Early Voting By State

This chart covers the states where no excuse is needed to vote early in person. Note: Early In-Person Voting is also known as “In-Person Absentee Voting.”

Last updated: August 30, 2019

State In Person Early Voting (no excuse) Early Voting Start Date
Early Voting End Date
Alabama No
Alaska Yes 15 days prior to Election Day (most locations) Election Day
Arizona Yes 27 days prior to Election Day
Friday prior to Election Day
Arkansas Yes 15 days prior to Election Day
Day prior to Election Day
California Yes (some counties) 29 days prior to Election Day
Day prior to Election Day
Colorado All Voters Mailed a Ballot

Voters can drop off ballot at voter service and polling centers starting 15 days prior to Election Day or surrender the mail ballot and vote in person.

All Voters Receive a Mail Ballot.

Voters can drop off ballot at voter service and polling centers starting 15 days prior to Election Day or surrender the mail ballot and vote in person.

Election Day
Connecticut No
Delaware
No (However, will have early voting starting in 2022)
District of Columbia Yes 15 days before Election Day
Day prior to Election Day
Florida Yes 10 days prior to Election Day (discretion of Supervisor of Elections to add up to 5 extra days)
3 days prior to Election Day (discretion of Supervisor of Elections to end 2 days prior to Election Day)
Georgia Yes 4th Monday prior to Election Day
Friday prior to Election Day
Hawaii Yes [Note: all voters mailed a ballot starting in 2020] Two Tuesdays prior to Election Day.
Saturday prior to Election Day.
Idaho Yes Varies
Friday prior to Election Day
Illinois Yes 40th day prior to Election Day
Day prior to Election Day
Indiana Yes 28 days prior to Election Day (“in-person absentee” rather than “early” voting)
12:00 P.M. day prior to Election Day
Iowa Yes 29 days prior to Election Day for Primary/General (“in-person absentee” rather than “early” voting
5:00 P.M. day prior to Election Day
Kansas Yes Tuesday before Election Day OR UP TO 20 days prior to Election Day (varies by county)
12:00 P.M. day prior to Election Day
Kentucky No
Louisiana Yes 14 days before Election Day (if one or more state holiday falls within an early voting period, the first day for early voting will begin 15 days prior to Election Day)
7 days before Election Day
Maine Yes As soon as absentee ballots are available (“absentee in-person” voting rather than “early” voting) — at least 30 days prior to Election Day
3 business days prior to Election Day unless voter completes special circumstances application stating an allowable reason:
— Unexpected absence from municipality during the entire time polls open on election day
— Physical disability
— Inability to travel to polls because voter is resident of coastal island ward/precinct; OR
— Incapacity or illness that has resulted in voter being unable to leave home or treatment facility
Maryland Yes Second Thursday before Election Day.
Thursday before Election Day.
Massachusetts Yes (during general election only) 11th business day preceding the general election (however, if the eleventh business day before the election falls on a legal holiday the early voting period shall begin on the first business day prior to the legal holiday)
Friday prior to Election Day
Michigan Yes 40 days prior to Election Day (“in-person absentee” rather than “early” voting)
Day prior to Election Day
Minnesota Yes 46 days prior to Election Day (“in-person absentee” rather than “early” voting)
5:00 P.M. day prior to Election Day
Mississippi No
Missouri No
Montana Yes As soon as ballots are available but no later than 30 days prior to Election Day (“in-person absentee” rather than “early” voting)
Day prior to Election Day
Nebraska Yes 30 days before Election Day
Monday before Election Day is the last day to cast an early voting ballot at the County Election Office
Nevada Yes Third Saturday prior to Election Day
Friday prior to Election Day
New Hampshire No
New Jersey Yes 45 days before Election Day
3pm the day before Election Day
New Mexico 28 days prior to Election Day
Saturday prior to Election Day
New York Yes 10th day prior to Election Day
Sunday prior to Election Day
North Carolina Yes Third Wednesday prior to Election Day (“One-Stop Absentee Voting” or “In-Person Absentee Voting”)
Saturday prior to Election Day
North Dakota Yes 15 days prior to Election Day
Day prior to Election Day
Ohio Yes The day after the close of voter registration (typically, 28 days prior to Election Day but can fluctuate if the close of voter registration falls on a weekend or holiday) (“in-person absentee” rather than “early” voting)
2:00 P.M. Monday prior to Election Day
Oklahoma Yes Thursday before Election Day

Friday before Election Day (county/local election)

2:00 pm the Saturday before Election Day (state and federal elections)

Oregon All Voters Mailed a Ballot

Each county elections office provides privacy booths for voter who want to vote in person or voters who need assistance.

All Voters Mailed a Ballot

Each county elections office provides privacy booths for voter who want to vote in person or voters who need assistance. Contact county elections offices for dates and times.

All Voters Mailed a Ballot

Each county elections office provides privacy booths for voter who want to vote in person or voters who need assistance. Contact county elections offices for dates and times.

Pennsylvania No
Rhode Island No
South Carolina No
South Dakota Yes 46 days prior to Election Day (county specific)
5pm the day before Election Day
Tennessee Yes 20 days prior to Election Day
5 days prior to Election Day (7 days for Presidential Preference Primary)
Texas Yes Typically, 17 days prior to Election Day (unless on a weekend, in which case it begins on the following Monday)

Early voting for elections held in May starts the 12th day before Election Day

4 days prior to Election Day
Utah Yes [Note: all voters mailed a ballot starting in 2020] 14 days prior to Election Day

Friday before Election Day

(An election officer may extend the voting period to the day before Election Day)

Vermont Yes 45 days prior to Election Day
Close of business on the day before Election Day
Virginia Yes (starting in 2020) Second Saturday before Election Day.
5pm on Saturday prior to Election.
Washington All Voters Mailed a Ballot

Each county opens a voting center prior to each election.

All Voters Mailed a Ballot

Each county opens a voting center prior to each election. Begins 18 days before Election Day.

All Voters Mailed a Ballot

Each county opens a voting center prior to each election. Ends at 8pm on Election Day.

West Virginia Yes 13 days prior to Election Day
3 days prior to Election Day
Wisconsin Yes 14 days prior to Election Day.
Sunday prior to Election Day.
Wyoming Yes 40 days prior to Election Day
Day prior to Election Day

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