AFSA Voter Registration Guide

AFSA Voter Registration Guide

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 is the next federal Election Day. Here is a guide to make it easier for you and your family to register to vote, including voter registration deadlines for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.

To make sure your vote counts, please take the time to review the following information and links:

*Click on each state/territory name for official election information webpage.

Voter Registration Deadlines (listed by State/Territory)

State/Territory Registration Deadline Election Day Registration at Polls?
Alabama Postmarked 11 days before election No
Alaska Received 30 days before election No
Arizona Received 29 days before election No
Arkansas Postmarked 30 days before election No
California Postmarked 15 days before election No
Colorado Postmarked 22 days before election Yes
Connecticut Postmarked 14 days before election Yes
Delaware Postmarked by the fourth Saturday before election No
D.C. Postmarked 30 days before election Yes
Florida Postmarked 29 days before election No
Georgia Postmarked by the fifth Monday before election No
Hawaii Received at least 30 days before election No
Idaho Postmarked 25 days before election Yes
Illinois Postmarked 28 days before election No
Indiana Postmarked 29 days before election No
Iowa Postmarked 15 days before election Yes
Kansas Postmarked 21 days before election No
Kentucky Postmarked 29 days before election No
Louisiana Received 30 days before election No
Maine Received 21 days before election Yes
Maryland Postmarked 21 days before election No
Massachusetts Postmarked 20 days before election No
Michigan Postmarked 30 days before election No
Minnesota Received 21 days before election Yes
Mississippi Postmarked 30 days before election No
Missouri Postmarked by the fourth Wednesday before election No
Montana Postmarked 30 days before election Yes
Nebraska Postmarked by the third Friday before election No
Nevada Postmarked 31 days before election No
New Hampshire Received 10 days before election Yes
New Jersey Received 21 days before election No
New Mexico Postmarked 28 days before election No
New York Postmarked 25 days and received no less than 20 days before election No
North Carolina Received 25 days before election Yes
North Dakota No voter registration N/A
Ohio Received 30 days before election No
Oklahoma Postmarked 25 days before election No
Oregon Postmarked 21 days before election No
Pennsylvania Received 30 days before election No
Rhode Island Received 30 days before election Yes
South Carolina Postmarked 30 days before election No
South Dakota Received 15 days before election No
Tennessee Postmarked 30 days before election No
Texas Postmarked 30 days before election No
Utah Postmarked 30 days before election No
Vermont Received by 5 PM Wednesday before election No
Virginia Received 22 days before election No
Washington Postmarked 29 days before election No
West Virginia Postmarked 21 days before election No
Wisconsin Postmarked 20 days before election Yes
Wyoming Received 14 days before election Yes
American Samoa Received 30 days before election Yes
Guam Received 10 days before election Yes
Northern Mariana Islands Received 60 days before election Yes
Puerto Rico Received 50 days before election Yes
U.S. Virgin Islands Received 30 days before election No

For those who want to verify their registration status, please visit www.vote411.org or www.nationalvoterregistrationday.org.

Absentee Voting:

U.S. citizens abroad or out of state may request ballots electronically by email, fax or internet download, but recent legislation (MOVE Act) requires overseas voters to file a new ballot request each year. Please visit any of the following websites for help with absentee ballots:

Voting absentee is easy using FVAP's online assistants. Be absent but accounted for.

Nonpartisan voter services for U.S. citizens overseas and uniformed service members.

Absentee ballots for Americans.

General Information:

You can also pick up a new Federal Post Card Application from any U.S. embassy or consulate. Depending on the state, you can return your completed ballots by local mail, U.S. Embassy pouch/DPO/APO/FPO, fax, email, via internet or by courier service.

Contact:

For any questions or comments please email us at policy@afsa.org.