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2020 Voter Registration Deadlines by State

Tired of hunting for voter registration deadlines? Here you go! Detail data pulled from vote.org and validated where available against other resources including state websites and local news.

Note: By mail deadlines are postmark dates by default, but highlighted where the date indicates reception date. Given the USPS mail slowdowns, submit your voter registration by mail ASAP!

StateBy Mail DeadlineBy Mail DetailsOnline DeadlineOnline DetailsOn Election Day
Alabama10/19/2020Postmarked 15 days before Election Day.10/19/202015 days before Election Day.N/A
Alaska10/3/2020Postmarked 30 days before Election Day. If this falls on a Sunday, postmarked 31 days before Election Day.10/4/202030 days before Election Day.N/A
Arizona10/5/2020Postmarked 29 days before Election Day, or on the next immediate business day if the deadline falls on a legal holiday or weekend.10/5/202029 days before Election Day.N/A
Arkansas10/5/2020Postmarked 30 days before Election Day. If this falls on a Sunday, postmarked 29 days before Election Day.N/AN/AN/A
California10/19/2020Postmarked 15 days before Election Day.10/19/202015 days before Election Day.If the voter registration deadline has passed, you can still conditionally register to vote and cast a provisional ballot in person at your County Elections Office at any time up to and including Election Day. Your provisional ballot will be counted when your County Elections Official verifies your voter registration.
Conditional registration may also be available in County Elections satellite offices and vote centers.
Colorado10/26/2020Received 8 days before Election Day.10/26/20208 days before Election Day.You can register and cast a ballot up through Election Day by appearing in-person at a Voter Service and Polling Center during the Early Voting period or on Election Day. Contact your Local Election Office if you have any questions.
Connecticut10/27/2020Postmarked 7 days before Election Day.10/27/20207 days before Election Day.If the voter registration deadline has passed, you can still register to vote in person at a designated Election Day Registration office. Contact your Local Election Office if you have any questions.
Delaware10/10/2020Postmarked 24 days before Election Day.10/10/2020The fourth Saturday before Election Day.N/A
District of Columbia10/13/2020Received 21 days before Election Day.10/13/202021 days before Election Day.If you have missed the voter registration deadline, you can still register to vote and a cast a ballot at the same time during early voting or on Election Day. Simply go to your regular polling place or early voting site to register and vote. Contact your Local Election Office if you have any questions. You will need to bring proof of residency, such as a government photo ID, or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, or pay check that shows your current name and address.
Florida10/5/2020Postmarked 29 days before Election Day.10/5/202029 days before Election Day.N/A
Georgia10/5/2020Postmarked 29 days before Election Day.10/5/2020The fifth Monday before Election Day.N/A
Hawaii10/5/2020Postmarked 30 days before Election Day.10/4/202030 days before Election Day.If you have missed the voter registration deadline, you can still register to vote and a cast a ballot at the same time during early voting at early walk-in locations and on Election Day at your polling place. Contact your Local Election Office if you have any questions.
Idaho10/9/2020Postmarked 25 days before Election Day.10/9/202025 days before Election Day.If you have missed the voter registration deadline, you can still register to vote and a cast a ballot at the same time during early voting or on Election Day. Simply go to your regular polling place or early voting site to register and vote. You will need to show proof of residence and a photo ID. Contact your Local Election Office if you have any questions.
Illinois10/6/2020Postmarked 28 days before Election Day.10/18/202016 days before Election Day.You can also register in person (and vote) at your local elections office during the "grace period." The grace period starts 27 days before Election Day and ends on Election Day. Grace Period Voting does NOT take place at your regular polling place. Grace Period Voting almost always happens at your Local Election Office. Contact your Local Election Office for more information.
Indiana10/5/2020Postmarked 29 days before Election Day.10/5/202029 days before Election Day.N/A
Iowa10/19/2020Postmarked 15 days before Election Day or received 10 days before Election Day.10/24/202010 days before Election Day.If you have missed the voter registration deadline, you can still register to vote and a cast a ballot at the same time during early voting or on Election Day. Simply go to your regular polling place or early voting site to register and vote. You should bring valid photo ID and, if the ID does not list your current address, also proof of residence. Contact your Local Election Office if you have any questions.
Kansas10/13/2020Postmarked 21 days before Election Day.10/13/202021 days before Election Day.N/A
Kentucky10/5/2020Postmarked 29 days before Election Day.10/5/202029 days before Election Day.N/A
Louisiana10/5/2020Postmarked 30 days before Election Day.10/14/202020 days before Election Day.N/A
Maine10/13/2020Received 21 business days before Election Day.N/AN/AIf you register to vote within 21 days of an election, including on election day, you must appear in person to register at the municipal registrar in order to register. Photo ID and proof of residence is required. Contact your Local Election Office with any questions.
Maryland10/13/2020Postmarked 21 days before Election Day.10/13/202021 days before Election Day.You can register to vote in-person during early voting and on Election Day. You will need to bring your MVA-issued license, ID card, or change of address card, or a paycheck, bank statement, utility bill, or other government document that has your name and current address.
Massachusetts10/14/2020Postmarked 20 days before Election Day.10/14/202020 days before Election Day.N/A
Michigan10/19/2020Postmarked 15 days before Election Day.10/19/202015 days before Election Day.If you have missed the voter registration deadline, you can still register to vote and a cast a ballot at the same time during early voting or on Election Day. If you plan to register in person within 14 days of Election Day, you will need to present proof of residency. To register under these rules, Contact your Local Election Office with any questions.
Minnesota10/13/2020Received 21 days before Election Day.10/13/202021 days before Election Day.If you have missed the voter registration deadline, you can still register to vote and a cast a ballot at the same time during the in-person absentee voting period or on Election Day. Simply go to your regular in-person absentee voting site -- or to your regular polling place -- to register and vote. You should bring valid ID and, if the ID does not list your current name and address, also proof of residence. Contact your Local Election Office if you have any questions.
Mississippi10/5/2020Postmarked 30 days before Election Day.N/AN/AN/A
Missouri10/7/2020Postmarked 27 days before Election Day.10/7/202027 days before Election Day.N/A
Montana10/5/2020Postmarked 30 days before Election Day. Received 27 days before Election Day.N/AN/AIf you have missed the voter registration deadline, you can still register to vote at your county election office through close of polls on Election Day, except between noon and 5:00 p.m. the day before the election. You'll have to register at the office of your Local Election Office -- not at a polling place. Contact your Local Election Office for questions about the process. Photo ID or proof or residency is required.
Nebraska10/16/2020Postmarked 18 days before Election Day. Received 14 days before Election Day, if there's an illegible postmark.10/16/202018 days before Election Day.N/A
Nevada10/6/2020Postmarked 28 days before Election Day.10/29/20205 days before Election Day.You may register to vote in-person at the polling place either during early voting or on Election Day. You must show a valid Nevada driver’s license or identification card at the polls to vote. If the identification does not have your current address, you must also show proof of residency .
New Hampshire10/21/2020Received between 6 and 13 days before Election Day, depending on which town you live in.N/AN/AIf you have missed the voter registration deadline, you can still register to vote and a cast a ballot at the same time on Election Day. Simply go to your regular polling place or early voting site to register and vote. Voters should bring a valid photo ID to vote. Voters that do not bring a valid photo ID execute a challenged voter affidavit form and will later receive a letter requesting confirmation they voted. Contact your Local Election Office for questions about the process or identification requirements.
New Jersey10/13/2020Postmarked 21 days before Election Day.N/AN/AN/A
New Mexico10/6/2020Postmarked 28 days before Election Day. However, an application may be accepted through the Friday following the deadline if the application is postmarked before the deadline.10/6/202028 days before Election Day.N/A New Mexico will begin same-day registration in 2021.
New York10/9/2020Postmarked 25 days before Election Day. Received 20 days before Election Day.10/9/202025 days before Election DayN/A
North Carolina10/9/2020Postmarked 25 days before Election Day. If the postmark is missing or unclear, the application will still be processed if it is Received 20 days before Election Day.10/9/202025 days before Election Day.If an individual becomes qualified to vote between the registration deadline (the 25th day before Election Day) and Election Day, then the individual may apply to register on Election Day by submitting an application to: a member of the county board of elections, the county director of elections, or the chief judge or a judge of the precinct in which the person is eligible to vote. If the application is approved, the individual may vote the same day. This applies to those individuals who recently become naturalized citizens of the U.S. or who have restored to citizenship after a felony conviction, but it does not apply to individuals who were 17 years old and reach 18 after the registration deadline.
North Dakota11/3/2020North Dakota does not have voter registration. You simply need to bring valid proof of ID and residency to the polls in order to vote.N/AN/ANorth Dakota does not have voter registration. You simply need to bring valid proof of ID and residency to the polls in order to vote.
Ohio10/5/2020Postmarked 30 days before Election Day, extended to the next business day if this falls on a Sunday.10/4/202030 days before Election Day.N/A
Oklahoma10/9/2020Postmarked 25 days before Election Day.N/AN/AN/A
Oregon10/13/2020Received 21 days before Election Day.10/13/202021 days before Election Day.N/A
Pennsylvania10/19/2020Received 15 days before Election Day.10/19/202015 days before Election Day.N/A
Rhode Island10/4/2020Postmarked 30 days before Election Day. If the postmark is missing or unclear and the registration form is received no later than 5 days after the deadline, the individual shall be presumed to have been registered by the deadline.10/4/202030 days before Election Day.You may register in person on Election Day at your local Board of Canvassers but only for Presidential elections.
South Carolina10/5/2020Postmarked 30 days before Election Day, the deadline is extended to the next business day if this falls on a Sunday.10/4/202030 days before Election Day.N/A
South Dakota10/19/2020Received 15 days before Election Day.N/AN/AN/A
Tennessee10/5/2020Postmarked 30 days before Election Day, the deadline is extended to the next business day if this falls on a Sunday.10/5/202030 days before Election Day.N/A
Texas10/5/2020Postmarked 30 days before Election Day, the deadline is extended to the next business day if this falls on a Sunday.N/AN/AN/A
Utah10/5/2020Postmarked 30 days before Election Day, the deadline is extended to the next business day if this falls on a Sunday.10/27/20207 days before Election Day.An individual who is not registered to vote may register to vote, and vote, on election day or during the early voting period described in Section 20A-3-601, by voting a provisional ballot, if:
the individual is otherwise legally entitled to vote the ballot;
the ballot is identical to the ballot for the precinct in which the individual resides;
the information on the provisional ballot form is complete; and
the individual provides valid voter identification and proof of residence to the poll worker.
More information on election day registration
Vermont11/3/2020Received Election Day.11/3/2020Election Day. But if you register online the day before or on Election Day, your application may not be processed and your name may not appear on the checklist and you may be asked to fill out another application at the polls. To be sure your name appears on the checklist, please register by the Friday before the election.You can register to vote on Election Day at your polling place. You must show proof of residence to register at the polls on Election Day.
Virginia10/13/2020Postmarked 22 days before Election Day, the deadline is extended to the next business day if this falls on a Sunday.10/13/202022 days before Election Day.N/A
Washington10/26/2020Received 8 days before Election Day.10/26/20208 days before Election Day.Individuals may register to vote in their county auditor's office, the division of elections if in a separate city from the county auditor's office, a voting center, or other location designated by the county auditor in his or her county of residence no later than 8:00pm on the day of the primary, special election, or general election. The registration process and requirements for registering on Election Day are the same as for filling out a paper registration form or the online form.
West Virginia10/13/2020Postmarked 21 days before Election Day.10/14/202021 days before Election Day.N/A
Wisconsin10/14/2020Postmarked the 3rd Wednesday before Election Day.10/13/202020 days before Election Day.Individuals may register to vote in person at your polling place on Election Day. All individuals must provide both a proof of residency document and proof of identification to register on election Day.
Wyoming10/19/2020Postmarked 14 days before Election Day. After this date, individuals may register to vote by mail if their registration is also accompanied by an absentee ballot request.N/AN/AWyoming prefers that people register to vote in person at the County Clerk's office.
If this isn't possible, print out the Wyoming Voter Registration form and fill it out in front of a notary. That part is really important! Your Wyoming Voter Registration Form MUST be notarized. Print clearly, using a black or blue ink pen (not felt tip).
Sign the voter registration oath on the form and have the notary or registered agent sign the form.
Make copies of the identification documents you showed to the notary.
Mail the voter registration form, along with the copies of your ID documents, to your County Clerk. Note: Sending your form to any other office will delay your voter registration.
Mail your form as soon as possible. Voter registration closes two weeks prior to Election Day.
Follow up with your County Clerk about any questions you may have about your registration or requests for absentee ballots.link

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