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Voting is easy. Register to vote.

You must be 18 years of age on or before election day in order to vote. The general election is on Tuesday, November 4.

If you plan to vote in person at the polls and not by absentee ballot, the majority of states require voters to register approximately a month before the election, though some require less. Check the list below for your state and then click for the Rock the Vote site where you can fill out a form to print and mail to your state.

If you will be using an absentee ballot, deadlines may be different. You can find info about obtaining absentee ballots from your local Board of Elections or your Secretary of State website. Rock the Vote provides contact info for Secretaries of State and a useful FAQ page.

State Voter Registration Deadlines

  • Alabama: Fri, Oct. 24
  • Alaska: Sun, Oct. 5 (last day to postmark is Sat, Oct. 4)
  • Arizona: Mon, Oct. 6
  • Arkansas: Mon, Oct. 6
  • California: Mon, Oct. 20
  • Colorado: Mon, Oct. 6
  • Connecticut: Tues, Oct. 21
  • Delaware: Sat, Oct. 11
  • District of Columbia: Mon, Oct. 6
  • Florida: Mon, Oct. 6
  • Georgia: Mon, Oct. 6
  • Hawaii: Mon, Oct. 6
  • Idaho: Register at Polls
  • Illinois: Tues, Oct. 7
  • Indiana: Mon, Oct. 6
  • Iowa: Fri, Oct. 24
  • Kansas: Mon, Oct. 20
  • Kentucky: Mon, Oct. 6
  • Louisiana: Mon, Oct. 6
  • Maine: Tue, Oct. 21
  • Maryland: Tue, Oct. 14
  • Massachusetts: Wed, Oct. 15
  • Michigan: Mon, Oct. 6
  • Minnesota: Tue, Oct. 14
  • Mississippi: Mon, Oct. 6
  • Missouri: Wed, Oct. 8
  • Montana: Mon, Oct. 6 (or same day at county elections office)
  • Nebraska: Fri, Oct. 24 (mail by Fri, Oct. 17)
  • Nevada: Tue, Oct. 14
  • New Hampshire: Same Day
  • New Jersey: Tues, Oct. 14
  • New Mexico: Tues, Oct. 7
  • New York: Fri, Oct. 10
  • North Carolina: Fri, Oct. 10
  • North Dakota: N/A
  • Ohio: Mon, Oct. 6
  • Oklahoma: Fri, Oct. 10
  • Oregon: Tue, Oct. 14
  • Pennsylvania: Mon, Oct. 6
  • Rhode Island: Sat, Oct. 4
  • South Carolina: Sat, Oct. 4
  • South Dakota: Mon, Oct. 20
  • Tennessee: Mon, Oct. 6
  • Texas: Mon, Oct. 6
  • Utah: Mon, Oct. 6 or in person Tue, Oct. 28
  • Vermont: Wed, Oct. 29
  • Virginia: Mon, Oct. 6
  • Washington: Mon, Oct. 4 (or Mon, Oct. 20 in person)
  • West Virginia: Wed, Oct. 15
  • Wisconsin: Wed, Oct. 15 (or Mon, Nov. 3 at office)
  • Wyoming: Can register at polls

Register to vote.

Posted by Office of Communications Monday, September 8, 2008