Dates and Deadlines for Early and Absentee Voting in the November 3rd General Election

September 2020


ALABAMA

Absentee voting (mail and in-person) is available by request for voters unable to vote on Election Day for a specific reason. Any qualified voter who is concerned about COVID-19 may vote absentee in the November general election.

  • The deadline to request an absentee ballot is October 29.
  • The deadline to return an absentee ballot in-person is November 2.
  • The deadline to return an absentee ballot by mail is Election Day (postmarked by November 2).   

Click here for more information on absentee voting in Alabama.
 

ALASKA

Early voting and in-person absentee voting are available prior to Election Day, no reason required.

  • Early voting and in-person absentee voting takes place October 19 through Election Day at designated locations.

Absentee voting by-mail and electronic transmission are available by request, no reason required.

  • The deadline to request a mail absentee ballot is October 24. A mail absentee ballot must be returned by November 13 (postmarked by Election Day).
  • The deadline to request an electronic transmission absentee ballot is November 2. The electronic transmission ballot must be returned by Election Day.

Click here for more information on early and absentee voting in Alaska.
 

ARIZONA

Early voting is available prior to Election Day, no reason required.

  • Early voting takes place October 7 - 30 at county election offices or other designated locations.

Voting by-mail is available by request, no reason required.

  • The deadline to request a mail ballot is October 23.
  • The deadline to return a mail ballot is Election Day.  
     

ARKANSAS

Early voting is available prior to Election Day, no reason required.

  • Early voting takes place October 19 - November 2 at the County Clerk’s office or other designated locations.

Absentee voting (mail and in-person) is available by request, for a specific reason. Any qualified voter who is concerned about COVID-19 may vote absentee in the November general election.

  • The deadline to request an absentee ballot is October 27 (in-person request deadline is November 2nd).
  • The deadline to return an absentee ballot in person is November 2.
  • The deadline to return an absentee ballot by-mail is Election Day.   

Click here for more information on early and absentee voting in Arkansas.
 

CALIFORNIA

All registered voters receive a ballot by mail for the November 3rd, 2020 General Election. 

  • The deadline to return a mail ballot is Election Day (if returned by mail, postmarked by Election Day and received by November 6).

In-person voting is available prior to Election Day, no reason required (in some counties).

  • In-person voting takes place October 5 through Election Day at county election offices or other designated locations.

Click here for more information on early and by-mail voting in California.
 

COLORADO

All registered voters receive a ballot by mail.

  • The deadline to return a mail ballot is Election Day.

In-person voting is available, no reason required.

  • In-person voting takes place October 19 through Election Day at Voter Service and Polling Centers. 

Click here for more information on voting by-mail in Colorado.
 

CONNECTICUT

Absentee voting (mail and in-person) is available by request for voters unable to vote on Election Day for a specific reason. Any qualified voter who is concerned about COVID-19 may vote absentee in the November general election.

  • The deadline to request an absentee ballot is November 2.
  • The deadline to return an absentee ballot is Election Day.

Click here for more information on absentee voting in Connecticut.
 

DELAWARE

Vote-By-Mail is available by request, no reason required. 

  • The deadline to request a Vote By Mail ballot is October 30. The ballot must be returned by Election Day.

In-person absentee voting is available for voters unable to vote on Election Day for a specific reason

  • The deadline to vote absentee in-person is November 2.

Click here for more information on voting absentee in Delaware.
 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Early voting is available prior to Election Day, no reason required.

  • Early voting takes place October 19 - 30 at designated locations.

Absentee voting by mail is available by request, no reason required.

  • Absentee ballots will be sent to all registered voters for the November 2016 election
  • The deadline to return an absentee ballot is Election Day (if returned by mail, postmarked by Election Day and received by November 10).

Click here for more information on early voting in Washington, D.C. Click here for more information on absentee voting.  
 

FLORIDA

Early voting is available prior to Election Day, no reason required.

  • Early voting takes place October 24 – 31 at designated locations (additional days may be available depending on the county).

Vote-by-Mail is available by request, no reason required.

  • The deadline to request a mail ballot is October 24.
  • The ballot to return a mail ballot is Election Day.

Click here for more information on vote-by-mail and early voting in Florida.   
 

GEORGIA

Advanced (early) voting is available prior to Election Day, no reason required.

  • Advanced voting takes place October 12 - 30 at designated locations.

Absentee voting by mail is available by request, no reason required.

  • The deadline to request an absentee ballot is October 30.
  • The deadline to return an absentee ballot is Election Day.

Click here for more information on advanced voting in Georgia. Click here for more information on absentee voting.     
 

HAWAII

All registered voters receive a ballot by mail.

  • The deadline to return a mail ballot is Election Day.

In-person voting is available, no reason required.

  • In-person voting takes place October 20 through Election Day at voter service centers.

Click here for more information on voting by-mail in Hawaii.   
 

IDAHO

Early voting is available prior to Election Day, no reason required.

  • Early voting takes place October 19 – October 30 at the County Clerk’s office or other designated locations.

Absentee voting by mail is available by request, no reason required.   

  • The deadline to request an absentee ballot is October 23.
  • The deadline to return an absentee ballot is Election Day.

Click here for more information on early and absentee voting in Idaho.
 

ILLINOIS

Early voting is available prior to Election Day, no reason required.

  • Early voting takes place October 7 through Election Day at designated locations.

Voting by Mail is available by request, no reason required.

  • The deadline to request a mail ballot is October 29.
  • The deadline to return a mail ballot is Election Day (if returned by mail, postmarked by Election Day and received by November 17).

Click here for more information about early voting in Illinois. Click here for information about voting by-mail.      
 

INDIANA

In-person absentee voting is available prior to Election Day, no reason required.

  • In-person absentee voting takes place October 6 – November 2 at county election offices or other designated locations.

Absentee voting by-mail is available by request for voters unable to vote on Election Day for a specific reason.

  • The deadline to request a mail absentee ballot is October 22.
  • The deadline to return a mail absentee ballot is Election Day.

Click here for more information on absentee voting in Indiana.   
 

IOWA

In-person absentee voting is available prior to Election Day, no reason required.

  • In-person absentee voting takes place October 5 – November 2 at county election offices or other designated locations.

Absentee voting by-mail is available by request, no reason required.

  • The deadline to request a mail absentee ballot is October 24.
  • The deadline to return a mail absentee ballot is Election Day (if returned by mail, postmarked by November 2 and received by November 9).

Click here for more information about absentee voting in Iowa.
 

KANSAS

Advance (early) voting in-person is available prior to Election Day, no reason required.

  • In-person advance voting takes place from October 19 – November 2 at county election offices or other designated locations.  

Advance voting by-mail is available by request, no reason required.

  • The deadline to request an advance mail ballot is October 27. 
  • The deadline to return an advance mail ballot is Election Day (if returned by mail, postmarked by Election Day and received by November 6).

Click here for more information on advance voting in Kansas.  
 

KENTUCKY

Early voting is available prior to Election Day, no reason required.

  • Early voting takes place October 13 - Election Day at designated locations.

Absentee voting by-mail is available by request for voters unable to vote on Election Day for a specific reason. Any qualified voter who is concerned about COVID-19 may vote absentee in the November general election.

  • The deadline to request a mail absentee ballot is October 9. The deadline to return a mail absentee ballot is Election Day (if returned by mail, postmarked by Election Day and received by November 6). 

Click here for more information on absentee voting in Kentucky.  
 

LOUISIANA

Early voting is available prior to Election Day, no reason required.

  • Early voting takes place October 20 – 27 at the Registrar of Voter’s office or other designated locations.

Voting by-mail is available by request for voters unable to vote on Election Day for a specific reason.

  • The deadline to request a mail ballot is October 30.
  • The deadline to return a mail ballot is Election Day.

Click here for more information on early voting in Louisiana. Click here for more information about voting by-mail.
 

MAINE

In-person absentee voting is available prior to Election Day, no reason required.

  • In-person absentee voting takes place October 4 – 29 at the municipal clerk’s office.

Absentee voting by-mail is available by request, no reason required.

  • The deadline to request a mail absentee ballot is October 29.
  • The deadline to return an absentee ballot is Election Day.

Click here for more information on absentee voting in Maine.   
 

MARYLAND

Early voting is available prior to Election Day, no reason required.

  • Early voting takes place October 26 – November 2 at designated early voting centers.

Mail-in voting is available for all voters prior to and through Election Day (no reason required). Note: Mail-in ballot applications will be sent to all registered voters who have not already requested a ballot for the 2020 General Election.

  • The deadline to request a mailed or downloadable ballot is October 20.
  • The deadline to request a mail-in ballot in-person at a local board of elections office is 8 pm on Election Day.
  • The deadline to return a mail-in ballot is 8 pm on Election Day (if returned by mail, postmarked by 8 pm on Election Day and received by 10 am on November 13).

Click here for more information on early voting in Maryland. Click here for more information on mail-in voting.        
 

MASSACHUSETTS

Early voting is available prior to Election Day, no reason required.

  • Early voting takes place October 17 – 30 at local election offices or other designated locations.

Voting by mail is available by request, no reason required. 

  • The deadline to request a vote by mail ballot is October 28th. 
  • The deadline to return a vote by mail ballot is Election Day (if returned by mail, postmarked by Electoin Day and received by November 6). 

Click here for more information on absentee voting in Massachusetts. Click here for more information on early voting.   
 

MICHIGAN

In-person absentee voting is available prior to Election Day, no reason required.

  • In-person absentee voting takes place September 24 - November 2 at the local clerk’s office or other designated locations (same-day registrants can vote absentee at local clerk offices on Election Day).

Absentee voting by mail is available by request, no reason required.

  • The deadline to request a mail absentee ballot is October 30.
  • The deadline to return an absentee ballot is Election Day (if returned by mail, postmarked by Election Day and received within 14 days of the election). 

Click here for more information on absentee voting in Michigan.   
 

MINNESOTA

In-person absentee voting is available prior to Election Day, no reason required.

  • In-person absentee voting takes place September 18 - November 2 at county election offices or other designated locations.

Absentee voting by mail is available by request, no reason required.

  • The deadline to request a mail absentee ballot is November 2.
  • The deadline to return an absentee ballot is Election Day (if returned by mail postmarked by Election Day and received by November 10th). 

Click here for more information on in-person absentee voting in Minnesota. Click here for more information on by-mail absentee voting.      
 

MISSISSIPPI

Absentee voting (mail and in-person) is available by request for voters unable to vote on Election Day for a specific reason.

  • The deadline to vote absentee in-person at the Circuit Clerk’s office is October 31.
  • There is no specific deadline to request a mail absentee ballot.
  • The deadline to return an absentee ballot is November 10th, postmarked on/before the date of the election.

Click here for more information about absentee voting in Mississippi.
 

MISSOURI

Absentee voting (mail and in-person) is available by request for voters unable to vote on Election Day for a specific reason. Any qualified voter who is considered at risk for COVID-19 may vote absentee in the November general election.

  • Mail in or faxed absentee ballot requests must be received by the election authority no later than the 5:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday prior to any election which is October 21. The ballot must be returned by Election Day.
  • Voters can vote by absentee in the office of the local election authority until 5:00 p.m. the night before the election which is November 2.

Click here for more information on absentee voting in Missouri.   
 

MONTANA

In-person absentee voting is available prior to Election Day, no reason required.

  • In-person absentee voting takes place October 5 – November 2 at county election offices or other designated locations.

Absentee voting by mail is available by request, no reason required

  • The deadline to request a mail absentee ballot is November 2.
  • The deadline to return an absentee ballot is Election Day

Click here for more information on absentee voting in Montana.   
 

NEBRASKA

 Early voting in-person is available prior to Election Day, no reason required.

  • In-person early voting takes place October 5 – November 2 at county election offices or other designated locations.

Early voting by-mail is available by request, no reason required.

  • The deadline to request a mail ballot is October 23.
  • The deadline to return a mail ballot is Election Day

Click here for more information on early voting in Nebraska.
 

NEVADA

Early voting is available prior to Election Day, no reason required.

  • Early voting takes place October 17 – 30 at designated locations.  

All registered voters receive a ballot by mail for the November 3rd, 2020 General Election.

  • The deadline to request an absentee ballot is October 20.
  • The deadline to return an absentee ballot is Election Day (if returned by mail, postmarked by Election Day and received by November 10).

Click here for more information on absentee voting in Nevada. Click here for more information on early voting.    
 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Absentee voting (mail and in-person) is available by request for voters unable to vote on Election Day for a specific reason.

Note: any qualified voter who is concerned about COVID-19 may vote absentee in the November general election.

  • The deadline to request an absentee ballot is November 2.  
  • The deadline to return an absentee ballot in-person is November 2.
  • The deadline to return an absentee ballot by-mail is Election Day.
     

NEW JERSEY

In-person voting is available prior to Election Day, no reason required.

  • In-person voting takes place September 19 – November 2 at the County Clerk’s office other designated locations.

All registered voters receive a ballot by mail for the November 3rd, 2020 General Election. 

  • The deadline to return a vote-by-mail ballot is Election Day (if returned by-mail, and postmarked by Election Day, received by November 10th. If not postmarked, received within 48 hours after Election Day).

Click here for more information on voting by-mail in New Jersey.     
 

NEW MEXICO

Early voting and in-person absentee voting are available prior to Election Day, no reason required.

  • Early voting takes place October 17 – 3 at designated locations.
  • In-person absentee voting takes place at the County Clerk’s office October 5 – 30.

Absentee voting by mail is available by request, no reason required.

  • The deadline to request a mail absentee ballot is October 30.
  • The deadline to return a mail absentee ballot is Election Day

Click here for more information on absentee and early voting in New Mexico.     
 

NEW YORK

Early voting is available prior to Election Day, no reason required.

  • Early voting takes place October 24 – November 1 at designated locations.

Absentee voting by mail is available by request for voters unable to vote on Election Day for a specific reason. Any qualified voter who is concerned about COVID-19 may vote absentee in the November general election.

  • The deadline to request an absentee ballot is October 27.
  • The deadline to return an absentee ballot is Election Day (if returned by mail, postmarked by November 2 and received by November 10).

Click here for more information about absentee voting in New York.
 

NORTH CAROLINA

Early voting is available prior to Election Day, no reason required.

  • Early voting takes place October 15 – 31 at designated locations.

Absentee voting by mail is available by request, no reason required.

  • The deadline to request an absentee ballot is October 27.
  • The deadline to return an absentee ballot is Election Day (if returned by mail, postmarked by Election Day and received by November 6).

Click here for more information on early voting in North Carolina. Click here for more information on absentee voting.
 

NORTH DAKOTA

In-person absentee voting is available prior to Election Day, no reason required. Some counties may also offer early voting at designated locations.

  • In-person absentee voting takes place September 24 – November 2 at county election offices or other designated locations.

Absentee voting by mail is available by request, no reason required.

  • There is no specific deadline to request a mail absentee ballot.
  • The deadline to return an absentee ballot is Election Day (if returned by mail, postmarked by November 2, and received by the county canvass on November 9).

Click here for more information on absentee voting in North Dakota.   
 

OHIO

In-person absentee voting is available prior to Election Day, no reason required.

  • In-person absentee voting takes place October 6 through November 2 at county election offices or other designated locations.

Absentee voting by mail is available by request, no reason required.

  • The deadline to request a mail absentee ballot is October 31.
  • The deadline to return an absentee ballot is Election Day (if returned by mail, postmarked by November 2 and received by November 13).

Click here for more information on absentee voting in Ohio.   
 

OKLAHOMA

In-person absentee voting is available prior to Election Day, no reason required.

  • In-person absentee voting takes place October 29 - 31 at county election offices.

Absentee voting by mail is available by request, no reason required.

  • The deadline to request a mail absentee ballot is October 27 at 5:00 PM.
  • An absentee ballot returned by mail must be received by 7:00 PM on Election Day.

Click here for more information on absentee voting in Oklahoma.
 

OREGON

All registered voters receive a ballot by mail.

  • The deadline to return a mail ballot is Election Day

In-person voting is available prior to Election Day, no reason required

  • In-person voting is available at county offices.

Click here for more information on voting by-mail in Oregon.
 

PENNSYLVANIA

Mail-in ballots are available by request, no reason required.

  • The deadline to request mail-in ballot is October 27.
  • The deadline to return a mail-in ballot is Election Day

Absentee voting (mail and in-person) is available by request for voters unable to vote on Election Day for a specific reason.

  • The deadline to request an absentee ballot is October 27.
  • The deadline to return an absentee ballot is Election Day

Click here for more information on absentee voting and mail-in ballots.   
 

RHODE ISLAND

Voting by-mail is available for voters prior to Election Day in specific circumstances, including if the voter may not be able to get to the polls on Election Day (no specific reason necessary).

  • The deadline to request a mail ballot is October 16.
  • The deadline to return a mail ballot is Election Day.  

Click here for more information on voting by-mail in Rhode Island.     
 

SOUTH CAROLINA

Absentee voting (mail and in-person) is available by request, no reason required.

  • The deadline to request a mail absentee ballot is October 30.
  • The deadline to return a mail absentee ballot is Election Day.
  • The deadline to vote absentee in-person is November 2.

Click here for more information on absentee voting in South Carolina.   
 

SOUTH DAKOTA

In-person absentee voting is available prior to Election Day, no reason required

  • In-person absentee voting takes place September 18 – November 2 at county election offices.

Absentee voting by mail is available by request, no reason required.

  • The deadline to request a mail absentee ballot is November 2.
  • The deadline to return an absentee ballot is Election Day.

Click here for more information on absentee voting in South Dakota.
 

TENNESSEE

Early voting is available prior to Election Day, no reason required.

  • Early voting takes place October 14 – 29 at the County Election Commission’s office or other designated locations.

Absentee voting by-mail is available by request for voters unable to vote on Election Day for a specific reason.

  • The deadline to request an absentee ballot is October 27.
  • The deadline to return an absentee ballot is Election Day.

Click here for more information on early voting in Tennessee. Click here for more information on absentee voting.      
 

TEXAS

Early voting is available prior to Election Day, no reason required.

  • Early voting takes place October 19 – 30 at designated locations.

Voting by-mail is available by request, no reason required

  • The deadline to request a mail ballot is October 23.
  • The deadline to return a mail ballot is Election Day (if not postmarked) or November 4 (if postmarked by Election Day).

Click here for more information on early voting in Texas. Click here for more information on voting by-mail.     
 

UTAH

All registered voters receive a ballot by mail.

  • The deadline to return a mail ballot is Election Day (if returned by mail, postmarked by November 2). 

In-person voting available prior to Election Day, no reason required.

  • In-person voting takes place October 20 – Nov 2 at the county elections office or other designated locations.
     

VERMONT

In-person absentee voting is available prior to Election Day, no reason required.

  • In-person absentee voting takes place September 19 – November 2 at the Town Clerk’s office or other designated locations.

All registered voters receive a ballot by mail for the November 3rd, 2020 General Election.

  • The deadline to return a mail absentee ballot is Election Day.

Click here for more information on absentee voting in Vermont.
 

VIRGINIA

In-person absentee voting is available prior to Election Day, no reason required.

  • In-person absentee voting takes place September 19 – October 31 at the General Registrar’s office or other designated locations.

Absentee voting by mail is available by request, no reason required (except for certain first-time voters).

  • The deadline to request an absentee ballot is October 23.
  • The deadline to return an absentee ballot is Election Day (if returned by mail, postmarked by Election Day and received by November 6).

Click here for more information on absentee and early voting in Virginia.   
 

WASHINGTON

All registered voters receive a mail ballot.

  • Mail ballots must be returned by Election Day (or postmarked by Election Day).

In-person voting is available prior to Election Day, no reason required.

  • In-person voting takes place October 16 through Election Day at county voting centers.      

Click here for more information on voting by-mail in Washington.  
 

WEST VIRGINIA

Early voting is available prior to Election Day, no reason required.

  • Early voting takes place October 21 – 31 at the County Courthouse or other designated locations.

Absentee voting by-mail is available by request for voters unable to vote on Election Day for a specific reason. Any qualified voter confined to their home because of COVID-19 concerns may vote absentee in the November general election.

  • The deadline to request an absentee ballot is October 28.
  • The deadline to return an absentee ballot in-person is November 2.
  • An absentee ballot returned by mail must be postmarked by Election Day and received by the start of canvass (November 9).  

Click here for more information on absentee voting in West Virginia.   
 

WISCONSIN

In-person absentee voting is available prior to Election Day, no reason required.

  • In-person absentee voting dates are determined by Municipal Clerks.

Absentee voting by mail is available by request, no reason required.

  • The deadline to request an absentee ballot is October 29.
  • The deadline to return an absentee ballot is Election Day

Click here for more information on absentee voting in Wisconsin.     
 

WYOMING

In-person absentee voting is available prior to Election Day, no reason required.

  • In-person absentee voting takes place September 24 – November 2 at the County Clerk’s office.

Absentee voting by mail is available by request, no reason required.

  • The deadline to request an absentee ballot is November 2.
  • The deadline to return an absentee ballot is Election Day.

Click here for more information on absentee and early voting in Wyoming.