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2016 General Election: Voter Registration Deadlines and Polling Place Hours

Note: EDR = Election Day Registration. Polling place hours are for the date of the election (opening/closing times may vary by locality) according to local time, unless otherwise noted. Early voting hours are not included. Deadlines for submitting election materials such as voter registration forms may vary depending on mail/in-person/online submission. Dates and polling place hours are subject to change. Questions? Contact your local election office for help or further instruction.

 

State

Registration Deadline

Polling Place Hours

Alabama

 10/24  7:00AM - 7:00PM

Alaska

10/9 (EDR permitted for purpose of voting for President and Vice President).

 7:00AM - 8:00PM

Arizona

10/11  6:00AM - 7:00PM

Arkansas

 10/11  7:30AM - 7:00PM

California

10/24  7:00AM - 8:00PM

Colorado

11/8 (EDR). Deadline to register and automatically receive a mail ballot is 10/31.  

 7:00AM - 7:00PM

Connecticut

 11/8 (EDR). Deadline to register by mail is 11/1 (postmark). In person registration is available through Election Day.

6:00AM - 8:00PM 

DC

11/8 (EDR). Deadline to register by mail is 10/11. In person registration is available through Election Day.

 7:00AM - 8:00PM

Delaware

 10/15

 7:00AM - 8:00PM

Florida

10/18  7:00AM - 7:00PM

Georgia

 10/11  7:00AM - 7:00PM

Hawaii

10/10  7:00AM - 6:00PM

Idaho

11/8 (EDR). Deadline to register prior to EDR is 10/14.

 8:00AM - 8:00PM

Illinois

11/8 (EDR). Deadline to register by mail is 10/11. In person registration is available through Election Day.

 6:00AM - 7:00PM

Indiana

10/11  6:00AM - 6:00PM

Iowa

11/8 (EDR). Deadline to register to vote prior to EDR is 10/29.

 7:00AM - 9:00PM

Kansas

10/18  7:00AM - 7:00PM

Kentucky

10/11  6:00AM - 6:00PM

Louisiana

10/11  6:00AM - 8:00PM

Maine

 11/8 (EDR). Deadline to register by mail is 10/16. In person registration is available through Election Day.

 Varies - 8:00PM

Maryland

10/18  7:00AM - 8:00PM

Massachusetts

10/19  7:00AM - 8:00PM

Michigan

 10/11  7:00AM - 8:00PM

Minnesota

11/8 (EDR). Deadline to register to vote prior to Election Day is 10/18.

 7:00AM - 8:00PM

Mississippi

 10/8 7:00AM - 7:00PM 

Missouri

 10/12  6:00AM - 7:00PM

Montana

11/8 (EDR). Deadline to register by mail (postmark) is 10/11. In person registration is available through Election Day.

7:00AM - 8:00PM (some smaller polling places may open at noon)

Nebraska

Deadline to register by mail (postmark) is 10/21. Deadline to register in person is 10/28.

8:00AM - 7:00PM

Nevada

 Deadline to register in person or online is 10/18. Deadline to register by mail (postmark) is 10/8 (counties asked to accept registrations postmarked by 10/11).

 7:00AM - 7:00PM

New Hampshire

11/8 (EDR). Deadline to register prior to EDR is 10/29.

 6-11:00AM - 7:00PM (varies with jurisdiction)

New Jersey

 10/18 6:00AM - 8:00PM 

New Mexico

10/11  7:00AM - 7:00PM

New York

10/14

Varies

North Carolina

10/14  6:30AM-7:30PM

North Dakota

 N/A 9:00AM - 9:00PM (may vary) 

Ohio

10/11  6:30AM-7:30PM

Oklahoma

 10/14  7:00AM - 7:00PM

Oregon

10/18 N/A (all mail) 

Pennsylvania

10/11 7:00AM - 8:00PM 

Rhode Island

10/9 (EDR permitted for purpose of voting for President/Vice President). 7:00AM - 8:00PM

South Carolina

 Deadline to register in person is 10/8. Deadline to register online or by fax or email is 10/9. Deadline to register by mail (postmark) is 10/11.    7:00AM - 7:00PM

South Dakota

10/24  7:00AM - 7:00PM

Tennessee

 10/11  7-9AM - 7:00 PM (CST)

Texas

 10/11  

Utah

Deadline to register by mail is 10/11. Deadline to register in person or online is 11/1.

 7-9AM - 7:00PM (CST)

Vermont

 11/2  5-10:00AM - 7:00PM

Virginia

 10/17  6:00AM - 7:00PM

Washington

 Deadline to register by mail or online is 10/10 (counties asked to accept registrations postmarked by 10/11). Deadline for in person registration is 10/31.

N/A (all mail) 

West Virginia

10/18  6:30AM - 7:30PM

Wisconsin

11/8 (EDR). Deadline to register by mail (postmark) is 10/19. Deadline to register in person prior to EDR is 11/4.


7:00AM - 8:00PM

Wyoming

 11/8 (EDR).Deadline to register to vote prior to EDR is 10/24.

7:00AM - 7:00PM 


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