Election Day is fast approaching. Are you registered? It’s important to note that registration deadlines vary by state; some state deadlines are in early October while other states allow same day registration on Election Day (Tuesday, Nov. 6). Here’s your state by state guide on U.S. voter registration deadlines in 2018.

Already registered? Here’s a list of states that allow early voting. 

Alabama

Registration Deadline: Oct. 22

Election Day Registration: No

Online Voter Registration: Yes, Click Here

Description: Postmarked or submitted 15 days before the election.

 

Alaska

Registration Deadline: Oct. 7

Election Day Registration: No

Online Voter Registration: Yes, Click Here

Description: Postmarked or submitted 30 days before the election.

 

Arizona

Registration Deadline: Oct. 9

Election Day Registration: No

Online Voter Registration: Yes, Click Here

Description: Received 29 days before Election Day.

 

Arkansas

Registration Deadline: Oct. 9

Election Day Registration: No

Online Voter Registration: No

Description: Postmarked or submitted 30 days before Election Day. If it falls on a Sunday, 29 days before Election Day.

 

California

Registration Deadline: In-Person: Election Day, Nov. 6; By Mail: Oct. 29; Online: Oct. 22

Election Day Registration: In-person through Election Day

Online Voter Registration: Yes, Click Here

Description: If the voter registration deadline has passed, you can still conditionally register to vote and cast a provisional ballot in person at your County Elections Office through Election Day.

 

Colorado

Registration Deadline: In-Person: Election Day, Nov. 6; By Mail: Oct. 29; Online: Oct. 29

Election Day Registration: In-person through Election Day

Online Voter Registration: Yes, Click Here

Description: You can register and cast a ballot up through Election Day by appearing in-person at a Voter Service and Polling Center.

 

Connecticut

Registration Deadline: Oct. 30
Election Day Registration: Or in-person on Election Day
Online Voter Registration: Yes, Click Here
Description: Postmarked or submitted seven days before the election online, mail or in person. On Election Day at designated locations in each city or town.

 

Delaware

Registration Deadline: Oct. 13

Election Day Registration: No

Online Voter Registration: Yes, Click Here

Description: Postmarked or submitted by the fourth Saturday before a general or primary election.

 

District of Columbia

Registration Deadline: In-person: Election Day, Nov. 6; By Mail: Oct. 16; Online: Oct. 16

Election Day Registration: In-person through Election Day

Online Voter Registration: Yes, Click Here

Description: Postmarked 30 days before the election.

 

Florida

Registration Deadline: Oct. 9

Election Day Registration: No

Online Voter Registration: Yes, Click Here

Description: Postmarked or submitted 29 days before Election Day. If you have returned from a deployment outside the U.S. after the deadline you can register until 5 p.m., Nov. 2.

 

Georgia

Registration Deadline: Oct. 9

Election Day Registration: No

Online Voter Registration: Yes, Click Here

Description: Postmarked or submitted 29 days before Election Day.

 

Hawaii

Registration Deadline: Oct. 9

Election Day Registration: Or in-person on Election Day

Online Voter Registration: Yes, Click Here

Description: Received 29 days before Election Day.

 

Idaho

Registration Deadline: Oct. 12

Election Day Registration: In-person through Election Day

Online Voter Registration: Yes, Click Here

Description: Postmarked or submitted 25 days before Election Day. On Election Day with proof of residence at your polling place.

 

Illinois

Registration Deadline: In-person: Election Day, Nov. 6; By Mail: Oct. 9; Online: Oct. 21

Election Day Registration: In-person through Election Day

Online Voter Registration: Yes, Click Here

Postmarked or submitted 28 days before the election. In person anytime after mail deadline and on Election Day at sites designated by your county election office.

 

Indiana

Registration Deadline: Oct. 9

Election Day Registration: No

Online Voter Registration: Yes, Click Here

Description: Postmarked or submitted 29 days before the election.

 

Iowa

Registration Deadline: Oct. 27

Election Day Registration: Or in-person on Election Day

Online Voter Registration: Yes, Click Here

Description: Received 10 days before election. On Election Day at your polling place.

 

Kansas

Registration Deadline: Oct. 16

Election Day Registration: No

Online Voter Registration: Yes, Click Here

Description: Postmarked or submitted online or in person 21 days before the election if mailed.

 

Kentucky

Registration Deadline: Oct. 9

Election Day Registration: No

Online Voter Registration: Yes, Click Here

Description: Postmarked or submitted 29 days before the election.

 

Louisiana

Registration Deadline: In-Person: Oct. 9; By Mail: Oct. 9; Online: Oct. 16

Election Day Registration: No

Online Voter Registration: Yes, Click Here

Description: Received 30 days before Election Day unless that falls on a Sunday, in which case it is 29 days before Election Day.

 

Maine

Registration Deadline: In-person: Election Day, Nov. 6; By Mail: Oct. 16

Election Day Registration: In-person on Election Day

Online Voter Registration: No

Description: If mailed or from a registration drive, received by the 21st day before the election. Anytime in-person at your election office and on Election Day at your polling place.

 

Maryland

Registration Deadline: In-person: Nov. 1; By Mail: Oct. 16; Online: Oct. 16

Election Day Registration: Or in-person during early voting

Online Voter Registration: Yes, Click Here

Description: Postmarked or submitted 21 days before the election.

 

Massachusetts

Registration Deadline: Oct. 17

Election Day Registration: No

Online Voter Registration: Yes, Click Here

Description: Postmarked or submitted 20 days before the election.

 

Michigan

Registration Deadline: Oct. 9

Election Day Registration: No

Online Voter Registration: No

Postmarked or submitted 30 days before the election.

 

Minnesota

Registration Deadline: In-person: Election Day, Nov.6; By Mail: Oct. 16; Online: Oct. 16

Election Day Registration: In-person through Election Day

Online Voter Registration: Yes, Click Here

Description: Received 21 days before the election. On Election Day at your polling place.

 

Mississippi

Registration Deadline: In-person: Oct. 8; By Mail:Oct. 9

Election Day Registration: No

Online Voter Registration: No

Description: Postmarked or submitted by the 5th Saturday before Election Day.

 

Missouri

Registration Deadline: Oct. 10

Election Day Registration: No

Online Voter Registration: Yes, Click Here

Description: Postmarked or submitted by the 4th Wednesday before Election Day.

 

Montana

Registration Deadline: In-person: Election Day, Nov. 6; By Mail: Oct. 9

Election Day Registration: In-person through Election Day

Online Voter Registration: No

Description: Postmarked 30 days before the election unless it’s a Sunday in which case it’s 29 days. In person anytime after the advance deadline at your county election office including on Election Day.

 

Nebraska

Registration Deadline: In-person: Oct. 26; By Mail: Oct. 19; Online:Oct. 19

Election Day Registration: No

Online Voter Registration: Yes, Click Here

Description: Postmarked the third Friday before the election by mail. Received in person from voter at local election office the second Friday before the election.

 

Nevada

Registration Deadline: In-person: Oct. 16; By Mail: Oct. 9; Online: Oct. 18

Election Day Registration: No

Online Voter Registration: Yes, Click Here

Description: 31 days before Election Day by mail. 21 days if online or in-person.

 

New Hampshire

Registration Deadline: In-person: Election Day, Nov. 6; By Mail: Oct. 24

Election Day Registration: In-person through Election Day

Online Voter Registration: No

Description: Received 10 days before the election by mail. On Election Day at your polling place.

 

New Jersey

Registration Deadline: Oct. 16

Election Day Registration: No

Online Voter Registration: No

Description: Received 21 days before the election. On Election Day at your polling place.

 

New Mexico

Registration Deadline: Oct. 9

Election Day Registration: No

Online Voter Registration: Yes, Click Here

Description: Postmarked or submitted 28 days before the election. In person anytime after mail deadline and on Election Day at sites designated by your county election office.

 

New York

Registration Deadline: Oct. 12

Election Day Registration: No

Online Voter Registration: Yes, Click Here

Description: Postmarked 25 days and received 20 days before the election. Submitted in-person 25 days before the election.

 

North Carolina

Registration Deadline: In-person: Nov. 3; By Mail: Oct. 12

Election Day Registration: No

Online Voter Registration: No

Description: Postmarked or submitted 25 days before the election.

 

North Dakota

North Dakota does not have voter registration.

 

Ohio

Registration Deadline: Oct. 9

Election Day Registration: No

Online Voter Registration: Yes, Click Here

Description: Received 30 days before election.

 

Oklahoma

Registration Deadline: Oct. 12

Election Day Registration: No

Online Voter Registration: Yes, Click Here

Description: Postmarked or submitted 25 days before the election.

 

Oregon

Registration Deadline: Oct. 16

Election Day Registration: No

Online Voter Registration: Yes, Click Here

Description: Received 21 days before the election.

 

Pennsylvania

Registration Deadline: Oct. 9

Election Day Registration: No

Online Voter Registration: Yes, Click Here

Description: Received 30 days before the election. On Election Day at city or town hall in presidential year for office of president only.

 

Rhode Island

Registration Deadline: Oct. 7

Election Day Registration: No

Online Voter Registration: Yes, Click Here

Description: Received 30 days before the election. On Election Day at city or town hall in presidential year for office of president only.

 

South Carolina

Registration Deadline: Oct. 17

Election Day Registration: No

Online Voter Registration: Yes, Click Here

Description: Postmarked or submitted 30 days before the election.

 

South Dakota

Registration Deadline: Oct. 22

Election Day Registration: No

Online Voter Registration: No

Description: Received 15 days before the election.

 

Tennessee

Registration Deadline: Oct. 9

Election Day Registration: No

Online Voter Registration: Yes, Click Here

Description: Postmarked or submitted 30 days before the election.

 

Texas

Registration Deadline: Oct. 9

Election Day Registration: No

Online Voter Registration: No

Description: Postmarked or submitted 30 days before the election.

 

Utah

Registration Deadline: Online: Oct. 30; By Mail: Oct. 9

Election Day Registration: No

Online Voter Registration: Yes, Click Here

Description: Postmarked 30 days before the election by mail. Submitted seven days before election online or in person at county election office.

 

Vermont

Registration Deadline: Nov. 6

Election Day Registration: In-person through Election Day

Online Voter Registration: Yes, Click Here

 

Virginia

Registration Deadline: Oct. 15

Election Day Registration: No

Online Voter Registration: Yes, Click Here

Description: Postmarked or submitted 22 days before the election.

 

Washington

Registration Deadline: In-person: Oct. 29; By Mail: Oct. 8; Online: Oct. 8

Election Day Registration: No

Online Voter Registration: Yes, Click Here

Description: Postmarked or submitted the Monday four weeks before the election by mail or online. Submitted in person on the Monday one week before the election in person.

 

West Virginia

Registration Deadline: Oct. 16

Election Day Registration: No

Online Voter Registration: Yes, Click Here

Description: Postmarked or submitted 21 days before the election.

 

Wisconsin

Registration Deadline: In-person: Election Day, Nov. 6; Online: Oct. 17; By Mail: Oct. 17

Election Day Registration: In-person through Election Day

Online Voter Registration: Yes, Click Here

Description: Postmarked 20 days before the election. In-person by the voter the Friday before the election. On Election Day at your polling place.

 

Wyoming

Registration Deadline: In-person: Election Day, Nov. 6; By Mail: Oct. 22

Election Day Registration: In-person through Election Day

Online Voter Registration: No

Description: You may register and vote at the same time — during the absentee voting period or on Election Day.

Source: NonProfit Vote

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