.


Excuse Required for Absentee? No

Ohio

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Early Voting Dates: October 3rd to November 2nd


You can vote in person at your county election’s office from October 3rd to November 2nd at 2:00 p.m. before the election. No excuse required.


To vote absentee by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than October 31st at noon. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by 7:30 pm on Election Day.


The absentee ballot application period opens Jan.1st for general election cycles, and 90 days before for other elections. You must submit an application for an absentee ballot by-mail for each election.


Excuse Required for Absentee? No

Oklahoma

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Early Voting Dates: Oct. 29th to Oct. 31st


You can vote in-person at your county Board of Elections office from Oct. 29th-Oct. 31st at 2:00 p.m. before the election. No excuse required.


To vote absentee by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than Oct. 27th at 5 pm. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by election day. Your ballot will require a notary signature as a witness.


The absentee ballot application period opens Jan.1st. You may submit one form annually and select all elections or individual elections.


Excuse Required for Absentee? No

Oregon

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Early Voting Dates: N/A


All registered voters in Oregon receive a vote-by-mail ballot. No excuse required.


If you will not be at your residence and would like to have your ballot mailed to a different address, you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here). Oregon does not have a deadline for these requests, however, we suggest at least 1 month before the election. Be sure to mail your ballot in a timely manner so that it can be received by election day.


Excuse Required for Absentee? No

Pennsylvania

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Early Voting Dates: N/A


If you would only like to vote by mail for any reason (click here). Pennsylvania has absentee and mail-in voting. If you have an excuse you should select absentee, if you do not have an excuse you may still vote by mail. In either case your application for a mail-in or absentee ballot must be received by Oct. 27th at 5pm, and your completed ballot must be received by 8pm on Election Day.


The mail-in ballot application period opens Jan. 1st. You may submit one form annually and select all elections. No excuse required.


 


Excuse Required for Absentee? No

Rhode Island

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Early Voting Dates: N/A


To vote absentee by-mail without an excuse, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than May 19th at 4:00 p.m. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by 8:00 pm on June 2nd.


If you miss the May 19th deadline, and you are unable to vote on election day due to an emergency, you may submit an in-person application and absentee ballot at your local Board of Canvassers. Excuse required. More info here.


The absentee ballot application period opens Jan.1st. You must submit an application for an absentee ballot by-mail for each election.


Excuse Required for Absentee? No

South Carolina

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Early Voting Dates: Oct. 5th to Nov. 2nd (In-person absentee)


You can vote in-person at your county election office from Oct. 5th-Nov. 2nd at 5 pm before the election, using an absentee ballot.


To vote absentee by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than Oct. 30th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by election day at 7 pm.


Whether it’s in person or by mail, you’ll need to give an excuse to vote by absentee ballot. Info here on what qualifies.


The absentee ballot application period opens Jan. 1st. You must submit a form for each election that you would like to participate in by-mail and include your excuse.


Excuse Required for Absentee? Yes

South Dakota

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Early Voting Dates: Sept. 18th-Nov. 2nd  at 3 p.m.


You can vote in person at your county clerk office from Sept. 18th-Nov. 2nd at 3:00 pm, using an absentee ballot.


To vote absentee by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than Nov. 2nd at 5:00 p.m. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by 8pm on Election Day. A copy of your photo ID or, if you do not have one, a signed affidavit will be required when you vote by-mail.


The absentee ballot application period opens Jan.1st. You must submit an application for an absentee ballot by-mail for each election.


Excuse Required for Absentee? No

Tennessee

Early Voting Starts 07/17/2020 Early Voting Ends 08/01/2020 Info

Early Voting Dates: Jul. 17th to Aug. 1st


You can vote in person at your county Election Commission’s office from Jul. 15th to Aug.1st before the election. No excuse required.


To vote absentee by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than Jul. 30th. COVID-19 is a qualifying excuse for voting by mail in this election.


Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by 6 pm on election day.


The absentee ballot application period opens 90 days before each election. You must submit an application for each election that you would like to participate in by-mail. You’ll need to give an excuse to vote by-mail absentee ballot. Info here on what qualifies.


 


Excuse Required for Absentee? Yes

Texas

Early Voting Starts 10/19/2020 Early Voting Ends 10/30/2020 Info

Early Voting Dates: TBD for July 14th runoff


You can vote in-person at any early voting location in your county from (TBD for July 14th runoff) before the election. No excuse required.


To vote by mail, first you’ll need to apply for a ballot (click here) no later than (TBD for July14th runoff) Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be postmarked by the day before the election.


The absentee ballot application period opens Jan. 1st or 60 days before each election. You must submit a form for each election that you would like to participate in by-mail. You’ll need to give an excuse to vote by mail absentee ballot. Info here on what qualifies.



Excuse Required for Absentee? Yes

Utah

Early Voting Starts 10/20/2020 Early Voting Ends 11/02/2020 Info

Early Voting Dates: Oct. 20th-Nov. 2nd.


You can vote in-person at any early voting location in your county before the election. See your county clerk’s office for exact dates. No excuse required.


All registered voters in Utah receive a vote-by-mail ballot. No excuse required.


If you will not be at your residence and would like to have you ballot mailed to a different address, you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) by Oct. 27th. Be sure to mail your ballot in a timely manner so that it can be received by election day.


Excuse Required for Absentee? No

Vermont

Early Voting Starts 06/27/2020 Early Voting Ends 08/10/2020 Info

Early Voting Dates: June 27th to Aug. 10th


You can vote in-person at your town clerk’s office from June 27th to Aug. 10th, using an absentee ballot. No excuse required.


To vote absentee by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than Aug. 10th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by 7 pm on election day, Aug. 11th.


The absentee ballot application period opens Jan.1st. You must submit an application for an absentee ballot by-mail for each election.


Excuse Required for Absentee? No

Virginia

Early Voting Starts 10/24/2020 Early Voting Ends 10/31/2020 Info

Early Voting: Oct. 24th-Oct. 31st


In-person absentee voting is available through your Registrar, click here to see hours at your local office.


The deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is 5:00PM on Oct. 23rd. Your ballot must be returned by election day, Nov. 3rd. At this time an excuse is required to vote absentee. Check back to see if guidance on this changes due to COVID-19.


The absentee ballot application period opens 365 days before the election. You must submit an application for an absentee ballot by-mail for each election. Whether it’s in person or by mail, you’ll need to give an excuse to vote by absentee ballot. Info here on what qualifies.


Excuse Required for Absentee? Yes

Washington

Early Voting Starts N/A Early Voting Ends N/A Info

Early Voting Dates: N/A


All registered voters in Washington receive a vote-by-mail ballot. No excuse required.


If you will not be at your residence and would like to have you ballot mailed to a different address, you may do so through the My Vote portal. Be sure to follow specific instructions so you do not affect your permanent address and registration.


 


Excuse Required for Absentee? No

West Virginia

Early Voting Starts 10/21/2020 Early Voting Ends 10/31/2020 Info

Early Voting Dates: Oct. 21st-Oct. 31st


You can vote in-person at your county clerk’s office from Oct. 21st to Oct. 31st before the election. No excuse required.


To vote absentee by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here). Your application must be received by Oct. 28th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be postmarked by the day before the election. At this time an excuse is required to vote absentee by-mail for the general election.


The absentee ballot application period opens 84 days before the election. You must submit an application for an absentee ballot by-mail for each election. Whether it’s in person or by mail, you’ll need to give an excuse to vote by absentee ballot. Info here on what qualifies.


 


Excuse Required for Absentee? Yes

Wisconsin

Early Voting Starts N/A Early Voting Ends N/A Info

Early Voting Dates: Varies by municipality


You can vote in person at your municipal clerk’s office before the election, using an absentee ballot. See your municipal clerk for exact dates. No excuse required.


To vote absentee by mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than August 6th at 5 p.m. Ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day.


The absentee ballot application period opens Jan.1st. You may submit one form annually and select all elections or individual elections. Copy of photo ID with address and signature is required with absentee ballot by mail application. The state allows for permanent absentee status for elderly or disabled voters.



Excuse Required for Absentee? No

Wyoming

Early Voting Starts 07/09/2020 Early Voting Ends 08/18/2020 Info

Early Voting Dates: July 9th to Aug. 18th


You can vote in-person at your local election’s office before the election, using an absentee ballot. Visit your local elections office for exact dates and times. No excuse required.


To vote absentee by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here). Wyoming does not have a deadline for applications, however, we recommend you apply at least a month before the election. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by 7 pm on election day, Aug. 18th.


The absentee ballot application period opens Jan 1st. You must submit a form for each election that you would like to participate in by-mail.


Excuse Required for Absentee? No