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

The 2020 presidential election is on November 3, 2020. Make sure you're registered to vote with Marie Claire's state-by-state guide to voter registration deadlines.

The 2020 election is on November 3, 2020, which means it's time to get registered to vote. (It takes two minutes to register online, and you can do so right here.) With the primaries behind us, voter registration deadlines for the general election are approaching in a couple weeks. Most states give you three options to register: register to vote online, register to vote by mail, or register to vote in person. Some states even give citizens the eligibility to vote on Election Day. All of this information can be found in our state-by-state-guide.

Once you've registered to vote, find out how to make a difference in the election here and remember that you don't have to choose between your health and your vote. You can find out your state's vote-by-mail rules here. In the meantime, jump to your state's voter registration deadlines by clicking directly on your state below:

AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyoming.

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 5, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE

California

General Election Deadline: October 19, 2020

*Can register to vote in person on Election Day

REGISTER TO VOTE

Colorado

General Election Deadline: October 26, 2020

*Can register to vote in person on Election Day

REGISTER TO VOTE

Connecticut

General Election Deadline: October 27, 2020

*Can register to vote in person on Election Day

REGISTER TO VOTE

Delaware

General Election Deadline: October 10, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE

Florida

General Election Deadline: October 5, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE

Georgia

General Election Deadline: October 5, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE

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Hawaii

General Election Deadline: October 5, 2020

*Can register to vote in person on Election Day

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, 2020 in person or by mail; October 13, 2020 online

REGISTER TO VOTE

Maine

General Election Deadline: October 13, 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 24, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE

Michigan

General Election Deadline: October 19, 2020

*Can register to vote in person on Election Day

REGISTER TO VOTE

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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 26, 2020 by mail

*Can register to vote in person on Election Day

REGISTER TO VOTE

Nebraska

General Election Deadline: October 16, 2020 by mail or online; October 23, 2020 in person

REGISTER TO VOTE

Nevada

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

*Can register to vote in person on Election Day

REGISTER TO VOTE

New Hampshire

General Election Deadline: October 21, 2020 by mail

*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

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General Election Deadline: October 6, 2020 online or by mail; October 31, 2020 in person

REGISTER TO VOTE

New York

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General Election Deadline: October 9, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE

North Carolina

General Election Deadline: October 9, 2020; Afterwards October 15, 2020 to October 31, 2020 in person only

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.

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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 2, 2020 in person; October 4, 2020 online; October 5, 2020 by mail

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 23, 2020

*Can register to vote in person on Election Day

REGISTER TO VOTE

Vermont

General Election Deadline: November 3, 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

*Can register to vote in person on Election Day

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 online or by mail; October 30, 2020 in person

*Can register to vote in person on Election Day

REGISTER TO VOTE

Wyoming

General Election Deadline: October 19, 2020 by mail

*Can register to vote in person on Election Day

REGISTER TO VOTE

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