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

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The 2020 election is way closer than you think, and the increasingly narrow field of candidates eligible for the Democratic debates is proof. Although it may still seem early to start thinking about the general 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 general election, as well as deadlines for the upcoming primary elections, which vary depending on your state. Bookmark this page and check back for an updated version that will include specific primary election dates 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

Primary Election Deadline: February 17, 2020

General Election Deadline: October 19, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE


Alaska

Primary Election Deadline: According to the Alaska Board of Elections, "State law does not provide for a presidential primary election."

General Election Deadline: October 4, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE


Arizona

Primary Election Deadline: July 6, 2020

General Election Deadline: October 5, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE


Arkansas

Primary Election Deadline: February 2, 2020

General Election Deadline: October 4, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE


California

Primary Election Deadline: February 17, 2020

General Election Deadline: October 19, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE


Colorado

Primary Election Deadline: February 24, 2020

General Election Deadline: October 26, 2020

*Can register to vote in-person on election day.

REGISTER TO VOTE


Connecticut

Primary Election Deadline: April 23, 2020

General Election Deadline: October 27, 2020

*Can register to vote in-person on election day.

REGISTER TO VOTE


Delaware

Primary Election Deadline: April 4, 2020

General Election Deadline: October 10, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE


Florida

Primary Election Deadline: July 20, 2020

General Election Deadline: October 5, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE


Georgia

Primary Election Deadline: April 20, 2020

General Election Deadline: October 5, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE

Hawaii

Primary Election Deadline: July 9, 2020

General Election Deadline: October 5, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE


Idaho

Primary Election Deadline: February 15, 2020

General Election Deadline: October 9, 2020

*Can register to vote in-person on election day.

REGISTER TO VOTE


Illinois

Primary Election Deadline: March 1, 2020

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

Primary Election Deadline: April 6, 2020

General Election Deadline: October 5, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE


Iowa

Primary Election Deadline: February 3, 2020

General Election Deadline: October 24, 2020

*Can register to vote in-person on election day.

REGISTER TO VOTE


Kansas

Primary Election Deadline: April 24, 2020

General Election Deadline: October 13, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE


Kentucky

Primary Election Deadline: April 20, 2020

General Election Deadline: October 5, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE


Louisiana

Primary Election Deadline: March 14, 2020

General Election Deadline: October 4 by mail; October 14 online

REGISTER TO VOTE


Maine

Primary Election Deadline: May 22, 2020

General Election Deadline: October 16, 2020

*Can register to vote in-person on election day.

REGISTER TO VOTE


Maryland

Primary Election Deadline: April 28, 2020

General Election Deadline: October 13 by mail or online; October 29, 2020 in-person

REGISTER TO VOTE


Massachusetts

Primary Election Deadline: February 12, 2020

General Election Deadline: October 14, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE


Michigan

Primary Election Deadline: February 10, 2020

General Election Deadline: October 4, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE


Minnesota

Primary Election Deadline: February 11, 2020

General Election Deadline: October 13, 2020

*Can register to vote in-person on election day.

REGISTER TO VOTE


Mississippi

Primary Election Deadline: February 10, 2020

General Election Deadline: October 4, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE


Missouri

Primary Election Deadline: July 8, 2020

General Election Deadline: October 7, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE


Montana

Primary Election Deadline: May 4, 2020

General Election Deadline: October 4, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE


Nebraska

Primary Election Deadline: February 22, 2020

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

REGISTER TO VOTE


Nevada

Primary Election Deadline: June 4, 2020

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

REGISTER TO VOTE


New Hampshire

Primary Election Deadline: January 29, 2020

General Election Deadline: October 21, 2020

*Can register to vote in-person on election day.

REGISTER TO VOTE


New Jersey

Primary Election Deadline: May 12, 2020

General Election Deadline: October 13, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE

New Mexico

Primary Election Deadline: May 5, 2020

General Election Deadline: October 6, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE


New York

Primary Election Deadline: March 27, 2020

General Election Deadline: October 9, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE


North Carolina

Primary Election Deadline: February 7, 2020

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

Primary Election Deadline: February 18, 2020

General Election Deadline: October 4, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE


Oklahoma

Primary Election Deadline: June 5, 2020

General Election Deadline: October 9, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE


Oregon

Primary Election Deadline: April 28, 2020

General Election Deadline: October 13, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE


Pennsylvania

Primary Election Deadline: March 29, 2020

General Election Deadline: October 4, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE


Rhode Island

Primary Election Deadline: March 29, 2020

General Election Deadline: October 4, 2020

*Can register to vote in-person on election day for presidential elections only.

REGISTER TO VOTE


South Carolina

Primary Election Deadline: January 30, 2020

General Election Deadline: October 4, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE


South Dakota

Primary Election Deadline: May 18, 2020

General Election Deadline: October 19, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE


Tennessee

Primary Election Deadline: February 2, 2020

General Election Deadline: October 4, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE


Texas

Primary Election Deadline: February 3, 2020

General Election Deadline: October 4, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE


Utah

Primary Election Deadline: February 2, 2020

General Election Deadline: October 4, 2020 by mail; October 27, 2020 in-person or online

REGISTER TO VOTE


Vermont

Primary Election Deadline: N/A

General Election Deadline: October 30, 2020

*Can register to vote in-person on election day.

REGISTER TO VOTE


Virginia

Primary Election Deadline: February 10, 2020

General Election Deadline: October 12, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE


Washington

Primary Election Deadline: March 2, 2020

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

REGISTER TO VOTE


West Virginia

Primary Election Deadline: April 21, 2020

General Election Deadline: October 13, 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE


Wisconsin

Primary Election Deadline: N/A

General Election Deadline: October 14, 2020

*Can register to vote in-person on election day.

REGISTER TO VOTE


Wyoming

Primary Election Deadline: March 28, 2020

General Election Deadline: October 20, 2020

*Can register to vote in-person on election day.

REGISTER TO VOTE


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