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When to register to vote

States that require registration at least 30 days before Election Day

Alaska
Arkansas
Georgia
Hawaii
Louisiana

Michigan
Mississippi
Montana
Nevada
Ohio

Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas

States with registration deadline 20 to 29 days before Election Day

Arizona
Colorado
Delaware
Florida
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas

Kentucky
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Minnesota
Missouri
New Jersey

New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
Oklahoma
Oregon
Virginia
West Virginia

States that offer same-day registration

Idaho
Iowa
Maine
Minnesota

Montana
New Hampshire
Wisconsin
Wyoming

 

You can register and vote at the same time, but only if you have a photo ID with your address on it.

The remaining states have registration deadlines that vary between the day before and 19 days before Election Day.

Any time you move – even across the street – you must reregister. The exception is North Dakota, where no registration is required. It is worth noting that P.O. boxes are not acceptable to establish residency.

If you registered in the past, but haven’t voted for a few years, contact your local election office before the deadline to make sure your registration is still active. LL