Voter Registration Deadlines

Last updated August 28, 2014
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Alabama Postmarked 15 days before the election Register to vote »
Alaska Postmarked 30 days before the election. If 30 days before the election falls on a Sunday, your voter registration form must be postmarked 31 days before the election.  Register to vote »
Arizona Received 29 days before Election Day. Register to vote »
Arkansas Received 30 days before Election Day.  If this falls on a Sunday then your voter registration form must be postmarked 29 days before Election Day. Register to vote »
California Postmarked 15 days before Election Day. Register to vote »
Colorado

Received 22 days before Election Day (through a voter regsitration drive).

Received 8 days before Election Day (online, or by mail if you wish to vote by absentee ballot).

You may also register and vote in person on Election Day.

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Connecticut

Postmarked 14 days before the election (by mail).

Received 7 days before the election (in person)

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Delaware

Postmarked by the fourth Saturday before a general or primary election.

Postmarked 10 days before a special election

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District of Columbia

Postmarked 30 days before the election.

You may also register in person on Election Day as long as you can provide proof of residency.

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Florida Postmarked 29 days before Election Day Register to vote »
Georgia Postmarked 29 days before Election Day Register to vote »
Hawaii Received 30 days before Election Day Register to vote »
Idaho

Postmarked 25 days before Election Day

You may also register in person on Election Day.

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Illinois

Postmarked 28 days before the election.

You can also register in person (and vote) at your local elections office during the "grace period."  The grace period ends 3 days before Election day.

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Indiana Postmarked 29 days before the election Register to vote »
Iowa

Postmarked 15 days before Election Day (by mail)

Received 10 days before primary or general elections (in-person)
Received 11 days before all other elections (in-person)

You may also register in person on Election Day.

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Kansas

Postmarked 21 days before the election (if mailed).

Received 21 days before the election (in-person or online).

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Kentucky Postmarked 29 days before the election Register to vote »
Louisiana Received 30 days before Election Day (unless that falls on a Sunday, in which case it is 29 days before Election Day) Register to vote »
Maine

Received 21 days before the election.

You may also register in person on Election Day.

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Maryland Postmarked 21 days before the election. Register to vote »
Massachusetts Postmarked 20 days before the election. Register to vote »
Michigan Postmarked 30 days before the election Register to vote »
Minnesota

Received 21 days before the election.

You may also register in person on Election Day as long as you can provide proof of residency.

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Mississippi Postmarked by the 5th Saturday before Election Day Register to vote »
Missouri

Postmarked by the 4th Wednesday before Election Day

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Montana

Postmarked 30 days before the election (unless that date falls on a Sunday, in which case it must be postmarked 29 days before Election Day).

You may also register in person at the County Clerk's office up to - and including - Election Day.  

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Nebraska

Postmarked the third Friday before the election (by-mail).

Received by 6pm on the second Friday before the election (in-person).

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Nevada

31 days before Election Day (by mail)

The 3rd Tuesday before Election Day (online or in person)

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New Hampshire

Received 10 days before the election (by mail).

You may also register in person on Election Day.

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New Jersey Received 21 days before the election Register to vote »
New Mexico Postmarked 28 days before the election Register to vote »
New York

Postmarked 25 days before the election. 

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North Carolina

Postmarked 25 days before the election

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North Dakota North Dakota does not have voter registration N/A
Ohio Received 30 days before election.  Register to vote »
Oklahoma Postmarked 25 days before the election Register to vote »
Oregon Received 21 days before the election Register to vote »
Pennsylvania Received 30 days before the election Register to vote »
Rhode Island

Received 30 days before the election.

You may register in person on election day, but only for Presidential elections.

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South Carolina Postmarked 30 days before the election Register to vote »
South Dakota Received 15 days before the election Register to vote »
Tennessee Postmarked 30 days before the election Register to vote »
Texas Postmarked 30 days before the election Register to vote »
Utah

Postmarked 30 days before the election (by mail).

Received 15 days before the election (in person and online)

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Vermont Received 6 days before Election Day by 5pm Register to vote »
Virginia Postmarked 22 days before the election Register to vote »
Washington

Postmarked the Monday four weeks before the election (by mail)

Received the Monday one week before the election (in person)

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West Virginia Postmarked 21 days before the election Register to vote »
Wisconsin

Postmarked 20 days before the election.

You may also register in person on Election Day.

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Wyoming

Received 14 days before the election.

You may also register in person on Election Day.

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