Absentee Ballot Deadlines

Last updated October 16, 2014
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Alabama

Received 5 days before the election

 Postmarked by the day before the election (by mail).

 Received by 5:00 p.m. on the day before the election (in person).

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Alaska Received 10 days before the election Postmarked on election day Get your absentee ballot
Arizona

Received by 5pm on the second Friday before Election Day

Received by 7:00 p.m. on election day

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Arkansas

Received by the 7th day before the election if sent by mail or fax.

Received by close of business the day before the election if delivered in person

Received by 7:30 p.m. on election day (by mail).

Received by close of business on the day before the election (in person).

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California

Received 7 days before the election if requesting by mail; no deadline if requesting in person

Received by 8:00 p.m. on election day

 

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Colorado

Received by the Tuesday before the election

Received by the close of polls on election day

 

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Connecticut

No specific deadline. We recommend requesting your ballot at least one month before the election

Received by the day before the election (in person).

Received by 8:00 p.m. on election day (by mail).

 

 

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Delaware

Received by the Friday before the election

 

Received by 12:00 noon on the day before the election day

 

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District of Columbia

Received by the Tuesday before the election

 

Postmarked by election day and received within 10 days of the election. 

 

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Florida

Received by 5:00 p.m. on the Wednesday before the election

Received by 7:00 p.m. on election day

 

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Georgia

No specific deadline. We recommend requesting your ballot at least one month before the election

Received by the close of polls on election day

 

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Hawaii

Received by 4:30 p.m. on the Tuesday before the election

Received by the close of polls on election day

 

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Idaho

Received by 5pm on the 6th day prior to the election

 

Received by 5pm the Friday before an election (in person).

Received by 8pm on election day (by mail).

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Illinois

Received no later than 5 days before the election (by mail).

Received by the day before the election (in person).

Postmarked the day before the election.

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Indiana

Received by 11:59pm on the 8th day before the election

Received by noon on election day

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Iowa

Received by 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before the election

Postmarked by the day before the election and received by noon on the Tuesday after the election

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Kansas

Received by the Friday before the election

Received by 7:00 p.m. on election day

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Kentucky

Received by the Tuesday before the Election

Received by 6:00 p.m. on election day

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Louisiana

Received no later than 4:30pm on the 4th day before the election (most voters).

Received by 8pm on the day before the election (if hospitalized).

Received no later than 4:30pm on the day before the election (most voters).  

Received by 8:00 p.m. on election day (hospitalized voters).

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Maine

The third business day prior to the election

Received by 8:00 p.m. on election day

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Maryland

Received 7 days before Election Day (if want your ballot mailed or faxed to you). 

Received 4 days before Election Day (if you want to download your ballot from the State website).

Received by 8:00 PM on election day (in person)
 
Postmarked by election day and received by 10:00 a.m. on the 2nd Friday after the election (by mail)
 
 
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Massachusetts

Received by noon on the day before the election - but highly recommended that you apply at least one month before the election.

Received by the close of polls on election day

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Michigan

Received by 2:00 p.m. on the Saturday before the election

Received by 8:00 p.m. on election day

 

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Minnesota

No specific deadline. We recommend requesting your ballot at least one month before the election

Received by 5:00 p.m. on the day before the election (in person).

Received by the close of polls on election day (by mail).

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Mississippi No specific deadline. We recommend requesting your ballot at least one month before the election

Received by 5:00 p.m. on the day before the election

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Missouri

Received by 5:00 p.m. on the Wednesday before the election

Received by 7:00 PM on election day (by mail).

Received by 5:00 PM on the day prior to the election (in person)

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Montana

Received by noon on the day before the election

Received by the close of polls on election day

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Nebraska

Received by 4:00 p.m. on the Wednesday before the election

 

Received by 8:00 p.m. on election day

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Nevada

Received by 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday before the election

 

Received by 7:00 p.m. on election day

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New Hampshire

No specific deadline. We recommend requesting your ballot at least one month before the election

Received by 5:00 p.m. on election day (by mail)

Received by 5:00 p.m. on the day before the election (in person)

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New Jersey

Received seven days before the election if requested by mail.

Received by 3pm on the day before the election if requested in person

Received by 8:00 p.m. on election day

 

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New Mexico

Received by 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before the election

Received by 7:00 p.m. on election day

 

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New York

Postmarked by the USPS no later than seven days before the election (by mail).

Received by the day before the election (in person).

 

Postmarked by USPS by the day before the election and received no later than the 7th day after the election (by mail).

Received by close of polls on election day (in person).

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North Carolina

Received by the Tuesday before the election by 5:00 p.m.

 

Postmarked by election day and received by 5:00 p.m. on the 3rd day after the election; Received by 5:00 p.m the day before the election if returned in person 

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North Dakota No specific deadline. We recommend requesting your ballot at least one month before the election

Postmarked on the envelope or date-stamped on email or fax by the day before the election

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Ohio

Received by noon on the third day before the election

 

Received by the close of polls on election day (in person). 

Postmarked the day before the election and received no later than 10 days after the election (by mail)

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Oklahoma

Received by 5: 00 p.m. on the Wednesday before the election

 

Received by 7:00 p.m. on election day 

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Oregon No specific deadline. We recommend requesting your ballot at least one month before the election

Received by 8:00 p.m. on election day

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Pennsylvania

Received by 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday before the election

 

Received by 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before the election

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Rhode Island

Received by the 21st day before the election

 

Received by 9:00 p.m. on election day

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South Carolina

Received by 5:00 p.m on the 4th day before the election, whether delivering in person, by mail, fax or email

Received by 7:00 p.m. on election day, either in person or by mail

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South Dakota

Received by 5:00 p.m. on the day before election day 

Received by the close of polls on election day

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Tennessee

Received by the Tuesday before the election

Received by the close of polls on election day

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Texas

Received by the close of business on the 9th day before the election (however, it must be a weekday, so it will actually be the 2nd Friday before an election for most elections)

Received by 7:00 p.m. on election day

 

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Utah

Received by the Thursday before the election

Postmarked by the day before the election

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Vermont

Received by 5:00 p.m. on the day before the election

 

Received by the close of polls on election day, either in person or by mail

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Virginia

Received by 5:00 p.m. the Tuesday before the election if requested by mail

Received 3 days before the election if applying and casting absentee ballot  in person

Received by 7:00 p.m. on election day

 

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Washington No specific deadline. We recommend requesting your ballot at least one month before the election

Postmarked by election day

 

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West Virginia

Received by the 6th day before the election

 

Postmarked by Election Day and received by the Canvass Day (5 days after the election, excluding Sunday)

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Wisconsin

Received by 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday before the election

Delivered in person no later than Election Day or postmarked no later than Election Day and received by 4 p.m. on the Friday after the election

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Wyoming

No specific deadline. We recommend requesting your ballot at least one month before the election

Received by 7:00 p.m. on election day, either in person or by mail

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