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

  1. Alabama
  2. Alaska
  3. Arizona
  4. Arkansas
  5. California
  6. Colorado
  7. Connecticut
  8. Delaware
  9. District of Columbia
  10. Florida
  11. Georgia
  12. Hawaii
  13. Idaho
  14. Illinois
  15. Indiana
  16. Iowa
  17. Kansas
  18. Kentucky
  19. Louisiana
  20. Maine
  21. Maryland
  22. Massachusetts
  23. Michigan
  24. Minnesota
  25. Mississippi
  26. Missouri
  27. Montana
  28. Nebraska
  29. Nevada
  30. New Hampshire
  31. New Jersey
  32. New York
  33. New Mexico
  34. North Carolina
  35. North Dakota
  36. Ohio
  37. Oklahoma
  38. Oregon
  39. Pennsylvania
  40. Rhode Island
  41. South Carolina
  42. South Dakota
  43. Tennessee
  44. Texas
  45. Utah
  46. Vermont
  47. Virginia
  48. Washington
  49. West Virginia
  50. Wisconsin
  51. Wyoming

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.

  1. Alabama polling locations
  2. Alaska polling locations
  3. Arizona polling locations
  4. Arkansas polling locations
  5. California polling locations
  6. Colorado polling locations
  7. Connecticut polling locations
  8. Delaware polling locations
  9. District of Columbia polling locations
  10. Florida polling locations
  11. Georgia polling locations
  12. Hawaii polling locations
  13. Idaho polling locations
  14. Illinois polling locations
  15. Indiana polling locations
  16. Iowa polling locations
  17. Kansas polling locations
  18. Kentucky polling locations
  19. Louisiana polling locations
  20. Maine polling locations
  21. Maryland polling locations
  22. Massachusetts polling locations
  23. Michigan polling locations
  24. Minnesota polling locations
  25. Mississippi polling locations
  26. Missouri polling locations
  27. Montana polling locations
  28. Nebraska polling locations
  29. Nevada polling locations
  30. New Hampshire polling locations
  31. New Jersey polling locations
  32. New Mexico polling locations
  33. New York polling locations
  34. North Carolina polling locations
  35. North Dakota polling locations
  36. Ohio polling locations
  37. Oklahoma polling locations
  38. Oregon polling locations
  39. Pennsylvania polling locations
  40. Rhode Island polling locations
  41. South Carolina polling locations
  42. South Dakota polling locations
  43. Tennessee polling locations
  44. Texas polling locations
  45. Utah polling locations
  46. Vermont polling locations
  47. Virginia polling locations
  48. Washington polling locations
  49. West Virginia polling locations
  50. Wisconsin polling locations
  51. Wyoming polling locations

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.