Voter registration deadlines are rapidly approaching across the US. These are the dates in every US state and territory.
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Registering to vote is a crucial step in the voting process—and deadlines are rapidly approaching (or have passed) across the country. Here’s your guide to voter registration deadlines in the every US state and territory.

With Election Day less than five weeks away, it’s important to make sure that you are registered to vote. Voter registration procedures vary by state, so it’s important to check your voter registration status well in advance of Election Day. 

Voter registration deadlines also differ across the country—and often vary between registering to vote in person, by mail, or online. It’s also worth keeping in mind that if you plan on registering in person ahead of Election Day, you may need to make an appointment due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

Additionally, there are still a lot of questions about the logistics of voting across the country. Mail-in voting, early voting, and absentee voting are being used this year more than ever before, and the processes vary by state. Check out the links below if you’re still uncertain about what type of voting is right for you:

Answered: Your Most Frequent Questions About Registering to Vote
Answered: How to Make Sure Your Mail-In Ballot Is Counted
Answered: Your Most Frequent Questions About Voting in Person
Answered: Your Most Frequent Questions About Voting by Mail
Answered: Your Most Frequent Questions About Absentee Ballots
Answered: Your Most Frequent Questions About Early Voting

So what is your voter registration deadline? We’ve answered that below for every US state and territory.

Alabama Voter Registration Deadline

The deadline to register online, by mail (postmarked by), and in person is Oct. 19 in Alabama. For more information, visit the state’s official election site

Alaska Voter Registration Deadline

The deadline to register online, by mail (postmarked by), and in person is Oct. 4 in Alaska. For more information, visit the state’s official election site.

American Samoa Voter Registration Deadline

You can register to vote in person in American Samoa through Oct. 5. For more information, check here

Arizona Voter Registration Deadline

The deadline to register online, by mail (postmarked by), and in person is Oct. 5 in Arizona. For more information, visit the state’s official election site.

Arkansas Voter Registration Deadline

The deadline to register by mail (postmarked by) and in person is Oct. 5. You cannot register to vote online in Arkansas. For more information, visit the state’s official election site.

California Voter Registration Deadlines

The deadline to register online and by mail (postmarked by) in California is Oct. 19. You can also register to vote in person through Election Day in California, on Nov. 3. For more information, visit the state’s official election site

Colorado Voter Registration Deadlines

The deadline to register online and by mail (received by) in Colorado is Oct. 26. Residents can also register to vote in person in Colorado until Nov. 3. For more information, visit the state’s official election site

Connecticut Voter Registration Deadline 

In Connecticut, the deadline to register online, by mail (postmarked by), and in person is Oct. 27. For more information, visit the state’s official election site

Delaware Voter Registration Deadline

The deadline to register online, by mail (postmarked by), and in person is Oct. 10 in Delaware. For more information, visit the state’s official election site

Florida Voter Registration Deadline

The deadline to register online, by mail (postmarked by), and in person is Oct. 5 in Florida. For more information, visit the state’s official election site

Georgia Voter Registration Deadline

In Georgia, the deadline to register online, by mail (postmarked by), and in person is Oct. 5. For more information, visit the state’s official election site.

Guam Voter Registration Deadline

Voter registration in Guam stops 10 days before the general election on Nov. 3. In-person and online voter registration is available. For more information, visit Guam’s official election website.

Hawaii Voter Registration Deadline

The deadline to register online, by mail (postmarked by), and in person is Oct. 5 in Hawaii. For more information, visit the state’s official election site

Idaho Voter Registration Deadline

The deadline to register online, by mail (postmarked by), and in person is Oct. 9 in Idaho. For more information, visit the state’s official election site

Illinois Voter Registration Deadlines

The deadline to register to vote by mail (postmarked by) in Illinois is Oct. 6. You can register online through Oct. 18, and can register in person in Illinois through Nov. 3. For more information, visit the state’s official election site

Indiana Voter Registration Deadline

The deadline to register online, by mail (postmarked by), and in person is Oct. 5 in Indiana. For more information, visit the state’s official election site

Iowa Voter Registration Deadlines

The deadline to register online, by mail (received by), and in person is Oct. 24. Note that if you’re planning to register in person, you must do so by 5 p.m on Oct. 24 in Iowa. For more information, visit the state’s official election site

Kansas Voter Registration Deadline

The deadline to register online, by mail (postmarked by), and in person is Oct. 13 in Kansas. For more information, visit the state’s official election site

Kentucky Voter Registration Deadline

The deadline to register online, by mail (received by), and in person is Oct. 5 in Kentucky. For more information, visit the state’s official election site

Louisiana Voter Registration Deadlines

The deadline to register by mail (postmarked by) and in person in Louisiana is Oct. 5. You can also register to vote online in Kentucky. The deadline is Oct. 13. For more information, visit the state’s official election site

Maine Voter Registration Deadlines

In Maine, the deadline to register by mail (received by) is Oct. 19 and in person is Nov. 3. Maine does not allow online voter registration. For more information, visit the state’s official election site

Maryland Voter Registration Deadline

The voter registration deadline in Maryland is Oct. 13 online, by mail (postmarked by), and in person. For more information, visit the state’s official election site

Massachusetts Voter Registration Deadline

The deadline to register online, by mail (postmarked by), and in person is Oct. 24 in Massachusetts. For more information, visit the state’s official election site

Michigan Voter Registration Deadlines

The deadline to register online and by mail (postmarked by) in Michigan is Oct. 19. You can register in person through Nov. 3. For more information, visit the state’s official election site

Minnesota Voter Registration Deadlines

In Minnesota, the deadline to register online and by mail (received by) is Oct. 13. The state allows in-person voter registration through Nov. 3. For more information, visit the state’s official election site

Mississippi Voter Registration Deadline

Mississippi’s voter registration deadline is Oct. 5 by mail (postmarked by) and in person. You cannot register to vote online in Mississippi. For more information, visit the state’s official election site

Missouri Voter Registration Deadline

The deadline to register online, by mail (postmarked by), and in person is Oct. 7. For more information, visit the state’s official election site

Montana Voter Registration Deadlines 

In Montana, the deadline to register by mail (postmarked by) is Oct. 26 and in person is Nov. 3. You cannot register to vote online in Montana. For more information, visit the state’s official election site

Nebraska Voter Registration Deadlines

The deadline to register online and by mail (postmarked by) in Nebraska is Oct. 16. Nebraskans can also register to vote in person through Oct. 23. For more information, visit the state’s official election site

Nevada Voter Registration Deadlines

The deadline to register by mail (postmarked by) or in person is Oct. 6 in Nevada. You can also register online through Oct. 29. For more information, visit the state’s official election site

New Hampshire Voter Registration Deadlines

New Hampshire does not allow online voter registration. You may register to vote by mail through Oct. 21. New Hampshire also allows unregistered voters to register on Nov. 3. For more information, visit the state’s official election site

New Jersey Voter Registration Deadline

The deadline to register online, by mail (postmarked by), and in person is Oct. 13 in New Jersey. For more information, visit the state’s official election site

New Mexico Voter Registration Deadlines

The deadline to register online and by mail (postmarked by) is Oct. 6 in New Mexico. You may register to vote in person through Oct. 31. For more information, visit the state’s official election site

New York Voter Registration Deadline

In New York, the deadline to register online, by mail (postmarked by), and in person is Oct. 9. For more information, visit the state’s official election site

North Carolina Voter Registration Deadline

The deadline to register online, by mail (postmarked by), and in person is Oct. 9 in North Carolina. For more information, visit the state’s official election site

North Dakota Voter Registration Deadline

North Dakota does not require voter registration. You will, however, need to prove that you are a resident of the state with acceptable identification. For more information, visit the state’s official election site

Northern Mariana Islands Voter Registration Deadlines

Voter registration deadlines have already passed in the Northern Mariana Islands. You can also consult their official website for future elections. 

Ohio Voter Registration Deadline

The deadline to register online, by mail (postmarked by), and in person is Oct. 5 in Ohio. For more information, visit the state’s official election site.

Oklahoma Voter Registration Deadline 

The deadline to register by mail (postmarked by) and in person is Oct. 9. There is no online voter registration in Oklahoma. For more information, visit the state’s official election site

Oregon Voter Registration Deadline

You can register to vote online, by mail (postmarked by), and in person through Oct. 13 in Oregon. For more information, visit the state’s official election site

Pennsylvania Voter Registration Deadline 

The Pennsylvania deadline to register online, by mail, and in person is Oct. 19. Note that if you’re mailing in your registration, the form must be received by the state by Oct. 19 (in other words, you’ll need to send it well before that date). For more information, visit the state’s official election site

Puerto Rico Voter Registration Deadline

The voter registration deadline for Puerto Rico was Sept. 14. For future elections in Puerto Rico, consult its official election website.

Rhode Island Voter Registration Deadline

The deadline to register online, by mail (postmarked by), and in person is Oct. 4 in Rhode Island. For more information, visit the state’s official election site

South Carolina Voter Registration Deadlines

You can register to vote in person in South Carolina through Oct. 2. The deadline to register online is Oct. 4 and by mail (postmarked by) it’s Oct. 5. For more information, visit the state’s official election site

South Dakota Voter Registration Deadline

The deadline to register by mail (received by) and in person is Oct. 19. South Dakota does not allow online voter registration. For more information, visit the state’s official election site

Tennessee Voter Registration Deadline

The deadline to register online, by mail (postmarked by), and in person is Oct. 5 in Tennessee. For more information, visit the state’s official election site

Texas Voter Registration Deadline

Texas does not allow online voter registration. The deadline to register by mail (postmarked by) and in person is Oct. 5. For more information, visit the state’s official election site

US Virgin Islands

You can register to vote in person in the US Virgin Islands until 30 days before the general election, or Oct. 4. For more information, visit the official election site

Utah Voter Registration Deadlines

The deadline to register online and by mail (received by) is Oct. 23. You can register to vote in person through Nov. 3 (but will have to vote by provisional ballot, unless registered in person at the clerk’s office seven days before the election). For more information, visit the state’s official election site

Vermont Voter Registration Deadline

There is no deadline to register online, by mail, or in person. Those wishing to register to vote can do so up to and including Election Day. For more information, visit the state’s official election site

Virginia Voter Registration Deadlines

The deadline to register online, by mail (postmarked by), and in person is Oct. 13 in Virginia. For more information, visit the state’s official election site

Washington Voter Registration Deadlines

The Washington deadline to register online and by mail (received by) is Oct. 26. You can register in person through Nov. 3. For more information, visit the state’s official election site

Washington, DC Voter Registration Deadline

You can register to vote online and by mail through Oct. 13 in Washington DC. In-person voter registration is available in Washington DC through Election Day, on Nov. 3. For more information, consult Washington DC’s official website.

West Virginia Registration Deadline

The deadline to register online, by mail (postmarked by), and in person is Oct. 13 in West Virginia. For more information, visit the state’s official election site

Wisconsin Voter Registration Deadlines

The deadline to register online and by mail (postmarked by) is Oct. 13. Wisconsin allows in-person voter registration through Oct. 30. For more information, visit the state’s official election site

Wyoming Voter Registration Deadlines

The deadline to register by mail (received by) and in person is Oct. 19. You cannot register to vote online in Wyoming. For more information, visit the state’s official election site