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How to Vote in Your State

How To Vote in Your State

Find out how to confirm your voter registration and register to vote wherever you are.
Updated: 2020-08-01

Click your state below to learn the voting rules in your state.

Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas are the only states where absentee voting was not available to all voters.

Thirty-four states had absentee voting before the pandemic, allowing any voter to vote by mail without requiring an excuse. An additional nine states either agreed to allow concerns about COVID-19 to be a valid reason to request a ballot or dropped the excuse requirement. 

Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas are the only states where absentee voting was not available to all voters but limited to those who meet qualifications such as being 65 or older, disabled, a military member or out of town on Election Day.

 

 

When in-person voting started

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Deadline to request a ballot
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When ballots must be postmarked
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When ballots must be received
The Postal Service recommends that voters allow seven days for a ballot to be returned via mail. If the state requires a ballot to arrive less than seven days after its postmark deadline, voters are advised to send it earlier.
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Notes: In Vermont, mail ballots must be returned to the town clerk's office before the close of business the day before the election, or to the polling place by 7 p.m. on Election Day. Some counties in Utah will accept mail ballots up to Nov. 17. Mississippi and North Dakota do not have deadlines for requesting mail ballots. Because of an ongoing lawsuit, the deadlines to request and return a ballot in Wisconsin are subject to change.
 




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