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: June 18, 2018

State In-Person Early Voting Early Voting Start Date Early Voting End Date Early Voting Locations / Other Information
Alabama No
Alaska Yes 15 days prior to Election Day Election Day Election Offices and other locations
Arizona Yes 27 days prior to Election Day Friday prior to Election Day Recorder’s Offices

Other locations deemed necessary by Recorder

Arkansas Yes 15 days prior to Election Day Day prior to Election Day County clerk’s office and other designated sites.
California Yes (some counties) 29 days prior to Election Day Day prior to Election Day County election offices

Other locations determined by County Election Officials

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 Ballot drop-off and polling locations determined by County Election Officials
Connecticut No
Delaware No
District of Columbia Yes 15 days before Election Day Day prior to Election Day The Election Board shall designate no fewer than 8 early voting centers, with at least one early voting center available in a central location within each election ward.
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) Offices (main and branch) of Supervisors of Elections

Sites designated by Supervisors of Elections (designated 30 days prior to election)

Photo ID and signature ID required for early voting

Georgia Yes 4th Monday prior to Election Day Friday prior to Election Day Board of Registrars’ offices

Sites designated by Board of Registrars (government buildings accessible to public)

Hawaii Yes Two Tuesdays prior to Election Day. Saturday prior to Election Day. Sites designated by the Office of Elections
Idaho Yes Varies Friday prior to Election Day Varies by county. Contact County Clerk’s Office.
Illinois Yes 40th day prior to Election Day Day prior to Election Day Permanent and temporary locations established by election authority throughout jurisdiction, including:

— Office of Municipal Clerk
— Office of Township Clerk
— Office of Road District Clerk
— Office of County of Local Public Agency

MUST be provided at public universities

Indiana Yes 28 days prior to Election Day (“in-person absentee” rather than “early” voting) 12:00 P.M. day prior to Election Day County Election Board Office
Iowa Yes 40 days prior to Election Day for Primary/General (“in-person absentee” rather than “early” voting 5:00 P.M. day prior to Election Day County Auditors’ Offices

Other locations established by Commissioner (MUST be established upon receipt of petition signed by 100+ eligible voters requesting specific location)

Absentee voting in-person available at Auditor’s Office from 8:00-11:00 A.M. on Election Day if polls do not open until Noon

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 Offices of County Election Officers or other satellite locations designated by county election officers
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 At parish Registrar of Voters Office or at designated locations in the parish.
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
Municipal Clerk’s office
Maryland Yes Second Saturday before Election Day. Thursday before Election Day. Early voting center in county where live.
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) Day prior to Election Day Each city and town shall establish an early voting site that shall include the election office for the city or town.
Michigan No
Minnesota Yes 46 days prior to Election Day (“in-person absentee” rather than “early” voting) 5:00 P.M. day prior to Election Day State Elections Offices or other location designated by County Auditor

Can register in person at same time as voting absentee in-person

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 County Election Office
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 County Election Office
Nevada Yes Third Saturday prior to Election Day Friday prior to Election Day Locations designated by County Clerk
New Hampshire No
New Jersey Yes 45 days before Election Day 3pm the day before Election Day County Clerks Office
New Mexico 28 days prior to Election Day Saturday prior to Election Day County Clerks’ offices

Alternate locations designated by County Clerks (between 1 and 12 alternate locations depending on size of county)

New York No
North Carolina Yes Third Thursday prior to Election Day (“One-Stop Absentee Voting” or “In-Person Absentee Voting”) Saturday prior to Election Day Offices of County Boards of Elections

Satellite “one-stop” voting sites offered by County Boards (optional)

North Dakota Yes 15 days prior to Election Day Day prior to Election Day Locations established at discretion of County Auditor
Ohio Yes The day after the close of voter registration (typically, 29 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 County board of elections or early voting center as designated by the county.
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)

County Election Board Office
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.

County Elections Office
Pennsylvania No
Rhode Island No
South Carolina No
South Dakota Yes 46 days prior to Election Day 5pm the day before Election Day County Auditor’s Office
Tennessee Yes 20 days prior to Election Day 5 days prior to Election Day (7 days for Presidential Preference Primary) Offices of County Election Commission

Satellite location opened by County Election Commission

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 Offices of County Clerk or other location determined by Clerk (each county has one designated early voting center)
Utah Yes 14 days prior to Election Day Friday before Election Day

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

County Clerk’s Office or other early voting locations determined by the Clerk
Vermont Yes 45 days prior to Election Day Close of business on the day before Election Day Town Clerk’s Office
Virginia No
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.

County voting center
West Virginia Yes 13 days prior to Election Day 3 days prior to Election Day Courthouse or annex

Additional areas designated by County Election Commission (subject to SOS requirements)

Wisconsin Yes 3rd Monday prior to Election Day (“in-person absentee” rather than “early” voting) 7:00 P.M. or close of business on Friday prior to Election Day (whichever occurs later) Municipal Clerks’ Offices
Wyoming Yes 40 days prior to Election Day Day prior to Election Day Office of the County Clerk

 

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