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

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:

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 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

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

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

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

REGISTER TO VOTE

New York

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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