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 (opens in new tab). (It takes two minutes to register online, and you can do so right here (opens in new tab).) 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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab). 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 CarolinaSouthDakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyoming.

Alabama

General Election Deadline: October 19, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

Alaska

General Election Deadline: October 4, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

Arizona

General Election Deadline: October 5, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

Arkansas

General Election Deadline: October 5, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

California

General Election Deadline: October 19, 2020

*Can register to vote in person on Election Day

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

Colorado

General Election Deadline: October 26, 2020

*Can register to vote in person on Election Day

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

Connecticut

General Election Deadline: October 27, 2020

*Can register to vote in person on Election Day

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

Delaware

General Election Deadline: October 10, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

Florida

General Election Deadline: October 5, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

Georgia

General Election Deadline: October 5, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

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Hawaii

General Election Deadline: October 5, 2020

*Can register to vote in person on Election Day

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

Idaho

General Election Deadline: October 9, 2020

*Can register to vote in person on Election Day

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

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 (opens in new tab)

Indiana

General Election Deadline: October 5, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

Iowa

General Election Deadline: October 24, 2020

*Can register to vote in person on Election Day

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

Kansas

General Election Deadline: October 13, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

Kentucky

General Election Deadline: October 5, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

Louisiana

General Election Deadline: October 5, 2020 in person or by mail; October 13, 2020 online

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

Maine

General Election Deadline: October 13, 2020

*Can register to vote in person on Election Day

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

Maryland

General Election Deadline: October 13, 2020

*Can register to vote in person on Election Day

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

Massachusetts

General Election Deadline: October 24, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

Michigan

General Election Deadline: October 19, 2020

*Can register to vote in person on Election Day

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

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Minnesota

General Election Deadline: October 13, 2020

*Can register to vote in person on Election Day

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

Mississippi

General Election Deadline: October 5, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

Missouri

General Election Deadline: October 7, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

Montana

General Election Deadline: October 26, 2020 by mail

*Can register to vote in person on Election Day

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

Nebraska

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

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

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 (opens in new tab)

New Hampshire

General Election Deadline: October 21, 2020 by mail

*Can register to vote in person on Election Day

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

New Jersey

General Election Deadline: October 13, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

New Mexico

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

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

New York

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General Election Deadline: October 9, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

North Carolina

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

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

North Dakota

North Dakota does not have a voter registration process, according to Vote.org (opens in new tab). You just need to bring a valid proof of ID and residency to the polls in order to vote.

FIND MY POLLING PLACE (opens in new tab)

Ohio

General Election Deadline: October 5, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

Oklahoma

General Election Deadline: October 9, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

Oregon

General Election Deadline: October 13, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

Pennsylvania

General Election Deadline: October 19, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

Rhode Island

General Election Deadline: October 4, 2020

*Can register to vote in person on Election Day for presidential elections only

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

South Carolina

General Election Deadline: October 2, 2020 in person; October 4, 2020 online; October 5, 2020 by mail

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

South Dakota

General Election Deadline: October 19, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

Tennessee

General Election Deadline: October 5, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

Texas

General Election Deadline: October 5, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

Utah

General Election Deadline: October 23, 2020

*Can register to vote in person on Election Day

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

Vermont

General Election Deadline: November 3, 2020

*Can register to vote in person on Election Day

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

Virginia

General Election Deadline: October 13, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

Washington

General Election Deadline: October 26, 2020

*Can register to vote in person on Election Day

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

Washington, D.C.

General Election Deadline: October 13, 2020

*Can register to vote in person on Election Day

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

West Virginia

General Election Deadline: October 13, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

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 (opens in new tab)

Wyoming

General Election Deadline: October 19, 2020 by mail

*Can register to vote in person on Election Day

REGISTER TO VOTE (opens in new tab)

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Rachel Epstein is an editor at Marie Claire, where she writes and edits culture, politics, and lifestyle stories ranging from op-eds to profiles to ambitious packages. She also manages the site’s virtual book club, #ReadWithMC. Offline, she’s likely watching a Heat game, finding a new coffee shop, or analyzing your cousin's birth chart—in no particular order.