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Register to Vote online! Forms to register in person and by mail are also available

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Check to see whether you’re already registered or change an address

Rules to Register

Age requirements, deadlines and the availability of Same Day Registration

FAQ about Voter Registration

The answers to common questions are all below!

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Registration Rules for Each State

Alabama

Rules to Register

If you turn 18 after the voter registration deadline but before election day, you are eligible to vote.

You can register to vote online, in person and by mail.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online and In-Person): Monday, October 19th

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked by Monday, October 19th, 2020.

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: No

Alaska

Rules to Register

If you turn 18 after the voter registration deadline but before election day, you are eligible to vote.

You can register to vote online, in person and by mail.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online and In-Person): Sunday, October 4th, 2020

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked by Saturday, October 3rd, 2020.

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: No

Arizona

Rules to Register

You can register to vote if you are at least 18 on or before Election Day.

You can register to vote in person, by mail and online.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online and In-Person): Monday, October 5th

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked by Monday, October 5th.

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available? No

Arkansas

Rules to Register

You can register to vote if you are at least 18 on or before Election Day.

You can register to vote in person and by mail. Online registration is not available.

Voter Registration Deadline (In Person): Sunday, October 4th

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked by Saturday, October 5th.

Is Same Day Voter Registration available? : No

If you want to update your voter registration to change your name or address, you must visit your county clerk’s office at least 4 days before Election Day.

California

Rules to Register

You can pre-register to vote at 16 or 17. You will be automatically registered to vote when you turn 18.

You can register to vote when you are at least 18.

You can register to vote in person, by mail and online.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online and In-Person): Monday, October 19th

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked by Monday, October 19th.

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: Yes

(re-register to update your registration)

Colorado

Rules to Register

You can register to vote when you are at least 16. You can also vote in a primary at age 17 if you will turn 18 before the next general election.

You can vote in person, by mail and online.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online): Monday, October 26th

Voter Registration Deadline (In Person): Election Day

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be received by Monday, October 26th

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: Yes

Connecticut

Rules to Register

You can register to vote if you are at least 18 on or before Election Day.

You can register to vote in person, by mail and online.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online and In-Person): Tuesday, October 27th

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked by Tuesday, October 27th

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: Yes

Delaware

Rules to Register

You can register to vote if you are at least 18 on or before Election Day.

You can register to vote in person, by mail and online.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online and In-Person): Saturday, October 10th

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked  by Saturday, October 10th

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: No

District of Columbia

Rules to Register

You can register to vote at 16. You can also vote in a primary at 17 if you will turn 18 before the next general election.

You can register to vote in person, by mail and online.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online): Tuesday, October 13th

Voter Registration Deadline (In Person): Election Day (You must bring proof of residency.)

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked by Tuesday, October 13th

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: Yes

Florida

Rules to Register

You can pre-register at 16. You must be at least 18 to register to vote.

You can register to vote in person, by mail and online.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online and In-Person): Monday, October 5th

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked  by Monday, October 5th

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: No

Georgia

Rules to Register

You must be at least 17 and a half years old to register. 

You can register to vote in person, by mail and online.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online and In-Person): Monday, October 5th

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked by Monday, October 5th.

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: No

Hawaii

Rules to Register

You can pre-register to vote when you are at least 16. You must be at least 18 to vote.

You can register to vote in person, by mail and online.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online and In-Person): Sunday, October 4th

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked by Sunday, October 4th.

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: Yes

Idaho

Rules to Register

You can register to vote if you are at least 18 on or before Election Day.

You can register to vote in person, by mail and online.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online): Friday, October 9th

Voter Registration Deadline (In Person): Saturday, October 10th

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked  by Friday, October 9th

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: Yes

Illinois

Rules to Register

You must be at least 17 before or on the date of a primary to register. You must be 18 on or before the date of the general election.

You can register to vote in person, by mail and online.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online): Sunday, October 18th

Voter Registration Deadline (In Person): Wednesday, October 7th

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked by Tuesday, October 6th

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: Yes

Indiana

Rules to Register

You must be at least 18 to register.

You can register to vote in person, by mail and online.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online and In-Person): Monday, October 5th

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked by Monday, October 5th.

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: No

Iowa

Rules to Register

You must be at least 17 years old to register. You can vote in a primary at 17 if you will be 18 on or before the following regular election.

You can register to vote in person, by mail and online.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online and In-Person): Saturday, October 24th

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked by Saturday, October 24th.

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: Yes

Kansas

Rules to Register

You must be at least 18 to register.

You can register to vote in person, by mail and online.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online and In-Person): Tuesday, October 13th

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked by Tuesday, October 13th

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: No

You must re-register to vote to update your registration.

Kentucky

Rules to Register

You can pre-register at 17. You can also vote in a primary election at 17 if you will be 18 on or before the following general election.

You can register to vote in person, by mail and online.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online and In-Person): Monday, October 5th (by 4:00pm local time online)

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked by Monday, October 5th

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: No

Louisiana

Rules to Register

You can register in person at select locations when you are 16. If you register online or by mail, you must be at least 17.

You can register to vote in person, by mail and online.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online and In-Person): Sunday, October 4th

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked by Sunday, October 4th

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: No

Maine

Rules to Register

You can pre-register to vote at 16. You can also vote in a primary at 17 if you will turn 18 before the next general election.

You can register to vote in person and by mail.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online): No online registration

Voter Registration Deadline (In Person): Election Day

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked  by Tuesday, October 13th

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: Yes

Maryland

Rules to Register

You can register to vote if you are at least 16. You must be 18 on or before Election Day to vote.

You can register to vote in person, by mail and online.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online and In-Person): Tuesday, October 13th

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked by Tuesday, October 13th

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: Yes

Massachusetts

Rules to Register

You can pre-register to vote if you are at least 16. You must be 18 on or before Election Day to vote.

You can register to vote in person, by mail and online.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online and In-Person): Wednesday, October 14th

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked by Wednesday, October 14th

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: No

Michigan

Rules to Register

You must be at least 18 to register.

You can register to vote in person, by mail and online.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online and In-Person): Monday, October 19th

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked by Monday, October 19th

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: Yes

Minnesota

Rules to Register

You can pre-register to vote at 17 but you must be at least 18 on or before Election Day.

You can register to vote in person, by mail and online.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online): Tuesday, October 13th

Voter Registration Deadline (In Person): Election Day

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be received by Tuesday, October 13th

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: Yes

Mississippi

Rules to Register

You must be at least 18 on or before Election Day to register.

You can register to vote in person and by mail.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online): No online registration

Voter Registration Deadline (In Person): Sunday, October 4th

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked  by Sunday, October 4th

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: No

Missouri

Rules to Register

You must be at least 17 and a half years old to register. 

You can register to vote in person, by mail and online.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online and In-Person): Wednesday, October 7th

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked by Wednesday, October 7th

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: No

Montana

Rules to Register

You must be at least 18 on or before the next Election Day to register.

You can register to vote in person and by mail.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online): No online registration

Voter Registration Deadline (In Person): Election Day

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked by Sunday, October 4th and received by Wednesday, October 7th

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: Yes

Nebraska

Rules to Register

You must be at least 18 on or before Election Day to register.

You can register to vote in person, by mail and online.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online): Friday, October 16th

Voter Registration Deadline (In Person): Friday, October 23rd

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked by Friday, October 16th and received by Tuesday, October 20th

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: No

Nevada

Rules to Register

You can pre-register to vote at 17. You are automatically registered on your 18th birthday.

You can register to vote in person, by mail and online.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online): Thursday, October 29th

Voter Registration Deadline (In Person): Tuesday, October 6th

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked by Tuesday, October 6th

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: Yes

New Hampshire

Rules to Register

You must be at least 18 on or before Election Day to register.

You can register to vote in person and by mail.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online): No online registration

Voter Registration Deadline (In Person): Election Day

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be received between 6 and 13 days before Election Day. This date depends on your city.

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: Yes

To update your registration, re-register to vote

New Jersey

Rules to Register

You can register at 17 years old.

You can register to vote in person and by mail.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online): No online registration

Voter Registration Deadline (In Person): Tuesday, October 13th

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked by Tuesday, October 13th

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: No

New Mexico

Rules to Register

You must be at least 18 on or before Election Day to register.

You can register to vote in person, by mail and online.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online): Tuesday, October 6th 

Voter Registration Deadline (In Person): Saturday, October 31st at the county clerk’s office

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked by Tuesday, October 6th 

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: Yes (until October 31st)

New York

Rules to Register

You can pre-register when you’re at least 16 years old. You must be at least 18 on or before Election Day to vote.

You can register to vote in person, by mail and online.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online and In-Person): Friday, October 9th

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked by Friday, October 9th and received by Wednesday, October 14th

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: No

North Carolina

Rules to Register

You must be at least 18 on or before Election Day to register.

You can register to vote in person, by mail and online.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online): Friday, October 9th

Voter Registration Deadline (In Person): If you’re going to vote early in person, the deadline is Saturday, October 31st. If not, the deadline is Friday, October 9th.

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked by Friday, October 9th. If the postmark is missing, the registration will be processed if it received by Wednesday, October 14th

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: Yes

North Dakota

Rules to Register

No voter registration is required

Ohio

Rules to Register

You can register and vote in a primary election at 17. You must be at least 18 on or before a general election to vote.

You can register to vote in person, by mail and online.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online): Monday, October 5th

Voter Registration Deadline (In Person): Monday, October 5th

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked  by Monday, October 5th

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: No

Oklahoma

Rules to Register

You must be at least 17 and a half years old to register. 

You can register to vote in person and by mail.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online): No online voter registration

Voter Registration Deadline (In Person): Friday, October 9th

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked / received by Friday, October 9th

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: No

Oregon

Rules to Register

You can register to vote at 16 years old.

You can register to vote in person, by mail and online.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online and In-Person): Tuesday, October 13th

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked by Tuesday, October 13th

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: No

Pennsylvania

Rules to Register

You must be at least 18 on or before Election Day to register.

You can register to vote in person, by mail and online.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online and In-Person): Monday, October 19th

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked by Monday, October 19th

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: No

Rhode Island

Rules to Register

You can register to vote at 16 years old.

You can register to vote in person, by mail and online.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online and In-Person): Sunday, October 4th

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked by Sunday, October 4th. If the postmark is missing or unclear and the registration form is received by October 9th, it will be assumed that the voter registered by the deadline.

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: No

South Carolina

Rules to Register

You must be at least 18 on or before Election Day to register.

You can register to vote in person, by mail and online.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online and In-Person): Sunday, October 4th

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked by Monday, October 5th

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: No

South Dakota

Rules to Register

You must be at least 18 on or before Election Day to register.

You can register to vote in person and by mail.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online): No online registration

Voter Registration Deadline (In Person): Monday, October 19th

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked by Monday, October 19th

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: No

Tennessee

Rules to Register

You must be at least 18 on or before Election Day to register.

You can register to vote in person, by mail and online.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online): Sunday, October 4th

Voter Registration Deadline (In Person): Monday, October 5th

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked by Monday, October 5th

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: No

Texas

Rules to Register

You must be at least 17 and 10 months old to register to vote. You must be at least 18 on or before Election Day.

You can register to vote in person, by mail and online.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online): Sunday, October 4th

Voter Registration Deadline (In Person): Monday, October 5th

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked by Monday, October 5th

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: No

Utah

Rules to Register

You can pre-register to vote when you’re at least 16. You will be automatically registered to vote when you turn 18.

You can register to vote in person, by mail and online.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online and In-Person): Friday, October 23rd

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked  by Friday, October 23rd

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: Yes

Vermont

Rules to Register

You can vote in a primary or special election if you are 17 and will turn 18 on or before the date of the following general election.

You can register to vote in person, by mail and online.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online): Election Day – but your application may not be processed in time if you register the day before or the day of Election Day. You may be asked to register again at the polls. It is recommended that you register by Friday, October 30th.

Voter Registration Deadline (In Person): Election Day

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be received by Election Day

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: Yes

Virginia

Rules to Register

You can vote in a primary or special election if you are 17 and will turn 18 on or before the date of the following general election.

You can register to vote in person, by mail and online.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online and In-Person): Monday, October 12th

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked by Monday, October 12th

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: No

Washington

Rules to Register

You can pre-register to vote when you’re at least 16. You will be automatically registered to vote when you turn 18.

You can register to vote in person, by mail and online.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online and In-Person): Monday, October 26th

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked by Monday, October 26th

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: Yes

West Virginia

Rules to Register

You can vote in a primary if you are 17 and will turn 18 on or before the date of the following general election.

You can register to vote in person, by mail and online.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online and In-Person): Tuesday, October 13th

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked by Tuesday, October 13th and received by October 16th

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: No

Wisconsin

Rules to Register

You can register to vote at 17 years old if you will be 18 by the next election.

You can register to vote in person, by mail and online.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online): Wednesday, October 14th

Voter Registration Deadline (In Person): Friday, October 30th

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked by Wednesday, October 14th

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: Yes

Wyoming

Rules to Register

You must be at least 18 on or before Election Day to register.

You can register to vote in person and by mail.

Voter Registration Deadline (Online): No online registration

Voter Registration Deadline (In Person): Tuesday, October 20th

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail): Your registration must be postmarked by Tuesday, October 20th unless you send this paperwork alongside your absentee ballot request. 

Is Same Day Voter Registration Available?: Yes

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