HOW TO VOTE BY MAIL
THIS NOVEMBER

Get prepared to #VoteSafe by seeing if you qualify to vote by mail in your state and requesting your ballot early to avoid flooding election officials. Then, share this page with your friends and family to help them #VoteSafe.

We’ve laid out important deadlines for your states, but remember the rule of thumb:
The earlier you request and return your ballot, the better.

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A state-by-state breakdown of Vote By Mail

SEE WHERE YOUR STATE STANDS

Vote by Mail is the default (all voters are mailed a ballot)
Any voter can request a Vote by Mail Ballot ("no excuse required")
Temporarily allowing Vote by Mail option due to the Coronavirus crisis
Voters need an "excuse" to request Vote by Mail ballot ("excuse required")

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WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

CAN I SUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

how do i get an application?

ALABAMA

ALABAMA

Temporarily allowing Vote by Mail options due to the coronavirus crisis

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Applications must be returned in person or by mail to the voter s Absentee Election Manager.

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October 29, 2020

We recommend voters request their absentee ballots at least 7 days before the election. The earlier the better!

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By mail: Postmarked by November 2, 2020 and received by noon November 3, 2020.In person: November 2, 2020 by 5:00 pm.

The absentee ballot application requires a copy of your photo ID. The ballot requires a notary or two witnesses.

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ALASKA

ALASKA

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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Voters with a driver’s license or state ID can apply online. Others can fill in, print, sign, and return the PDF application to their Absentee Office by mail, fax or email, attached as PDF, TIFF or JPEG file. Signatures must be handwritten.

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Must be received by October 24, 2020.

If you’re mailing your application in, be sure it arrives by October 24, 2020. If you’re registering to vote or updating your information, the deadline to apply for an absentee ballot is October 4, 2020. Learn more here!

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Postmarked on or before Election Day.

Your ballot will require a witness.

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ARIZONA

ARIZONA

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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October 23, 2020 by 5:00 pm.

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Must be received by 7:00 pm on Election Day.

Your state recommends voters mail their ballots back by Oct. 28 to ensure it arrives on time.

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ARKANSAS

ARKANSAS

Temporarily allowing Vote by Mail options due to the coronavirus crisis

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Applications must be returned to the voter’s County Clerk. Choose the “illness or physical disability” option if you’re applying to vote by mail due to concerns about the coronavirus.

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By mail: October 27, 2020.In person: by close of business November 2, 2020.

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By mail: October 27, 2020. In person: by close of business November 2, 2020.

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CALIFORNIA

CALIFORNIA

Vote by Mail is the default (all voters are mailed a ballot)

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Due to the coronavirus crisis, all registered voters will be sent a mail ballot for the General Election. Find information on updating your address or locating lost ballots here.

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By mail: Postmarked by Election Day and received within 17 days.In person: by 8:00 pm on Election Day.

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COLORADO

COLORADO

Vote by Mail is the default (all voters are mailed a ballot)

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All registered voters are automatically sent a mail ballot. Check your voter registration status and make sure your mailing address is up to date before October 26, 2020.

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Your ballot is automatically mailed to you beginning October 9, 2020.

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Mail ballots must be received by 7:00 pm on Election day.

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CONNECTICUT

CONNECTICUT

Temporarily allowing Vote by Mail options due to the coronavirus crisis

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Connecticut is allowing all voters to Vote by Mail due to COVID-19.

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Connecticut is allowing all voters to apply for absentee ballots due to the pandemic. Check this page for absentee ballot applications for the General Election.

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November 2, 2020.

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Ballot must be postmarked by November 3, 2020 (Election day) and received by November 5, 2020.

Ballots can be returned via mail, in person to your Town Clerk’s office, or via the secure drop box that the Office of the Secretary of the State has provided to each town. The secure drop box will likely be located outside of the town hall.

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CT does not have online tracking of ballot status.

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DELAWARE

DELAWARE

Temporarily allowing Vote by Mail options due to the coronavirus crisis.

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Delaware is allowing all voters to Vote by Mail during due to COVID-19.

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Voters can apply online here or complete the PDF application and return by mail, fax, or email to your county’s Department’s Office.

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October 30, 2020.

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Must be received by 8:00 pm on Election Day.

Ballots can be mailed or dropped off in-person in a secure ballot drop box at your county elections office.

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FLORIDA

FLORIDA

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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October 24, 2020 by 5:00 pm.

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Must be received by 7:00 pm on Election Day

The postal service recommends allowing one week for your ballot to arrive. You can also find secure drop box locations from your Supervisor of Elections.

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GEORGIA

GEORGIA

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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Applications can be downloaded and returned to your County Board of Registrar’s Office in person or by mail, email, or fax.

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October 30, 2020.

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Must be received by November 3, 2020 (Election Day).

If you re overseas or a member of the military your ballot must arrive within 3 days after the election. But everyone should get it in as early as possible!

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HAWAII

HAWAII

Vote by Mail is the default (all voters are mailed a ballot)

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All registered voters are automatically sent a mail ballot. Check your voter registration status and make sure your mailing address is up to date.

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Your ballot is automatically mailed to you on October 16, 2020.

If you don’t receive your ballot, contact your Clerk’s Office.

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Must be received by Election Day, through the mail or at a dropbox location.

Your state recommends mailing your ballot back at least 5 days before the Election. The earlier the better!

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HI does not have online tracking of ballot status.

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IDAHO

IDAHO

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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If you have an Idaho ID and a Social Security number, you can apply online. If you don’t, download an application and return it to your County Clerk.

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Must be received by 8:00 on October 23, 2020 for the General Election.

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Must be received by 8:00 pm on Election Day.

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ILLINOIS

ILLINOIS

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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Applications can be downloaded and returned by mail, email or in person to your Election Authority.

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Must be received by October 29, 2020.

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Must be postmarked by Election Day and received within 14 days.

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IL does not have online tracking of ballot status.

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INDIANA

INDIANA

Voters need an excuse to request Vote by Mail ballot ( excuse required )

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Registered voters can apply online here; other voters can fill in an application and mail, email, fax, or return in person to their County Election Board.

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October 22, 2020.

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Must be received by noon (12:00 pm) on Election Day.

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IOWA

IOWA

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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Applications can be downloaded and returned to your county auditor.

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October 24, 2020 by 5:00 pm.

For all elections beyond the general, the deadline is October 23, 2020.

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Must be received by close of polls on November 3, 2020 (Election Day).

Absentee ballots received after the polls close on election day must be postmarked by the Monday before election day or earlier and received in the county auditor s office no later than noon on the Monday following the election.

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KANSAS

KANSAS

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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Applications are available in English and Spanish and must be returned to your County Election Official.

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October 27, 2020.

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Must be postmarked by November 3, 2020 (Election Day) and received by November 6, 2020.

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KENTUCKY

KENTUCKY

Temporarily allowing Vote by Mail options due to the coronavirus crisis.

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Kentucky is allowing any voter concerned about contracting COVID-19 to request an absentee ballot.

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Must be received by 4pm EST on October 5, 2020.

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Must be received by 6:00 pm on November 3, 2020 (Election Day).

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LOUISIANA

LOUISIANA

Voters need an “excuse” to request Vote by Mail ballot (“excuse required”)

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Voters can apply online here by choosing “Search By Voter” and inputting their information. Print and mail applications are also available.

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Must be received by 4:30 pm CST on October 30, 2020.

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Must be received by your registrar by 4:30 pm CST November 2, 2020.

Your ballot will require a witness s signature.

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MAINE

MAINE

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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October 29, 2020.

A voter may request to vote in the presence of the clerk or submit a written request to take an absentee ballot outside of the clerk’s presence, up to and including election day.

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Received by 8:00 pm on November 3, 2020 (Election Day).

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ME does not have online tracking of ballot status.

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MARYLAND

MARYLAND

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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Voters with a Maryland ID can apply online. Others can download an English or Spanish application and mail, fax, email, or apply in person at your local election office.

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Must be received by October 20, 2020.

Don t forget: You ll need a printer if you get your ballot emailed to you!

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By mail: Postmarked by Election Day and received by 10:00 am November 13. In person: Received by 8:00 pm or close of polls on November 3, 2020 (Election Day).

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MASSACHUSETTS

MASSACHUSETTS

Temporarily allowing Vote by Mail options due to the coronavirus crisis

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All voters were mailed an absentee ballot application for the primary. Applications are also available online. You can either sign your application by hand and email an image of your application to your local election office or sign your name using a mouse, stylus, or finger and then send that saved application to your local election office.

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Must be received by October 28, 2020 for the General Election, or August 26, 2020 for the primary.

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Postmarked by November 3, 2020 (Election Day) and received by November 6, 2020.

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MICHIGAN

MICHIGAN

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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Voters can apply online or download and return their application to their local clerk by mail.

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Must be received by 5:00 pm on October 30, 2020.

Applications for the General Election open August 20, 2020.

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Must be received by 8:00 pm on November 3, 2020 (Election Day).

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MINNESOTA

MINNESOTA

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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Applications are available online.

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You can apply for a ballot any day of the year, except November 3, 2020 (Election Day). Leave time for election officials to mail your ballot.

Leave time for election officials to mail your ballot.

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By mail: Received by November 3, 2020 (Election Day). In person: Received by 3:00 pm on Election Day.

Your ballot will require a witness s signature.

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MISSISSIPPI

MISSISSIPPI

Voters need an excuse to request Vote by Mail ballot ( excuse required )

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Use Vote.org‘s absentee ballot application, sign and date your application, and mail or hand deliver it to your local election office. If you’re an overseas citizen or military member, you can use the form and instructions here to request your mail ballot.

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Voters can request a ballot anytime within 45 days of the election.

We recommend requesting your ballot at least 7 days before the election.

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By email or fax: Must be received by the Circuit Clerk s Office by 7:00 pm CST on November 3, 2020 (Election Day). By mail, Must be postmarked by Election Day and received within 5 business days.

Your ballot must be notarized. A witness over the age of 18 is acceptable for voters who are temporarily or permanently disabled.

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MISSOURI

MISSOURI

Temporarily allowing Vote by Mail options due to the coronavirus crisis.

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Missouri is allowing all voters to vote by mail for the November election due to the pandemic.

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An application may be mailed or dropped off at the county election office.

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October 21, 2020 by 5:00 pm.

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Must be received by close of polls, 7:00 pm on November 3, 2020 (Election Day).

Your ballot must be notarized.

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MONTANA

MONTANA

Vote by Mail is the default (all voters are mailed a ballot)

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The governor has given counties permission to send absentee ballots to voters by October 9. All counties opted to do this for the primary. It is assumed many will do so for the general election. Check on status here.

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An application may be mailed or dropped off at the county election office.

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November 2, 2020 by 12:00 pm.

Applications must be received by the county election office by noon the day before the election. If you drop off the application you will be able to pick up the absentee ballot at the same time.

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Must be received by 8:00 pm on November 3, 2020 (Election Day).

Absentee ballots must be received by the election office or polling place by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

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NEBRASKA

NEBRASKA

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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Applications must be physically signed. You can take a picture or scan your request and email it to your county election official. You can also mail or fax your application to your county election office.

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October 23, 2020.

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Must be received by 8:00 pm on November 3, 2020 (Election Day).

Absentee ballots must be received by the election office or polling place by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

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NEVADA

NEVADA

Vote by Mail is the default (all voters are mailed a ballot).

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Nevada will send all active registered voters ballots for the November election because of the pandemic. Active voters are any voters that have not been sent a challenge letter by the Board of Civil Authority asking the voter to affirm their residency, or who have responded to any such letter and have affirmed their residence.

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An application may be mailed or dropped off at the county election office.

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October 20, 2020, by 5:00 pm.

An absentee ballot application must be received by your local county election official no later than 5 p.m. on the fourteenth calendar day preceding an election. However, absent ballot requests should be submitted as early as possible to allow enough time to receive, mark, and return your absent ballot by the deadline.

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In person: Received by 7:00 pm on November 3rd, 2020 (Election Day). By mail: Postmarked by November 3rd, 2020, and received within 7 days.

If returned by mail, absentee ballots must be postmarked by November 3rd, 2020 (Election Day). Absentee ballots that are postmarked by Election Day and received no later than 7 days after the election will be counted.

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NEW HAMPSHIRE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Temporarily allowing Vote by Mail options due to the coronavirus crisis

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An application may be mailed, or dropped off at the county election office.

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Your state doesn t have a deadline, but in order to receive and return your ballot in the mail in plenty of time, we recommend you request your ballot at least 3-4 weeks before the election.

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Must be received by town clerk by 5:00 pm on November 3rd, 2020 (Election Day).

Absentee ballots will be accepted by mail, in-person by the voter, or by delivery agent through 5:00 pm on the day before Election Day at the Clerk s office. On Election Day the Clerk s office will only accept absentee ballots by mail or delivery agent. Anyone returning their absentee ballot in-person on Election Day will be asked to vote in person.

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NEW JERSEY

NEW JERSEY

Vote by Mail is the default (all voters are mailed a ballot.)

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The state is sending all registered voters an absentee ballot for the November election due to the pandemic.

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Applications can be mailed to or dropped off at your County Clerk’s office.

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By mail, fax, or a guardian: 5:00 pm on October 27, 2020. By the voter themselves in person: November 2, 2020 by 5:00 pm.

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In person: Must be recieved by close of polls on November 3rd, 2020 (Election Day). By mail: Postmarked by Election Day and received by County Board of Elections within 48 hours of the polls closing.

Voters who fax or email their ballots in must also air mail the original ballot materials to the county board of election.

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NEW MEXICO

NEW MEXICO

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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Applications for the General Election are not yet open. When applications are available, voters can request one online, by contacting your County Clerk’s Office in person, by phone, mail or email, or filling out an application and mailing or hand delivering to your Clerk’s office.

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October 20, 2020 by 5:00 pm.

Voters can check the status of their application here. If you do not receive your ballot, contact your County Clerk s office by November 2, 2020.

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November 3rd, 2020 (Election Day) by 7:00 pm.

Ballots must be returned to the county clerk or voter s precinct by 7:00 pm on Election Day to be counted.

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NEW YORK

NEW YORK

Temporarily allowing Vote by Mail options due to the coronavirus crisis

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No

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Applications are available in English and Spanish, and must be returned to your County Board.

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By mail: October 27, 2020.In person: November 2, 2020.

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By mail: Postmarked by November 2, 2020 and received by November 10, 2020. In person: Must be received by close of polls on Election Day.

Military ballots must be received no later than November 16, 2020.

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NY does not have online tracking of ballot status.

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NORTH CAROLINA

NORTH CAROLINA

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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Voters can email, fax, mail-in, or hand-deliver their applications to the voter’s county board of elections.

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October 27, 2020 by 5:00 pm.

A completed absentee request form must be received by the county board of elections no later than 5:00 P.M. on the Tuesday before the election.

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In person: November 3, 2020 (Election Day). By mail: Postmarked by 5:00 pm on Election Day and received within 3 days.

Your ballot will require a witness.

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NC does not have online tracking of ballot status.

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NORTH DAKOTA

NORTH DAKOTA

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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Voters can apply online for a mail or absentee ballot.

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No specific deadline listed yet.

Your state doesn t have a specific deadline yet, but we recommend requesting your ballot a few weeks ahead of time. The earlier the better!

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In-person: Received by November 2nd, 2020. By mail: Postmarked by November 2, 2020.

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OHIO

OHIO

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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Return your absentee ballot request form to your county board of elections.

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October 31, 2020.

We recommend requesting your ballot as soon as possible. The earlier the better!

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In person: Received by November 3, 2020 (Election Day) by 7:30 pm. By mail: Postmarked by November 2 and received within 10 days.

To make sure your absentee ballot is counted, it must be received by your board of elections by 7:30 p.m. on Election Day OR be postmarked by the day before Election Day.

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OKLAHOMA

OKLAHOMA

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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Use the online voter portal. Voters can also print and mail in this form if they prefer.

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October 27, 2020 by 5:00 pm.

Voters must do one of the following: Get the ballot notarized or attach a copy of your valid ID to the outside of your affidavit envelope with a staple, tape, or paperclip.

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Received by 7:00 pm on November 3, 2020 (Election Day).

Some voters with proper ID can also hand-deliver their ballots no later than the end of business hours on the day before the election.

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OREGON

OREGON

Vote by Mail is the default (all voters are mailed a ballot)

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Ballots are automatically sent to all registered voters. If your address has changed, contact your local election official at least one month before the election so you have time to receive the ballot.

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Received by 8:00 pm on November 3, 2020 (Election Day).

Ballots can be mailed or dropped off at any official drop box​ across the state. If a voter casts their ballot after Oct. 28, the ballot should be left at a drop box site to ensure it is counted.

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PENNSYLVANIA

PENNSYLVANIA

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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Voters can apply online for a mail or absentee ballot, or explore other application options here.

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October 27, 2020 by 5:00 pm.

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Received by 8:00 pm on November 3, 2020 (Election Day).

Return your ballot to your County Election Office.

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RHODE ISLAND

RHODE ISLAND

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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Voters must return their application to their Board of Canvassers.

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October 13, 2020 by 4:00 pm.

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Received by 8:00 pm on November 3, 2020 (Election Day).

Ballots can be mailed or hand delivered to your Board of Canvassers.

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SOUTH CAROLINA

SOUTH CAROLINA

Voters need an excuse to request Vote by Mail ballot ( excuse required )

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Applications can be printed or requested from your County Office and returned in person, by mail, fax, or email to that office.

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October 30, 2020 by 5:00 pm.

N/A

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Received by 7:00 pm on November 3, 2020 (Election Day).

Your ballot will require a witness s signature. You may return your ballot in person or by mail, or have another person return the ballot for you if you first complete an authorization to return absentee ballot form, available from your county voter registration office.

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SOUTH DAKOTA

SOUTH DAKOTA

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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Voters must mail their application to their County Election Official.

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November 2, 2020 by 5:00 pm. We suggest requesting your ballot as soon as possible to allow time to process.

You will either need to attach a copy of a government-issued photo ID or have a notary affirm your information is correct.

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Received at your precinct before polls close on November 3, 2020 (Election Day).

Voted ballots must be received by your County Election Official on Election Day in enough time to deliver your ballot to your voting precinct before the polls close.

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TENNESSEE

TENNESSEE

Voters need an excuse to request Vote by Mail ballot ( excuse required ).

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The new interpretation of the illness excuse would allow for people who have tested positive for COVID-19, or who believe they have been exposed to the virus. Also, the newer definition of illness allowed those with underlying medical conditions and their caretakers to apply for an absentee ballot.

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Voters can mail, fax, or email their application to their county election commission. See if you qualify.

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October 27, 2020.

N/A

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Received by close of polls on November 3, 2020 (Election Day).

Voters must mail ballots in time for your county election commission to receive it no later than the close of polls on Election Day.

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TEXAS

TEXAS

Voters need an excuse to request Vote by Mail ballot ( excuse required )

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Applications can be returned to the Early Voting Clerk via mail, fax, or a scanned and emailed copy. If you fax or email it, the original, hard copy of the application MUST be mailed and received by the early voting clerk no later than the 4th business day.

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Received by October 23, 2020.

If you re mailing in your application, be sure to do so with plenty of time for it to arrive at your early voting clerk s office before the deadline. Applications must be received by close of business or 12 noon, whichever is later.

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Postmarked by 7:00 pm on November 3, 2020 (Election Day) and received by 5:00 pm November 4, 2020.

Ballots must be returned by Election Day at 7:00 pm if the carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR, if postmarked by 7:00 pm at the location of the election on Election Day, received by November 4, 2020 at 5:00 pm. Some voters, such as military or overseas, may have more time to submit their ballot; see question 5.

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TX does not have online tracking of ballot status.

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UTAH

UTAH

Vote by Mail is the default (all voters are mailed a ballot)

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All voters are automatically mailed a ballot. You can update your address information here. We recommend ensuring your address is up to date at least one month ahead of time.

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All voters are automatically mailed a ballot. You can update your address information here. We recommend ensuring your address is up to date at least one month ahead of time.

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Postmarked by November 2, 2020. Returned at a drop box: 8:00 pm on November 3, 2020 (Election Day).

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VERMONT

VERMONT

Vote by Mail is the default (all voters are mailed a ballot).

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Vermont is sending ballots to all active registered voters because of the pandemic.

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All active voters will be mailed a ballot for the General Election. Check that your address is up to date here to ensure you receive your ballot. We recommend mailing your application back as soon as possible—the earlier the better!

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All early voter absentee ballot requests must be submitted by 5 p.m. or by the close of the town clerk s office on the day before the election.

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Received by your town clerk’s office by close of business November 2, 2020, or at your polling place by 7:00 on November 3, 2020 (Election Day).

All ballots must be returned to the town clerk s office before the close of the office on the day before the election, or to the polling place before 7 pm on the day of the election, in order to be counted.

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VIRGINIA

VIRGINIA

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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Voters can request their absentee ballots online, or fill and return a form to their local voter registration office. Some first-time voters are ineligble for mail voting without meeting certain qualifications.

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Via online, fax, or mail: October 23, 2020 by 5 pm. In person: October 31, 2020.

While the witness requirement for mail ballots was waived for the primary, it s unclear if it will be waived for the general. We will update this as more information becomes available, but your ballot may require a witness. Your state s USPS delivery standards changed last year so that First Class delivery went from 1-3 days to 2-5 days and Standard delivery is now 2-9 days. Be sure to mail your ballot back in plenty of time.

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Postmarked by 7:00 pm on November 3, 2020 (Election Day) and received by November 6, 2020 at noon.

Virginia will not enforcement the witness requirement for the November election. Your state s USPS delivery standards changed last year so that First Class delivery went from 1-3 days to 2-5 days and Standard delivery is now 2-9 days. Be sure to mail your ballot back in plenty of time.

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WASHINGTON

WASHINGTON

Vote by Mail is the default (all voters are mailed a ballot)

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All voters are automatically mailed a ballot. If you are registered to vote but miss the deadline to update your address, you can still vote. Contact your county elections department where you are currently registered to request a ballot.

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Submitted to a ballot drop box by 8:00 pm on November 3, 2020 (Electin Day) or be sure it is postmarked by November 3, 2020 (Election Day).

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WASHINGTON DC

WASHINGTON DC

Wed Sep 16 2020 20:00:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Vote by Mail is the default (all voters are mailed a ballot).

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All active registered voters will receive a Mail In ballot at their registered address beginning the first week in October.

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All registered voters will be mailed an absentee ballot for the General Election. Be sure you’re registered to vote and your address is accurate.

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WEST VIRGINIA

WEST VIRGINIA

Temporarily allowing Vote by Mail options due to the coronavirus crisis.

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West Virginia is allowing all voters to obtain absentee ballots for the November election due to the pandemic.

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Applications may be returned to your county clerk through fax, U.S. mail, email, or in-person by hand delivery. Voters who wish to vote by mail due to concerns about the coronavirus crisis should select the “illness or medical reason” excuse.

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October 28, 2020.

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By mail: Postmarked by November 3, 2020 (Election Day) and received by November 9, 2020. In person: November 2, 2020.

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WISCONSIN

WISCONSIN

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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Registered voters can use this online form to request their ballot, or download and return this form to their municipal clerk’s office.

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October 29, 2020 by 5:00 pm.

If you have not previously provided a copy of your photo ID, photo ID must accompany your application. More information about the photo ID requirement can be found at www.bringit.wi.gov.

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Received by 8:00 pm on November 3, 2020 (Election Day).

Your ballot will require a witness.

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WYOMING

WYOMING

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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Voters can return the absentee ballot request form by email or mail, or request an absentee ballot in person or over the phone at their local county clerk.

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November 2, 2020.

We recommend applying for an absentee ballot at least 7 days before the election to ensure it arrives on time. We recommend mailing your application back as soon as possible the earlier the better!

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Received in person or by mail by 7:00 pm on November 3, 2020 (Election Day).

It can take 7 days or more for mail ballots to arrive, so plan ahead!

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Voters can contact their county clerk for information on the status of your ballot.

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ALABAMA

ALABAMA

ALABAMA

ALABAMA

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Temporarily allowing Vote by Mail options due to the coronavirus crisis

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CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?
WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

October 29, 2020

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We recommend voters request their absentee ballots at least 7 days before the election. The earlier the better!

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

By mail: Postmarked by November 2, 2020 and received by noon November 3, 2020.In person: November 2, 2020 by 5:00 pm.

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The absentee ballot application requires a copy of your photo ID. The ballot requires a notary or two witnesses.

HOW DO I GET AN APPLICATION?

Sec. of State s Website Voters who wish to use the Coronavirus crisis as an excuse should choose the  physical illness or infirmity  option.

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ALASKA

ALASKA

ALASKA

ALASKA

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?
WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

Must be received by October 24, 2020.

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If you’re mailing your application in, be sure it arrives by October 24, 2020. If you’re registering to vote or updating your information, the deadline to apply for an absentee ballot is October 4, 2020. Learn more here!

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

Postmarked on or before Election Day.

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Your ballot will require a witness.

HOW DO I GET AN APPLICATION?
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ARIZONA

ARIZONA

ARIZONA

ARIZONA

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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N/A

CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?
WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

October 23, 2020 by 5:00 pm.

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WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

Must be received by 7:00 pm on Election Day.

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Your state recommends voters mail their ballots back by Oct. 28 to ensure it arrives on time.

HOW DO I GET AN APPLICATION?
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ARKANSAS

ARKANSAS

ARKANSAS

ARKANSAS

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Temporarily allowing Vote by Mail options due to the coronavirus crisis

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N/A

CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?
WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

By mail: October 27, 2020.In person: by close of business November 2, 2020.

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N/A

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

By mail: October 27, 2020. In person: by close of business November 2, 2020.

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CALIFORNIA

CALIFORNIA

CALIFORNIA

CALIFORNIA

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Vote by Mail is the default (all voters are mailed a ballot)

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CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?
WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

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WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

By mail: Postmarked by Election Day and received within 17 days.In person: by 8:00 pm on Election Day.

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HOW DO I GET AN APPLICATION?

You’ll be mailed a ballot automatically. Contact the Sec. of State with any questions.

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COLORADO

COLORADO

COLORADO

COLORADO

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Vote by Mail is the default (all voters are mailed a ballot)

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CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?
WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

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Your ballot is automatically mailed to you beginning October 9, 2020.

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

Mail ballots must be received by 7:00 pm on Election day.

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CONNECTICUT

CONNECTICUT

CONNECTICUT

CONNECTICUT

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Temporarily allowing Vote by Mail options due to the coronavirus crisis

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Connecticut is allowing all voters to Vote by Mail due to COVID-19.

CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?

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CT does not have online tracking of ballot status.

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

November 2, 2020.

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WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

Ballot must be postmarked by November 3, 2020 (Election day) and received by November 5, 2020.

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Ballots can be returned via mail, in person to your Town Clerk’s office, or via the secure drop box that the Office of the Secretary of the State has provided to each town. The secure drop box will likely be located outside of the town hall.

HOW DO I GET AN APPLICATION?

English and Spanish applications can be downloaded from the Sec. of State’s website.

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CT does not have online tracking of ballot status.

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DELAWARE

DELAWARE

DELAWARE

DELAWARE

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Temporarily allowing Vote by Mail options due to the coronavirus crisis.

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Delaware is allowing all voters to Vote by Mail during due to COVID-19.

CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?
WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

October 30, 2020.

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WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

Must be received by 8:00 pm on Election Day.

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Ballots can be mailed or dropped off in-person in a secure ballot drop box at your county elections office.

HOW DO I GET AN APPLICATION?
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FLORIDA

FLORIDA

FLORIDA

FLORIDA

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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N/A

CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?
WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

October 24, 2020 by 5:00 pm.

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WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

Must be received by 7:00 pm on Election Day

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The postal service recommends allowing one week for your ballot to arrive. You can also find secure drop box locations from your Supervisor of Elections.

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GEORGIA

GEORGIA

GEORGIA

GEORGIA

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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N/A

CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?
WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

October 30, 2020.

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N/A

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

Must be received by November 3, 2020 (Election Day).

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If you re overseas or a member of the military your ballot must arrive within 3 days after the election. But everyone should get it in as early as possible!

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HAWAII

HAWAII

HAWAII

HAWAII

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Vote by Mail is the default (all voters are mailed a ballot)

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CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?

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HI does not have online tracking of ballot status.

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

Your ballot is automatically mailed to you on October 16, 2020.

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If you don’t receive your ballot, contact your Clerk’s Office.

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

Must be received by Election Day, through the mail or at a dropbox location.

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Your state recommends mailing your ballot back at least 5 days before the Election. The earlier the better!

HOW DO I GET AN APPLICATION?
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HI does not have online tracking of ballot status.

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IDAHO

IDAHO

IDAHO

IDAHO

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?
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ID does not have online tracking of ballot status.

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

Must be received by 8:00 on October 23, 2020 for the General Election.

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N/A

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

Must be received by 8:00 pm on Election Day.

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HOW DO I GET AN APPLICATION?
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ID does not have online tracking of ballot status.

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ILLINOIS

ILLINOIS

ILLINOIS

ILLINOIS

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?

Yes

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IL does not have online tracking of ballot status.

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

Must be received by October 29, 2020.

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N/A

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

Must be postmarked by Election Day and received within 14 days.

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N/A

HOW DO I GET AN APPLICATION?
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IL does not have online tracking of ballot status.

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INDIANA

INDIANA

INDIANA

INDIANA

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Voters need an excuse to request Vote by Mail ballot ( excuse required )

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N/A

CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?

Yes

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N/A

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

October 22, 2020.

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N/A

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

Must be received by noon (12:00 pm) on Election Day.

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N/A

HOW DO I GET AN APPLICATION?
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IOWA

IOWA

IOWA

IOWA

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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N/A

CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?
WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

October 24, 2020 by 5:00 pm.

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For all elections beyond the general, the deadline is October 23, 2020.

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

Must be received by close of polls on November 3, 2020 (Election Day).

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Absentee ballots received after the polls close on election day must be postmarked by the Monday before election day or earlier and received in the county auditor s office no later than noon on the Monday following the election.

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KANSAS

KANSAS

KANSAS

KANSAS

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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N/A

CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?
WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

October 27, 2020.

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N/A

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

Must be postmarked by November 3, 2020 (Election Day) and received by November 6, 2020.

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N/A

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KENTUCKY

KENTUCKY

KENTUCKY

KENTUCKY

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Temporarily allowing Vote by Mail options due to the coronavirus crisis.

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Kentucky is allowing any voter concerned about contracting COVID-19 to request an absentee ballot.

CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?
WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

Must be received by 4pm EST on October 5, 2020.

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N/A

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

Must be received by 6:00 pm on November 3, 2020 (Election Day).

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N/A

HOW DO I GET AN APPLICATION?
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LOUISIANA

LOUISIANA

LOUISIANA

LOUISIANA

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Voters need an “excuse” to request Vote by Mail ballot (“excuse required”)

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N/A

CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?
WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

Must be received by 4:30 pm CST on October 30, 2020.

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N/A

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

Must be received by your registrar by 4:30 pm CST November 2, 2020.

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Your ballot will require a witness s signature.

HOW DO I GET AN APPLICATION?

Apply online here (choose “Search By Voter”).

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MAINE

MAINE

MAINE

MAINE

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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N/A

CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?

Yes

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ME does not have online tracking of ballot status.

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

October 29, 2020.

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A voter may request to vote in the presence of the clerk or submit a written request to take an absentee ballot outside of the clerk’s presence, up to and including election day.

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

Received by 8:00 pm on November 3, 2020 (Election Day).

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N/A

HOW DO I GET AN APPLICATION?
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ME does not have online tracking of ballot status.

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MARYLAND

MARYLAND

MARYLAND

MARYLAND

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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N/A

CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?
WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

Must be received by October 20, 2020.

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Don t forget: You ll need a printer if you get your ballot emailed to you!

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

By mail: Postmarked by Election Day and received by 10:00 am November 13. In person: Received by 8:00 pm or close of polls on November 3, 2020 (Election Day).

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N/A

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MASSACHUSETTS

MASSACHUSETTS

MASSACHUSETTS

MASSACHUSETTS

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Temporarily allowing Vote by Mail options due to the coronavirus crisis

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N/A

CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?
WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

Must be received by October 28, 2020 for the General Election, or August 26, 2020 for the primary.

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N/A

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

Postmarked by November 3, 2020 (Election Day) and received by November 6, 2020.

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N/A

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MICHIGAN

MICHIGAN

MICHIGAN

MICHIGAN

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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N/A

CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?
WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

Must be received by 5:00 pm on October 30, 2020.

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Applications for the General Election open August 20, 2020.

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

Must be received by 8:00 pm on November 3, 2020 (Election Day).

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N/A

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MINNESOTA

MINNESOTA

MINNESOTA

MINNESOTA

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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N/A

CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?
WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

You can apply for a ballot any day of the year, except November 3, 2020 (Election Day). Leave time for election officials to mail your ballot.

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Leave time for election officials to mail your ballot.

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

By mail: Received by November 3, 2020 (Election Day). In person: Received by 3:00 pm on Election Day.

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Your ballot will require a witness s signature.

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MISSISSIPPI

MISSISSIPPI

MISSISSIPPI

MISSISSIPPI

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Voters need an excuse to request Vote by Mail ballot ( excuse required )

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N/A

CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?

No

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N/A

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

Voters can request a ballot anytime within 45 days of the election.

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We recommend requesting your ballot at least 7 days before the election.

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

By email or fax: Must be received by the Circuit Clerk s Office by 7:00 pm CST on November 3, 2020 (Election Day). By mail, Must be postmarked by Election Day and received within 5 business days.

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Your ballot must be notarized. A witness over the age of 18 is acceptable for voters who are temporarily or permanently disabled.

HOW DO I GET AN APPLICATION?

Use Vote.org‘s absentee ballot application or contact your local election office. If you’re an overseas citizen or military member, you can use the form and instructions here to request your mail ballot.

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N/A

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MISSOURI

MISSOURI

MISSOURI

MISSOURI

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Temporarily allowing Vote by Mail options due to the coronavirus crisis.

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Missouri is allowing all voters to vote by mail for the November election due to the pandemic.

CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?

No

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MO does not have online tracking of ballot status.

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

October 21, 2020 by 5:00 pm.

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N/A

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

Must be received by close of polls, 7:00 pm on November 3, 2020 (Election Day).

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Your ballot must be notarized.

HOW DO I GET AN APPLICATION?
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MO does not have online tracking of ballot status.

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MONTANA

MONTANA

MONTANA

MONTANA

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Vote by Mail is the default (all voters are mailed a ballot)

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The governor has given counties permission to send absentee ballots to voters by October 9. All counties opted to do this for the primary. It is assumed many will do so for the general election. Check on status here.

CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?
WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

November 2, 2020 by 12:00 pm.

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Applications must be received by the county election office by noon the day before the election. If you drop off the application you will be able to pick up the absentee ballot at the same time.

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

Must be received by 8:00 pm on November 3, 2020 (Election Day).

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Absentee ballots must be received by the election office or polling place by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

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NEBRASKA

NEBRASKA

NEBRASKA

NEBRASKA

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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N/A

CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?
WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

October 23, 2020.

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N/A

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

Must be received by 8:00 pm on November 3, 2020 (Election Day).

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Absentee ballots must be received by the election office or polling place by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

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NEVADA

NEVADA

NEVADA

NEVADA

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Vote by Mail is the default (all voters are mailed a ballot).

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Nevada will send all active registered voters ballots for the November election because of the pandemic. Active voters are any voters that have not been sent a challenge letter by the Board of Civil Authority asking the voter to affirm their residency, or who have responded to any such letter and have affirmed their residence.

CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?
WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

October 20, 2020, by 5:00 pm.

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An absentee ballot application must be received by your local county election official no later than 5 p.m. on the fourteenth calendar day preceding an election. However, absent ballot requests should be submitted as early as possible to allow enough time to receive, mark, and return your absent ballot by the deadline.

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

In person: Received by 7:00 pm on November 3rd, 2020 (Election Day). By mail: Postmarked by November 3rd, 2020, and received within 7 days.

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If returned by mail, absentee ballots must be postmarked by November 3rd, 2020 (Election Day). Absentee ballots that are postmarked by Election Day and received no later than 7 days after the election will be counted.

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NEW HAMPSHIRE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Temporarily allowing Vote by Mail options due to the coronavirus crisis

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N/A

CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?
WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

N/A

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Your state doesn t have a deadline, but in order to receive and return your ballot in the mail in plenty of time, we recommend you request your ballot at least 3-4 weeks before the election.

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

Must be received by town clerk by 5:00 pm on November 3rd, 2020 (Election Day).

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Absentee ballots will be accepted by mail, in-person by the voter, or by delivery agent through 5:00 pm on the day before Election Day at the Clerk s office. On Election Day the Clerk s office will only accept absentee ballots by mail or delivery agent. Anyone returning their absentee ballot in-person on Election Day will be asked to vote in person.

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NEW JERSEY

NEW JERSEY

NEW JERSEY

NEW JERSEY

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Vote by Mail is the default (all voters are mailed a ballot.)

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The state is sending all registered voters an absentee ballot for the November election due to the pandemic.

CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?
WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

By mail, fax, or a guardian: 5:00 pm on October 27, 2020. By the voter themselves in person: November 2, 2020 by 5:00 pm.

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N/A

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

In person: Must be recieved by close of polls on November 3rd, 2020 (Election Day). By mail: Postmarked by Election Day and received by County Board of Elections within 48 hours of the polls closing.

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Voters who fax or email their ballots in must also air mail the original ballot materials to the county board of election.

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NEW MEXICO

NEW MEXICO

NEW MEXICO

NEW MEXICO

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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N/A

CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?
WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

October 20, 2020 by 5:00 pm.

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Voters can check the status of their application here. If you do not receive your ballot, contact your County Clerk s office by November 2, 2020.

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

November 3rd, 2020 (Election Day) by 7:00 pm.

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Ballots must be returned to the county clerk or voter s precinct by 7:00 pm on Election Day to be counted.

HOW DO I GET AN APPLICATION?

Use the online portal or print and fill out an application here.

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NEW YORK

NEW YORK

NEW YORK

NEW YORK

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Temporarily allowing Vote by Mail options due to the coronavirus crisis

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N/A

CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?

No

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NY does not have online tracking of ballot status.

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

By mail: October 27, 2020.In person: November 2, 2020.

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N/A

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

By mail: Postmarked by November 2, 2020 and received by November 10, 2020. In person: Must be received by close of polls on Election Day.

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Military ballots must be received no later than November 16, 2020.

HOW DO I GET AN APPLICATION?

Applications are available in English and Spanish from the Sec. of State’s website.

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NY does not have online tracking of ballot status.

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NORTH CAROLINA

NORTH CAROLINA

NORTH CAROLINA

NORTH CAROLINA

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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N/A

CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?

Yes

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NC does not have online tracking of ballot status.

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

October 27, 2020 by 5:00 pm.

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A completed absentee request form must be received by the county board of elections no later than 5:00 P.M. on the Tuesday before the election.

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

In person: November 3, 2020 (Election Day). By mail: Postmarked by 5:00 pm on Election Day and received within 3 days.

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Your ballot will require a witness.

HOW DO I GET AN APPLICATION?

Applications are available in English and Spanish.

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NC does not have online tracking of ballot status.

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NORTH DAKOTA

NORTH DAKOTA

NORTH DAKOTA

NORTH DAKOTA

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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N/A

CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?
WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

No specific deadline listed yet.

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Your state doesn t have a specific deadline yet, but we recommend requesting your ballot a few weeks ahead of time. The earlier the better!

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

In-person: Received by November 2nd, 2020. By mail: Postmarked by November 2, 2020.

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N/A

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OHIO

OHIO

OHIO

OHIO

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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N/A

CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?
WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

October 31, 2020.

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We recommend requesting your ballot as soon as possible. The earlier the better!

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

In person: Received by November 3, 2020 (Election Day) by 7:30 pm. By mail: Postmarked by November 2 and received within 10 days.

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To make sure your absentee ballot is counted, it must be received by your board of elections by 7:30 p.m. on Election Day OR be postmarked by the day before Election Day.

HOW DO I GET AN APPLICATION?

English, Spanish, and special circumstance request forms can be found here.

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OKLAHOMA

OKLAHOMA

OKLAHOMA

OKLAHOMA

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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N/A

CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?
WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

October 27, 2020 by 5:00 pm.

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Voters must do one of the following: Get the ballot notarized or attach a copy of your valid ID to the outside of your affidavit envelope with a staple, tape, or paperclip.

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

Received by 7:00 pm on November 3, 2020 (Election Day).

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Some voters with proper ID can also hand-deliver their ballots no later than the end of business hours on the day before the election.

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OREGON

OREGON

OREGON

OREGON

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Vote by Mail is the default (all voters are mailed a ballot)

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N/A

CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?
WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

N/A

?

N/A

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

Received by 8:00 pm on November 3, 2020 (Election Day).

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Ballots can be mailed or dropped off at any official drop box​ across the state. If a voter casts their ballot after Oct. 28, the ballot should be left at a drop box site to ensure it is counted.

HOW DO I GET AN APPLICATION?
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PENNSYLVANIA

PENNSYLVANIA

PENNSYLVANIA

PENNSYLVANIA

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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N/A

CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?
WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

October 27, 2020 by 5:00 pm.

?

N/A

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

Received by 8:00 pm on November 3, 2020 (Election Day).

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Return your ballot to your County Election Office.

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RHODE ISLAND

RHODE ISLAND

RHODE ISLAND

RHODE ISLAND

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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N/A

CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?
WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

October 13, 2020 by 4:00 pm.

?

N/A

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

Received by 8:00 pm on November 3, 2020 (Election Day).

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Ballots can be mailed or hand delivered to your Board of Canvassers.

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SOUTH CAROLINA

SOUTH CAROLINA

SOUTH CAROLINA

SOUTH CAROLINA

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Voters need an excuse to request Vote by Mail ballot ( excuse required )

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N/A

CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?
WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

October 30, 2020 by 5:00 pm.

?

N/A

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

Received by 7:00 pm on November 3, 2020 (Election Day).

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Your ballot will require a witness s signature. You may return your ballot in person or by mail, or have another person return the ballot for you if you first complete an authorization to return absentee ballot form, available from your county voter registration office.

HOW DO I GET AN APPLICATION?

Request a ballot online or from your County Office.

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SOUTH DAKOTA

SOUTH DAKOTA

SOUTH DAKOTA

SOUTH DAKOTA

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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N/A

CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?
WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

November 2, 2020 by 5:00 pm. We suggest requesting your ballot as soon as possible to allow time to process.

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You will either need to attach a copy of a government-issued photo ID or have a notary affirm your information is correct.

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

Received at your precinct before polls close on November 3, 2020 (Election Day).

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Voted ballots must be received by your County Election Official on Election Day in enough time to deliver your ballot to your voting precinct before the polls close.

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TENNESSEE

TENNESSEE

TENNESSEE

TENNESSEE

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Voters need an excuse to request Vote by Mail ballot ( excuse required ).

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The new interpretation of the illness excuse would allow for people who have tested positive for COVID-19, or who believe they have been exposed to the virus. Also, the newer definition of illness allowed those with underlying medical conditions and their caretakers to apply for an absentee ballot.

CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?
WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

October 27, 2020.

?

N/A

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

Received by close of polls on November 3, 2020 (Election Day).

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Voters must mail ballots in time for your county election commission to receive it no later than the close of polls on Election Day.

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TEXAS

TEXAS

TEXAS

TEXAS

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Voters need an excuse to request Vote by Mail ballot ( excuse required )

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N/A

CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?

Yes

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TX does not have online tracking of ballot status.

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

Received by October 23, 2020.

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If you re mailing in your application, be sure to do so with plenty of time for it to arrive at your early voting clerk s office before the deadline. Applications must be received by close of business or 12 noon, whichever is later.

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

Postmarked by 7:00 pm on November 3, 2020 (Election Day) and received by 5:00 pm November 4, 2020.

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Ballots must be returned by Election Day at 7:00 pm if the carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR, if postmarked by 7:00 pm at the location of the election on Election Day, received by November 4, 2020 at 5:00 pm. Some voters, such as military or overseas, may have more time to submit their ballot; see question 5.

HOW DO I GET AN APPLICATION?
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TX does not have online tracking of ballot status.

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UTAH

UTAH

UTAH

UTAH

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Vote by Mail is the default (all voters are mailed a ballot)

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N/A

CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?
WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

N/A

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All voters are automatically mailed a ballot. You can update your address information here. We recommend ensuring your address is up to date at least one month ahead of time.

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

Postmarked by November 2, 2020. Returned at a drop box: 8:00 pm on November 3, 2020 (Election Day).

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HOW DO I GET AN APPLICATION?
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VERMONT

VERMONT

VERMONT

VERMONT

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Vote by Mail is the default (all voters are mailed a ballot).

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Vermont is sending ballots to all active registered voters because of the pandemic.

CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?
WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

N/A

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All early voter absentee ballot requests must be submitted by 5 p.m. or by the close of the town clerk s office on the day before the election.

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

Received by your town clerk’s office by close of business November 2, 2020, or at your polling place by 7:00 on November 3, 2020 (Election Day).

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All ballots must be returned to the town clerk s office before the close of the office on the day before the election, or to the polling place before 7 pm on the day of the election, in order to be counted.

HOW DO I GET AN APPLICATION?
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VIRGINIA

VIRGINIA

VIRGINIA

VIRGINIA

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

?

N/A

CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?
WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

Via online, fax, or mail: October 23, 2020 by 5 pm. In person: October 31, 2020.

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While the witness requirement for mail ballots was waived for the primary, it s unclear if it will be waived for the general. We will update this as more information becomes available, but your ballot may require a witness. Your state s USPS delivery standards changed last year so that First Class delivery went from 1-3 days to 2-5 days and Standard delivery is now 2-9 days. Be sure to mail your ballot back in plenty of time.

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

Postmarked by 7:00 pm on November 3, 2020 (Election Day) and received by November 6, 2020 at noon.

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Virginia will not enforcement the witness requirement for the November election. Your state s USPS delivery standards changed last year so that First Class delivery went from 1-3 days to 2-5 days and Standard delivery is now 2-9 days. Be sure to mail your ballot back in plenty of time.

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WASHINGTON

WASHINGTON

WASHINGTON

WASHINGTON

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Vote by Mail is the default (all voters are mailed a ballot)

?

N/A

CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?
WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

N/A

?

N/A

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

Submitted to a ballot drop box by 8:00 pm on November 3, 2020 (Electin Day) or be sure it is postmarked by November 3, 2020 (Election Day).

?

N/A

HOW DO I GET AN APPLICATION?
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WASHINGTON DC

WASHINGTON DC

WASHINGTON DC

WASHINGTON DC

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Wed Sep 16 2020 20:00:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?

Vote by Mail is the default (all voters are mailed a ballot).

?
WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

N/A

?

All registered voters will be mailed an absentee ballot for the General Election. Be sure you’re registered to vote and your address is accurate.

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

N/A

?

N/A

HOW DO I GET AN APPLICATION?

Postmarked by November 3, 2020 (Election Day) and received within 7 days.

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WEST VIRGINIA

WEST VIRGINIA

WEST VIRGINIA

WEST VIRGINIA

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Temporarily allowing Vote by Mail options due to the coronavirus crisis.

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West Virginia is allowing all voters to obtain absentee ballots for the November election due to the pandemic.

CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?
WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

October 28, 2020.

?

N/A

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

By mail: Postmarked by November 3, 2020 (Election Day) and received by November 9, 2020. In person: November 2, 2020.

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N/A

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WISCONSIN

WISCONSIN

WISCONSIN

WISCONSIN

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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N/A

CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?
WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

October 29, 2020 by 5:00 pm.

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If you have not previously provided a copy of your photo ID, photo ID must accompany your application. More information about the photo ID requirement can be found at www.bringit.wi.gov.

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

Received by 8:00 pm on November 3, 2020 (Election Day).

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Your ballot will require a witness.

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WYOMING

WYOMING

WYOMING

WYOMING

WHAT'S MY STATE'S STATUS?

Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot (No excuse required)

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N/A

CAN ISUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE?

Yes

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Voters can contact their county clerk for information on the status of your ballot.

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION?

November 2, 2020.

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We recommend applying for an absentee ballot at least 7 days before the election to ensure it arrives on time. We recommend mailing your application back as soon as possible the earlier the better!

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MY BALLOT?

Received in person or by mail by 7:00 pm on November 3, 2020 (Election Day).

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It can take 7 days or more for mail ballots to arrive, so plan ahead!

HOW DO I GET AN APPLICATION?
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Voters can contact their county clerk for information on the status of your ballot.

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