AFSA Voter Registration Guide

AFSA Voter Registration Guide

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 is the next federal Election Day. Here is a guide to make it easier for you and your family to register to vote, including voter registration deadlines for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. The information below is correct as of April 16, 2020.

To make sure your vote counts, please take the time to review the following information and links:

*Click on each state/territory name for official election information webpage.

Voter Registration Deadlines (listed by State/Territory)

State/Territory Registration Deadline Election Day Registration at Polls?
Alabama Postmarked by October 19, 2020 No
Alaska Postmarked by October 4, 2020 No
Arizona Received by 7 PM, November 3, 2020 No
Arkansas Postmarked by October 4, 2020 No
California Postmarked by October 19, 2020 Yes
Colorado Sent by 7 PM, November 3, 2020 Yes
Connecticut Received by November 2, 2020 Yes
Delaware Postmarked by October 19, 2020 No
D.C. Received by October 13, 2020 Yes
Florida Postmarked by October 5, 2020 No
Georgia Received by October 5, 2020 No
Hawaii Postmarked by October 5, 2020 Yes
Idaho Received by October 9, 2020 Yes
Illinois Not Required No
Indiana Received by October 26, 2020 No
Iowa Not Required Yes
Kansas Postmarked by November 3, 2020 No
Kentucky Postmarked by October 5, 2020 No
Louisiana Postmarked by October 5, 2020, online system has until October 13, 2020 No
Maine Received by 5 PM, November 3, 2020 Yes
Maryland Received by 5 PM, October 13, 2020, online system has until 11:59 PM October 13, 2020 Yes
Massachusetts Not Required No
Michigan No Deadline Yes
Minnesota Received by November 3, 2020 Yes
Mississippi Postmarked by October 24, 2020 No
Missouri Received by October 7, 2020 No
Montana Received by 8 PM, November 3, 2020 Yes
Nebraska Postmarked by October 16, 2020 No
Nevada Postmarked by October 6, 2020, email or fax must be received by Oct 27, 2020, online system received by Oct 29, 2020 Yes
New Hampshire Received by November 3, 2020 Yes
New Jersey Received by October 13, 2020, email or fax Oct 30, 2020 No
New Mexico Postmarked by October 5, 2020 Yes
New York Received by October 14, 2020 No
North Carolina Received by 5 PM, November 2, 2020 Yes
North Dakota Not Required N/A
Ohio Received by October 5, 2020 No
Oklahoma Postmarked by October 9, 2020 No
Oregon Postmarked by October 13, 2020 No
Pennsylvania Received by October 19, 2020 No
Rhode Island October 4, 2020 Yes
South Carolina Postmarked by October 5, 2020, email or fax by Oct 4 No
South Dakota Received by October 19, 2020 No
Tennessee Received by October 27, 2020 No
Texas Received by October 5, 2020 No
Utah Postmarked by October 5, 2020, email or fax by Oct 27 Yes
Vermont Received by November 3, 2020 Yes
Virginia Overseas Citizens Received by October 12, 2020, Uniformed Services and eligible family members No Deadline No
Washington Received by November 3, 2020 Yes
West Virginia Received by October 13, 2020 No
Wisconsin Overseas Citizens Postmarked by October 14, 2020 Uniformed Services and eligible family members Not Required Yes
Wyoming Received by October 19, 2020 Yes
American Samoa Received by October 5, 2020 Yes
Guam Received by 8 PM, October 23, 2020 Yes
Northern Mariana Islands Received 60 days before election Yes
Puerto Rico Postmarked by September 15, 2020 Yes
U.S. Virgin Islands Received by October 4, 2020 No

For those who want to verify their registration status, please visit www.vote411.org or www.nationalvoterregistrationday.org.

Absentee Voting:

U.S. citizens abroad or out of state may request ballots electronically by email, fax or internet download, but recent legislation (MOVE Act) requires overseas voters to file a new ballot request each year. Please visit any of the following websites for help with absentee ballots:

Voting absentee is easy using FVAP's online assistants. Be absent but accounted for.

Nonpartisan voter services for U.S. citizens overseas and uniformed service members.

Absentee ballots for Americans.

General Information:

You can also pick up a new Federal Post Card Application from any U.S. embassy or consulate. Depending on the state, you can return your completed ballots by local mail, U.S. Embassy pouch/DPO/APO/FPO, fax, email, via internet or by courier service.

Contact:

For any questions or comments please email us at policy@afsa.org.