2020 Election: Voter registration deadlines for each state

Here’s a state-by-state guide to make sure you’re registered to vote on Nov. 3.

August 17, 2020, 4:12 AM

Election Day is quickly approaching and more than 235 million Americans will be eligible to vote, according to an estimate by Shonel Sen of the University of Virginia’s Demographics Research Group.

Combine that with a historic voter turnout in the 2018 midterms and a global pandemic, the 2020 presidential election is shaping up to be one like never before.

But it’s not as easy as walking into the polls on Nov. 3. Each state has its own deadline for registering to vote, from 30 days before to the day of Election Day. Here’s a state-by-state guide to make sure you’re registered to vote by your state's deadline.

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ALABAMAVoter Registration Deadline: Oct. 19, 2020

  • Register online here.
  • Print this registration form and mail it here.
  • Request voter registration form be sent to your address here.
  • Click here for more information on registering to vote in Alabama.

ALASKAVoter Registration Deadline: Oct. 4, 2020

ARIZONAVoter Registration Deadline: Oct. 23, 2020

  • Register online here.
  • Print and mail this registration form and mail it here.
  • Request voter registration form be sent to your address here.
  • Register in person here.
  • Click here for more information on registering to vote in Arizona.

ARKANSASVoter Registration Deadline: Oct. 5, 2020

  • Print and mail registration form.
  • Request voter registration form be sent to your address here.
  • Register in person here.
  • Click here for more information on registering to vote in Arkansas.

CALIFORNIAVoter Registration Deadline: Oct. 19, 2020, same-day registration available on Election Day

  • Register online here.
  • Request voter registration form to be sent to your address by calling this number: (800) 345-VOTE (8683).
  • Same-day registration is available on Election Day at early voting locations. Find more information here.
  • Pick up registration form in person and mail it here.
  • Click here for more information on registering to vote in California.

COLORADOVoter Registration Deadline: Oct. 26, 2020, same-day registration available on Election Day

  • Register online here.
  • Print and mail this registration form.
  • Register in person here.
  • Same-day registration is available on Election Day at your polling center.
  • Click here for more information on registering to vote in Colorado.

CONNECTICUTVoter Registration Deadline: Oct. 27, 2020, same-day registration available on Election Day

  • You can register online here.
  • Print and mail this registration form.
  • Same-day registration is available on Election Day here.
  • Click here for more information on registering to vote in Connecticut.

DELAWAREVoter Registration Deadline: Oct. 10, 2020

  • Register online here.
  • Register in person or via phone here.
  • Print this registration form and mail it here.
  • Click here for more information on voter registration in Delaware.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIAVoter Registration Deadline: Oct. 13, 2020 (mail and online), same-day registration is available on Election Day

  • Register in person or via phone here.
  • Print and mail this registration form.
  • Same-day registration is available in person at polling places on Election Day.
  • Click here more information on voter registration in Washington, D.C.

FLORIDA Voter Registration Deadline: Oct. 5, 2020

  • Register online here.
  • Register in person here.
  • Print and mail this registration form.
  • Click here for more information on voter registration in Florida.

GEORGIAVoter Registration Deadline: Oct. 5, 2020

HAWAIIVoter Registration Deadline: Oct. 5, 2020, same-day registration available on Election Day

  • Register online here.
  • Print and mail this registration form.
  • Same-day registration is available on Election Day in polling locations.
  • Click here for more information on voter registration in Hawaii.

IDAHOVoter Registration Deadline: Oct. 9, 2020, same-day registration available on Election Day

  • Register online here.
  • Print and mail this registration form.
  • Same-day registration is available at polling places on Election Day.
  • Click here for more information on voter registration in Idaho.

ILLINOIS Voter Registration Deadline: Oct. 6, 2020 (in-person and mail), Oct. 18, 2020 (online), same-day registration available on Election Day

INDIANAVoter Registration Deadline: Oct. 5, 2020

IOWAVoter Registration Deadline: Oct. 24, 2020, same-day registration is available on Election Day

  • Register online here.
  • Print this registration form and mail it here.
  • Register in person to vote on Election Day at your polling location.
  • Click here for more information on voter registration in Iowa.

KANSASVoter Registration Deadline: Oct. 13, 2020

KENTUCKYVoter Registration Deadline: Oct. 5, 2020

  • Register online here.
  • Print and mail this registration form.
  • Register in person at your county clerk's office which can be found here.
  • Click here for more information on voter registration in Kentucky.

LOUISIANA Voter Registration Deadline: Oct. 5, 2020 (mail and in-person), Oct. 13, 2020 (online)

  • Register online here.
  • Print and mail this registration form.
  • Register in person here.
  • Click here for more information on voter registration in Louisiana.

MAINE Voter Registration Deadline: Oct. 13, 2020 (mail), no deadline for in-person registration, same-day registration is available on Election Day

  • Print and mail this registration form.
  • Register in person here.
  • Request voter registration form be mailed to you here.
  • Same-day registration is available in Maine at your polling place. Find your polling place here.
  • Click here for more information on voter registration in Maine.

MARYLANDVoter Registration Deadline: Oct. 13, 2020, same-day registration available on Election Day

  • Register online here.
  • Print and mail this registration form.
  • Register in person here.
  • Same-day registration is available at your polling place.
  • Click here for more information on voter registration in Maryland.

MASSACHUSETTSVoter Registration Deadline: Oct. 24, 2020

MICHIGAN Voter Registration Deadline: Oct. 19, 2020 (online and mail), there is no deadline to register in person, same-day registration available on Election Day

  • Register online here.
  • Print this registration form and mail it here.
  • Register in person here Oct. 20 through Election Day.
  • Click here for more information on voter registration in Michigan.

MINNESOTAVoter Registration Deadline: Oct. 13, 2020, same-day registration available on Election Day

MISSISSIPPIVoter Registration Deadline: Oct. 5, 2020

  • Print and mail this registration form.
  • Register in person here.
  • Click here for more information on voter registration in Mississippi.

MISSOURIVoter Registration Deadline: Oct. 7, 2020

  • Register to vote online.
  • Print and mail this registration form.
  • Request a paper application form be mailed to you here.
  • Register in person here.
  • Click here for more information on voter registration in Missouri.

MONTANA Voter Registration Deadline: Oct. 4, 2020, same-day registration available on Election Day

  • Print and mail this registration form.
  • Register in person here.
  • Late registration begins Oct. 5, and ends at the close of polls on Election Day (except from noon until 5:00 p.m. on the day before election day). Late registration can only be done here.
  • Click here for more information on voter registration in Montana.

NEBRASKAVoter Registration Deadline: Oct. 16, 2020, Oct. 23 (in-person)

  • Register online here.
  • Print and mail this registration form.
  • Register in person through the state Department of Motor Vehicles when applying for or renewing your driver's license.
  • Click here for more information on voter registration in Nebraska.

NEVADAVoter Registration Deadline: Oct. 6, 2020 (by mail or in person), Oct. 29, 2020 (online), same-day registration available on Election Day

  • Register online here.
  • Print and mail this registration form.
  • Same-day registration is available on Election Day at polling locations.
  • Click here for more information on voter registration in Nevada.

NEW HAMPSHIREVoter Registration Deadline: 6-13 days before the election, varies by countySame-day registration is available on Election Day at your polling place

  • Register in person at your town or city clerk's office or with your community's Supervisors of the Checklist.
  • Find your county clerk information here to determine your town's voter registration deadline.
  • Same-day registration is available on Election Day at your polling place.
  • Click here for more information on voter registration in New Hampshire.

NEW JERSEY Voter Registration Deadline: Oct. 13, 2020

  • Print and mail this registration form.
  • Register to vote in person here.
  • Click here for more information on voter registration in New Jersey.

NEW MEXICOVoter Registration Deadline: Oct. 6, 2020

  • Register online here.
  • Print and mail this registration form.
  • Request paper registration form be sent to you by mail.
  • Register in person at your County Clerk’s office until the Saturday before the Election (October 31, 2020).
  • Click here for more information on voter registration in New Mexico.

NEW YORKVoter Registration Deadline: Oct. 9, 2020

  • Register online here.
  • Print and mail this registration form.
  • Request a voter registration form be mailed to you by calling 1-800-FOR-VOTE
  • Register in person here.
  • Click here for more information on voter registration in New York.

NORTH CAROLINAVoter Registration Deadline: Oct. 9, 2020, same-day registration available at early voting locations through Oct. 31, 2020

NORTH DAKOTANorth Dakota does not have voter registration. Bring valid proof of ID and residency to the polls in order to vote.

OHIOVoter Registration Deadline: Oct. 5, 2020

  • Register online here.
  • Print and mail this registration form.
  • Register in person here.
  • Click here for more information on voter registration in Ohio.

OKLAHOMAVoter Registration Deadline: Oct. 9, 2020

  • Print and mail this registration form.
  • Register in person here.
  • Click here for more information on registering to vote in Oklahoma.

OREGONVoter Registration Deadline: Oct. 13, 2020

PENNSYLVANIAVoter Registration Deadline: Oct. 19, 2020

  • Register online here.
  • Print and mail this registration form.
  • Click here for more information on registering to vote in Pennsylvania.

RHODE ISLANDVoter Registration Deadline: Oct. 4, 2020, same-day registration available on Election Day

  • Register online here.
  • Print and mail this registration form.
  • Same-day registration is available on Election Day at these specific locations. If you register on Election Day, you will only be able to vote for the president and vice president.
  • Click here for more information on registering to vote in Rhode Island.

SOUTH CAROLINA Voter Registration Deadline: Oct. 4, 2020

  • Register online here.
  • Print and mail, email or fax this registration form.
  • Register in person here.
  • Click here for more information on registering to vote in South Carolina.

SOUTH DAKOTA Voter Registration Deadline: Oct. 19, 2020

  • Print and mail this registration form.
  • Register in person here.
  • Click here for more information on registering to vote in South Dakota.

TENNESSEEVoter Registration Deadline: Oct. 5, 2020

  • Register online here.
  • Print and mail this registration form.
  • Register in person here.
  • Click here for more information on registering to vote in Tennessee.

TEXAS Voter Registration Deadline: Oct. 5, 2020

  • Print and mail this registration form.
  • Request paper registration be mailed to you.
  • Register in person here.
  • Click here for more information on registering to vote in Texas.

UTAHVoter Registration Deadline: Oct. 4, 2020 (mail), Oct. 27, 2020 (online), same-day registration available on Election Day

  • Register online.
  • Request paper registration and mail to your country clerk.
  • If you miss the voter registration deadline, you can register to vote at an early voting location or a polling place on Election Day.
  • Click here for more information on registering to vote in Utah.

VERMONTVoter Registration Deadline: There is no deadline to register, same-day registration available on Election Day

  • Register online here. If registering to vote online, it's recommended to register by the Friday before the election to ensure your name is processed.
  • Print and mail this registration form.
  • Register in person here.
  • Click here for more information on registering to vote in Vermont.

VIRGINIAVoter Registration Deadline: Oct. 12, 2020

  • Register online here.
  • Print and mail this registration form.
  • Register in person here.
  • Click here for more information on registering to vote in Virginia.

WASHINGTONVoter Registration Deadline: Oct. 26, 2020 (online and mail), no deadline to register in person, same-day registration available

  • Register online here.
  • Print and mail this registration form.
  • Register in person here.
  • Same-day registration is available on Election Day before 8:00 p.m. To register to vote, you must provide a valid driver’s license, state ID or Social Security number on the registration form.
  • Click here for more information on registering to vote in Washington.

WEST VIRGINIAVoter Registration Deadline: Oct. 13, 2020 (online and mail)

  • Register online here.
  • Print and mail this registration form.
  • Register in person here.
  • Click here for more information on registering to vote in West Virginia.

WISCONSINVoter Registration Deadline: Oct. 14, 2020 (online and mail), same-day registration is available on Election Day

  • Register online here.
  • Print and mail this registration form.
  • Register in person here.
  • Same-day registration is available at your polling place on Election Day.
  • Click here more information on registering to vote in Wisconsin.

WYOMING Voter Registration Deadline: Oct. 19, 2020 (mail), same-day registration available on Election Day

  • Print and mail this registration form.
  • Register in person here. If you miss the voter registration deadline, you may still register to vote in person past this deadline and cast an absentee ballot October 20 through November 2, 2020.
  • Same-day registration at polling locations is available on Election Day.
  • Click here for more information on registering to vote in Wyoming.

Visit iamavoter.com to check your voter registration status and to receive important election information.

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