National Voter Registration Day: How to Register to Vote in California, Florida, Texas and Other States

Tuesday marks National Voter Registration Day, a holiday used to raise awareness for voter registration. Each year on the fourth Tuesday of September, voters and organizations work hard to get eligible voters registered so they can cast their ballot during the next election.

Each state has its own rules when it comes to registering to vote with some allowing eligible voters to register online and others having to use the postal service or even visit a polling place in person. States also have varying deadlines, so it's important to know your state's rules well before Election Day.

Alabama

Can you register online? Yes. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 15 days before Election Day.

Alaska

Can you register online? Yes. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 30 days before Election Day.

American Samoa

Can you register online? No. Residents must register in person at their local election office. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 30 days before Election Day.:

Arizona

Can you register online? Yes. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 29 days before Election Day.

Arkansas

Can you register online? No. Residents must register by mail. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 30 days before Election Day.

California

Can you register online? Yes. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 15 days before Election Day.

Colorado

Can you register online? Yes. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 8 days before Election Day.

Connecticut

Can you register online? Yes. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 7 days before Election Day.

Delaware

Can you register online? Yes. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 24 days before Election Day.

Florida

Can you register online? Yes. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 29 days before Election Day.

Georgia

Can you register online? Yes. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 29 days before Election Day.

Guam

Can you register online? No. Residents must register in person at their local election office. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 10 days before Election Day

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Voting booths are setup at the Yuengling center on the campus of University of South Florida as workers prepare to open the doors to early voters on October 22, 2018, in Tampa, Florida. Tuesday marks National Voter Registration Day and each state has its own methods and deadlines. Joe Raedle/Getty

Hawaii

Can you register online? Yes. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 29 days before Election Day.

Idaho

Can you register online? Yes. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 25 days before Election Day.

Illinois

Can you register online? Yes. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 16 days before Election Day.

Indiana

Can you register online? Yes. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 29 days before Election Day.

Iowa

Can you register online? Yes. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 10 days before Election Day.

Kansas

Can you register online? Yes. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 21 days before Election Day.

Kentucky

Can you register online? Yes. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 29 days before Election Day.

Louisiana

Can you register online? Yes. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 20 days before Election Day.

Maine

Can you register online? No. Residents must register by mail or in person. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 21 days before Election Day for mail or voter registration drives. There is no cut off date for registering to vote in person at town office or city hall.

Maryland

Can you register online? Yes. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 21 days before Election Day.

Massachusetts

Can you register online? Yes. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 20 days before Election Day.

Michigan

Can you register online? No. Residents must register by mail or in person. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 30 days before Election Day.

Minnesota

Can you register online? Yes. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 21 days before Election Day.

Mississippi

Can you register online? No. Residents must register by mail or in person. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 27 days before Election Day

Missouri

Can you register online? Yes. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 27 days before Election Day.

Montana

Can you register online? No. Residents must register by mail or in person. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 30 days before Election Day.:

Nebraska

Can you register online? Yes. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 18 days before Election Day.

Nevada

Can you register online? Yes. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 19 days before Election Day.

New Hampshire

Can you register online? Yes. More information can be found here.

Deadline: N/a.

New Jersey

Can you register online? No. Residents must register by mail or in person. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 21 days before Election Day.

New Mexico

Can you register online? Yes. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 28 days before Election Day.

New York

Can you register online? Yes. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 25 days before Election Day.

North Carolina

Can you register online? No. Residents must register by mail or in person. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 25 days before Election Day.

North Dakota

North Dakota does not have voter registration. Residents just have to bring a valid ID to their polling place on the day of the election.

Northern Mariana Islands

Can you register online? No. Residents must register in person at their local election office. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 60 days before Election Day.

Ohio

Can you register online? Yes. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 30 days before Election Day.

Oklahoma

Can you register online? No. Residents must register by mail or in person. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 24 days before Election Day.

Oregon

Can you register online? Yes. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 21 days before Election Day.

Pennsylvania

Can you register online? Yes. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 30 days before Election Day.

Puerto Rico

Can you register online? No. Residents must register in person at their local election office. More information can be found here.

Deadline: N/a.

Rhode Island

Can you register online? Yes. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 30 days before Election Day.

South Carolina

Can you register online? Yes. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 30 days before Election Day.

South Dakota

Can you register online? No. Residents must register by mail or in person. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 15 days before Election Day.

Tennessee

Can you register online? Yes. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 30 days before Election Day.

Texas

Can you register online? No. Residents must register by mail or in person. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 30 days before Election Day.

U.S. Virgin Islands

Can you register online? Yes. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 30 days before Election Day.

Utah

Can you register online? Yes. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 7 days before Election Day.

Vermont

Can you register online? Yes. More information can be found here.

Deadline: The day of the election.

Virginia

Can you register online? Yes. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 22 days before Election Day.

Washington

Can you register online? Yes. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 29 days before Election Day.

Washington, D.C.

Can you register online? Yes. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 21 days before Election Day.

West Virginia

Can you register online? Yes. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 21 days before Election Day.

Wisconsin

Can you register online? Yes. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 20 days before Election Day.

Wyoming

Can you register online? Yes. More information can be found here.

Deadline: 14 days before Election Day.

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