Important Dates & Deadlines

Fall 2020 Deadlines & Election Officials Contact Information

What's on this page:

Voter Registration, Absentee/Mail-In Ballot Request, and Submission/Return deadlines for the 2020 General Election. **Again, it is HIGHLY recommended that you register and apply for an absentee ballot as soon as possible to avoid delays with the mail system. 

Contact Information for Election Officials including County Clerks and Secretaries of State. **The links for the contact information will have the addresses for where to mail your absentee ballot application or will be helpful in locating the mailing address if you have to submit one by mail.

Early-Voting dates for the are listed for particular states. 

Visit Ballotpedia as a quick resource to learn about what offices are up for election in state & local elections and to learn about the candidates running. 

State Primaries in Fall of 2020

(See deadlines for Primaries below as well)

Massachusetts - September 1st

New Hampshire & Rhode Island - September 8th

Delaware - September 15th

Louisiana - November 3rd

Alabama 

Registration Deadline: October 19, 2020

Ballot Request Deadline: October 29, 2020

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 2, 2020

Absentee Election Manager Addresses (where the application should be sent to): 

https://www.sos.alabama.gov/city-county-lookup/absentee-election-manager

 

Alaska

Registration Deadline: October 4, 2020

Ballot Request Deadline: Postmarked by October 24, 2020

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 3, 2020

Early Voting: October 19 - November 3, 2020

Absentee ballot applications can be sent to the 

Absentee and Petition Office Contacts Info:

http://www.elections.alaska.gov/Core/contacttheabsenteeandpetitionoffice...

 

Arizona

Registration Deadline: October 5, 2020

Ballot Request Deadline: October 23, 2020, by 5:00 p.m. MST

Ballot Submission Deadline: Recommended by October 28; all ballots must be received by November 3, 2020, by 7:00 p.m. MST

Early Voting: October 8 - 30, 2020

County Recorder Information: https://azsos.gov/county-election-info

 

Arkansas

Registration Deadline: October 5, 2020

Ballot Request Deadline: October 27, 2020

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 3, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. CST

Early Voting: October 19 - November 2, 2020

County Clerks: https://www.sos.arkansas.gov/uploads/elections/ARCountyClerks.pdf

 

California

Registration Deadline: October 19, 2020

Ballot Request Deadline: October 27, 2020

Ballot Submission Deadline: Postmarked on or before election day and received by November 20, 2020

Send your application to your County Election Office: (find the address here) https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-resources/county-elections-offices/

 

Colorado

Registration Deadline: October 26, 2020, if registering online, October 13, 2020, if registering in person at a registration drive

Ballot Request Deadline: October 26, 2020

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 3, 2020, by 7:00 p.m. MST

Find where to return your ballot: https://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/VIP.html

Update your registration/ mailing address: https://www.sos.state.co.us/voter/pages/pub/olvr/findVoterReg.xhtml

 

Connecticut

Registration Deadline: Postmarked by October 29, 2020, or in-person by November 2, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. EST

Ballot Request Deadline: November 2, 2020

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 3, 2020

County election offices: https://idahovotes.gov/county-clerks/

Secretary of State: https://sos.idaho.gov

 

Delaware

State Primary Election (September 15, 2020)

Registration Deadline: August 22, 2020

Ballot Request Deadline: September 14, 2020, by 12:00 p.m. EST

Ballot Submission Deadline: September 15, 2020, by 8:00 p.m. EST

General Election (November 3, 2020)

Registration Deadline: October 3, 2020

Ballot Request Deadline: November 2, 2020, by 12:00 p.m. EST

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 3, 2020, by 8:00 p.m. EST

Early Voting: October 24 - November 1, 2020

Elections Office: https://elections.delaware.gov/locations.shtml

 

District of Columbia

Registration Deadline: Post received by October 13, 2020, or in-person, received by October 14, 2020, or in-person by election day

Ballot Request Deadline: Received by October 27, 2020

Ballot Submission Deadline: Received by November 3, 2020, by 8:00 p.m. EST

Early Voting: October 27, 2020 - October 31, 2020

Board of Elections: https://www.dcboe.org/Contact

 

Florida

Registration Deadline: October 5, 2020

Ballot Request Deadline: October 31, 2020

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 3, 2020, by 7:00 p.m. EST

Early Voting: October 24 - October 31, 2020

Division of Elections: https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/contacts/contact-us/

County Election Supervisors: https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/contacts/supervisor-of-elections/

 

Georgia

Registration Deadline: October 5, 2020

Ballot Request Deadline: October 30, 2020

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 2, 2020

Early Voting: October 12 - 30, 2020

County election offices: https://elections.sos.ga.gov/Elections/countyelectionoffices.do

Secretary of State: https://georgia.gov/organization/georgia-secretary-state

 

Hawaii

Registration Deadline: October 5, 2020

Ballot Request Deadline: October 27, 2020

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 3, 2020

Early Voting: October 20 - 31, 2020

County election offices: https://elections.hawaii.gov/resources/county-election-divisions/

State elections office: https://elections.hawaii.gov/about-us/contact-us/

 

Idaho

Registration Deadline: October 21, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. EST (online); postmarked by October 7, 2020 (by mail); November 3, 2020 (in person)

Ballot Request Deadline: October 21, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. EST

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 3, 2020, at 8:00 p.m. EST

In-Person Absentee Voting: October 19 - 30, 2020

County election offices: https://idahovotes.gov/county-clerks/

Secretary of State: https://sos.idaho.gov

 

Illinois

Registration Deadline: October 18, 2020 (online); October 6, 2020 (by mail); November 3, 2020 (“grace period” where you have to register at your local elections office after the other deadlines)

Ballot Request Deadline: October 29, 2020 (received by mail or online); November 2, 2020 (received in person)

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 17, 2020

Early voting: October 19 - November 2, 2020

County election offices: https://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionOperations/ElectionAuthorities.aspx

State Board of Elections: https://www.elections.il.gov/Main/ContactUs.aspx?TR=z4oA0CiVPSQ%3d

More information on the separate deadlines and grace period:

https://www.cookcountyclerk.com/agency/register-vote

 

Indiana

Registration Deadline: October 5, 2020

Ballot Request Deadline: October 22, 2020

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 3, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. EST

In-Person Absentee Voting: October 6 - November 2, 2020

County election offices: https://indianavoters.in.gov/CountyContact/Index

State Election Division: https://www.in.gov/sos/elections/2366.htm

 

Iowa

Registration Deadline: October 24, 2020 (online or by mail); November 3, 2020 (in person)

Ballot Request Deadline: October 30, 2020

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 3, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. EST

In-Person Absentee Voting: October 5 - November 2, 2020

County election offices: https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/auditors/auditorslist.html

Secretary of State: https://sos.iowa.gov/contactus.html

 

Kansas

Registration Deadline: October 13, 2020 

Ballot Request Deadline: October 27, 2020

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 2, 2020

Early voting: October 14 - November 2, 2020

County election offices: https://www.sos.ks.gov/elections/county_election_officers.aspx

Secretary of State: https://sos.kansas.gov/contact/

 

Kentucky

Registration Deadline: October 5, 2020

Ballot Request Deadline: October 27, 2020

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 3, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. EST

County election offices: https://elect.ky.gov/About-Us/Pages/County-Clerks.aspx

State Board of Elections: https://elect.ky.gov/About-Us/Pages/Contact-Us.aspx

 

Louisiana

Presidential general/Congressional primary election (November 3, 2020)

Registration Deadline: October 5, 2020 (by mail or in person); October 13, 2020 (online)

Ballot Request Deadline: October 30, 2020, by 5:30 p.m. CST

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 2, 2020, by 5:30 p.m. CST

Early voting: October 20 - 27, 2020

Congressional general election (December 5, 2020)

Registration Deadline: November 4, 2020, (by mail or in person); November 14, 2020 (online)

Ballot Request Deadline: December 1, 2020, by 4:30pm 

Ballot Submission Deadline: December 4, 2020, by 4:30pm 

Early voting: November 20 - 28, 2020

Parish Election Offices: https://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/PublishedDocuments/ClerkOfCour...

State Elections Division: https://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/ContactUs/Pages/default.aspx

 

Maine

Registration Deadline: October 19, 2020

Ballot Request Deadline: October 31, 2020

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 3, 2020

In-Person Absentee Voting: 30-45 days prior to the election until October 29, 2020

Secretary Of State: https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/index.html

 

Maryland

Registration Deadline: October 13, 2020

Ballot Request Deadline: October 27, 2020

Ballot Submission Deadline: Postmarked before November 3, 2020, and received by November 13, 2020

Early Voting: October 22-29, 2020

Elections Division: https://elections.maryland.gov/about/contact.html

 

Massachusetts

Registration Deadline: October 14, 2020

Ballot Request Deadline: November 2, 2020

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 3, 2020

Early Voting: October 23 - 30, 2020

Secretary Of State: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/seccon.htm

 

Michigan

Registration Deadline: October 20, 2020

Ballot Request Deadline: October 30, 2020

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 3, 2020

In-Person Absentee Voting: September 24 - November 2, 2020

Secretary Of State: https://mdossupport.happyfox.com/new/

 

Minnesota

Registration Deadline: October 13, 2020

Ballot Request Deadline: No deadline

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 3, 2020

In-Person Absentee Voting: September 18 - November 2, 2020

Secretary Of State: https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/find-county-election-office/

 

Mississippi

Registration Deadline: October 5, 2020

Ballot Request Deadline: No deadline

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 2, 2020

Secretary Of State: https://www.sos.ms.gov/Elections-Voting/Pages/County-Election-Info.aspx

https://www.sos.ms.gov/Elections-Voting/Pages/Contact-Us.aspx

 

Missouri

Registration Deadline: October 7, 2020

Ballot Request Deadline: October 21, 2020

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 3, 2020

Secretary Of State: https://www.sos.mo.gov/contact

 

Montana

Registration Deadline: October 5, 2020

Ballot Request Deadline: November 2, 2020

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 3, 2020

In-Person Absentee Voting: October 4 - November 2, 2020

Secretary Of State: https://sosmt.gov/contact-feedback/

 

Nebraska

Registration Deadline: October 16, 2020

Ballot Request Deadline: October 23, 2020

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 3, 2020

Early Voting: October 4 - November 3, 2020

Secretary Of State: https://sos.nebraska.gov/elections/elections-division

https://sos.nebraska.gov/elections/election-officials-contact-information

 

Nevada

Registration Deadline: Postmarked or in person by October 6, 2020, or online by October 29, 2020

Ballot Request Deadline: October 27, 2020

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 3, 2020, by 7:00 p.m. PT

Early Voting: October 17 - 30, 2020 

Secretary Of State: https://www.nvsos.gov/sos/sos-information/contact-us

 

New Hampshire

State Primary Election (September 8, 2020)

Registration Deadline: September 1, 2020

Ballot Request Deadline: September 7, 2020

Ballot Submission Deadline: September 7, 2020, by 5:00 p.m. EST

General Election (November 3, 2020)

Registration Deadline: October 27, 2020

Ballot Request Deadline: November 2, 2020

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 2, 2020, by 5:00 p.m. EST

Secretary Of State: https://sos.nh.gov/Electcontact.aspx

 

New Jersey

Registration Deadline: October 13, 2020

Ballot Request Deadline: November 2, 2020, by 3:00 p.m. EST

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 3, 2020, by 8:00 p.m. EST

In-Person Absentee Voting: September 19 - November 2, 2020

County Election Officials Contact: https://www.nj.gov/state/elections/county-eo.shtml

 

New Mexico

Registration Deadline: October 6, 2020

Ballot Request Deadline: October 29, 2020

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 3, 2020

Early Voting: October 17 - 31, 2020

County Clerks: https://www.sos.state.nm.us/voting-and-elections/voter-information/count...

Secretary Of State Contact: https://www.sos.state.nm.us/contact-us/

 

New York

Registration Deadline: October 9, 2020

Ballot Request Deadline: November 2, 2020

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 3, 2020

Early Voting: October 24 - November 1, 2020

State Board of Elections: https://www.elections.ny.gov/Contact.html

 

North Carolina

Registration Deadline: October 9, 2020

Ballot Request Deadline: October 27, 2020

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 3, 2020

Early Voting: October 14 - 30, 2020

State Board of Elections:https://www.ncsbe.gov/contact-us

 

North Dakota

Registration Deadline: None

Ballot Request Deadline: November 2, 2020

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 2, 2020

Early Voting: October 19 - November 2, 2020

Secretary Of State: http://sos.nd.gov/office-secretary-state/contact-us

 

Oklahoma

Registration Deadline: October 9, 2020

Ballot Request Deadline: October 28, 2020, by 5:00 p.m. CST

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 3, 2020

State Election Board: https://www.ok.gov/triton/contact.php?ac=220&id=196

 

Ohio

Registration Deadline: October 5, 2020

Ballot Request Deadline: October 31, 2020, by 12:00 p.m. EST

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 3, 2020, by 7:30 p.m. EST

In-Person Absentee Voting: October 6 - November 2, 2020

Secretary Of State: https://www.ohiosos.gov/secretary-office/contact-our-office/

 

Oregon

Registration Deadline: October 13, 2020

Ballot Request Deadline: October 29, 2020

Ballot Submission Deadline: Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at 8:00 p.m. PST

Secretary Of State: https://sos.oregon.gov/Pages/contactus.aspx#electionsCU

 

Pennsylvania

Registration Deadline: October 19, 2020

Ballot Request Deadline: October 27, 2020, by 10:00 p.m. EST

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 3, 2020, at 8:00 p.m. EST

Department Of State: https://www.dos.pa.gov/Pages/Directory.aspx

 

Rhode Island

Registration Deadline: October 4, 2020

Ballot Request Deadline: October 13, 2020, by 4:00 p.m. EST

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 3, 2020, by 8:00 p.m. EST

Secretary Of State: https://vote.sos.ri.gov/DataInformation/ContactUs

 

South Carolina

Registration Deadline: October 4, 2020

Ballot Request Deadline: October 30, 2020

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 3, 2020, by 7:00 p.m. EST

Secretary Of State: https://www.scvotes.org/about-sec

 

South Dakota 

Registration Deadline: October 19, 2020

Ballot Request Deadline: November 2, 2020

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 3, 2020, by 7:00 p.m. CST

In-Person Absentee Voting: September 19 - November 2, 2020

Secretary Of State: https://sdsos.gov/contact-us/default.aspx

 

Tennessee

Registration Deadline: October 5, 2020

Ballot Request Deadline: October 27, 2020

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 3, 2020, by 7:00 p.m. CST or 8:00 p.m. EST

Early Voting: October 14 - 29, 2020

Secretary Of State: https://sos.tn.gov/contacts

 

Texas

Registration Deadline: October 5, 2020

Ballot Request Deadline: October 23, 2020

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 3, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. CST

Early Voting: October 17 - 30, 2020

Secretary Of State: https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/guide/2020/address2020.shtml

 

Utah 

Registration Deadline: By mail October 4, 2020, or online by October 27, 2020

Ballot Request Deadline: October 28, 2020

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 3, 2020, by 8:00 p.m. MST

Early Voting: October 20 - 30, 2020

County Clerks: https://voteinfo.utah.gov/county-clerk-contact-information/

 

Vermont

Registration Deadline: None, but it is recommended that you register by October 30, 2020

Ballot Request Deadline: November 2, 2020, by 5:00 p.m. EST

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 3, 2020, by 7:00 p.m. EST

In-Person Absentee Voting: October 19 - November 2, 2020

Secretary Of State: https://sos.vermont.gov/media/vh1jv3oj/2019townclerkguide.pdf

 

Virginia

Registration Deadline: October 12, 2020

Ballot Request Deadline: October 27, 2020, by 5:00 p.m. EST

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 3, 2020, by 7:00 p.m. EST

Early Voting: October 24 - 31, 2020

Department of Elections: https://www.elections.virginia.gov/contact-us/index.html

 

Washington

Registration Deadline: October 12, 2020

Ballot Request Deadline: October 27, 2020, by 5:00 p.m. PT

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 3, 2020, by 7:00 p.m. PT

Department of Elections: https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/contactinfo.aspx

 

West Virginia 

Registration Deadline: October 13, 2020 

Ballot Request Deadline: October 28, 2020

Ballot Submission Deadline: Postmarked by November 3, 2020, received by November 9, 2020

Early Voting: October 21 - 31, 2020

Department of Elections: https://sos.wv.gov/elections/Pages/default.aspx

 

Wisconsin

Registration Deadline: Online or post received by October 14, 2020, or in-person on November 3, 2020

Ballot Request Deadline: October 30, 2020, by 5:00 p.m. CST

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 3, 2020, by 8:00 p.m. CST

In-Person Absentee Voting: October 20 - November 1, 2020

Elections Commission: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/ContactUs

 

Wyoming

Registration Deadline: Online or post received by October 19, 2020, or in-person on November 3, 2020

Ballot Request Deadline: None

Ballot Submission Deadline: November 3, 2020, by 7:00 p.m. MST

County Clerk Offices: https://sos.wyo.gov/Elections/Docs/WYCountyClerks.pdf

Secretary Of State: https://sos.wyo.gov/contactus.aspx