Election 2020: How to register to vote, what’s the deadline, where do I vote?

Everything You Need to Know Before You Vote

Here is a state-by-state guide that tells you what you need to know about voting in the 2020 General Election, including how to check your voter registration, the deadline for registration, how to find your polling place and the hours your state’s polls will be open on election day.

What is the deadline to register to vote in person for the Nov. 3 General Election?

  1. Alabama: Oct. 19
  2. Alaska: Oct. 4
  3. Arizona: Oct. 5
  4. Arkansas: Oct. 5
  5. California: Oct. 19; can register to vote in person on election day
  6. Colorado: Oct. 26; can register to vote in person on election day
  7. Connecticut: Oct. 27: can register to vote in person on election day
  8. Delaware: Oct. 10
  9. District of Columbia: Oct. 13; can register to vote in person on election day
  10. Florida: Oct. 5
  11. Georgia: Oct. 5
  12. Hawaii: Oct. 5; can register to vote in person on election day
  13. Idaho: Oct. 9
  14. Illinois: Oct. 6 by mail; Oct. 18 online; can register to vote in person on election day
  15. Indiana: Oct. 5
  16. Iowa: Oct. 24; can register to vote in person on election day
  17. Kansas: Oct. 13
  18. Kentucky: Oct. 5
  19. Louisiana: Oct. 5 in person or by mail; Oct. 13 online
  20. Maine: Oct. 13; can register to vote in person on election day
  21. Maryland: Oct. 13
  22. Massachusetts: Oct. 24
  23. Michigan: Oct. 19; can register to vote in person on election day
  24. Minnesota: Oct. 13; can register to vote in person on election day
  25. Mississippi: Oct. 5
  26. Missouri: Oct. 7
  27. Montana: Oct. 5; can register to vote in person on election day
  28. Nebraska: Oct. 16 by mail or online; Oct. 23 in person
  29. Nevada: Oct. 6 by mail or in person; Oct. 29 online
  30. New Hampshire: Oct. 21 by mail; can register to vote in person on election day
  31. New Jersey: Oct. 13
  32. New Mexico: Oct. 6; Oct. 31 in person
  33. New York: Oct. 9
  34. North Carolina: Oct. 9; Oct. 15 to Oct. 31 in person only
  35. North Dakota: No voter registration process; bring a valid proof of ID and residency to the polls in order to vote.
  36. Ohio: Oct. 5
  37. Oklahoma: Oct. 9
  38. Oregon: Oct. 13
  39. Pennsylvania: Oct. 19
  40. Rhode Island: Oct. 4
  41. South Carolina: Oct. 2 in person; Oct. 4 online; Oct. 5 by mail
  42. South Dakota: Oct. 19
  43. Tennessee: Oct. 5
  44. Texas: Oct. 5
  45. Utah: Oct. 23; can register to vote in person on election day
  46. Vermont: Nov. 3; can register to vote in person on election day
  47. Virginia: Oct. 13
  48. Washington: Oct. 26; can register to vote in person on election day
  49. West Virginia: Oct. 13
  50. Wisconsin: Oct. 14 online or by mail; Oct. 30 in person
  51. Wyoming: Oct. 19 by mail; can register to vote in person on election day

How to find out if you are registered to vote?

You can find out if you are registered to vote in your state by clicking on the state where you live and entering some information.

How do I find out where to vote -- where is my polling place?

Use the links below and fill in your street address to find your polling place.

When do I vote on election day?

Here are the poll times for the Nov. 3 General Election by state.

  1. Alabama: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  2. Alaska: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  3. Arizona: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  4. Arkansas: 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  5. California: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  6. Colorado: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  7. Connecticut: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  8. Delaware: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  9. District of Columbia: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  10. Florida: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  11. Georgia: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  12. Hawaii: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  13. Idaho: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  14. Illinois: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  15. Indiana: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  16. Iowa: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  17. Kansas: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  18. Kentucky: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  19. Louisiana: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  20. Maine: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  21. Maryland: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  22. Massachusetts: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  23. Michigan: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  24. Minnesota: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  25. Mississippi: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  26. Missouri: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  27. Montana: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  28. Nebraska: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (CT); 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (MT)
  29. Nevada: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  30. New Hampshire: Varies by municipality
  31. New Jersey: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  32. New Mexico: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  33. New York: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  34. North Carolina: 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  35. North Dakota: Open between 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.; close between 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  36. Ohio: 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  37. Oklahoma: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  38. Oregon: No polling hours (vote-by-mail); All ballots must be received by 8 p.m. Pacific time.[
  39. Pennsylvania: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  40. Rhode Island: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  41. South Carolina: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  42. South Dakota: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  43. Tennessee: Varies by county
  44. Texas: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  45. Utah: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  46. Vermont: Depending on location, opens between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m.; closes at 7 p.m.
  47. Virginia: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  48. Washington: Poll opening hours vary (vote-by-mail); closes at 8 p.m.
  49. West Virginia: 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  50. Wisconsin: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  51. Wyoming: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.