Voter Registration Deadlines By State

With the U.S. presidential election on November 3 fast approaching, many Americans will be finalizing their voter registration.

However, with the coronavirus outbreak and hurricane season potentially keeping people away from election offices and post offices, some states have been granted extensions to allow voters to get their names down to vote.

Luckily for some state residents, they can register and vote on the same day of the election. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), a total of 21 states plus the District of Columbia allow this type of registration—but is your state one of them?

Newsweek has rounded up all the deadlines for voter registration using information from the U.S. Vote Foundation to help Americans get their registrations in before the big day.

When is the Voter Registration Deadline in my State?

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Alabama: Voter registration must be done online or received by October 19, 2020.

Alaska: The deadline for voter registration was October 4, 2020.

Arizona: The deadline for voter registration has now been extended to 5:00 p.m. local time on October 23, 2020. According to AZ Central, a federal judge granted the last-minute extension with hours remaining on the original deadline on October 5.

Arkansas: The deadline for voter registration has now passed—residents needed to register by October 5, 2020. At the time of writing, no extension has been announced.

California: Voter registration needs to be done online by October 19, 2020. It can also be done in person on November 3, 2020. No extensions have been announced at the time of writing.

Colorado: The deadline for voter registration is November 3, 2020. No extensions have been announced.

Connecticut: Online voter registrations need to be done by October 27, 2020. In-person registration can be done on November 2, 2020. No extensions have been announced.

Delaware: Registration must be done by October 10, 2020. No extensions have been announced at the time of writing.

District of Columbia: The last day voters can register in-person is October 14, 2020. No extensions have been announced.

Florida: The deadline for voter registration has passed (October 5, 2020) however the website went down hours before the deadline. It has not been announced whether there will be an extension.

Georgia: Voter registration has ended in this state, with no extensions announced.

Hawaii: The deadline has passed for voter registration in this state.

Idaho: Voter registration must be done online by October 9, 2020. Election Day registration can be done on November 3, 2020.

Illinois: The last day for voter registration, in person, is November 3, 2020. After the regular voter registration deadline of October 6, 2020, residents can register and vote in person during the grace period. During this time, registration and voting can be done at the local election office, a permanent polling place, at early voting sites, at some polling places on election day and at any other location specifically designated for grace-period voting by your election authority.

Indiana: The voter registration deadline has passed in this state. No extensions have been announced.

Iowa: Voter registration needs to be done on October 24, 2020, or residents can register and vote on November 3, 2020.

Kansas: Online voter registration must be done by October 13, 2020. No extension has been announced.

Kentucky: Voter registration for this state has passed. No extensions have been announced.

Louisiana: Online voter registration ends on October 13, 2020.

Maine: In-person vote registration can be done on November 3, 2020.

Maryland: Online voter registration must be done by October 13, 2020. No extensions have been announced, but early voting opens on October 26 through November 2, 2020.

Massachusetts: Voter registration needs to be done online by October 24, 2020, 8:00 p.m. EDT.

Michigan: The last day to register to vote is November 3, 2020.

Minnesota: The deadline for voter registration online is October 13, 11:59 p.m. CDT. In-person registration can happen on November 3, 2020.

Mississippi: Voter registration has closed in this state. There are no current announcements for extensions at the time of writing.

Missouri: Voter registration needs to be postmarked on October 7, 2020.

Montana: Vote registration needs to be received by October 26, 2020. Election Day registration can happen on November 3, 2020.

Nebraska: The latest date that residents can register to vote is October 23, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. CDT. This is done in-person at the Election Office.

Nevada: Online voter registration ends on October 29, 2020. Voters can also register to vote on Election Day.

New Hampshire: The last day to register for voting is October 27, 2020. Otherwise, residents can register on November 3, 2020 in-person.

New Jersey: Voter registration finishes on October 13, 2020. No announcements have been made regarding an extension.

New Mexico: The deadline for voter registration is October 6, 2020.

New York: The last day for voter registration is October 9, 2020.

North Carolina: Voter registration finishes on October 9, 2020. The state is allowing registration during the early voting period, which is October 15, 2020, through October 31, 2020.

North Dakota: This state does not register voters. Any resident is able to vote on Election Day.

Ohio: Voter registration has now ended in this state.

Oklahoma: The voter registration deadline is October 9, 2020.

Oregon: Voters need to register by October 13, 2020.

Pennsylvania: The voter registration deadline is October 19, 2020.

Rhode Island: The registration to vote deadline has passed. Early voting begins on October 14, 2020.

South Carolina: The deadline for registering to vote has passed.

South Dakota: Voter registration will end on October 19, 2020.

Tennessee: Voter registration has now closed. Early voting begins on October 14, 2020.

Texas: The deadline for voter registration has passed.

Utah: The last day people can register to vote is on October 23, 2020. Otherwise, they can register and vote on November 3, 2020, in-person.

Vermont: There is no deadline for voter registration in this state.

Virginia: The last date that people can register to vote is October 13, 2020.

Washington: Aside from Election Day itself, the last day to register to vote is October 23, 2020.

West Virginia: Voter registration ends on October 13, 2020, with postal registration in by October 16, 2020.

Wisconsin: The last day people can register to vote in this state is October 30, 2020. Otherwise, they can do so on Election Day, November 3, 2020.

Wyoming: The last day people can register to vote is on November 3, 2020.

Information in this article was correct at 08:48 a.m. EDT, 06/10/2020.

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