VOTE FROM HOME

Vote safely in 2020.

COVID-19 is changing everything across the world. Your voice is more important than ever. HeadCount is here to help! Opportunities to vote by mail vary by state.

How can I vote safely during COVID-19?

 

The Facts

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Scroll down to find out what you need to vote by mail in your state below.



State-by-State Information

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

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You can vote by mail in Alabama
Your voter registration application must be received by Oct. 19th. You can vote in person on Election Day, or vote by mail in Alabama.

An excuse is required to vote by mail, but COVID-19 is an accepted excuse in 2020. You should indicate “I have a physical illness or infirmity which prevents my attendance at the polls” as your reason. ID is required to vote by mail.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Alabama:

Don't forget to put postage on your ballot. You are responsible for adding stamps.

Your state has a postmark deadline of Monday, November 2nd. To make the mandated postmark date, put the ballot into your home mailbox for collection at least one day prior to ensure it is picked up and processed. You can also drop the ballot off at the post office before the last posted collection time for the postmark deadline. You can also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Your state does NOT offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will be tossed if your signature does not match or you do not follow directions. Pay close attention to your state’s completed absentee ballot requirements so your vote is counted.

Be sure to sign your ballot in the presence of an official notary. They must also sign your ballot. If you are not able to get your ballot notarized, you may have two adult witnesses sign your ballot.

 

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

You May Use COVID-19 as an Excuse to Vote Absentee

Due to COVID-19, your state has expanded vote by mail access for the November 2020 election. That means that ‘COVID-19’ qualifies as an excuse to request your absentee ballot.

P.S. If COVID-19 wasn’t affecting the U.S. right now, your state would have stricter requirements for you to qualify to vote by mail.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

10/29/2020

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Postmarked By 11/02/2020

Permanent Absentee

Your state doesn’t have permanent absentee as an option for everyone. Instead, you can request a ballot by mail every year.
Your state allows for permanent absentee status for elderly or disabled voters.Yes

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in Alaska
Alaska's state primary election is Aug. 18th. If you are registered for Alaska’s Permanent Fund Dividend program at your current address, you are automatically registered to vote. You can request to vote by mail for any election without an excuse.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

 

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Alaska:

Don't forget to put postage on your ballot. You are responsible for adding stamps.

Your state has a postmark deadline of Tuesday, August 18th. To make the mandated postmark date, put the ballot into your home mailbox for collection at least one day prior to ensure it is picked up and processed. You can also drop the ballot off at the post office before the last posted collection time for the postmark deadline. You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date. Your state offers secure dropboxes for ballots. Click here for locations. If you drop your ballot in a dropbox by 8 p.m. on Election Day, you do not need to worry about the post office!

Your state does NOT offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will be tossed if your signature does not match or you do not follow directions. Pay close attention to your state’s completed absentee ballot requirements so your vote is counted.

Be sure to sign your ballot in the presence of an adult that can serve as a witness. They must also sign your ballot.

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

 

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

No Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

08/08/2020

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Received By 08/18/2020

Permanent Absentee

Your state doesn’t have permanent absentee as an option for everyone. Instead, you can request a ballot by mail every year.
Your state allows for permanent absentee status for elderly or disabled voters.Yes

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in Arizona
Your voter registration application must be received by Oct. 5th to vote in the general election. If you would like to request a mail in ballot your request must be received by Oct. 23rd and your ballot must be received by 7 p.m. on Nov. 3rd.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Arizona:

When you return your ballot, postage is prepaid. You do not need to add stamps.

Arizona has a "received by" deadline of Tuesday, November 3rd. The post office suggests that ballots are mailed at least two weeks prior to make the "received by" deadline. Don't wait! You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date. Some counties in Arizona also offer secure ballot drop boxes. Contact your county clerk for more information.

Your state gives you the opportunity to "cure" any challenge to your ballot. This means if there is something wrong with the signature on your ballot, the state is required to contact you and give you options to remedy your ballot. Your clerk will provide step-by-step instructions for curing your ballot. Be sure to check your mail and messages (phone and email) for incoming communication from your election's office to have the opportunity to cure. You will be contacted if there is a challenge to your signature through Election Day. You have until Tuesday, November 10th, five business days after Election Day to cure your ballot.

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

 

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

No Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

10/23/2020

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Received By 11/03/2020

Permanent Absentee

You can request permanent absentee status in your state– that means you’ll automatically receive a ballot in the mail every election year.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in Arkansas
Arkansas voters must register to vote by Oct. 5th for the general election.

Due to COVID-19, Arkansas has extended absentee voting to all voters. Election officials request that voters request and return their ballots as soon as possible. The deadline to request your ballot is Oct. 27th.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Arkansas:

Don't forget to put postage on your ballot. You are responsible for adding stamps.

Arkansas has a "received by" deadline of Tuesday, November 3rd. The post office suggests that ballots are mailed at least two weeks prior to make the "received by" deadline. Don't wait! You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Your state does NOT offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will be tossed if your signature does not match or you do not follow directions. Pay close attention to your state’s completed absentee ballot requirements so your vote is counted.

Arkansas offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

You May Use COVID-19 as an Excuse to Vote Absentee

Due to COVID-19, your state has expanded vote by mail access for the November 2020 election. That means that ‘COVID-19’ qualifies as an excuse to request your absentee ballot.

P.S. If COVID-19 wasn’t affecting the U.S. right now, your state would have stricter requirements for you to qualify to vote by mail.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

10/27/2020

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Received By 11/03/2020

Permanent Absentee

Your state doesn’t have permanent absentee as an option for everyone. Instead, you can request a ballot by mail every year.
Yes

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in California
Due to COVID-19, all registered voters will receive a ballot by mail for the November 3rd general election.

California automatically registers all eligible residents to vote based on their DMV records. If your DMV record has an old address, or you do not have an in-state ID, you must register to vote.

If you missed the voter registration deadline, don't worry! You may “conditionally” register at your county elections office after the voter registration deadline.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in California:

When you return your ballot, postage is prepaid. You do not need to add stamps.

California has a "postmark" deadline of Tuesday, November 3rd. To make the mandated postmark date, put the ballot into your home mailbox for collection at least one day prior to ensure it is picked up and processed. You can also drop the ballot off at the post office before the last posted collection time for the postmark deadline. If you drop your ballot in a dropbox by 8 p.m. on Election Day, you do not need to worry about the post office! You may return your ballot directly to your clerk (polling place, early voting location) by 8 p.m. on November 3rd. You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Your state gives you the opportunity to "cure" any challenge to your ballot. This means if there is something wrong with the signature on your ballot, the state is required to contact you and give you options to remedy your ballot. Your clerk will provide step-by-step instructions for curing your ballot. Be sure to check your mail and messages (phone and email) for incoming communication from your election's office to have the opportunity to cure. You will be contacted if there is a challenge to your signature through Election Day. You have until Friday, November 13th, eight business days after Election Day to cure your ballot.

California offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

No Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

10/27/2020

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Postmarked By 11/03/2020

Permanent Absentee

You can request permanent absentee status in your state– that means you’ll automatically receive a ballot in the mail every election year.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here for More Absentee Voting Information

Colorado has automatic by-mail voting. You will automatically receive a ballot at the address on your voter registration.
Colorado is a vote-by-mail state. As long as your registration lists your current address, you will receive a ballot. If you have moved, please be sure to update your registration at least 8 days before the next election to receive a ballot by-mail. (Click here to register to vote.)

Missed the registration deadline? No problem, you may go to your local elections office and designated polling centers to register to vote in-person through election day.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Colorado:

Don't forget to put postage on your ballot. You are responsible for adding stamps.

Colorado has a "received by" deadline of Tuesday, November 3rd. The post office suggests that ballots are mailed at least two weeks prior to make the "received by" deadline. Don't wait! You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date. Contact your county clerk and recorder for in-person drop-off and drop-box locations.

Your state gives you the opportunity to "cure" any challenge to your ballot. This means if there is something wrong with the signature on your ballot, the state is required to contact you and give you options to remedy your ballot. Your clerk will provide step-by-step instructions for curing your ballot. Be sure to check your mail and messages (phone and email) for incoming communication from your election's office to have the opportunity to cure. You will be contacted if there is a challenge to your signature through Election Day. You have until Friday, November 13th, eight business days after Election Day to cure your ballot.

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

 

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

No Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Received By 11/03/2020

Click Here for More Absentee Voting InformationYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in Connecticut
In response to COVID-19, Connecticut has moved its closed presidential primary to coincide with its state primary on Aug. 11th. Absentee voting is by excuse only. For the August primary all voters may vote absentee by checking the COVID-19 box on the application.

General elections have in-person election day registration if you miss the voter registration deadlines.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Connecticut:

Don't forget to put postage on your ballot. You are responsible for adding stamps.

Your state has a "received by" deadline of Tuesday, August 11th. The post office suggests that ballots are mailed at least two weeks prior to make the "received by" deadline. Don't wait! You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Your state does NOT offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will be tossed if your signature does not match or you do not follow directions. Pay close attention to your state’s completed absentee ballot requirements so your vote is counted.

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

You May Use COVID-19 as an Excuse to Vote Absentee

Due to COVID-19, your state has expanded vote by mail access for the November 2020 election. That means that ‘COVID-19’ qualifies as an excuse to request your absentee ballot.

P.S. If COVID-19 wasn’t affecting the U.S. right now, your state would have stricter requirements for you to qualify to vote by mail.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

08/10/2020

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Received By 08/11/2020

Permanent Absentee

Your state doesn’t have permanent absentee as an option for everyone. Instead, you can request a ballot by mail every year.
Your state allows for permanent absentee status for elderly or disabled voters.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in Delaware
Don’t miss your next election: Your application for voter registration must be received by Aug. 22nd to vote in the Sept. 15th state primary. For the remainder of 2020 an excuse is not required to vote-by-mail in Delaware.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Delaware:

When you return your ballot, postage is prepaid. You do not need to add stamps.

Delaware has a "received by" deadline of Tuesday, Sept. 15th. The post office suggests that ballots are mailed at least two weeks prior to make the "received by" deadline. Don't wait! You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Your state does NOT offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will be tossed if your signature does not match or you do not follow directions. Pay close attention to your state’s completed absentee ballot requirements so your vote is counted.

Delaware offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

You May Use COVID-19 as an Excuse to Vote Absentee

Due to COVID-19, your state has expanded vote by mail access for the November 2020 election. That means that ‘COVID-19’ qualifies as an excuse to request your absentee ballot.

P.S. If COVID-19 wasn’t affecting the U.S. right now, your state would have stricter requirements for you to qualify to vote by mail.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

N/A

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Received By 09/15/2020

Permanent Absentee

Your state doesn’t have permanent absentee as an option for everyone. Instead, you can request a ballot by mail every year.
Your state allows for permanent absentee status for elderly or disabled voters.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in District of Columbia
The voter registration deadline for Washington DC is Oct. 13th.  This year, due to COVID-19, Washington DC will mail ballots to all registered voters for the Nov. 3rd general election.

If you are newly registered or did not not receive a ballot in the mail, you must apply for an absentee ballot by Oct. 27th. We recommend getting your application in as soon as possible.

Missed the registration deadline? No problem, you may register to vote in person with valid ID at early voting locations and on Election Day.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.



Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Washington D.C.:

Don't forget to put postage on your ballot. You are responsible for adding stamps.

The District has a "postmark" deadline of Tuesday, November 3rd. To make the mandated postmark date, put the ballot into your home mailbox for collection at least one day prior to ensure it is picked up and processed. You can also drop the ballot off at the post office before the last posted collection time for the postmark deadline. You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

The District does NOT offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will be tossed if your signature does not match or you do not follow directions. Pay close attention to your state’s completed absentee ballot requirements so your vote is counted.

The District offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.


Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

No Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

10/27/2020

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Received By 11/03/2020

Permanent Absentee

You can request permanent absentee status in your state– that means you’ll automatically receive a ballot in the mail every election year.
Your state allows for permanent absentee status for elderly or disabled voters.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in Florida
Florida's closed state primary election is Aug. 18th. You may apply to receive ballots by-mail for up to two years without an excuse.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Florida:

Don't forget to put postage on your ballot. You are responsible for adding stamps.

Your state has a "received by" deadline of Tuesday, August 18th. The post office suggests that ballots are mailed at least two weeks prior to make the "received by" deadline. Don't wait! You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date. You can also return your ballot in person, directly to your county Supervisor of Elections to a drop box.  Check with your county Supervisor of Elections for drop box locations.

Your state gives you the opportunity to "cure" any challenge to your ballot. This means if there is something wrong with the signature on your ballot, the state is required to contact you and give you options to remedy your ballot. Your clerk will provide step-by-step instructions for curing your ballot. Be sure to check your mail and messages (phone and email) for incoming communication from your election's office to have the opportunity to cure. You will be contacted if there is a challenge to your ballot. You must "cure" the challenge by Thursday, November 5th, two days after the election. Get your ballot in early so that you have a chance to address any challenges.

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

No Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

08/08/2020

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Received By 08/18/2020

Permanent Absentee

You can request permanent absentee status in your state– that means you’ll automatically receive a ballot in the mail every election year.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in Georgia
The voter registration deadline for Georgia is Oct. 5th. If you would prefer to vote by mail, you must apply by close of business on Oct. 30th. We recommend getting your application in as soon as possible.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Georgia:

Don't forget to put postage on your ballot. You are responsible for adding stamps.

Your state has a "received by" deadline of Tuesday, November 3rd. The post office suggests that ballots are mailed at least two weeks prior to make the "received by" deadline. Don't wait! You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Your state gives you the opportunity to "cure" any challenge to your ballot. This means if there is something wrong with the signature on your ballot, the state is required to contact you and give you options to remedy your ballot. Your clerk will provide step-by-step instructions for curing your ballot. Be sure to check your mail and messages (phone and email) for incoming communication from your election's office to have the opportunity to cure. You will be contacted if there is a challenge to your ballot before Election Day. You must "cure" the challenge before Election Day. Get your ballot in early so that you have a chance to address any challenges.

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

No Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

10/30/2020

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Received By 11/02/2020

Permanent Absentee

Your state doesn’t have permanent absentee as an option for everyone. Instead, you can request a ballot by mail every year.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here for More Absentee Voting Information

Hawaii has automatic by-mail voting. You will automatically receive a ballot at the address on your voter registration.
Hawaii is a vote-by-mail state. As long as your registration lists your current address, you will receive a ballot. If you have moved, please be sure to update your registration by Oct. 5th to receive a ballot by-mail for the Nov. 3rd general election. (Click here to register to vote.)

Forgot to register? No worries! You may go to your local elections office and designated polling centers to register to vote in person Oct. 20th through Election Day.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Hawaii:

When you return your ballot, postage is prepaid. You do not need to add stamps.

Your state has a "received by" deadline of Tuesday, November 3rd. The post office suggests that ballots are mailed at least two weeks prior to make the "received by" deadline. Don't wait! You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Your state gives you the opportunity to "cure" any challenge to your ballot. This means if there is something wrong with the signature on your ballot, the state is required to contact you and give you options to remedy your ballot. Your clerk will provide step-by-step instructions for curing your ballot. Be sure to check your mail and messages (phone and email) for incoming communication from your election's office to have the opportunity to cure. You will be contacted if there is a challenge to your ballot. You must "cure" the challenge by Tuesday, November 10th, five business days after the election. Get your ballot in early so that you have a chance to address any challenges.

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

No Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Received By 11/03/2020

Click Here for More Absentee Voting InformationYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in Idaho
Idaho’s voter registration deadline for the general election is Oct. 9th. Voters that would like to vote by mail must register by Oct. 9th and request their absentee ballot by Oct. 23rd.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Idaho:

When you return your ballot, postage is prepaid. You do not need to add stamps.

Your state has a "received by" deadline of Tuesday, November 3rd. The post office suggests that ballots are mailed at least two weeks prior to make the "received by" deadline. Don't wait! You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Your state does NOT offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will be tossed if your signature does not match or you do not follow directions. Pay close attention to your state’s completed absentee ballot requirements so your vote is counted.

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

No Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

05/08/2020

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Received By 05/19/2020

Permanent Absentee

Your state doesn’t have permanent absentee as an option for everyone. Instead, you can request a ballot by mail every year.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in Illinois
Illinois has multiple options for voter registration for the Nov. 3rd general election. You may register to vote by mail through Oct. 6th, or in-person during the "grace period" from Oct. 7th to Nov. 3rd. Voters with in-state IDs may also use the online system to register through Oct. 18th.

If you would prefer to vote by mail, you must submit an application for each election, no excuse required. To prepare for the election during the COVID-19 pandemic, Illinois will mail absentee ballot applications to all active voters in the fall. If you are a new voter in the state, have not voted since 2016, or did not receive an application in the mail, you need to request an application directly.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Illinois:

Don't forget to put postage on your ballot. You are responsible for adding stamps.

Your state has a "postmark" deadline of Tuesday, November 3rd. To make the mandated postmark date, put the ballot into your home mailbox for collection at least one day prior to ensure it is picked up and processed. You can also drop the ballot off at the post office before the last posted collection time for the postmark deadline. You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Your state gives you the opportunity to "cure" any challenge to your ballot. This means if there is something wrong with the signature on your ballot, the state is required to contact you and give you options to remedy your ballot. Your clerk will provide step-by-step instructions for curing your ballot. Be sure to check your mail and messages (phone and email) for incoming communication from your election's office to have the opportunity to cure. You will be contacted if there is a challenge to your signature through Election Day. You have 14 days after Election Day to cure your ballot.

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

No Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

10/28/2020

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Received By 11/03/2020

Permanent Absentee

Your state doesn’t have permanent absentee as an option for everyone. Instead, you can request a ballot by mail every year.
Yes

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in Indiana
The voter registration deadline for Indiana is Oct. 5th. If you would prefer to vote by mail, your ballot request must be recieved by Oct. 22nd. At this time an excuse is required to request an absentee ballot.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Indiana:

Don't forget to put postage on your ballot. You are responsible for adding stamps.

Your state has a "received by" deadline of Tuesday, November 3rd at 12pm (Noon). The post office suggests that ballots are mailed at least two weeks prior to make the "received by" deadline. Don't wait! You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Your state does NOT offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will be tossed if your signature does not match or you do not follow directions. Pay close attention to your state’s completed absentee ballot requirements so your vote is counted.

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. Excuses could include being sick or out of town, but it’s best to check with your state directly to see what counts as an excuse.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

10/22/2020

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Received By 11/03/2020

Permanent Absentee

Your state doesn’t have permanent absentee as an option for everyone. Instead, you can request a ballot by mail every year.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in Iowa
Iowa has multiple options for voter registration for the Nov. 3rd general election. By-mail voter registration forms must be received by Oct. 24th. Voters with in-state IDs may use the online system to register through Oct 24th. If you miss the deadline, you may register to vote in-person on Election Day.

If you would prefer to vote by mail, your application must be received by Oct. 23rd at 5pm. To prepare for the election during the COVID-19 pandemic, Iowa will mail absentee ballot applications to all active voters in the fall. If you are a new voter in the state or did not receive an application in the mail, you need to request an application directly.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Iowa:

When you return your ballot, postage is prepaid. You do not need to add stamps.

Your state has a "postmark" deadline of Monday, November 2nd. To make the mandated postmark date, put the ballot into your home mailbox for collection at least one day prior to ensure it is picked up and processed. You can also drop the ballot off at the post office before the last posted collection time for the postmark deadline.

Your state gives you the opportunity to "cure" any challenge to your ballot. This means if there is something wrong with the signature on your ballot, the state is required to contact you and give you options to remedy your ballot. Your clerk will provide step-by-step instructions for curing your ballot. Be sure to check your mail and messages (phone and email) for incoming communication from your election's office to have the opportunity to cure. You will be contacted if there is a challenge to your ballot before Election Day. You must "cure" the challenge before Election Day. Get your ballot in early so that you have a chance to address any challenges.

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

No Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

10/23/2020

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Received By 11/03/2020

Permanent Absentee

Your state doesn’t have permanent absentee as an option for everyone. Instead, you can request a ballot by mail every year.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in Kansas
Your voter registration application must be postmarked by Oct. 13th to vote in the general election. If you would like to request a mail in ballot your request must be received by Oct. 27th and your ballot must be postmarked by Nov. 3rd.

Note: Due to court order in June 2018, Kansas no longer has a proof of citizenship requirement for voter registration or access to elections.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Kansas:

Don't forget to put postage on your ballot. You are responsible for adding stamps.

Your state has a "postmark" deadline of Tuesday, Nov. 3rd. To make the mandated postmark date, put the ballot into your home mailbox for collection at least one day prior to ensure it is picked up and processed. You can also drop the ballot off at the post office before the last posted collection time for the postmark deadline. You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Your state does NOT offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will be tossed if your signature does not match or you do not follow directions. Pay close attention to your state’s completed absentee ballot requirements so your vote is counted.

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

No Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

10/27/2020

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Received By 11/03/2020

Permanent Absentee

Your state doesn’t have permanent absentee as an option for everyone. Instead, you can request a ballot by mail every year.
Your state allows for permanent absentee status for elderly or disabled voters.Yes

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in Kentucky
Your application for voter registration must be received by Oct. 5th. At this time, you must have an excuse to vote by mail in the November general election.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Kentucky:

Don't forget to put postage on your ballot. You are responsible for adding stamps.

Your state has a "received by" deadline of Tuesday, November 3rd. The post office suggests that ballots are mailed at least two weeks prior to make the "received by" deadline. Don't wait! You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Your state does NOT offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will be tossed if your signature does not match or you do not follow directions. Pay close attention to your state’s completed absentee ballot requirements so your vote is counted.

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. Excuses could include being sick or out of town, but it’s best to check with your state directly to see what counts as an excuse.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

10/27/2020

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Received By 11/03/2020

Permanent Absentee

Your state doesn’t have permanent absentee as an option for everyone. Instead, you can request a ballot by mail every year.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in Louisiana
Your voter registration application for the congressional primary/general election on Nov. 3rd, must be received by Oct. 5th if applying by-mail or in person. If you choose to submit your application online, you must do so by Oct. 13th. Remember, a valid in-state ID is needed to register online. In Louisiana, you must have an excuse to vote by mail.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Louisiana:

Don't forget to put postage on your ballot. You are responsible for adding stamps.

Your state has a "received by" deadline of Monday, November 2nd. The post office suggests that ballots are mailed at least two weeks prior to make the "received by" deadline. Don't wait! You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Your state does NOT offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will be tossed if your signature does not match or you do not follow directions. Pay close attention to your state’s completed absentee ballot requirements so your vote is counted.

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. Excuses could include being sick or out of town, but it’s best to check with your state directly to see what counts as an excuse.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

10/30/2020

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Received By 11/02/2020

Permanent Absentee

Your state doesn’t have permanent absentee as an option for everyone. Instead, you can request a ballot by mail every year.
Your state allows for permanent absentee status for elderly or disabled voters.Yes

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in Maine
Maine voters have options for voter registration! You can register to vote by mail through Oct. 19th, or in-person on Election Day. If you would prefer to vote by mail, you must submit an application Oct. 29th, no excuse required.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Maine:

Don't forget to put postage on your ballot. You are responsible for adding stamps.

Your state has a "received by" deadline of Tuesday, November 3rd. The post office suggests that ballots are mailed at least two weeks prior to make the "received by" deadline. Don't wait! You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Your state does NOT offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will be tossed if your signature does not match or you do not follow directions. Pay close attention to your state’s completed absentee ballot requirements so your vote is counted.

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

No Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

10/29/2020

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Received By 11/03/2020

Permanent Absentee

Your state doesn’t have permanent absentee as an option for everyone. Instead, you can request a ballot by mail every year.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in Maryland
The voter registration deadline for Maryland is Oct. 13th. If you would like to request a mail-in ballot your request must be received by Oct. 20th and your ballot must be postmarked by Nov. 3rd.

Missed the registration deadline? No problem, you may register to vote in person with valid ID at early voting locations and on Election Day.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Maryland:

When you return your ballot, postage is prepaid. You do not need to add stamps.

Your state has a "postmark" deadline of Tuesday, Nov. 3rd. To make the mandated postmark date, put the ballot into your home mailbox for collection at least one day prior to ensure it is picked up and processed. You can also drop the ballot off at the post office before the last posted collection time for the postmark deadline. You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Your state does NOT offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will be tossed if your signature does not match or you do not follow directions. Pay close attention to your state’s completed absentee ballot requirements so your vote is counted.

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

No Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

10/20/2020

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Postmarked By 11/03/2020

Permanent Absentee

Your state doesn’t have permanent absentee as an option for everyone. Instead, you can request a ballot by mail every year.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in Massachusetts
Massachusetts will hold its state primary election on Sep. 1st.

Due to a recent change in state law, Massachusetts has established no-excuse absentee voting for 2020. All registered voters are eligible to vote by mail. Voters will receive an absentee ballot request in the mail. To vote by mail, you must submit by Aug. 26th. We recommend applying as soon as possible.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Massachusetts:

Don't forget to put postage on your ballot. You are responsible for adding stamps.

Your state has a "received by" deadline of Tuesday, Sept. 1st. The post office suggests that ballots are mailed at least two weeks prior to make the "received by" deadline. Don't wait! You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Your state does NOT offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will be tossed if your signature does not match or you do not follow directions. Pay close attention to your state’s completed absentee ballot requirements so your vote is counted.

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

No Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

08/26/2020

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Received By 09/01/2020

Permanent Absentee

Your state doesn’t have permanent absentee as an option for everyone. Instead, you can request a ballot by mail every year.
Your state allows for permanent absentee status for elderly or disabled voters.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in Michigan
Your application for voter registration needs to be postmarked by Oct. 19th for the general election.

Registered voters will automatically receive applications to request absentee ballots by mail for all remaining 2020 elections due to COVID-19. If you are newly registered, or did not receive an application, you must request an application directly from your city or township clerk's office.

Forgot to register? Don’t worry! Michigan also offers ongoing in-person voter registration through Election Day at the city or township clerk's office.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Michigan:

Don't forget to put postage on your ballot. You are responsible for adding stamps.

Your state has a "received by" deadline of Tuesday, November 3rd. The post office suggests that ballots are mailed at least two weeks prior to make the "received by" deadline. Don't wait! You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Your state gives you the opportunity to "cure" any challenge to your ballot. This means if there is something wrong with the signature on your ballot, the state is required to contact you and give you options to remedy your ballot. Your clerk will provide step-by-step instructions for curing your ballot. Be sure to check your mail and messages (phone and email) for incoming communication from your election's office to have the opportunity to cure. You will be contacted if there is a challenge to your ballot before Election Day. You must "cure" the challenge before Election Day. Get your ballot in early so that you have a chance to address any challenges.

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

No Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

10/30/2020

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Received By 11/03/2020

Permanent Absentee

You can request permanent absentee status in your state– that means you’ll automatically receive a ballot in the mail every election year.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in Minnesota
Minnesota voters may register to vote by mail or online through Oct. 13th, or in-person on Election Day. Vote-by-mail ballots can be requested for each election, no excuse required. There is no deadline to requst your ballot, but we recommend at at least one week prior to Election Day.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Minnesota:

When you return your ballot, postage is prepaid. You do not need to add stamps.

Your state has a "postmark" deadline of Tuesday, Nov. 3rd. To make the mandated postmark date, put the ballot into your home mailbox for collection at least one day prior to ensure it is picked up and processed. You can also drop the ballot off at the post office before the last posted collection time for the postmark deadline. You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Your state gives you the opportunity to "cure" any challenge to your ballot. This means if there is something wrong with the signature on your ballot, the state is required to contact you and give you options to remedy your ballot. If there are more than five days before the election, your clerk will mail you a new ballot. If you are within five days of the election, your clerk will provide step-by-step instructions for what you need to do, usually voting early at their office. Be sure to check your mail and messages (phone and email) for incoming communication from your election's office to have the opportunity to cure. You will be contacted if there is a challenge to your ballot. Get your ballot in early so that you have a chance to address any challenges by mail.

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

No Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

N/A

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Postmarked By 11/03/2020

Permanent Absentee

Your state doesn’t have permanent absentee as an option for everyone. Instead, you can request a ballot by mail every year.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in Mississippi
Mississippi voters may register to vote for the Nov. 3rd general election through Oct. 5th.

Mississippi allows qualifying voters to join the Permanently Disabled Voter List. If you have a permanent physical disability, you can sign up to automatically receive an absentee ballot in the mail for every election. You must include a signed letter from a licensed doctor or nurse practitioner explaining that your permanent disability makes it difficult for you to vote in person.

Other qualifying voters that wish to vote-by-mail, must request an absentee ballot and provide an excuse. Absentee ballots are available from your county clerk after Sept. 21st.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Mississippi:

Don't forget to put postage on your ballot. You are responsible for adding stamps.

Your state has a "postmark" deadline of Tuesday, November 3rd. To make the mandated postmark date, put the ballot into your home mailbox for collection at least one day prior to ensure it is picked up and processed. You can also drop the ballot off at the post office before the last posted collection time for the postmark deadline. You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Be sure to sign your ballot in the presence of an official notary. They must also sign your ballot.

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. Excuses could include being sick or out of town, but it’s best to check with your state directly to see what counts as an excuse.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

10/26/2020

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Postmarked By 11/03/2020

Permanent Absentee

Your state doesn’t have permanent absentee as an option for everyone. Instead, you can request a ballot by mail every year.
Your state allows for permanent absentee status for elderly or disabled voters.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in Missouri
Your application for voter registration must be received by Oct. 7th. To vote by mail, voters must request an absentee ballot and provide an excuse.

For the duration of 2020, the state has extended its absentee voting excuse requirement to accommodate voters that have contracted or are at risk of contracting COVID-19. More info on what qualifies here.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Missouri:

When you return your ballot, postage is prepaid. You do not need to add stamps.

Your state has a "received by" deadline of Tuesday, November 3rd. The post office suggests that ballots are mailed at least two weeks prior to make the "received by" deadline. Don't wait! You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Your state does NOT offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will be tossed if your signature does not match or you do not follow directions. Pay close attention to your state’s completed absentee ballot requirements so your vote is counted.

Be sure to sign your ballot in the presence of an official notary. They must also sign your ballot.

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

You May Use COVID-19 as an Excuse to Vote Absentee

Due to COVID-19, your state has expanded vote by mail access for the November 2020 election. That means that ‘COVID-19’ qualifies as an excuse to request your absentee ballot.

P.S. If COVID-19 wasn’t affecting the U.S. right now, your state would have stricter requirements for you to qualify to vote by mail.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

10/21/2020

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Received By 11/03/2020

Permanent Absentee

Your state doesn’t have permanent absentee as an option for everyone. Instead, you can request a ballot by mail every year.
Your state allows for permanent absentee status for elderly or disabled voters.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in Montana
Voter registration forms in Montana must be postmarked by Oct. 5th. If you would prefer to vote by mail your request must be received by Nov. 2nd at 12pm. We recommend getting your application in as soon as possible.

Missed the registration deadline? No problem, you may register to vote in person with valid ID on Election Day.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Montana:

Don't forget to put postage on your ballot. You are responsible for adding stamps.

Your state has a "received by" deadline of Tuesday, November 3rd. The post office suggests that ballots are mailed at least two weeks prior to make the "received by" deadline. Don't wait! You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Your state gives you the opportunity to "cure" any challenge to your ballot. This means if there is something wrong with the signature on your ballot, the state is required to contact you and give you options to remedy your ballot. Your clerk will provide step-by-step instructions for curing your ballot. Be sure to check your mail and messages (phone and email) for incoming communication from your election's office to have the opportunity to cure. You will be contacted if there is a challenge to your ballot. You must "cure" the challenge before 8 p.m. on Election Day. Get your ballot in early so that you have a chance to address any challenges.

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

No Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

11/02/2020

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Received By 11/03/2020

Permanent Absentee

You can request permanent absentee status in your state– that means you’ll automatically receive a ballot in the mail every election year.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in Nebraska
Your voter registration needs to be postmarked by Oct. 16th or completed online by 5pm on Oct. 16th for the general election in November. If you would prefer to vote by mail, you may do so no excuse required.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Nebraska:

Don't forget to put postage on your ballot. You are responsible for adding stamps.

Your state has a "received by" deadline of Tuesday, November 3rd. The post office suggests that ballots are mailed at least two weeks prior to make the "received by" deadline. Don't wait! You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Your state does NOT offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will be tossed if your signature does not match or you do not follow directions. Pay close attention to your state’s completed absentee ballot requirements so your vote is counted.

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

No Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

10/23/2020

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Received By 11/03/2020

Permanent Absentee

You can request permanent absentee status in your state– that means you’ll automatically receive a ballot in the mail every election year.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in Nevada
The voter registration deadline for Nevada is Oct. 6th if you are submitting an application by mail. Online registration is open until Oct. 29th. Missed the registration deadline? No problem, you may register to vote in person with valid ID at early voting locations and on Election Day.

Due to COVID-19, Nevada will send all registered voters ballots in the mail for the Nov. 3rd election. If you did not receive a ballot or have recently registered, request a ballot here by Oct. 20th. Your ballot must be postmarked by Election Day.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Nevada:

When you return your ballot, postage is prepaid. You do not need to add stamps.

Your state has a "postmark" deadline of Tuesday, November 3rd. To make the mandated postmark date, put the ballot into your home mailbox for collection at least one day prior to ensure it is picked up and processed. You can also drop the ballot off at the post office before the last posted collection time for the postmark deadline. You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Your state gives you the opportunity to "cure" any challenge to your ballot. This means if there is something wrong with the signature on your ballot, the state is required to contact you and give you options to remedy your ballot. Your clerk will provide step-by-step instructions for curing your ballot. Be sure to check your mail and messages (phone and email) for incoming communication from your election's office to have the opportunity to cure. You must "cure" your ballot by Tuesday, November 10th, seven days after Election Day.

 

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

No Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

10/20/2020

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Received By 11/03/2020

Permanent Absentee

You can request permanent absentee status in your state– that means you’ll automatically receive a ballot in the mail every election year.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in New Hampshire
New Hampshire will hold its state primary election on Sep. 8th. You may register to vote with a valid ID on election day. Local clerks determine advance voter registration deadlines.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in New Hampshire:

Don't forget to put postage on your ballot. You are responsible for adding stamps.

Your state has a "received by" deadline of Tuesday, Spet. 8th. The post office suggests that ballots are mailed at least two weeks prior to make the "received by" deadline. Don't wait! You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Your state does NOT offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will be tossed if your signature does not match or you do not follow directions. Pay close attention to your state’s completed absentee ballot requirements so your vote is counted.

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

You May Use COVID-19 as an Excuse to Vote Absentee

Due to COVID-19, your state has expanded vote by mail access for the November 2020 election. That means that ‘COVID-19’ qualifies as an excuse to request your absentee ballot.

P.S. If COVID-19 wasn’t affecting the U.S. right now, your state would have stricter requirements for you to qualify to vote by mail.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

09/01/2020

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Received By 09/08/2020

Permanent Absentee

Your state doesn’t have permanent absentee as an option for everyone. Instead, you can request a ballot by mail every year.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in New Jersey
Your voter registration application must be received by Oct. 13th to vote in the general election. If you would like to request a mail-in ballot your request must be received by Oct. 27th.

You may always vote by mail in New Jersey. Simply select permanent mail-in voter when registering to vote, or by submitting a county-based request for mail-in ballots.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in New Jersey:

Don't forget to put postage on your ballot. You are responsible for adding stamps.

Your state has a "postmark" deadline of Tuesday, November 3rd. To make the mandated postmark date, put the ballot into your home mailbox for collection at least 1 day prior to ensure it is picked up and processed. You can also drop the ballot off at the post office before the last posted collection time for the postmark deadline. You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date. The ballot must be received by 8pm on Thursday, November 5th, so the earlier you can return it, the better!

Your state does NOT offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will be tossed if your signature does not match or you do not follow directions. Pay close attention to your state’s completed absentee ballot requirements so your vote is counted.

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

No Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

10/27/2020

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Received By 11/03/2020

Permanent Absentee

You can request permanent absentee status in your state– that means you’ll automatically receive a ballot in the mail every election year.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in New Mexico
The voter registration deadline for New Mexico is Oct. 6th. If you would prefer to vote by mail, your application must be received by 5pm on Oct. 20th. We recommend getting your application in as soon as possible.

Missed the registration deadline? No problem, you may register to vote in person with valid ID at your county clerk’s office until Oct. 31st.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in New Mexico:

When you return your ballot, postage is prepaid. You do not need to add stamps.

Your state has a "received by" deadline of Tuesday, November 3rd. The post office suggests that ballots are mailed at least two weeks prior to make the "received by" deadline. Don't wait! You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Your state does NOT offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will be tossed if your signature does not match or you do not follow directions. Pay close attention to your state’s completed absentee ballot requirements so your vote is counted.

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

No Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

10/20/2020

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Received By 11/03/2020

Permanent Absentee

Your state doesn’t have permanent absentee as an option for everyone. Instead, you can request a ballot by mail every year.
Your state allows for permanent absentee status for elderly or disabled voters.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in New York
New Yorkers may register to vote for the Nov. 3rd general election as long as their application is postmarked by Oct. 9th. We recommend you apply as soon as possible. You may vote by mail in New York with a qualifying excuse.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in New York:

Don't forget to put postage on your ballot. You are responsible for adding stamps.

Your state has a "postmark" deadline of Tuesday, November 3rd. To make the mandated postmark date, put the ballot into your home mailbox for collection at least one day prior to ensure it is picked up and processed. You can also drop the ballot off at the post office before the last posted collection time for the postmark deadline. You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Your state does NOT offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will be tossed if your signature does not match or you do not follow directions. Pay close attention to your state’s completed absentee ballot requirements so your vote is counted.

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. Excuses could include being sick or out of town, but it’s best to check with your state directly to see what counts as an excuse.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

10/27/2020

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Postmarked By 11/03/2020

Permanent Absentee

Your state doesn’t have permanent absentee as an option for everyone. Instead, you can request a ballot by mail every year.
Your state allows for permanent absentee status for elderly or disabled voters.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in North Carolina
The voter registration deadline for North Carolina is Oct. 9th. If you would prefer to vote by mail, you must apply by 5pm on 10/27. We recommend getting your application in as soon as possible. Vote-by-mail ballots can be requested for any election- no excuse required.

Missed the registration deadline? No problem, bring proof of residence and you may register to vote in person during in-person early voting.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in North Carolina:

Don't forget to put postage on your ballot. You are responsible for adding stamps.

Your state has a "postmark" deadline of Tuesday, November 3rd. To make the mandated postmark date, put the ballot into your home mailbox for collection at least one day prior to ensure it is picked up and processed. You can also drop the ballot off at the post office before the last posted collection time for the postmark deadline. You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Be sure to sign your ballot in the presence of an adult that can serve as a witness. They must also sign your ballot.

Your state does NOT offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will be tossed if your signature does not match or you do not follow directions. Pay close attention to your state’s completed absentee ballot requirements so your vote is counted.

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

 

 

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

No Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

10/27/2020

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Received By 11/03/2020

Permanent Absentee

Your state doesn’t have permanent absentee as an option for everyone. Instead, you can request a ballot by mail every year.
Yes

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in North Dakota
North Dakota does not have voter registration. To vote you must be a resident of North Dakota and reside in the precinct for 30 days before the election. If you would prefer to vote by mail, you may submit an annual request for absentee ballots, no excuse required.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in North Dakota:

Don't forget to put postage on your ballot. You are responsible for adding stamps.

Your state has a "postmark" deadline of Monday, November 2nd. To make the mandated postmark date, put the ballot into your home mailbox for collection at least one day prior to ensure it is picked up and processed. You can also drop the ballot off at the post office before the last posted collection time for the postmark deadline. You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Your state does NOT offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will be tossed if your signature does not match or you do not follow directions. Pay close attention to your state’s completed absentee ballot requirements so your vote is counted.

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

 

 

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

No Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

N/A

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Received By 11/03/2020

Permanent Absentee

You can request permanent absentee status in your state– that means you’ll automatically receive a ballot in the mail every election year.
Yes

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in Ohio
Election Day is November 3rd. Voters must register by October 5th. Absentee ballot requests must be received by October 31st.

To prepare for the election during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ohio will mail absentee ballot applications to all active voters in the fall. If you are a new voter in the state or did not receive an application in the mail, you need to request an application directly.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Ohio:

Don't forget to put postage on your ballot. You are responsible for adding stamps.

Your state has a "postmark" deadline of Monday, November 2nd. To make the mandated postmark date, put the ballot into your home mailbox for collection at least one day prior to ensure it is picked up and processed. You can also drop the ballot off at the post office before the last posted collection time for the postmark deadline. You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date. You can also return your ballot in-person by 7:30 p.m.

Your state gives you the opportunity to "cure" any challenge to your ballot. This means if there is something wrong with the signature on your ballot, the state is required to contact you and give you options to remedy your ballot. Your clerk will provide step-by-step instructions for curing your ballot. Be sure to check your mail and messages (phone and email) for incoming communication from your election's office to have the opportunity to cure. You must "cure" your ballot by Tuesday, November 10th, seven days after Election Day.

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

No Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

10/31/2020

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Postmarked By 11/02/2020

Permanent Absentee

Your state doesn’t have permanent absentee as an option for everyone. Instead, you can request a ballot by mail every year.
Yes

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in Oklahoma
The voter registration deadline for Oklahoma is Oct. 9th. If you would prefer to vote by mail, your application must be received by 5pm on Oct. 27th. We recommend getting your application in as soon as possible.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Oklahoma:

Don't forget to put postage on your ballot. You are responsible for adding stamps.

Your state has a "received by" deadline of Tuesday, November 3rd. The post office suggests that ballots are mailed at least two weeks prior to make the "received by" deadline. Don't wait! You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Be sure to sign your ballot in the presence of an official notary. They must also sign your ballot.

Your state does NOT offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will be tossed if your signature does not match or you do not follow directions. Pay close attention to your state’s completed absentee ballot requirements so your vote is counted.

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

No Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

10/27/2020

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Received By 11/03/2020

Permanent Absentee

You can request permanent absentee status in your state– that means you’ll automatically receive a ballot in the mail every election year.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here for More Absentee Voting Information

Oregon has automatic by-mail voting. You will automatically receive a ballot at the address on your voter registration.
Oregon voters are automatically registered at the address on their state issued ID. All voters receive a ballot by-mail to their DMV or voter registration address. If you have moved or are new to Oregon please update your information by registering to vote by Oct. 13th.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Oregon:

When you return your ballot, postage is prepaid. You do not need to add stamps.

Your state has a "received by" deadline of Tuesday, November 3rd. The post office suggests that ballots are mailed at least two weeks prior to make the "received by" deadline. Don't wait! You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date. Your state offers secure dropboxes for ballots. Click here to find your closest dropbox. If you drop your ballot in a dropbox by 8 p.m. on Election Day, you do not need to worry about the post office!

Your state gives you the opportunity to "cure" any challenge to your ballot. This means if there is something wrong with the signature on your ballot, the state is required to contact you and give you options to remedy your ballot. Your clerk will provide step-by-step instructions for curing your ballot. Be sure to check your mail and messages (phone and email) for incoming communication from your election's office to have the opportunity to cure. You will be contacted if there is a challenge to your ballot. You must "cure" the challenge by Tuesday, November 17th, 14 days after the election. Get your ballot in early so that you have a chance to address any challenges.

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

No Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Received By 11/03/2020

Click Here for More Absentee Voting InformationYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in Pennsylvania
The voter registration deadline for Pennsylvania is Oct. 19th. If you would prefer to vote by mail, you must request your ballot by Oct. 27th. We recommend getting your application in as soon as possible.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Pennsylvania:

When you return your ballot, postage is prepaid. You do not need to add stamps.

Your state has a "received by" deadline of Tuesday, November 3rd. The post office suggests that ballots are mailed at least two weeks prior to make the "received by" deadline. Don't wait! You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Your state does NOT offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will be tossed if your signature does not match or you do not follow directions. Pay close attention to your state’s completed absentee ballot requirements so your vote is counted.

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

No Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

10/27/2020

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Received By 11/03/2020

Permanent Absentee

You can request permanent absentee status in your state– that means you’ll automatically receive a ballot in the mail every election year.
Yes

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

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You can vote by mail in Rhode Island
The voter registration deadline for Rhode Island’s state primary election is Aug. 9th. If you would prefer to vote by mail, your request must be received by Aug. 18th at 4pm. We recommend getting your application in as soon as possible.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Rhode Island:

When you return your ballot, postage is prepaid. You do not need to add stamps.

Your state has a "received by" deadline of Tuesday, August 18th. The post office suggests that ballots are mailed at least two weeks prior to make the "received by" deadline. Don't wait! You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Your state gives you the opportunity to "cure" any challenge to your ballot. This means if there is something wrong with the signature on your ballot, the state is required to contact you and give you options to remedy your ballot. Your clerk will provide step-by-step instructions for curing your ballot. Be sure to check your mail and messages (phone and email) for incoming communication from your election's office to have the opportunity to cure. You will be contacted if there is a challenge to your ballot. You must "cure" the challenge by Tuesday, November 10th, seven days after the election. Get your ballot in early so that you have a chance to address any challenges.

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

No Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

08/18/2020

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Received By 09/08/2020

Permanent Absentee

Your state doesn’t have permanent absentee as an option for everyone. Instead, you can request a ballot by mail every year.
Your state allows for permanent absentee status for elderly or disabled voters.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in South Carolina
Your application for voter registration must be postmarked by Oct. 5th. If submitting online, you’ll need to do so by 11:59pm on Oct. 4th. At this time, you must have an excuse to vote by mail in the November general election.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in South Carolina:

Don't forget to put postage on your ballot. You are responsible for adding stamps.

Your state has a "received by" deadline of Tuesday, November 3rd. The post office suggests that ballots are mailed at least two weeks prior to make the "received by" deadline. Don't wait! You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Be sure to sign your ballot in the presence of an adult that can serve as a witness. They must also sign your ballot.

Your state does NOT offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will be tossed if your signature does not match or you do not follow directions. Pay close attention to your state’s completed absentee ballot requirements so your vote is counted.

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. Excuses could include being sick or out of town, but it’s best to check with your state directly to see what counts as an excuse.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

10/30/2020

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Received By 11/03/2020

Permanent Absentee

Your state doesn’t have permanent absentee as an option for everyone. Instead, you can request a ballot by mail every year.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in South Dakota
The voter registration deadline for South Dakota is Oct. 19th. If you would prefer to vote by mail, you must request a ballot by Nov. 2nd at 5pm. We recommend you apply as soon as possible.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed. 

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in South Dakota:

Don't forget to put postage on your ballot. You are responsible for adding stamps.

Your state has a "received by" deadline of Tuesday, November 3rd. The post office suggests that ballots are mailed at least two weeks prior to make the "received by" deadline. Don't wait! You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Your state does NOT offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will be tossed if your signature does not match or you do not follow directions. Pay close attention to your state’s completed absentee ballot requirements so your vote is counted.

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

No Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

11/02/2020

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Received By 11/03/2020

Permanent Absentee

You can request permanent absentee status in your state– that means you’ll automatically receive a ballot in the mail every election year.
Yes

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Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in Tennessee
Your voter registration application must be received by Oct. 5th to vote in the general election. If you would prefer to vote by mail, you must submit an absentee ballot application. Excuse required. COVID-19 counts as an excuse, but only for people that are at a high risk of catching COVID-19 and their caregivers.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Tennessee:

Don't forget to put postage on your ballot. You are responsible for adding stamps.

Your state has a "received by" deadline of Tuesday, November 3rd. The post office suggests that ballots are mailed at least two weeks prior to make the "received by" deadline. Don't wait! You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Your state does NOT offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will be tossed if your signature does not match or you do not follow directions. Pay close attention to your state’s completed absentee ballot requirements so your vote is counted.

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. Excuses could include being sick or out of town, but it’s best to check with your state directly to see what counts as an excuse.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

10/27/2020

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Received By 11/03/2020

Permanent Absentee

Your state doesn’t have permanent absentee as an option for everyone. Instead, you can request a ballot by mail every year.
Your state allows for permanent absentee status for elderly or disabled voters.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in Texas
In Texas, your voter registration application must be received by Oct. 5th for the general election An excuse is required to vote by mail.

Previously scheduled municipal elections may be moved on a case by case basis to Nov. 3rd due to the pandemic. The date change will be up to each municipality.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Texas:

Don't forget to put postage on your ballot. You are responsible for adding stamps.

Your state has a "received by" deadline of Tuesday, November 3rd. The post office suggests that ballots are mailed at least two weeks prior to make the "received by" deadline. Don't wait! You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Your state does NOT offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will be tossed if your signature does not match or you do not follow directions. Pay close attention to your state’s completed absentee ballot requirements so your vote is counted.

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. Excuses could include being sick or out of town, but it’s best to check with your state directly to see what counts as an excuse.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

10/23/2020

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Received By 11/03/2020

Permanent Absentee

Your state doesn’t have permanent absentee as an option for everyone. Instead, you can request a ballot by mail every year.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here for More Absentee Voting Information

Utah has automatic by-mail voting. You will automatically receive a ballot at the address on your voter registration.
Utah is a vote-by-mail state. As long as your state issued ID or registration form lists your current address you will receive a ballot. If you have moved or are new to Utah, please update your information by registering to vote by Oct. 23rd.

Missed the registration deadline? No problem, you can register in-person during early voting.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Utah:

Don't forget to put postage on your ballot. You are responsible for adding stamps.

Your state has a "postmark" deadline of Monday, November 2nd. To make the mandated postmark date, put the ballot into your home mailbox for collection at least one day prior to ensure it is picked up and processed. You can also drop the ballot off at the post office before the last posted collection time for the postmark deadline. You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

You can return your ballot in person to your municipal clerk, county election office, or at a secure dropbox location by 8 pm on Election Day. Click here to find drop box locations.

Your state gives you the opportunity to "cure" any challenge to your ballot. This means if there is something wrong with the signature on your ballot, the state is required to contact you and give you options to remedy your ballot. Your clerk will provide step-by-step instructions for curing your ballot. Be sure to check your mail and messages (phone and email) for incoming communication from your election's office to have the opportunity to cure. You must "cure" your ballot before your official county canvass, which will take place between seven and 14 days after Election Day.

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

No Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Postmarked By 11/02/2020

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Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in Vermont
Vermont will hold its state primary on Aug. 11th. Vermont voters are automatically registered at the address on their state issued ID. If you have moved or do not have a state issued ID, please register to vote. You can register to vote in-person any day in Vermont, including during early voting and on election day. If you would prefer to vote by mail, you must submit an absentee ballot application.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Vermont:

Don't forget to put postage on your ballot. You are responsible for adding stamps.

Your state has a "received by" deadline of 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Aug. 11th. The post office suggests that ballots are mailed at least two weeks prior to make the "received by" deadline. Don't wait! You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date. Lastly, you may return your ballot directly to your clerk (polling place, early voting location) by 7 p.m. on November 3rd.

Your state does NOT offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will be tossed if your signature does not match or you do not follow directions. Pay close attention to your state’s completed absentee ballot requirements so your vote is counted.

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

No Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

08/10/2020

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Received By 08/11/2020

Permanent Absentee

You can request permanent absentee status in your state– that means you’ll automatically receive a ballot in the mail every election year.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in Virginia
The voter registration deadline for Virginia is Oct. 13th. If you would prefer to vote by mail, your application must be received by Oct. 23rd at 5pm, or by 5pm on Oct. 31st if applying in person.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Virginia

When you return your ballot, postage is prepaid. You do not need to add stamps.

Your state has a "postmark" deadline of Tuesday, November 3rd. To make the mandated postmark date, put the ballot into your home mailbox for collection at least one day prior to ensure it is picked up and processed. You can also drop the ballot off at the post office before the last posted collection time for the postmark deadline.

Your state does NOT offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will be tossed if your signature does not match or you do not follow directions. Pay close attention to your state’s completed absentee ballot requirements so your vote is counted. Be sure to sign your ballot in the presence of an adult that can serve as a witness. They must also sign your ballot.

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

No Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

10/23/2020

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Received By 11/03/2020

Permanent Absentee

You can request permanent absentee status in your state– that means you’ll automatically receive a ballot in the mail every election year.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here for More Absentee Voting Information

Washington has automatic by-mail voting. You will automatically receive a ballot at the address on your voter registration.
Washington will participate in the Nov. 3rd general election. Washington is a vote-by-mail state. As long as your registration lists your current address, you will receive a ballot. If you have moved, please be sure to update your registration by the voter registration deadline, Oct. 26th. You may register to vote in-person through Election Day.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Washington:

When you return your ballot, postage is prepaid. You do not need to add stamps.

Your state has a "postmark" deadline of Tuesday, November 3rd. To make the mandated postmark date, put the ballot into your home mailbox for collection at least one day prior to ensure it is picked up and processed. You can also drop the ballot off at the post office before the last posted collection time for the postmark deadline.Your state also offers secure dropboxes for ballots. Reach out to your County Clerk for a list of dropboxes near you. If you drop your ballot in a dropbox by 8 p.m. on Election Day, you do not need to worry about the post office!

Your state gives you the opportunity to "cure" any challenge to your ballot. This means if there is something wrong with the signature on your ballot, the state is required to contact you and give you options to remedy your ballot. Your clerk will provide step-by-step instructions for curing your ballot. Be sure to check your mail and messages (phone and email) for incoming communication from your election's office to have the opportunity to cure. You must "cure" your ballot within 21 days after the election!

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

No Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Received By 11/03/2020

Click Here for More Absentee Voting InformationYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in West Virginia
The voter registration deadline for West Virginia is Oct. 13th.

During 2020, the state has extended its absentee voting "medical reason" excuse requirement to all voters due to COVID-19. To vote by mail, your request for a ballot must be received by Oct. 28th. We recommend you apply early. The application period opens Aug.11th.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in West Virginia:

When you return your ballot, postage is prepaid. You do not need to add stamps.

Your state has a "postmark" deadline of Tuesday, November 3rd. To make the mandated postmark date, put the ballot into your home mailbox for collection at least one day prior to ensure it is picked up and processed. You can also drop the ballot off at the post office before the last posted collection time for the postmark deadline. You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Your state does NOT offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will be tossed if your signature does not match or you do not follow directions. Pay close attention to your state’s completed absentee ballot requirements so your vote is counted.

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. Excuses could include being sick or out of town, but it’s best to check with your state directly to see what counts as an excuse.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

10/28/2020

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Received By 11/03/2020

Permanent Absentee

Your state doesn’t have permanent absentee as an option for everyone. Instead, you can request a ballot by mail every year.
Your state allows for permanent absentee status for elderly or disabled voters.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in Wisconsin
Wisconsin will hold its state primary election on August 11th. Voters that wish to vote absentee must request their ballots by August 6th.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Wisconsin:

When you return your ballot, postage is prepaid. You do not need to add stamps.

Your state has a "received by" deadline of Tuesday, Aug. 11th. The post office suggests that ballots are mailed at least two weeks prior to make the "received by" deadline. Don't wait! You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Your state gives you the opportunity to "cure" any challenge to your ballot. This means if there is something wrong with the signature on your ballot, the state is required to contact you and give you options to remedy your ballot. Your clerk will provide step-by-step instructions for curing your ballot. Be sure to check your mail and messages (phone and email) for incoming communication from your election's office to have the opportunity to cure. You will be contacted if there is a challenge to your ballot before Election Day (Tuesday, November 3). You must "cure" the challenge before the polls close on Election Day. Get your ballot in early so that you have a chance to address any challenges.

Be sure to sign your ballot in the presence of an adult that can serve as a witness. They must also sign your ballot.

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

No Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

08/06/2020

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Received By 08/11/2020

Permanent Absentee

Your state doesn’t have permanent absentee as an option for everyone. Instead, you can request a ballot by mail every year.
Your state allows for permanent absentee status for elderly or disabled voters.Yes

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub

Note: As election rules change daily due to COVID-19, make sure to check back here and with your state frequently.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee Ballot

You can vote by mail in Wyoming
Wyoming will hold its state primary election on August 18th. If you would prefer to vote by mail, you must submit an absentee ballot application by August 17th.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Wyoming:

Don't forget to put postage on your ballot. You are responsible for adding stamps.

Your state has a "received by" deadline of Tuesday, Aug. 18th. The post office suggests that ballots are mailed at least two weeks prior to make the "received by" deadline. Don't wait! You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Your state does NOT offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will be tossed if your signature does not match or you do not follow directions. Pay close attention to your state’s completed absentee ballot requirements so your vote is counted.

Your state offers ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Call or email your County Clerk to check-in on your ballot's status!

Click here to access your state's COVID-19 voting page.

No Excuse Needed to Vote Absentee

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

Think everyone should be able to vote safely without an excuse? Sign our petition encouraging all 50 states to offer no excuse Vote-By-Mail.

Deadline to Request Ballot

08/17/2020

Deadline to Return Ballot

Must be Received By 08/18/2020

Permanent Absentee

Your state doesn’t have permanent absentee as an option for everyone. Instead, you can request a ballot by mail every year.

Click Here to Request Your Absentee BallotYour Voter Info Hub