Early voting by state

Sometimes circumstances make it hard or impossible for you to vote on Election Day. But your state may let you vote during a designated early voting period.

  • Most states have early voting. This lets registered voters vote on specified dates before Election Day.
  • You don't need an excuse to vote early.
  • In some states, you may cast an absentee ballot in person before Election Day. To do this, you must request an absentee ballot from your state. Your state may require you to submit a valid excuse too.

Time Frames for Early Voting

This early voting chart lists time frames for states that offer early voting.

The rules change from state to state. Make sure you know yours if you plan to vote early or in-person absentee.

The best place to check is your state/territorial election office website. Check under “absentee voting” if you don’t see information listed under “voting in person” or “early voting.”

State Early in-person voting begins Early in-person voting ends More Information

Alabama

N/A

N/A

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Alaska

15 days before Election Day.

1 day before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Arizona

27 days before Election Day.

4 days before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Arkansas

15 days before Election Day.

One day before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

California

29 days before Election Day.

One day before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Colorado

15 days before Election Day.

1 day before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Connecticut

N/A

N/A

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Delaware

No early voting, but you can vote in person using an absentee ballot as long as you have a valid excuse for not voting on Election Day.

No early voting, but you can vote in person using an absentee ballot as long as you have a valid excuse for not voting on Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

District of Columbia

15 days before Election Day/

1 day before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Florida

10 days before Election Day.

3 days before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Georgia

22 days before Election Day.

4 days before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Hawaii

14 days before Election Day.

3 days before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Idaho

15 days before Election Day.

4 days before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Illinois

40 days before Election Day.

One day before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Indiana

28 days before Election Day.

One day before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Iowa

30 days before Election Day.

1 day before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Kansas

7 days before Election Day.

1 day before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Kentucky

Kentucky does not have early voting. However, if you are unable to vote in person at the polls on election day and qualify to case an absentee ballot in person, you may do so at the county clerk's office.

Kentucky does not have early voting. However, if you are unable to vote in person at the polls on election day and qualify to case an absentee ballot in person, you may do so at the county clerk's office.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Louisiana

14 days before Election Day.

7 days before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Maine

30 days before Election Day.

5 days before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Maryland

12 days before Election Day

5 days before Election Day

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Massachusetts

15 days before Election Day.

4 days before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Michigan

N/A

N/A

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Minnesota

46 days before Election Day.

1 day before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Mississippi

45 days before Election Day.

This is technically not "early voting," but you can vote in person using an absentee ballot as long as you have a valid excuse for not voting on Election Day.

3 days before Election Day.

This is technically not "early voting," but you can vote in person using an absentee ballot as long as you have a valid excuse for not voting on Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Missouri

42 days before Election Day.

This is technically not "early voting," but you can vote in person using an absentee ballot as long as you have a valid excuse for not voting on Election Day.

1 day before Election Day.

This is technically not "early voting," but you can vote in person using an absentee ballot as long as you have a valid excuse for not voting on Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Montana

30 days before Election Day.

1 day before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Nebraska

30 days before Election Day.

1 day before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Nevada

Early voting start times vary by county.

Early voting end times vary by county.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

New Hampshire

N/A

N/A

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

New Jersey

45 days before Election Day.

1 day before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

New Mexico

28 days before Election Day in your county clerk's office; 17 days before Election Day in additional locations.

3 days before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

New York

10 days before Election Day.

2 days before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

North Carolina

20 days before Election Day.

4 days before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

North Dakota

Early voting start times vary by county.

Early voting ends times vary by county.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Ohio

29 days before Election Day.

1 day before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Oklahoma

5 days before Election Day.

3 days before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Oregon

N/A

N/A

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Pennsylvania

N/A

N/A

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Rhode Island

N/A

N/A

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

South Carolina

29 days before Election Day.

No early voting, but you can vote absentee in-person as long as you have a valid excuse for not being able to vote on election day.

1 day before Election Day.

No early voting, but you can vote absentee in-person as long as you have a valid excuse for not being able to vote on election day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

South Dakota

45 days before Election Day.

1 day before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Tennessee

20 days before Election Day.

5 days before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Texas

15 days before Election Day.

4 days before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Utah

14 days before Election Day.

4 days before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Vermont

45 days before Election Day.

1 day before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Virginia

45 days before Election Day.

No early voting, but you can vote absentee in-person if you have a valid excuse for not being able to vote on Election Day.

3 days before Election Day.

No early voting, but you can vote absentee in-person if you have a valid excuse for not being able to vote on Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Washington

18 days before Election Day.

1 day before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

West Virginia

13 days before Election Day.

3 days before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Wisconsin

15 days before Election Day.

4 days before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.

Wyoming

40 days before Election Day.

1 day before Election Day.

Contact your Local Election Office to learn more about early voting in your area.