Early Voting

Alabama

Alabama does not offer in-person early voting.

Alaska

Alaska offers in-person early and absentee voting. No excuse is needed to vote early. Early voting begins 15 days prior to Election Day and ends the day before Election Day.

Arizona

Arizona offers in-person early voting. No excuse is needed to vote early. Early voting begins 27 days before Election Day and ends the Friday before Election Day.

Arkansas

Arkansas offers in-person early voting. No excuse is needed to vote early. Early voting begins 7 to 15 days prior to Election Day and ends the day before Election Day.

California

In-person early voting varies by county in California. Contact your county elections office.

Colorado

Colorado offers in-person voting at voter service and polling centers. Voter service and polling centers open 15 days before Election Day and remain open through Election Day. During early voting, a county can decide if they want to open voting locations on Sunday.

Connecticut

Connecticut does not offer early voting, but does offer in-person absentee voting.

Delaware

Delaware offers in-person absentee voting. Voters can only vote in-person absentee with an approved excuse.

District of Columbia

D.C. offers in-person early voting. No excuse is needed to vote early.

Florida

Florida offers in-person early voting. No excuse is needed to vote early. Early voting begins at the latest 10 days before an election and ends at the earliest 3 days before an election.

Georgia

Georgia offers in-person early voting. No excuse is needed to vote early. Early voting begins on the fourth Monday immediately prior to each primary, general election, and most runoff elections (or as soon as possible prior to a runoff from any general election in which there are only state or county candidates on the ballot) and ends the Friday before Election Day.

Hawaii

Hawaii offers in-person early voting at voter service centers. In-person voting begins 10 days prior to the election and ends on Election Day.

Idaho

Idaho offers in-person absentee voting. No excuse is needed to vote in-person absentee. Advance voting begins on the third Monday before the election and ends 5:00 PM on the Friday before Election Day.

Illinois

Illinois offers in-person early voting. No excuse is needed to vote early. Early voting begins the 40th day before the election and ends the day before the election.

Indiana

Indiana offers in-person absentee voting. No excuse is needed to vote in-person absentee. In-person absentee voting begins 28 days before Election Day and ends at 12 PM the day before the election. Additionally, the Office of County Circuit Court Clerk must be open for the purpose of absentee voting on the last two Saturdays before the election.

Iowa

Iowa offers in-person absentee voting. No excuse is needed, and in-person absentee voting begins no earlier than 29 days before the election and effectively closes the day before the election. In very special circumstances, an in-person absentee ballot may be cast on election day from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the county auditor’s office IF the polls open at noon.

Kansas

Kansas offers in-person early voting. No excuse is needed to vote early. Early voting begins 7-20 days before Election Day, depending on the county – all counties must begin early voting 7 days before the election, but have the option to start as early as 20 days before. Early voting ends the Monday before the election at noon.

Kentucky

Kentucky offers in-person absentee voting. Voters can only vote absentee with an approved excuse.

Louisiana

Louisiana offers in-person early voting. No excuse is needed to vote early. Early voting begins 14 days before the election (15 if there is a state holiday) and ends 7 days before the election.

Maine

Maine offers in-person absentee voting. No excuse is needed, and in-person absentee voting begins 30 days before the election and ends Thursday before the election.

Maryland

Maryland offers in-person early voting. No excuse is needed to vote early. Early voting begins on the second Thursday before the election and ends the Thursday before the election.

Massachusetts

Massachusetts offers in-person early voting for biennial statewide elections. Early voting is not available for other types of elections.

Michigan

Michigan offers in-person absentee voting. No excuse is needed. Absentee voting begins 45 days prior to election and ends the day before the election. An absentee ballot may be requested in person until 4 PM on the day before the election.

Minnesota

Minnesota offers in-person early/absentee voting. No excuse is needed to vote early. Early voting begins 46 days before the election.

Mississippi

Mississippi offers in-person absentee voting. Voters can only vote absentee-in-person with an approved excuse. In-person absentee voting begins 45 days before the election and ends at noon the Saturday before the election.

Missouri

Missouri offers in-person absentee voting. Voters can only vote early with an approved excuse. In-person absentee voting begins 6 weeks before Election Day and ends at 5pm the day before the election.

Montana

Montana offers in-person absentee voting. No excuse is needed to vote absentee-in-person. In-person absentee voting begins as soon as ballot are available, no later than 30 days before the election.

Nebraska

Nebraska offers in-person early voting. No excuse is needed to vote early. Early voting begins 30 days before a primary or general election and 15 days before all other elections. The day before the election is the last day to vote early in person.

Nevada

Nevada offers in-person early voting. No excuse is needed to vote early. Early voting begins the third Saturday before an election and ends on the Friday before election day.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire does not offer in-person early voting.

New Jersey

New Jersey offers in-person absentee voting. No excuse is needed, and you can apply in person to your County Clerk until 3:00pm the day before the election.

New Mexico

New Mexico offers in-person early voting. No excuse is needed to vote early. Early voting begins 28 days before the election at the latest, but may begin earlier in some counties.

New York

New York offers in-person early voting. No excuse is needed to vote early. Early voting begins 10 days before the election.

North Carolina

North Carolina offers not offer in-person early voting. No excuse is needed to vote early. Early voting begins on the second Thursday of the month before the election through the last Saturday before the election.

North Dakota

North Dakota does not offer early or in-person absentee voting, although you can submit your absentee ballot in person after receiving it by mail.

Ohio

Ohio offers in-person absentee voting. No excuse is needed to vote absentee-in-person. In-person absentee voting begins the day after the close of voter registration (usually 29 days before the election) and ends at 2 PM on the Monday before the election. Absentee ballots can be returned in person through Election Day, but must be given directly to the county Board of Elections.

Oklahoma

Oklahoma offers in-person early voting. No excuse is needed to vote early. Early voting is available from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Thursday and Friday before all elections. For state and federal elections only, early voting is also available from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM on the Saturday before the election.

Oregon

Oregon does not offer in-person early voting sites. However, you can drop off your completed mail ballot at a drop box in advance of Election Day. If you complete your ballot after the Wednesday before an election, you should leave the ballot at a drop box site to ensure it’s counted, rather than sending it back in the mail.

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania does not offer in-person early voting.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island offers in-person absentee voting. No excuse is needed to vote absentee-in-person. Rhode Island has no early voting – however, an emergency mail ballot may be requested 20 days before the election through 4 PM on the day before the election.

South Carolina

South Carolina offers in-person absentee voting. Voters must have an approved excuse, and in-person absentee voting begins 30-45 days before elections (as soon as counties have their ballots) and ends at 5:00 PM on the day before the election. 

South Dakota

South Dakota offers in-person absentee voting. No excuse is needed, and registered voters can vote absentee-in-person once Absentee Voting begins at their County Auditor’s office.

Tennessee

Tennessee offers in-person early voting. No excuse is needed to vote early. Early voting begins 20 days before the election and ends five days before the election. Early voting is available on Saturdays but closed on holidays that fall within the time period.

Texas

Texas offers in-person early voting. No excuse is needed to vote early in person. Early voting generally begins the 17th day before Election Day (if that day falls on a weekend, early voting starts on Monday) and ends the 4th day before Election Day.

Utah

Utah offers in-person early voting. Voters cast provisional ballots during early voting. No excuse is needed to vote early. Early voting begins 14 days before the election and ends the Friday before election, though some jurisdictions may extend the early voting period.

Vermont

Vermont offers in-person absentee voting. No excuse is needed. In-person absentee voting begins at least 45 days before a primary or general election and at least 20 days before a municipal election and ends the day before the election.

Virginia

Virginia offers in-person absentee voting. Voters can only vote early with an approved excuse. Early voting begins 45 days and ends three days before the election.

Washington

In addition to vote-by-mail, Washington offers in-person early voting at vote centers. No excuse is needed to vote early. Early voting begins 18 days before the election and goes through Election Day.

West Virginia

West Virginia offers in-person early voting. No excuse is needed to vote early. Early voting begins 13 days before an election and ends 3 days before the election day.

Wisconsin

Wisconsin offers in-person absentee voting. No excuse is needed. The dates and hours of in-person absentee voting are set by each municipality, and may differ. To find the dates and hours for in-person absentee voting where you live, contact your municipal clerk.

Wyoming

Wyoming offers in-person absentee voting. No excuse is needed, and in-person absentee voting begins 40 days before the election and ends the day before the election.