Early Voting Calendar

Last updated September 25, 2014

What is Early Voting?

Early voting refers to the practice of voting in person during a designated time period before Election Day. Thirty-two states and the District of Columbia offer no-excuse early in-person voting.  You don't need an excuse to vote early -- you can take advantage of early voting even if you are capable of voting at the polls on Election Day.

A handful of states will allow you to cast an absentee ballot in-person, as long as you have a valid excuse for not voting on Election Day. This is technically NOT early voting, although it does serve the same purpose.  We've started calling this "in-person absentee voting."  

 

State Early in-person voting begins Early in-person voting ends More Information
Alabama N/A N/A  
Alaska Early voting starts 15 days before Election Day. Early voting ends on Election Day. Contact your Local Election Official to learn more about early voting in your area.
Arizona Early voting starts 26 days before an election. Early voting ends at 5:00pm on the Friday before Election Day. Contact your Local Election Official to learn more about early voting in your area.
Arkansas Early voting takes place during the 15 days before a primary or general election, and during the 7 days before a special election. ??? Contact your Local Election Official to learn more about early voting in your area.
California Early voting start times vary by county.  In general, early voting starts 30 days before Election Day. Early voting end times vary by county. In general early voting ends the day before Election Day. Contact your Local Election Official to learn more about early voting in your area.
Colorado Early voting starts 15 days before a general election and 10 days before a primary election. Early voting ends on Election Day. Contact your Local Election Official to learn more about early voting in your area.
Connecticut N/A N/A  
Delaware N/A N/A  
District of Columbia Early voting starts 15 days before an election. Early voting ends at 4:45pm the day before Election Day. Contact your Local Election Official to learn more about early voting in your area.
Florida Early voting starts 10 days before Election Day. Early voting ends the 3rd day before Election Day. Contact your Local Election Official to learn more about early voting in your area.
Georgia Early voting start times vary by county Early voting end times vary by county. Contact your Local Election Official  to learn more about early voting in your area.
Hawaii Early voting starts two Tuesdays before Election Day. Early voting ends the Saturday before Election Day. Contact your Local Election Official to learn more about early voting in your area.
Idaho Early voting starts as soon as ballots are available Early voting ends at 5 p.m. the Friday before the election. Contact your Local Election Official to learn more about early voting in your area.
Illinois Early voting begins 15 days before Election Day. Early voting ends 3 days before Election Day. Contact your Local Election Official to learn more about early voting in your area.
Indiana Early voting starts 29 days before an election. Early voting ends at noon the day before Election Day. Contact your Local Election Official to learn more about early voting in your area.
Iowa Early voting starts as soon as ballots are available Early voting ends the day before Election Day. Contact your Local Election Official to learn more about early voting in your area.
Kansas Early voting must start by the Tuesday before Election Day. In some counties early voting starts as early as 20 days before an election. Early voting ends at noon the day before Election Day. Contact your Local Election Official to learn more about early voting in your area.
Kentucky In-person absentee voting starts 12 (or more) before Election Day. You can apply for and vote your absentee ballot during the same visit to your Local Election Official. In-person absentee voting ends the day before Election Day. You can only vote in-person absenteeif you have a valid excuse for not voting on Election Day. Contact your Local Election Officialto learn more.
Louisiana Early voting starts 14 days before Election Day. Early voting ends 7 days before Election Day. Contact your Local Election Official to learn more about early voting in your area.
Maine Early voting starts as soon as ballots are available (usually 30-45 days before an election) Early voting ends Election Day. Contact your Local Election Official to learn more about early voting in your area.
Maryland Early voting starts the second Saturday before an election Early voting centers are open from 10 am until 8 pm every day of early voting except on Sundays; on Sundays, they are open from 12pm to 6pm. Early voting ends the Thursday before an election. Contact your Local Election Official to learn more about early voting in your area.
Massachusetts In-person absentee voting starts as soon as printed absentee ballots are available.  You can apply for and vote your absentee ballot during the same visit to your Local Election Official. ????? You can only vote in-person absentee if you have a valid excuse for not voting on Election Day.  Contact your Local Election Official  to learn more about in-person absentee voting in your area.
Michigan N/A N/A  
Minnesota In-person absentee voting starts 46 days before an election and ends the day before Election Day. You can apply for and vote your absentee ballot during the same visit to your Local Election Official. In-person absentee voting ends the day before Election Day. Contact your Local Election Official  to learn more about in-person absentee voting in your area.
Mississippi N/A N/A  
Missouri In-person absentee voting starts ??? In-person absentee voting ends 5:00 p.m. the night before the election.   You can only vote in-person absentee if you have a valid excuse for not voting on Election Day.  Contact your Local Election Official  to learn more about in-person absentee voting in your area.
Montana Early voting starts as soon as the official ballot becomes available, usually 30 days before an election.   ??? Contact your Local Election Official to learn more about early voting in your area.
Nebraska Early voting starts 35 days before an election (15 days before special elections) Early voting ends Election Day. Contact your Local Election Official to learn more about early voting in your area.
Nevada Early voting start times vary by county. Early voting end times vary by county. Contact your Local Election Official to learn more about early voting in your area.
New Hampshire N/A N/A  
New Jersey N/A N/A  
New Mexico Early voting starts the 28 days before an election Early voting ends the Saturday before Election Day. Contact your Local Election Official to learn more about early voting in your area.
New York In-person absentee voting starts as soon as ballots are available (at least 32 days before an election). You can apply for and vote your absentee ballot during the same visit to your Local Election Official. In-person absentee voting ends the day before Election Day. You can only vote in-person absentee if you have a valid excuse for not voting on Election Day.  Contact your Local Election Official  to learn more about in-person absentee voting in your area.
North Carolina Early voting starts the 3rd Thursday before an election Early voting ends the Saturday before Election Day. Contact your Local Election Official to learn more about early voting in your area.
North Dakota Early voting start times vary by county. Early voting ends times vary by county. Contact your Local Election Official  to learn more about early voting in your area.
Ohio Early voting starts 35 days before an election Early voting ends at 6:00pm the Friday before Election Day. Contact your Local Election Official to learn more about early voting in your area.
Oklahoma Early voting is available from 8am to 6pm on the Friday and Monday before any election. Early voting also takes place from 8am to 1pm on the Saturday before a state or federal election. ???? Contact your Local Election Official to learn more about early voting in your area.
Oregon N/A N/A  
Pennsylvania N/A N/A  
Rhode Island N/A N/A  
South Carolina In-person absentee voting starts as soon as ballots are available. You can apply for and vote your absentee ballot during the same visit to your Local Election Official. In-person absentee voting ends 5 p.m. the day before Election Day. You can only vote in-person absentee if you have a valid excuse for not voting on Election Day.  Contact your Local Election Official  to learn more about in-person absentee voting in your area.
South Dakota Early voting start times vary by county. Early voting end times vary by county. Contact your Local Election Official  to learn more about early voting in your area.
Tennessee Early voting starts 20 days before an election Early voting ends 5 days before Election Day. Contact your Local Election Official to learn more about early voting in your area.
Texas Early voting starts 17 days before most* elections — or, if that falls on a weekend, the following Monday Early voting ends 4 days before Election Day. Contact your Local Election Official to learn more about early voting in your area.
Utah Early voting starts 14 days before an election Early voting ends the Friday (2 business days) before Election Day. Contact your Local Election Official to learn more about early voting in your area.
Vermont Early voting starts 45 days before a primary or general election - 20 days before a municipal election Early voting ends Election Day. Contact your Local Election Official to learn more about early voting in your area.
Virginia In-person absentee voting starts as soon as ballots are available - usually between 45 and 30 days before an election. You can apply for and vote your absentee ballot during the same visit to your Local Election Official. In-person absentee voting ends at 5 p.m. the Saturday before Election Day. You can only vote in-person absentee if you have a valid excuse for not voting on Election Day.  Contact your Local Election Official  to learn more about in-person absentee voting.
Washington All voting in Washington is done by-mail, but you can vote in person at your local elections offices if you wish to do so.  This option is available on or up to 18 days before the election and until 8pm on Election Day   Contact your Local Election Official to learn more about early voting in your area.
West Virginia Early voting starts 13 days before an election Early voting ends 3 days before Election Day. Contact your Local Election Official  to learn more about early voting in your area.
Wisconsin In-person absentee voting starts as ballots are available, usually 3 weeks before an election. You can apply for and vote your absentee ballot during the same visit to your Local Election Official. In-person absentee voting ends at 5 p.m. or the close of business (whichever is later) on the Friday  before Election Day. Any registered voter can vote in-person absentee before Election Day.  Contact your Local Election Official  to learn more.
Wyoming Early voting starts 40 days before an election Early voting ends Election Day. Contact your Local Election Official  to learn more about early voting in your area.

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