2020 Election Voter Registration Deadlines: A State-by-State Guide

2020 Election Voter Registration Deadlines: A State-by-State Guide

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From Marie Claire

The 2020 election is approaching on November 3, 2020, and it’s more important than ever to make sure you’re registered to vote. (It takes two minutes to register online, and you can do so right here.) As of press time, the voter registration deadlines for the 2020 general election haven’t changed. However, states like New York, Georgia, Louisiana, and New Jersey have postponed their presidential primary elections, which were scheduled March through May, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That being said, we’re outlining the remaining primary election dates and their respective voter registration deadlines in our state-by-state guide, below, in addition to the existing voter registration deadlines for the general election.

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Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Alabama

General Election Deadline: October 19, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE

Alaska

General Election Deadline: October 4, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE

Arizona

General Election Deadline: October 5, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE

Arkansas

General Election Deadline: October 6, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE

California

General Election Deadline: October 19, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE

Colorado

General Election Deadline: October 26, 2020

*Can register to vote in-person on election day.

REGISTER TO VOTE

Connecticut

New Primary Election Date: August 11, 2020

Primary Election Deadline: August 6, 2020

General Election Deadline: October 27, 2020

*Can register to vote in-person on election day.

REGISTER TO VOTE

Delaware

General Election Deadline: October 3, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE

Florida

General Election Deadline: October 5, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE

Georgia

General Election Deadline: October 5, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE

Hawaii

General Election Deadline: October 5, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE

Idaho

General Election Deadline: October 9, 2020

*Can register to vote in-person on election day.

REGISTER TO VOTE

Illinois

General Election Deadline: October 6, 2020 by mail; October 18, 2020 online

*Can register to vote in-person on election day.

REGISTER TO VOTE

Indiana

General Election Deadline: October 5, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE

Iowa

General Election Deadline: October 24, 2020

*Can register to vote in-person on election day.

REGISTER TO VOTE

Kansas

General Election Deadline: October 13, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE

Kentucky

General Election Deadline: October 5, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE

Louisiana

General Election Deadline: October 5 in-person or by mail; October 14 online

REGISTER TO VOTE

Maine

General Election Deadline: October 19, 2020

*Can register to vote in-person on election day.

REGISTER TO VOTE

Maryland

General Election Deadline: October 13, 2020

*Can register to vote in-person on election day.

REGISTER TO VOTE

Massachusetts

General Election Deadline: October 14, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE

Michigan

General Election Deadline: October 4, 2020

*Can register to vote in-person on election day.

REGISTER TO VOTE

Minnesota

General Election Deadline: October 13, 2020

*Can register to vote in-person on election day.

REGISTER TO VOTE

Mississippi

General Election Deadline: October 5, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE

Missouri

General Election Deadline: October 7, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE

Montana

General Election Deadline: October 5, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE

Nebraska

General Election Deadline: October 16, 2020 by mail or online

REGISTER TO VOTE

Nevada

General Election Deadline: October 6, 2020 by mail or in-person; October 29, 2020 online

REGISTER TO VOTE

New Hampshire

General Election Deadline: October 27, 2020

*Can register to vote in-person on election day.

REGISTER TO VOTE

New Jersey

General Election Deadline: October 13, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE

New Mexico

General Election Deadline: October 6, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE

New York

General Election Deadline: October 9, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE

North Carolina

General Election Deadline: October 9, 2020

*Can register to vote in-person three days before the election.

REGISTER TO VOTE

North Dakota

North Dakota does not have a voter registration process, according to Vote.org. You just need to bring a valid proof of ID and residency to the polls in order to vote.

FIND MY POLLING PLACE

Ohio

General Election Deadline: October 5, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE

Oklahoma

General Election Deadline: October 9, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE

Oregon

General Election Deadline: October 13, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE

Pennsylvania

General Election Deadline: October 19, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE

Rhode Island

General Election Deadline: October 4, 2020

*Can register to vote in-person on election day for presidential elections only.

REGISTER TO VOTE

South Carolina

General Election Deadline: October 5, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE

South Dakota

General Election Deadline: October 19, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE

Tennessee

General Election Deadline: October 5, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE

Texas

General Election Deadline: October 5, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE

Utah

General Election Deadline: October 4, 2020 by mail; October 27, 2020 in-person or online

REGISTER TO VOTE

Vermont

General Election Deadline: October 5, 2020

*Can register to vote in-person on election day.

REGISTER TO VOTE

Virginia

General Election Deadline: October 13, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE

Washington

General Election Deadline: October 26, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE

Washington, D.C.

General Election Deadline: October 13, 2020

*Can register to vote in-person on election day.

REGISTER TO VOTE

West Virginia

General Election Deadline: October 13, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE

Wisconsin

General Election Deadline: October 14, 2020

*Can register to vote in-person on election day.

REGISTER TO VOTE

Wyoming

General Election Deadline: October 19, 2020

*Can register to vote in-person on election day.

REGISTER TO VOTE

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