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

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The 2020 election season has already kicked off with a handful of presidential candidates announcing their plans to run, including Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Cory Booker. Although it seems incredibly early to start thinking about the election that's happening on November 3, 2020, making sure you're registered to vote has never been more important. (Read: Your vote will determine whether or not Donald Trump stays in office for another four years.)

Here, a state-by-state guide to voter registration deadlines for the presidential election. Bookmark this page and check back for an updated version that will include primary election deadlines as well.

Jump directly to your state by clicking below:

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 4, 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

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

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 4 by mail; October 14 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 by mail or online; October 29, 2020 in-person

REGISTER TO VOTE


Massachusetts

General Election Deadline: October 14, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE


Michigan

General Election Deadline: October 4, 2020

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 4, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE


Missouri

General Election Deadline: October 7, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE


Montana

General Election Deadline: October 4, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE


Nebraska

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

REGISTER TO VOTE


Nevada

General Election Deadline: October 3, 2020 by mail; October 13, 2020 in-person; October 15, 2020 online

REGISTER TO VOTE


New Hampshire

General Election Deadline: October 21, 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 4, 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 4, 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 4, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE


South Dakota

General Election Deadline: October 19, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE


Tennessee

General Election Deadline: October 4, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE


Texas

General Election Deadline: October 4, 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 30, 2020

Can register to vote in-person on election day.

REGISTER TO VOTE


Virginia

General Election Deadline: October 12, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE


Washington

General Election Deadline: October 5, 2020 by mail or online; October 26, 2020 in-person

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 20, 2020

Can register to vote in-person on election day.

REGISTER TO VOTE


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