2018 Election Dates

The 2018 elections are going to be the most important midterms in a generation! Find out how you can make your voice heard this year by checking your state’s primary and general election dates and your deadline to register to vote.

The 2018 elections are going to be the most important midterms in a generation! Find out how you can make your voice heard this year by checking your state’s primary and general election dates and your deadline to register to vote.

If you haven’t registered yet, take two minutes and register to vote here.

If you want to check whether you are already registered to vote, click here.

 

PRIMARY REGISTRATION DEADLINES & DATES

Party Primaries
Registration Deadlines
Same Day Registration
Mail-In Online In-Person
Alabama June 5 May 21 (postmarked) May 21 May 21 No
Alaska August 21 July 22 (postmarked) July 22 July 22 No
Arizona August 28 July 30 (postmarked) July 30 July 30 No
Arkansas May 22 April 23 (postmarked) N/A April 23 No
California June 5 May 21 (postmarked) May 21 June 5 Yes
Colorado June 26 June 18 (to automatically receive a mail ballot) June 18 June 26 Yes
Connecticut August 14 August 9 (postmarked) August 9 August 14 Yes
Delaware September 6 August 11 (postmarked) August 11 August 11 No
District of Columbia June 19 May 29 (received) May 29 June 19 Yes
Florida August 28 July 30 (postmarked) July 30 July 30 No
Georgia May 22 April 24 April 24 April 24 No
Hawaii August 11 July 12 July 12 August 11 Yes
Idaho May 15 April 20 (postmarked) April 20 May 15 Yes
Illinois March 20 February 20 (postmarked) February 20 March 20 Yes
Indiana May 8 April 9 (postmarked) April 9 April 9 No
Iowa June 5 May 25 (received) May 25 June 5 Yes
Kansas August 7 July 17 (postmarked) July 17 July 17 No
Kentucky May 22 April 23 (postmarked) April 23 April 23 No
Louisiana November 6 October 9 (received) October 16 October 9 No
Maine June 12 May 22 (received) N/A June 12 Yes
Maryland June 26 June 5 (postmarked) June 5 June 21 Yes–during early voting period
Massachusetts September 4 August 15 (postmarked) August 15 August 15 No
Michigan August 7 July 9 (postmarked) N/A July 9 No
Minnesota August 14 July 24 (received) July 24 August 14 Yes
Mississippi June 5 May 7 (postmarked) N/A May 7 No
Missouri August 7 July 11 (postmarked) July 11 July 11 No
Montana June 5 May 7 (postmarked) N/A June 5 Yes
Nebraska May 15 April 30 (postmarked) April 30 May 4 No
Nevada June 12 May 16 (postmarked) May 24 May 22 No
New Hampshire September 11 N/A N/A September 11 Yes
New Jersey June 5 May 15 (received) N/A May 15 No
New Mexico June 5 May 8 (postmarked) May 8 May 8 No
New York June 26 June 1 (postmarked) June 1 June 1 No
North Carolina May 8 April 13 (postmarked) N/A May 5 Yes–during early voting period
North Dakota June 12 N/A N/A N/A No
Ohio May 8 April 9 (received) April 9 April 9 No
Oklahoma June 26 June 1 (postmarked) June 1 June 1 No
Oregon May 15 April 24 (received) April 24 April 24 No
Pennsylvania May 15 April 16 (received) April 16 April 16 No
Rhode Island September 12 August 13 (received) August 13 August 13 No
South Carolina June 12 May 14 (postmarked) May 13 May 11 No
South Dakota June 5 May 21 (received) N/A May 21 No
Tennessee August 2 July 3 (postmarked) July 3 July 3 No
Texas March 6 February 5 (postmarked) N/A February 5 No
Utah June 26 May 29 (postmarked) June 19 June 26 Yes
Vermont August 14 August 8 (received) August 8 August 14 Yes
Virginia June 12 May 21 (postmarked) May 21 May 21 No
Washington August 7 July 9 (postmarked) July 9 July 30 Beginning in 2019
West Virginia May 8 April 17 (postmarked) April 17 April 17 No
Wisconsin August 14 July 25 (postmarked) July 25 August 14 Yes
Wyoming August 21 August 6 (received) N/A August 21 Yes

 

GENERAL ELECTION REGISTRATION DEADLINES & DATES

General Election
Registration Deadlines
Same Day Registration
Mail-In Online In-Person
Alabama November 6 October 22 (postmarked) October 22 October 22 No
Alaska November 6 October 7 (postmarked) October 7 October 7 No
Arizona November 6 October 9 (postmarked) October 9 October 9 No
Arkansas November 6 October 9 (postmarked) N/A October 9 No
California November 6 October 22 (postmarked) October 22 November 6 Yes
Colorado November 6 October 29 (to automatically receive a mail ballot) October 29 November 6 Yes
Connecticut November 6 October 30 (postmarked) October 30 November 6 Yes
Delaware November 6 October 13 (postmarked) October 13 October 13 No
District of Columbia November 6 October 16 (received) October 16 November 6 Yes
Florida November 6 October 9 (postmarked) October 9 October 9 No
Georgia November 6 October 9 October 9 October 9 No
Hawaii November 6 October 9 October 8 November 6 Yes
Idaho November 6 October 12 (postmarked) October 12 November 6 Yes
Illinois November 6 October 9 (postmarked) October 9 November 6 Yes
Indiana November 6 October 9 (postmarked) October 9 October 9 No
Iowa November 6 October 27 (received) October 27 November 6 Yes
Kansas November 6 October 16 (postmarked) October 16 October 16 No
Kentucky November 6 October 9 (postmarked) October 9 October 9 No
Louisiana December 8 November 7 (received) November 17 November 7 No
Maine November 6 October 16 (received) N/A November 6 Yes
Maryland November 6 October 16 (postmarked) October 16 November 1 Yes–during early voting period
Massachusetts November 6 October 17 (postmarked) October 17 October 17 No
Michigan November 6 October 9 (postmarked) N/A October 9 No
Minnesota November 6 October 16 (received) October 16 November 6 Yes
Mississippi November 6 October 9 (postmarked) N/A October 8 No
Missouri November 6 October 10 (postmarked) October 10 October 10 No
Montana November 6 October 9 (postmarked) N/A November 6 Yes
Nebraska November 6 October 19 (postmarked) October 19 October 26 No
Nevada November 6 October 9 (postmarked) October 18 October 16 No
New Hampshire November 6 N/A N/A November 6 Yes
New Jersey November 6 October 16 (received) N/A October 16 No
New Mexico November 6 October 9 (postmarked) October 9 October 9 No
New York November 6 October 12 (postmarked) October 12 October 12 No
North Carolina November 6 October 12 (postmarked) N/A November 3 Yes–during early voting period
North Dakota November 6 N/A N/A N/A No
Ohio November 6 October 9 (received) October 9 October 9 No
Oklahoma November 6 October 12 (postmarked) October 12 October 12 No
Oregon November 6 October 16 (received) October 16 October 16 No
Pennsylvania November 6 October 9 (received) October 9 October 9 No
Rhode Island November 6 October 7 (received) October 7 October 7 No
South Carolina November 6 October 8 (postmarked) October 7 October 5 No
South Dakota November 6 October 22 (received) N/A October 22 No
Tennessee November 6 October 9 (postmarked) October 9 October 9 No
Texas November 6 October 9 (postmarked) N/A October 9 No
Utah November 6 October 9 (postmarked) October 30 November 6 Yes
Vermont November 6 October 31 (received) October 31 November 6 Yes
Virginia November 6 October 15 (postmarked) October 15 October 15 No
Washington November 6 October 8 (postmarked) October 8 October 29 Beginning in 2019
West Virginia November 6 October 16 (postmarked) October 16 October 16 No
Wisconsin November 6 October 17 (postmarked) October 17 November 6 Yes
Wyoming November 6 October 22 (received) N/A November 6 Yes


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