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Alabama

In Alabama, elections are overseen by the Alabama Secretary of State.

Voter Registration Status and Polling Place Lookup:  

https://myinfo.alabamavotes.gov/VoterView/RegistrantSearch.do

 

Registering to Vote in Alabama:

  • Must register at least 15 days prior to the election

  • Register by mail, in person, or online

 

Primary rules:

  • Open Primaries, meaning any registered voter, regardless of which party they are registered with, can vote in any party’s primary. Voters can only vote in one primary.

 

Ways to Vote:

  • In Person on Election Day

  • Absentee (Application must be received by Sec. of State by mail or in person at least 5 days prior to Election Day. Request an absentee ballot here.)

 

Know before you vote:

  • ID is required to vote. Free voter photo IDs are available at these locations

    • Accepted forms of ID include any valid state-issued ID, passport, government employee ID, valid student ID, military or tribal ID.

  • Polling hours are 7:00am-7:00pm

  • Alabama Votes state voting hotline: 800.274.8683

 

 

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Alaska

In Alaska, elections are overseen by the Alaska Division of Elections.

Voter Registration Status and polling place lookup:

https://myvoterinformation.alaska.gov

 

registering to vote in alaska:

  • Must register 30 days prior to election

  • Register in person at a Division of Elections office, by mail or online.

PRIMARY RULES:

  • Hybrid system where parties can decide who can vote in their primary. The Democratic, Libertarian, and Independence allow any registered voter to vote in their primary. The Republican Party only allows Republicans to vote in their primary.

 

Ways to vote:

  • In Person on Election Day

  • In Person Early Voting (begins 15 days before Election Day at these locations)

  • By Mail/Absentee (Request a ballot by mail, fax, or online. Application must be received 10 days before Election Day.)

 

Know before you vote:

  • ID is required to vote. 

    • Acceptable forms of ID include a Voter ID card, driver’s license, state ID, military ID, passport, hunting or fishing license or other current or valid photo ID. If you do not have one of the IDs listed, you may present a current utility bill or paycheck, government check or bank statement or other government issued document.

  • If you don't have ID or aren't listed on the precinct list, ask for a "Questioned Ballot."

    • If you do not have ID, your name is not on your precinct's list, your address has changed, you can still cast a provisional ballot, or what Alaska calls a "Questioned Ballot." The ballot will go to a review board who will determine if your ballot can be counted and you will be notified.

  • Polling Hours: 7:00am-8:00pm

  • Voter Hotline: (866) 952-8683

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Arizona

In Arizona, elections are overseen by the Arizona Secretary of State.

Find your Voter Registration Status:

https://voter.azsos.gov/VoterView/RegistrantSearch.do

 

Find you Polling Place:

https://voter.azsos.gov/VoterView/PollingPlaceSearch.do

 

Registering to Vote in Arizona:

  • Must register 29 days prior to Election Day

  • Register by mail, in person, or online.

  • Proof of citizenship is required to register.

    • Acceptable documentation: Arizona state ID, a legible photocopy of a birth certificate that verifies citizenship (with supporting legal documentation like a marriage certificate if the name on the birth certificate is not the same as your current legal name), a legible photocopy of the pertinent pages of your passport, presentation to the County Recorder of U.S. naturalization documents or fill in your Alien Registration Number in box 11, an Indian Census Number, Bureau of Indian Affairs Card Number, Tribal Treaty Card Number, or Tribal Enrollment Number in box 10, a legible photocopy of your Tribal Certificate of Indian Blood or Tribal or Bureau of Indian Affairs Affidavit of Birth.

  • You can register as a Permanent Early Voter online or by mail. You’ll receive your ballot by mail 27 days prior to the election. It must be received by 7:00pm on Election Day.

 

Primary Rules:

  • Voters registered with a party must vote on party ballot.

  • Unaffiliated/no party voters can choose which party's ballot to vote on.

 

Ways to vote:

  • In Person on Election Day

  • Early (Begins 26 days before Election Day. An early ballot may be requested from your County Recorder’s office.)

  • Absentee (Absentee application must be sent in at least 11 days prior to election. Ballot must be received by 7:00pm Election Day.)

 

Know Before You Vote:

  • ID is required to vote.  

    • Acceptable forms include: Valid Arizona or other US federal, state, or local government issued ID as long as address is listed and matches voting address, tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification OR two IDs from a longer list of options that includes utility bills, passport, voter registration card, official election mail, and other options. More information available here.

    • If you forget to bring ID, you can still cast a provisional ballot at your polling location. The ballot will be counted as long as you provide ID at your polling location before 7:00 pm on Election Day OR at the county elections office within 5 business days after a general election and 3 business days after any other election.

  • If you've moved recently, you can cast a provisional ballot at your new address' polling location.

  • Polling Hours:  6:00am-7:00pm

  • Voter Hotline: (800) 458-5842

 

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Arkansas

In Arkansas, elections are overseen by the Arkansas Election Division.

Find your Voter Registration Status:

https://www.voterview.ar-nova.org/VoterView/RegistrantSearch.do

Find your polling place:

https://www.voterview.ar-nova.org/VoterView/PollingPlaceSearch.do

 

Registering to vote in Arkansas:

  • Registration must be received 30 days before the election.

  • Paper registration only, but can be requested online here. Form must be mailed in or returned in person.

 

Primary Rules:

  • Open Primaries, meaning any voter can vote in any party’s primary or elect to vote on a nonpartisan ballot.

 

Ways to Vote:

  • In Person on Election Day

  • Early (Available 7 or 15 days before the election, depending on the type of election, at state county clerk offices. More information here.)

  • Absentee (Application must be returned by mail at least 7 days prior to the election or received in person by the day before the election. Excuse is required but criteria is not stringent. Learn more and request a ballot here.)

 

Know Before You Go:

  • ID is required to vote, but extent of the ID law is being worked out in the courts. Be prepared just to be safe.

    • As of now, acceptable IDs must show the voter’s name and photo, be valid of expired within the last four years, and must be issued by either the state or federal government. A free voter verification card is available through the Secretary of State’s office or your county clerk for any voter who does not have another ID valid for voting.

    • Acceptable forms of ID include a driver’s license, a photo identification card, a concealed carry handgun permit, a U.S. Passport, a student ID or employee badge from an accredited postsecondary institution, a military ID, a voter verification card, or a public assistance ID that shows a photo of the cardholder.

  • If your name does not appear in the precinct registered voters list or you are unable to provide an approved ID, you can still cast a provisional ballot. If you forgot to bring ID, you may bring it to your local election office by the following Monday.

  • Polling Hours: 7:30am-7:30pm

  • Voter Hotline: (800) 482-1127

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California

In California, elections are overseen by the California Secretary of State.

FIND YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS:

https://voterstatus.sos.ca.gov

FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE:

http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/polling-place/

 

REGISTERING TO VOTE IN CALIFORNIA:

  • You must register at least 15 days before the election

  • In person or mail in applications are available at most state government and county elections offices, as well as many post offices and DMVs. Online Registration available here: https://registertovote.ca.gov.

 

PRIMARY RULES:

  • Jungle Primaries. This means that all candidates, regardless of party, are put on the same ballot and the top two vote getters become the general election candidates. This means the primaries in California are incredibly important to vote in.

 

WAYS TO VOTE:

  • In Person on Election Day

  • Early Voting is available at county elections offices 7-29 days before the election

  • Absentee (Here's the California Vote-By-Mail Ballot Application. It must be received at least 7 days prior to the election.)

  • California Voters Choice is an experimental program now available in Madura, Napa, Nevada, Sacramento, or San Mateo Counties. The program includes new features like mailing every voter a ballot, expanding in-person early voting, and allowing voters to cast a ballot at any vote center within their county. Check the link for more details.

 

    Know before you go:

    • ID is NOT required to vote as long as you registered using your driver's license number, official California identification number, or the last 4 digits of your social security number.

      • If you are a first time voter and mailed in your registration but didn’t provide any of the above numbers, you may be required to show ID once, either in the form of a state ID, a paycheck, a utility bill, or a government document that shows your name and address.

    • If you've registered by your name does not appear in the voter rolls, you are entitled to cast a provisional ballot.

    • Polling Hours: 7:00am-8:00pm

    • Secretary of State Voters Hotline: (800) 345-VOTE (8683)

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    Colorado

    In Colorado, elections are overseen by the Colorado Secretary of State.

    FIND YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS and in-person polling location:

    https://www.sos.state.co.us/voter/pages/pub/olvr/findVoterReg.xhtml

     

    REGISTERING TO VOTE IN Colorado:

    • Same day registration is available at all in-person polling locations. If you submit a paper or online application, it must be received 8 days prior to the election.

    • Register online (only available if you have a Colorado driver’s license). Otherwise, register using a paper or printed application via mail, fax, email, or in-person (instructions are on the application).

    • Applicants must have lived in Colorado for at least 22 days before registering. College students may choose to register at school or at home.

     

    PRIMARY RULES:

    • Voters affiliated with a political party must vote in that party's primary.

    • Unaffiliated voters may vote in either party's primary.

     

    WAYS TO VOTE:

    • By Mail (All residents of Colorado automatically receive a mail-in ballot.)

    • In Person on Election Day (In-person voters must surrender their mail-in ballot in order to vote at their polling location.)

    • Early (In-person early voting available 7 days before the election at elections offices and polling locations.)

    • A note about Absentee Ballots: Because all residents of Colorado automatically receive a mail-in ballot, there is no need for specific absentee ballots. Absentee voters can simply complete their regular ballot by mail.

     

    KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

    • Voter ID is required only in certain circumstances.

      • First time voters will need to provide a copy of a photo ID with their ballot.

      • In-person voters may need to provide a non-photo ID at the polls that confirms their address.

      • List of acceptable IDs is long and includes: state ID, passport, current utility bills and paychecks, student ID, military ID, naturalization documents, etc. Full list here.

    • In-Person Polling Hours: 7:00am - 7:00pm

    • Voter Hotline: (855) 428-3555

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    Connecticut

    In Connecticut, elections are overseen by the Connecticut Secretary of State.

    Find Your Voter Registration Status and polling location:

    https://portaldir.ct.gov/sots/LookUp.aspx

     

    Registering to vote in Connecticut:

    • Same Day Registration is available at a designated location in each town (though these may not coincide with polling places). When using an online or paper form, registration must be received by noon the day before a primary or 7 days before a general election.

    • Register online (if you have a Connecticut ID) or by mail using a paper or printed application

     

    Primary Rules:

    • Closed Primaries, meaning you must belong to a political party to vote in their primary.

     

    Ways to vote:

    • In Person on Election Day

    • Absentee (Excuse is required, but requirement's aren't stringent. Ballot must be returned in person by close of business the day before the election or by mail by close of polls on Election Day.) Absentee ballot

     

    KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

    • ID is not required to vote. 

      • Technically an ID is required, but in most cases you may sign an affidavit in lieu of presenting one.

      • The list of acceptable forms of ID is extensive. Form of ID must simply include the following: name and address, or name and signature, or, name and photograph. State IDs, paychecks, utility bills, and credit cards all qualify.

    • Sample ballots are available online for most towns.

    • Polling Hours: 6:00am to 8:00pm.

    • Voter Hotline: (866)733-2463 

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    Delaware

    In Delaware, elections are overseen by the Delaware Department of Elections.

    Check your Voter Registration status and find your Polling Place:

    https://ivote.de.gov/voterlogin.aspx

     

    Registering to vote in Delaware:

    • Registration must be received by the 4th Saturday before a Primary or General Election.

    • Register by mail or in person. You may fill in the application online, but you must print and mail it.

     

    Primary Rules:

    • Closed Primaries, meaning you must belong to a political party to vote in their primary.

    • To vote with a new party, voters must change their party in May of the primary year (that's almost six months before the election!).

     

    Ways to Vote:

    • In Person on Election Day

    • Absentee (Applications due the Friday before election day. Voting is available by mail and online, depending on the kind of voter. If you are military or oversees, check your options here. If you are sick or have a disability, check your options here. If neither of these describe you, apply for an absentee ballot here.)

     

    Know Before you Go:

    • Non-photo voter ID is required to vote.

      • Options include valid Delaware Driver's License or ID card Current Utility bill, bank statement, or government pay stub.

      • If you cannot get an approved form of ID, contact Spread the Vote for assistance at www.spreadthevote.org.

    • If you are not listed in your local polling place's voter rolls, you may ask for a provisional ballot.

    • Polling Hours:  7:00am-8:00pm

    • Department of Elections: (302) 739-4277

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    Florida

    In Florida, elections are overseen by the Florida Division of Elections.

    Check your Voter Registration status and find your Polling Place:

    https://registration.elections.myflorida.com/CheckVoterStatus

     

    Registering to vote in Florida:

    • Registration form must be received at least 29 days prior to election.

    • Register online at RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov, by mail or in person. Registration forms are available at many state offices including county election offices, DMVs, libraries, state permit offices, and more. The form is also available online as a PDF: English/Spanish.

     

    Primary Rules:

    • Closed Primary, meaning you must belong to a political party to vote in their primary.

     

    Ways to Vote:

    • In Person on Election Day

    • Early (In-person early voting begins at least 10 days and ends 3 days before the election as long as it contains state or federal races. The Supervisor of Elections may elect to extend early voting for certain races. More information on locations and times here.)

    • By Mail (No excuse is required. Application and information available here.)

    • Absentee (For military or overseas voters only. Request a ballot by mail here.)

     

    Know Before you Go:

    • Voter ID is required to vote.

      • ID's must have a picture and a signature. If your picture identification does not contain a signature, you will be asked to provide an additional identification with your signature.

      • Approved forms of ID include: Florida state ID, passport, military ID, student ID, retirement center ID, neighborhood association ID, debit or credit card; public assistance ID, veteran health ID from the VA, firearm license, government employee ID.

      • If you do not have ID with you, you may still cast a provisional ballot. You will not need to provide additional proof of identity, your signature will simply be compared to the that on the voter rolls.

    • If you are not listed in your local polling place's voter rolls, you may ask for a provisional ballot. You have the right to bring in proof of your eligibility up to two days after the election.

    • Polling Hours:  7:00am to 7:00pm.

    • Voter Hotline: (866) 308-6739

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    Georgia

    In Georgia, elections are overseen by the Georgia Secretary of State

    Check your Voter Registration status and find your Polling Place:

    https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do

     

    Registering to Vote in Georgia:

    • Registration deadlines are early! Must register by October 9, 2018 to vote in General Election.
    • Register online (w/ Georgia state ID), by mail, or in person.

     

    Primary Rules:

    • Open Primaries. Voters cannot declare an affiliation with a party, but they must choose one party's ballot.

     

    Ways to vote:

    • In Person on Election Day
    • In Person during Mandatory Saturday Voting (Every year, one day of weekend voting is offered before Election Day. This year it will be on October 27, 2018. Voters are give a chance to vote in-person on on this day.)
    • Early (Done at the discretion of the county. Check here for more info on your early voting options.)
    • Absentee / Advance Ballot (Absentee voting begins October 15, 2018 ballots must be received by November 2, 2018.)

     

    Know Before You Go:

    • ID is required to vote.

      • Acceptable forms of ID include: valid state or federal government issued photo ID, a Georgia Driver's License (even if expired), valid employee government photo ID, valid U.S. passport ID, valid U.S. military photo ID, valid tribal photo ID.

      • The State of Georgia also offers a free ID Card for voters, which can be issued at any county registrar's office or Department of Driver Services Office. Information available here.

      • If you're having trouble accessing ID, contact: VoteRiders' hotline at 844-338-8743 or Spread the Vote at www.spreadthevote.org.

    • Polling Hours: 7:00am-7:00pm 
    • Secretary of State hotline:  (844) 753-7825

     

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    Hawaii

    In Hawaii, elections are overseen by the Hawaii Secretary of State.

    Check your Voter Registration Status and Find Your Polling Place:

    https://olvr.hawaii.gov (bottom of page)

     

    Registering to Vote in Hawaii:

    • If registering by mail, must register by October 9th to vote in the 2018 General Election.

    • Late registration is available during the early voting period. Register in person at any early voting location. Early voting is generally the two weeks prior to election day.

    • Register online (w/ a Hawaii ID), by mail, or in person.

     

    Primary Rules:

    • Open Primaries, meaning any registered voter can choose to vote in either party primary (though voters may only vote in one primary).

     

    Ways to Vote:

    • In Person on Election Day

    • By Mail (Register as permanent absentee or request a ballot by October 30th, 2018. Request form is available here.)

    • Early walk-in voting (Available weekdays and weekends, generally for about two weeks period to Election Day at these locations. For the 2018 General Election, the dates are Oct 23th-Nov 3rd.)

     

    Know Before You Go:

    • ID is required to vote.

      • Forms of acceptable ID include valid photo ID (Drivers License, State ID, etc), a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or other government issued document that shows your name and address.

      • If you lack the appropriate ID, you may still cast a provisional ballot.

      • For information about or help obtaining an ID, consult Vote Riders' information page or call their hotline: (844) 338 8743.

    • Polling Hours: 7:00am - 6:00pm

    • Office of Elections Hotline: (808) 453-VOTE (8683)

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    Idaho

    In Idaho, elections are overseen by the Idaho Secretary of State.

    CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS:

    https://apps.idahovotes.gov/YourPollingPlace/AmIRegistered.aspx

     

    FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE:

    https://apps.idahovotes.gov/YourPollingPlace/WhereDoIVote.aspx

     

    REGISTERING TO VOTE IN Idaho:

    • Same day registration is available on Election Day. Registration by mail must be postmarked at least 25 days before an election.

    • Register online (with a Idaho ID), by mail, or in person.

    • New registrants must be residents of Idaho for at least 30 days.

    • Copy of a current and valid photo ID, a utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or government document that shows your name and address can either be submitted with the registration form or shown at the polls prior to voting.

    • Registration with a party can be completed separately. Party registration form is available here.

     

    PRIMARY RULES:

    • Mixed. Voters affiliated with a party can vote in that party's primary, but parties can decide to hold open primaries.

      • Democratic Primary: Semi-Open, meaning registered Democrats and unaffiliated voters are allowed to participate, but registered Republicans are not.

      • Republican Primary: Closed, meaning only registered Republicans can participate.

    • NOTE: Because Idaho offers same-day registration, an unaffiliated voter may affiliate with a party up to or on election day and vote on that party's ballot. Voters already affiliated with a party, however, must change their affiliation by the 10th Friday before a primary election.

     

    WAYS TO VOTE:

    • In Person on Election Day

    • Early (Available only in some counties. Contact your local county clerk for more information.)

    • Absentee (Applications must be requested from County Clerk’s office and requested at least 11 days before the election. Ballot must be received by election day at 8:00pm)

     

    Know Before You Go:

    • ID is required to vote, sort of.

      • Voter may sign an affidavit affirming their identity in lieu of presenting ID. Despite how the law sounds, this mean ID is not actually required to vote as long as you have already voted and presented ID once before!

      • Acceptable IDs include: Idaho state ID, U.S. passport or Federal photo ID, tribal photo ID, current student photo ID issued by an Idaho high school or college, concealed carry license issued by a county sheriff in Idaho.

      • If a voter does not have an Idaho Driver’s License, they can also use an Idaho photo identification card issued by the Department of Transportation to vote.

    • Polling Hours: 8:00am-8:00pm

    • Idaho holds some local elections off-cycle, meaning elections may happen at unexpected times of the year. Consult their election calendar to ensure you're prepared.

    • Secretary of State Hotline: (208) 334-2852

     

     

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    Illinois

    In Illinois, elections are overseen by the Illinois State Board of Elections.

    CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS:

    https://ova.elections.il.gov/RegistrationLookup.aspx

     

    FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE:

    https://ova.elections.il.gov/PollingPlaceLookup.aspx

     

    REGISTERING TO VOTE IN Illinois:

    • Same Day Registration is available. (Bring two forms of ID.)

    • Mail-in registration must be submitted 27 days prior to an election. Online registration deadline may be later. Individuals who miss the deadline may be able to register in person at an election's office (grace period registration). People who moved during the 27 day period are allowed to register and vote a full ballot as long as they sign an affidavit.

    • Register online (with an Illinois ID), by mail (also available in Spanish), or in person. Online with driver’s license.

     

    PRIMARY RULES:

    • Open Primaries, meaning any voter may choose to vote in any primary regardless of their party affiliation. Voters may only vote in one primary, however.

     

    WAYS TO VOTE:

    • In Person on Election Day

    • Early (Days, times, and locations are determined by locality. Early voting generally begins October 22, 2018 for counties that have and goes until November 5, 2018. More information available here. Early Voting locations available here.)

    • By Mail (Requests must be received the day before Election Day if in person or three days before Election Day if by mail. Request forms and more information available here.)

    • Absentee (Military and overseas voters only, since all others can simply request ballots by mail. Information available here.)

     

    Know Before You Go:

    • Voter ID is generally only required for some first-time voters and early voters.

      • Voters who register day of or voters who did not present ID when they registered may be required to present ID. These voters must present two forms of ID, at least one containing their address. Requirements are not stringent.

        • Acceptable forms of ID include: Illinois driver’s license or state ID card, employee or student ID, credit card;, Social Security card, birth certificate, utility bill in the voter’s name, mail postmarked to the voter, valid U.S. passport, public assistance ID card (such as Illinois Link card), lease or rental contract.

      • NOTE: Some places request voters present two forms of ID if they are on the inactive voter list.

    • Polling Hours: 6:00am - 7:00pm

    • State Board of Elections Hotline: (217) 782-4141

     

     

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    Indiana

    In Indiana, elections are overseen by the Indiana Election Division.

    CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS AND FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE:

    https://indianavoters.in.gov

    REGISTERING TO VOTE IN Indiana:

    • Register online (with Indiana driver’s license), by mail, or in person at your local elections office or BMV. More information available here.

    • Deadline to register for the 2018 General Election is October 9, 2018.

    PRIMARY RULES:

    • Open Primaries, meaning any registered voter can vote in any primary.

    WAYS TO VOTE:

    • In Person on Election Day

    • Early (Officially considered “absentee in person” voting, you can vote in person at any county election board office beginning 28 days before an election.)

    • Absentee (Application to vote absentee by mail is available here. Absentee applications must be received by October 29, 2018. )

    Know Before You Go:

    • ID is required to vote.

      • Valid forms include: Indiana driver license, Indiana photo ID card, Military ID or U.S. Passport is sufficient.

      • ID must be government issued and include a photo, your name, and an expiration date (must be current or have expired sometime after the last General Election). Some state school IDs are acceptable. Consult here for more info.

      • Free IDs are available from the BMV.

    • Polling Hours: 6:00am - 6:00pm

    • Hoosier Voter Hotline: (866) IN-1-VOTE

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    Iowa

    In Iowa, elections are overseen by the Iowa Secretary of State.

    CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS:

    https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/voterreg/regtovote/search.aspx

    FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE:

    https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/voterreg/pollingplace/search.aspx

    REGISTERING TO VOTE IN iowa:

    • Same Day Registration is permitted in Iowa. Information available here. (You’ll need either an ID and proof of address or a locally registered voter who can vouch for you.)

    • You can also register online (with an Iowa driver’s license), by mail, or in person. More general registering info here.

    • Registration deadline October 22, 2018.

    • You must be 17 1/2 years old and turning 18 by Election Day.

    PRIMARY RULES:

    • Closed Primaries, sort of. Voters can only vote in the primary of the party with which they’re registered, but voters can change their party affiliation anytime before election day OR even at the polling place on election day.

     

    WAYS TO VOTE:

     

    Know Before You Go:

    • Iowa’s Voter ID Laws are changing, but for now no ID is required.

      • Before Jan 1st, 2019: Voter ID is technically required but voters may sign an oath in lieu of presenting on.

      • After Jan 1st, 2019: Voter ID will be required. Acceptable forms of ID include: driver’s license, non-driver’s ID, passport, military ID, veterans ID, tribal ID or Voter ID Card at the polls before they vote.

        • Voters without the necessary ID will be offered a provisional ballot and can provide ID up until the time of the county canvass of votes (generally the Monday after Election Day for Primary and General Elections).

    • Polling Hours: 7:00am - 9:00pm

    • Iowa Elections Hotline: (888) SOS-VOTE or (888) 767-8683

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    Kansas

    In Kansas elections are overseen by the Kansas Secretary of State.

    CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS:

    https://myvoteinfo.voteks.org/VoterView/RegistrantSearch.do

    FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE:

    https://myvoteinfo.voteks.org/VoterView/PollingPlaceSearch.do

    REGISTERING TO VOTE IN Kansas:

    • Register online (with a Kansas drivers license), by, mail, or in person.

    • Deadline for registration is 21 day prior to the election.

    • If you move to Kansas within 45 days of of a presidential election or to a new precinct within Kansas within 20 days of an election, you may be given a ballot containing only the presidential candidates.

    PRIMARY RULES:

    • Closed Primaries, meaning voters must register with a party in order to vote in their primary.

     

    WAYS TO VOTE:

    • In Person on Election Day

    • Early / Advance Voting (Registered voters may vote in person in the county election office starting the Tuesday before election day, or up to 20 days before the election, depending on the county, and ending the day before Election Day. More info here.)

    • By Mail (Application available here and must be received by the Friday before Election Day. Ballots must be returned by mail or in person to your local elections office by 7:00pm on Election Day.)

     

    Know Before You Go:

    • ID is required to vote.

      • Acceptable ID list and instructions for obtaining a free voter ID are available here.

      • Acceptable ID list includes: a DL or nondriver's ID card from any state, US passport, student ID from any Kansas college or university, government employee ID, US military ID, concealed carry of handgun license issued by any US state, tribal ID card, government-issued public assistant ID card.

      • There are exemptions - check the link above.

    • Polling Hours: 7:00am - 7:00pm

    • Kansas Election Hotline: (785) 296-4561

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    Kentucky

    In Kentucky, elections are overseen by the Kentucky Board of Elections.

    CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS AND FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE:

    https://vrsws.sos.ky.gov/VIC/  

    REGISTERING TO VOTE IN KENTUCKY:

    • Register online (with a current Kentucky ID), by mail, or in person.

    • Must register at least 29 days before an election.

    PRIMARY RULES:

    • Closed Primaries, meaning voter can only vote in the primary of the party with which they are registered.

    • NOTE: Party registration rules are strict. Voters changing their party affiliation must complete the change before December 31stof the previous year.

     

    WAYS TO VOTE:

    • In Person on Election Day

    • Absentee In Person (Excuse required. Students may vote absentee in person or by mail. Anybody who lives in KY but will be out of the country on Election Day is required to vote in person at their local County Clerk’s office.)

    • Absentee By Mail (Excuse required, and rules are slightly different than for in person absentee voting. Students may vote absentee. Request a ballot from your local county clerk’s office.)

     

    Know Before You Go:

    • ID is required to vote, but laws aren’t stringent.

      • People personally acquainted with the poll workers do not need to show ID.

      • Other acceptable forms of ID include any form of ID containing both picture and signature.

    • Polling Hours: 6:00am - 6:00pm

    • State Board of Elections Hotline: (800) 246-1399

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    Louisiana

    In Louisiana elections are overseen by the Louisiana Secretary of State.

    CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS AND FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE:

     https://voterportal.sos.la.gov/Home/VoterLogin

    REGISTERING TO VOTE IN Louisiana:

    • Register online (with a Louisiana state ID), by mail, or in person at your local Registrar of Voters.

    • Must register by October 9th, 2018 by mail or October 16th, 2018 online to vote in the 2018 General Election.

     

    PRIMARY RULES:

    • No primaries. The General Election is conducted as a runoff, and if no candidate receives a majority of the vote, an additional runoff election is held AFTER the General Election.

     

    WAYS TO VOTE:

    • In Person on Election Day

    • Early (Available from 8:30am-6pm, beginning 14 days before the Election Day and ending 7 days before Election Day. Open Mon-Sat. Early voting is available at these locations. More information here.)

    • By Mail / Absentee (Excuse required. Students may vote absentee in their home district. List of acceptable excuses and more information available here.)

     

    Know Before You Go:

    • ID is not required to vote, but is requested.

      • Voters may present a photo ID or sign a written affidavit to prove their identity at the polls.

      • Voters may cast a provisional ballot if there is an issue with the list at their polling place and can kind of whether it was counted here.

    • Polling Hours: 7:00am - 8:00pm

    • Commissioner of Elections Hotline: (225) 922-0900

    • Louisiana has two General Election dates. Voters will first vote on November 6th, 2018. For races where no party received over 50%, a 2018 General Election runoff will be held on December 8th, 2018.

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    Maine

    In Maine, elections are overseen by the Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions.

    CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS AND FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE:

    https://www1.maine.gov/portal/government/edemocracy/voter_lookup.php

     

    REGISTERING TO VOTE IN Maine:

    • Same Day Registration is available. (ID that proves the applicants name and address is required.)

    • Otherwise, register by mail or in person at a town hall, motor vehicles office, social services agency, or voter registration drive. More information here.

      • NOTE: ID is required to register by mail. Voters must present or mail a copy of a Maine Driver’s License or other valid photo ID, a current utility bill, a bank statement, a paycheck stub or other government document that shows the voter’s current name and address.

    • Registration card must be received at least 21 days before the next election.

    PRIMARY RULES:

    • Ranked-choice voting is used for the primaries, meaning all voters vote in the same primary and rank multiple choices instead of voting for simply one candidate. More information here. (It’s not that hard, we promise!)

     

    WAYS TO VOTE:

    • In Person on Election Day

    • Early / Absentee (No excuse is required. Request a ballot and vote in person at your local municipal clerk’s office or by mail. Mailed applications are due the 3rd business day prior to the election. Request a ballot online here. Printable application form and more information available here.)

     

    Know Before You Go:

    • ID is not required to vote (unless voter is registering at the polls).

    • Polling Hours: 6:00am - 8:00pm

    • Voters may cast a “challenged ballot” (same as a provisional ballot) if there is a problem with their registration.

    • Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions Hotline (207) 624-7736

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    Maryland

    In Maryland elections are overseen by the Maryland State Board of Elections.

    CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS:

    https://voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/VoterSearch

    POLLING PLACE LOOKUP:

    https://voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/PollingPlaceSearch

    REGISTERING TO VOTE IN MARYLAND:

    PRIMARY RULES:

    • Closed Primaries, meaning voters must vote in the primary of the party with which they are registered.

    WAYS TO VOTE:

    • In Person on Election Day

    • Early (Early voting centers are open from 10:00am-8:00pm October 25, 2018-November 1, 2018.)

    • Absentee (Apply here. No excuse is required.)

    KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

    • ID is not required to vote.

    • Polling Hours: 7:00am – 8:00pm

    • MD Voter Hotline: (800) 222-8683

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    Massachusetts

    In Massachusetts elections are overseen by the Massachusetts Secretary of State Election Division.

    CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS:

    https://www.sec.state.ma.us/VoterRegistrationSearch/MyVoterRegStatus.aspx

    FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE:

    http://www.sec.state.ma.us/wheredoivotema/

    REGISTERING TO VOTE IN MASSACHUSETTS :

    PRIMARY RULES:

    • Semi-Closed Primaries, meaning voters who are registered with a party must vote in that party’s primary, but unaffiliated voters can request any ballot.

    WAYS TO VOTE:

    • In Person on Election Day

    • Early (Available only during even year, ie federal, elections. More information available here.

    • By Mail (Also available only for even year elections. Fill out an Early Ballot Application to request one.)

    • Absentee (Ballot applications must be received by local election offices by noon on the day before the election. Excuse required. Applications can be emailed with scanned signature. More information on absentee voting available here.)

    KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

    • ID is not required to vote.

    • Polling Hours: 7:00am – 8:00pm

    • MA Voter Hotline: (800) 462-VOTE (8683)

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    Michigan

    In Michigan, elections are overseen by the Michigan Secretary of State’s Bureau of Elections.

    CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS AND FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE:

    https://webapps.sos.state.mi.us/MVIC/

    REGISTERING TO VOTE IN MICHIGAN:

    • Register by mail, or in person.

    • Registration must be completed at least 30 days prior to an election.

    PRIMARY RULES:

    • Open primaries, meaning any registered voter can vote in any party’s primary.

    WAYS TO VOTE:

    •  In Person on Election Day

    • Absentee (Voters may cast absentee ballots in person or by mail. Information on applying for an absentee ballot is available here. Absentee voters have until 8 p.m. on election day to complete the ballot and return it to the clerk's office.) 

    KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

    • ID is required to vote, but voters may sign an affidavit in lieu of presenting ID.

      • List of acceptable IDs is available here and includes: MI driver’s license or personal identification card, current driver’s license or personal ID card issued by another state, current federal or state government-issued photo ID, current U.S. passport, current military identification card with photo, current student identification with photo from a high school or an accredited institution of higher education, orcurrent tribal identification card with photo.

      • Voters without a picture ID can sign an affidavit.

      • More information is available at VoteRiders.org.

    • Polling Hours: 7:00am – 8:00pm

    • Michigan Bureau of Elections Contact: (517) 373-2540

     

     

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    Minnesota

    In Minnesota elections are overseen by the Minnesota Secretary of State.

    CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS AND FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE:

    https://mnvotes.sos.state.mn.us/VoterStatus.aspx

    REGISTERING TO VOTE IN MINNESOTA:

    • Same Day Registration is available. More information here.

    • Register online with state driver’s license and email address, by mail or in-person at a county election office.

    • Voters must register 20 days before an election.

    PRIMARY RULES:

    • Open Primaries, meaning registered voters can choose which party’s primary to vote in. Minnesota does not offer party registration.

    WAYS TO VOTE:

    • In Person on Election Day

    • Early In Person (Voting is available at county election offices. More information is available here.

    • By Mail (Find out how to apply for a mail in ballot here.)

    KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

    • ID is not required to vote, unless using same day registration.

    • Polling Hours: 7:00am – 8:00pm

    • Minnesota Voter Hotline: (877) 600-8683(VOTE)

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    Mississippi

    In Mississippi elections are overseen by the Mississippi Secretary of State.

    CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS:

    https://www.msegov.com/sos/voter_registration/AmIRegistered

    FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE:

    http://www.sos.ms.gov/PollingPlace/Pages/default.aspx

    REGISTERING TO VOTE IN MISSISSIPPI:

    PRIMARY RULES:

    • Open Primaries, meaning any registered voter can vote in any party’s primary.

    WAYS TO VOTE:

    • In Person on Election Day

    • Absentee (Information on applying here. Mail-in deadline is 5:00pm day before the election. In person ballots must be dropped by noon on the Saturday before the election at a county election office.)

     KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

    • ID is required to vote for in-person voting.

      • Acceptable forms of ID include: driver's license, photo ID card issued by a branch, department, or entity of the State of Mississippi, United States passport, government employee ID card, firearms license, student photo ID issued by an accredited Mississippi university, college, or community/junior college, United States military ID, tribal photo ID, any other photo ID issued by any branch, department, agency or entity of the United States government or any State government, and the Mississippi Voter Identification Card.

      • Voters casting an absentee ballot by mail do NOT have to show a photo ID. Also, overseas and uniformed military voting by absentee ballot by mail, email or fax do not have to show a photo ID.

      • For more information check out VoteRiders.org.

    -Polling Hours: 7:00am – 7:00pm

    -Mississippi Voter Hotline: (800) 829-6786 

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    Missouri

    In Missouri elections are overseen by the Elections Division of the Office of the Secretary of State

    CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS:

    https://s1.sos.mo.gov/elections/voterlookup

    FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE:

    https://voteroutreach.sos.mo.gov/PRD/VoterOutreach/VOSearch.aspx

    REGISTERING TO VOTE IN MISSOURI:

    • Register by mail, or in person.

    • Voters must register by the 4th Wednesday before Election Day.

    PRIMARY RULES:

    • Open Primaries, meaning registered voters can vote in any party’s primary.

    WAYS TO VOTE:

    • In Person on Election Day

    • Absentee (Ballot request form is available six weeks prior to election.  Mailed or faxed requests must be received by 5:00 pm the Wednesday prior to the election.  In person requests must be received by the local election authority by 5:00pm the day before the election. More information here.)

    KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

    • ID is required to vote.

      • A list of acceptable forms of ID is clearly laid out here. Acceptable IDs include, nonexpired or nonexpiring MO driver’s or non-driver's license, nonexpired document with voter’s name; issued by US or state of MO, nonexpired or nonexpiring military ID card as long as the name on ID substantially conforms to the most recent signature in voter registration record.

      • If voter has none of the above, then they may sign a sworn statement affirming their identity and present an ID issued by a state or federal agency; a student Id from a MO institution of higher education, or a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or government document including a check as long as it has the voter’s name and address.

      • For more information check out VoteRiders.org.

    • Polling Hours: 6:00am – 7:00pm

    • MO Voter Hotline: (800) NOW-VOTE (669-8683)

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    Montana

    In Montana elections are overseen by the Montana Secretary of State.

    CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS AND FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE:

    https://app.mt.gov/voterinfo/

    REGISTERING TO VOTE IN MONTANA:

    PRIMARY RULES:

    • Open Primaries, meaning registered voters can vote in any party’s primary. 

    WAYS TO VOTE:

    KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

    • ID is required to vote.

      • Acceptable forms of ID include current photo ID showing voter's name* 

      • Current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, voter registration confirmation, government check or other government document showing voter’s name and current address

    • * such as valid driver's license, state ID, school district or postsecondary education ID, or tribal ID

      If you do not have any of the items listed above, you can still vote a regular ballot if your “Polling Place Elector ID” form can be verified by the Election Office.

    • Polling Hours: 7:00am – 8:00pm

    • Montana Voter Hotline: (888) 884-8683

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    Nebraska

    In Nebraska elections are overseen by the Nebraska Secretary of State.

    CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS:

    https://www.votercheck.necvr.ne.gov/VoterView/RegistrantSearch.do

    FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE:

    https://www.votercheck.necvr.ne.gov/VoterView/PollingPlaceSearch.do

    REGISTERING TO VOTE IN NEBRASKA:

    • Register by mail, or in person at your local County Clerk’s Office.

    • Voters must register by the 3rd Friday before an election or in person by 2nd Friday before the election.

    PRIMARY RULES:

    • Semi-Closed Primaries, meaning voters must vote in the primary of the party with which they’re affiliated but unaffiliated voters can choose which primary to vote in.

    WAYS TO VOTE:

    KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

    • ID is required for first time voters only.  

    • Polling Hours: Polls are open 8:00am-8:00pm (CT) 7:00am-7:00pm (MST)

    • Secretary of State Contact: (402) 471-2555

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    Nevada

    In Nevada elections are overseen by the Nevada Secretary of State.

    CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS AND FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE:

    https://www.nvsos.gov/votersearch/

    REGISTERING TO VOTE IN NEVADA:

    • Register online with a Nevada driver’s license, by mail or in person.

    • Voters must register by the Thursday preceding the 1st day of early voting.

    PRIMARY RULES:

    -Closed Primaries, meaning voters must vote in the primary of the party with which they are registered.

    WAYS TO VOTE:

    • In Person on Election Day

    • Early (Offered at specific locations from October 20, 2018-November 2, 2018. More information available here.)

    • Absentee (Ballot requests by mail must receive request by voter’s local election office by 5:00pm on the seventh calendar day preceding an election.)

    KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

    • ID is required for first time voters only.

    • Polling Hours: 7:00am – 7:00pm

    • Election Division Contact: (775) 684-5705 

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    New Hampshire

    In New Hampshire elections are overseen by the New Hampshire Election Division.

    CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS:

    https://app.sos.nh.gov/Public/PartyInfo.aspx

    FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE:

    https://app.sos.nh.gov/Public/PollingPlaceSearch.aspx

    REGISTERING TO VOTE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE:

    • Same Day Registration is available with ID and proof of address.

    • Register by mail or in person at a Town Clerk’s Office, your community’s Supervisors of the Checklist, or if you live in a city, the Registrar of Voters at city hall.

    • Last day to register is the day of your local Supervisors of the Checklist meeting, which will be between 6-13 days prior to the election.

    PRIMARY RULES:

    • Semi-Closed Primaries, meaning voters registered with a party must vote with that party.  Nonaffiliated voter can request any ballot.

    WAYS TO VOTE:

    • In Person on Election Day

    • Absentee By Mail or In Person (Application can be completed by mail or in-person. Ballots must be received by 5:00pm on Election Day.)

    KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

    • ID is required to vote, but voters can complete an affidavit in lieu of presenting ID.  

      • Acceptable forms of ID include: Driver's license from any state or federal government, non-driver’s ID card issued by any state, US armed services ID or passcard, US passport or passcard, student ID issued by listed institutions in NH (postsecondary schools; requires date of issuance), any other photo ID considered legitimate. IDs must be valid unless voter is 65 or older.

      • Any voter who does not present an approved photo ID, or have their identity verified by an election official, will be permitted to vote after executing a challenged voter affidavit.

    • Polling Hours: Polls open between 6:00-11:00am and close between 7:00-8:00pm depending on location.

    • Contact Elections Division: (603) 271-3242

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    New Jersey

    In New Jersey elections are overseen by the New Jersey Department of State.

    CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS:

    https://voter.njsvrs.com/PublicAccess/servlet/com.saber.publicaccess.control.PublicAccessNavigationServlet?USERPROCESS=PublicSearch

    FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE:

    https://voter.njsvrs.com/elections/polling-lookup-orig.html

    REGISTERING TO VOTE IN NEW JERSEY:

    • Register by mail or in person.

    • Voters must register at least 21 days before an election.

    PRIMARY RULES:

    • Semi-Closed Primaries, meaning voters with party affiliation must vote in their party’s primary, while voters with no party affiliation can vote in any primary.

      • Voters who want to change party affiliation must do so at least 55 days prior to the primary election.

    WAYS TO VOTE:

    • In Person on Election Day

    • Absentee / By Mail (Application must be received by the County Clerk at least 7 days prior to the election. A voter may also apply in person to the County Clerk until 3:00 p.m. on the day before the election.

    KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

    • ID is required for first time voters only.

    • Polling Hours: 6:00am – 8:00pm

    • New Jersey Voter Hotline: 1-877-658-6837

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    New Mexico

    In New Mexico elections are overseen by the New Mexico Secretary of State.

    CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS:

    https://voterportal.servis.sos.state.nm.us/WhereToVote.aspx

    FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE:

    https://voterportal.servis.sos.state.nm.us/WhereToVoteAddress.aspx

    REGISTERING TO VOTE IN NEW MEXICO:

    • Register online with state driver’s license, by mail, or in person at a County Clerk’s office.

    • Voters must register 25 days before the election.

     

    PRIMARY RULES:

    • Closed Primaries, meaning voters must vote in the primary of the party with which they are registered.

    WAYS TO VOTE:

    • In Person on Election Day

    • Early In Person (Early voting locations open in each county beginning on Saturday, October 20, 2018 and continue through Saturday, November 3, 2018. Please check locations and hours of operation by visiting NMVote.org or by contacting your County Clerk’s Office.)

    • Absentee / By Mail (Absentee voting begins at County Clerk’s Office October 9, 2018. Mail in application must be received by Friday before the election. Ballot must be returned by 7:00pm on election day.)

    KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

    • ID may be required from first time voters if they did not present ID at time of registration.

    • Polling Hours: 7:00am – 7:00pm

    • Secretary of State contact: (505) 827.3600

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    New York

    In New York elections are overseen by the New York State Board of Elections.

    CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS AND FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE:

    https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov

    REGISTERING TO VOTE IN NEW YORK:

    • Register by mail, or in person.

    • Online registration is available through DMV https://dmv.ny.gov/more-info/motor-voter-faqs-0

    • Voters must register 25 days before an election. See below for primary voting deadlines, which are different.

    • Voters must include their current driver’s license number, their last 4 digits of social security number, or a unique State-assigned number when they register, or they will have to show ID their first time at the polls.

    PRIMARY RULES:

    • Closed Primaries, meaning you must vote in the primary of the party with which you are registered.

      • NOTE: Changes in party enrollment must be made at least 25 day before the previous year’s general election. 

      • New York holds two different primary days, one for federal elections and one for state-wide races. Make sure to include both in your calendar.

    WAYS TO VOTE:

    • In Person on Election Day

    • Absentee By Mail or In-Person (NOTE: NYC allows something similar to early voting, but doesn’t call it that. Voters may request an absentee ballot in person at any Board of Elections office up until the day before the election and vote there. Applications to vote by mail can be requested no earlier than 30 days and must be sent in by 7 days before the election. An excuse is required to vote absentee, but proof is not needed.)

    KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

    • ID may be required for first time voters only.

      • New registrants who did not provide one of the required forms of ID at the time of registration must show (either in person or by providing a copy by mail) a current photo ID or copy of a utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document (including check) that includes their name and address.

      • For more information check out VoteRiders.org.

    • Polling Hours (Federal Elections): 6:00am – 9:00pm.

    • Polling Hours (Primaries): Polls are open 6:00am-9:00pm in urban counties and 12:00noon – 9:00 in rural counties.

    • Voter Information Hotline: (800) 367-8683

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    North Carolina

    In North Carolina elections are overseen by the North Carolina State Board of Elections.

    CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS:

    https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/ 

    FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE:

    https://vt.ncsbe.gov/PPLkup/

    REGISTERING TO VOTE IN NORTH CAROLINA:

    • Same day registration is available at one-stop voting sites during the early voting period.

    • Otherwise, register by mail using the state voter registration form or register in person at county board of elections office.

    • Voters must register 25 days before an election (unless they register in-person during the early voting period).

    • Voters must include their current driver’s license number, their last 4 digits of social security number, or a unique State-assigned number when they register, or they will have to show ID their first time at the polls.

    PRIMARY RULES:

    • Semi-Closed Primaries, meaning voters registered with a particular party must vote in party’s primary but non-affiliated voters can vote in any primary.

    WAYS TO VOTE:

    • In Person on Election Day

    • Early (Early in-person voting begins third Thursday, October 17, 2018 and ends Saturday, November 3, 2018 and can be done at one of the state’s one-stop sites.)

    • By Mail /Absentee (Application must be received by 5:00pm on the Tuesday before the election.)

    KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

    • ID is required for first time voters only.  

      • New registrants who did not provide one of the required forms of ID at the time of registration must show (either in person or by providing a copy by mail) a current photo ID or copy of a utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document (including check) that includes their name and address.

      • For more information check out VoterRiders.org.

    • Polling Hours: 6:30am – 7:30pm

    • State Voter Election Contact: (919) 814-0700

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    North Dakota

    In North Dakota elections are overseen by the North Dakota Secretary of State.

    CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS AND FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE:

    https://vip.sos.nd.gov/WhereToVote.aspx?tab=AddressandVotingTimes&ptlPKID=7&ptlhPKID=50

    REGISTERING TO VOTE IN North Dakota:

    • North Dakota does not require voter registration. State residents can vote at their local polling place with ID. More information below.

    PRIMARY RULES:

    • Open Primaries, meaning any voter can vote in any party’s primary.

    WAYS TO VOTE:

    • In Person on Election Day

    • By Mail / Absentee (No deadline for receiving applications but ballots must be received the day before the election.)

     

    KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

    • ID is required to vote.

      • Voters voting in-person must present a current North Dakota driver’s license or non-driver's ID card, tribal government-issued ID, or long-term care certificate (provided by ND facility). ID must include the voter's name, current residential address, and date of birth. Any missing information from your ID can supplemented with a current utility bill, current bank statement, document or check issued by a federal, state, or local government, or paycheck.

      • Current court ruling requires all ID’s must include a street address. P.O. Box addresses are no longer acceptable.

      • For more information check out VoteRiders.org

    • Polling Hours: Hours vary by county. Generally they start between 7:00-9:00am and end between 7:00pm-9:00pm.

    • Secretary of State Contact:  (800) 352-0867

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    Ohio

    In Ohio elections are overseen by the Ohio Secretary of State.

    CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS AND FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE:

     https://voterlookup.sos.state.oh.us/voterlookup.aspx

    REGISTERING TO VOTE IN OHIO:

     

    PRIMARY RULES:

    • Open Primaries, meaning any registered voter can vote in any party’s primary.

    WAYS TO VOTE:

    • In Person on Election Day

    • Early (Voting begins the day after the close of voter registration and extends until the day before Election Day. It is available at County Boards of Elections offices or at early voting centers designated by each county.)

    • Absentee (Ballot request must be received at least 3 days prior to election. Ballots must be submitted by 7:30 Election Day or postmarked the day before the election.)

    KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

    • ID is required to vote.

      • Acceptable forms of ID for in-person voting include: current OH driver’s license or state ID card, military ID, current photo ID issued by US govt or State of Ohio with voter’s name and current address, or one of the following as long as it is dated within the last 12 months and includes the voters name and address: a utility bill (including cell phone), a bank statement, a government check, a paycheck, or any other government documents aside from the notice of voter registration mailed by a board of elections.

      • Voters who do not have any of above ID can cast a provisional ballot. It will be counted if the board of elections can verify either their OH driver’s license or state ID number or the last 4 digits of their Social Security number.

      • Check out VoteRiders.org

    • Polling Hours: 6:30am – 7:30pm

    • Contact the Secretary of State: (877) 767-6446 x2

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    Oklahoma

    In Oklahoma elections are overseen by the Oklahoma State Election Board.

    CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS AND FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE:

    https://services.okelections.us/voterSearch.aspx

    REGISTERING TO VOTE IN OKLAHOMA:

    • Register by mail or in person at County Election Board.

    • Voters must register at least 24 days before an election.

    • Registration changes are available at any time except voters may not change their party affiliation between April 1 and August 31 of an even-numbered year (i.e. a Federal election year).

    • Voters are issued an ID card when they register.

    PRIMARY RULES:

    • Semi-Closed Primaries, meaning voters must vote in the party which they are registered in with on exception: As of 2019 Independent voters will be able to vote in the Democratic primary.

    WAYS TO VOTE:

    • In Person on Election Day

    • Early (Generally occurs for just a few days just before Election Day at local County Election Board or one of their designated satellite offices. In 2018, the early voting days areThursday, November 1, 8am-6pm, Friday, November 2, 8am-6pm, Saturday, November 3, 9am-2pm.)

    • By Mail / Absentee (Ballots can be requested online or by mail . Request must go in by 5pm October 31 and ballot must be submitted by 7:00pm on Election Day.) 

    KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

    • ID or Voter Registration Card is required to vote.

      • If the voter does not have their Voter Registration Card, they may present any ID issued by US Government, OK, or Fed-recognized Tribal government that inlcudes their photograph and is current as of date of voting (for voters aged 65 or older ID does not need to be valid).

      • For more information, check out VoteRiders.com.

    • Polling Hours: 7:00am – 7:00pm

    • State Election Board Hotline: (405) 521-2391

    • Oklahoma is one of a few states in which write-in voting is not permitted. That means voters are only able to vote for candidates that appear on the ballot.

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    Oregon

    In Oregon elections are overseen by the Oregon Secretary of State.

    CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS:

    https://secure.sos.state.or.us/orestar/vr/showVoterSearch.do?lang=eng&source=SOS

    REGISTERING TO VOTE IN:

    • Register online, by mail, or in person at a County Election Office.

    • Voters must register by 21st day before an election.

    • ID is required to register, but not to vote.

      • For first-time registrants must provide either: Their current driver’s number, the last 4 digits of their social, or an assigned unique number.

      • For registrants who haven’t provided the above with their registrations, they may show a current photo ID, or a copy of a utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or government document at a County Elections Office or by mail.

    PRIMARY RULES:

    • Closed Primaries, meaning voters must vote in the primary of the party with which they are registered. Unaffiliated voters cannot vote in the primaries.

    WAYS TO VOTE:

    • By Mail (All of Oregon votes by mail. Voters receive their ballots approximately two weeks before the election and can either return them by mail or to drop-off locations throughout the state. All ballots must be recieved by 8:00pm on Election Day.)

    KNOW BEFORE YOU vote:

    • ID is required to register, but not to vote. See above and check out VoteRiders.org for more information.

    • Oregon Voter Hotline: 866-673-8683

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    Pennsylvania

    In Pennsylvania elections are overseen by the Pennsylvania Department of State.

    CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS:

    https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/pages/voterregistrationstatus.aspx

    POLLING PLACE LOOKUP:

    https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/Pages/PollingPlaceInfo.aspx

    REGISTERING TO VOTE IN PENNSYLVANIA:

    • Register online registration with PA ID, by mail, or in person at a local elections office.

    • Voters must register 30 days before an election.

    PRIMARY RULES:

    • Closed Primaries, meaning voters must vote in the primary of the party with which they are registered. Unaffiliated voters are unable to vote in primaries.

    WAYS TO VOTE:

    • In Person on Election Day

    • Absentee (Ballot applications must be submitted to County Board of Elections by 4:00pm the Tuesday before the election.  Ballots must be returned by 5:00pm the Friday before the election.  You can also apply in person for an absentee ballot.)

    KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

    • ID is required to vote for first-time voters and absentee voters.

      • First-time voters voting in-person must present either a photo ID or a non-photo ID that includes their name and address. Acceptable forms of photo ID include: PA Driver’s License or PennDOT ID card, PA Commonwealth issued ID, U.S. Government issued ID, U.S. Passport, Military ID, Student ID, or 
Employee ID. Acceptable forms of non-photo ID (must include name and address) include: Voter Registration Card, PA Commonwealth issued ID, US Government issued ID, Firearm permit, Utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or government check.

      • Absentee ballot applications must include a PA Driver’s License #, Social Security #, OR copy of above-listed ID

      • For more information check out VoteRiders.org.

    • Polling Hours: 7:00am – 8:00pm 

    • PA Voter Hotline: (877) 868-3772

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    Rhode Island

    In Rhode Island, elections are overseen by the Rhode Island Board of Elections.

    CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS AND FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE:

    https://vote.sos.ri.gov

    REGISTERING TO VOTE IN RHODE ISLAND:

    • Same day registration is available in the Presidential Election only.

    • Register online with an RI driver’s license, by mail, or in person at your local Board of Canvassers.

    • Register by October 7, 2018.

    PRIMARY RULES:

    • Semi-Closed Primaries, meaning voters affiliated with a party must vote on their party’s ballot but unaffiliated voters can choose which ballot to vote on.  

    • Changes in party affiliation must be made at least 90 days before the primary. 

    WAYS TO VOTE:

    • In Person on Election Day

    • By Mail (Applications must be received by 4:00pm on the 21st day before Election Day. Emergency mail ballots are available to people with last-minute conflicts and can be requested until 4:00pm the day before Election Day. They must be returned to: State Board of Elections at 50 Branch Avenue Providence, R.I. 02904 by 8:00pm on Election Day.  

    KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

    • ID is required to vote.

      • Acceptable forms of ID include: RI driver’s license, US passport, ID card issued by a US-located educational institution, US military ID card, ID card issued by US government or State of RI (RIPTA bus pass, etc.), government issued medical card, or RI Voter ID card.

      • Voters without ID can vote a provisional ballot, which will be counted if the signature matches voter's registration record.

    • Polling Hours: 7:00am – 8:00pm

    • Board of Elections Hotline: (401) 222-2345 

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    South Carolina

    In South Carolina elections are overseen by the South Carolina Election Commission.

    CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS AND FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE:

    https://info.scvotes.sc.gov/eng/voterinquiry/VoterInformationRequest.aspx?PageMode=VoterInfo

    REGISTERING TO VOTE IN SOUTH CAROLINA:

    • Register online with an SC driver’s license, by mail, or in person.

    • Registration deadlines are in early October, but differ depending on how you register.

    PRIMARY RULES:

    • Open Primaries, meaning registered voters can vote in any party’s primary.

     

    WAYS TO VOTE:

    • In Person on Election Day

    • Early In Person (Voters may fill out an absentee ballot in person at their local county election office. Ballots must be in by 5:00pm the day before the election.)

    • By Mail / Absentee (Absentee ballots can be requested by mail up until the Friday before Election Day. Ballots must be returned by 7:00 pm on Election Day.  NOTE: ID is not required for mail-in absentee voting.)

       

    KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

    • ID is required to vote.

      • Acceptable forms of ID include SC Driver’s License or DMV ID card, US Passport, Military ID issued by federal government, or an SC Voter Registration card.

      • Voters who are unable to obtain valid photo ID due to a “reasonable impediment” may list the reason, sign an affidavit, and vote on a provisional ballot.

      • For more information check out VoteRiders.org.     

    • Polling Hours: 7:00am – 7:00pm 

    • State Election Commission Phone Number: (803) 734-9060

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    South Dakota

    In South Dakota elections are overseen by the South Dakota Secretary of State.

    CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS AND FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE:

    https://vip.sdsos.gov/viplogin.aspx

    REGISTERING TO VOTE IN SOUTH DAKOTA:

    • Register by mail or in person at your County Auditors office.

    • Registration must be received at least 15 days before Election Day.

    PRIMARY RULES:

    • Semi-Closed Primaries, meaning party-affiliated voters must vote in their own primary but Independents and nonaffiliated voters can choose to vote in the Democratic primary. The Republican primary is closed to non-members. 

    WAYS TO VOTE:

    • In Person on Election Day

    • Absentee (Application must be mailed or taken to a local County Elections office before 5:00pm on the day before Election Day.)

    KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

    • ID is required to vote, sort of.

      • Voters without an acceptable ID can sign an affidavit confirming their identity and vote on a regular ballot.

      • Acceptable forms of ID include SD driver’s license or SD state ID card, US government-issued ID, Tribal ID card, or a current student ID card from a SD-located high school or accredited institution of higher learning.

      • For more information check with VoteRiders.org.

    • Polling Hours: 7:00am – 7:00pm 

    • SD Election Information Hotline: (605) 773-3537 

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    Tennessee

    In Tennessee elections are overseen by the Tennessee Secretary of State.

    CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS AND FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE:

    https://tnmap.tn.gov/voterlookup/

    REGISTERING TO VOTE IN Tennessee :

    • Register online with state ID, by mail, or in person. Applications are available in many public offices.

    • Voters must register 30 days before an election.

    • NOTE: Voters who register by mail must vote in-person the first time they vote.

    PRIMARY RULES:

    • Open Primaries, meaning registered voters can vote in either any party’s primary.

    WAYS TO VOTE:

    KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

    • ID is required to vote, and requirements are strict. Be prepared.

      • Acceptable forms of ID include TN driver license or TN state ID, US Passport, ID issued by TN Department of Safety and Homeland Security, ID issued by federal or TN state government, US Military ID, TN handgun carry permit.

      • NOTE: College student ID’s are not accepted. Plan to have alternate ID.

      • Check out VoteRiders.org or Spreadthevote.org for more information or assistance obtaining and ID.

    • Polling Hours: Polls open at varied hours depending on the county but close at 8:00pm EST/ 7:00pm CT.

    • TN Voter Hotline: (877) 850-4959

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    Texas

    In Texas elections are overseen by the Texas Secretary of State.

    CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS AND FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE:

    https://teamrv-mvp.sos.texas.gov/MVP/mvp.do

    REGISTERING TO VOTE IN Texas:

    • Register online with state ID, by mail, or in person.

    • Voters must register 30 days before an election.

    • Voter Registration Cards are mailed to voters.

    PRIMARY RULES:

    • Open Primaries, meaning registered voters can vote in any party’s primary.

    WAYS TO VOTE:

    • In Person on Election Day

    • Early In Person (Vote in person between October Vote 22-November 2, 2018 at your county’s early voting location.)

    • By Mail (No longer called absentee voting. Excuse is required - must be away, sick or disabled, 65 or older, or confined in jail. Last day to apply is October 26, 2018, and ballot must be postmarked by November 7, 2018. Application is available here.)

     

    KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

    • ID is required to vote.

      • Acceptable forms of ID include: TX driver’s license, TX Election ID Certificate, TX Personal ID Card, Handgun License, Military ID Card, US Passport Book or Card, US Citizenship Certificate (valid within the last four years). If you do not have one of the IDs listed above, then you can show: Voter registration certificate, Certified birth certificate, Current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or government document including check, or any other government document showing the voter's name and an address. (Check here)

      • Student IDs are NOT accepted.

      • Check out VoteRiders.org and Spreadthevote.org for more information and assistance obtaining an ID.

    • Polling Hours: 7:00am – 7:00pm 

    • TX Voter Hotline: (800) 252-VOTE

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    Utah

    In Utah elections are overseen by the Utah Lieutenant Governor.

    CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS AND FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE:

    https://vote.utah.gov/vote/menu/index

    REGISTERING TO VOTE IN Utah:

    • Same Day Registration is available at polling locations on Election Day.

    • Register online with a Utah State ID, by mail, or in person.

    • Voters must register 7 days before an election online or in-person. Mail in registrations must be received 30 days prior to the election.

    PRIMARY RULES:

    • Semi-Closed Primaries, meaning voters must vote the party ballot they are registered for, but unaffiliated voters can vote in any primary.

    WAYS TO VOTE:

    • In Person on Election Day

    • Early In-person (Early voting period goes from October 23 – November 2, 2018 at these locations.)

    • By Mail (Ballots are mailed to voters around October 16, 2018 and must be returned by November 5, 2018. Get more information and apply here.)

    KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

    • ID is required to vote.

      • Acceptable ID includes ONE valid UT driver's license or other state or federal ID, UT concealed weapon permit, U.S. Passport, Tribal ID (needn’t include photo) or TWO of the following: Student ID issued by UT-located post-secondary school, utility bill, bank or other financial account statement, certified birth certificate, Social Security card, check issued by UT or U.S., paycheck from employer, UT hunting or fishing license, U.S. military ID card*, certified naturalization documentation, certified court records: adoption or name change, Medicaid, Medicare, or Electronic Benefits Transfer card, ID issued by UT local government or employer, UT vehicle registration.

      • For more information check here: VoteRider.org

    • Polling Hours: 7:00am – 8:00pm 

    • Lt. Governor Elections Hotline: (801) 983-0275

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    Vermont

    In Vermont elections are overseen by the Vermont Secretary of State.

    CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS AND FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE: 

    https://www.mvp.sec.state.vt.us

    REGISTERING TO VOTE IN Vermont:

    • Same Day Registration is available at local Town Clerk’s offices.

    • Register online with a state ID, by mail, or in person at your local town clerk’s office.

    • Proof identity and residence is required to register for the first time online or by mail. Acceptable forms of proof include:

      • Valid photo ID (driver’s license or passport)

      • Current utility bill

      • Current bank statement

      • Another government document

    • Vermont is adorable! All Vermont voters must take the “Voters Oath” when registering for the first time. This is it: “You solemnly swear (or affirm) that whenever you give your vote or suffrage, touching any matter that concerns the State of Vermont, you will do it so as in your conscience you shall judge will most conduce to the best good of the same, as established by the Constitution, without fear or favor of any person.”

        

    PRIMARY RULES:

    • Open Primaries, meaning voters can vote in the primary of their choice.

    WAYS TO VOTE:

    • In Person on Election Day

    • Early In Person (At your local town clerk’s office. Voters can vote there or take the ballot home and return it another day.)

    • By Mail / Absentee (Apply by mail, in person or online. Ballots are available at least 45 days before the primary or general election and 20 days before a municipal election. The clerk must receive the ballot by the close of polls on Election Day in order for it to be counted by the day before.) 

    • At Home (For anybody who is ill or disabled, a ballot can be delivered to the home on Election Day itself. Request for this must be received by the town clerk by 5 p.m. on the day before the election. Two justices deliver the ballot, then bring it back to the polling place so that it can be counted.)

    Know before you go:

    • ID is not required to vote (unless you registered by mail and are voting for the first time).

      • If you registered when you renewed your driver’s license, or as part of a voter registration drive, you are not required to show ID.

    • Polling Hours: Polls open between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m., depending up the town. Polling ends at 7 p.m. 

    • Voter Outreach contact: 802-828-1931

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    Virginia

    In Virginia elections are overseen by the Virginia Department of Elections.

    CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS AND FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE:

    https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation

    REGISTERING TO VOTE IN Virginia:

    • Register online with a valid state ID, by mail, or in person.

    • Must register at least 22 days before an election.

    • Voters registering for the first time can apply for a Virginia Voter Photo ID Card when they submit their voter registration application. 

     PRIMARY RULES:

    • Open Primaries, meaning any registered voter can vote in any primary but each voter can only vote in one.

    WAYS TO VOTE:

    KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

    • ID is required to vote, and the rules are strict.

      • Acceptable ID include a recent VA driver's license or US passport, Student ID issued by VA-located institution of higher ed or any private school, an employee ID issued in ordinary course of business, tribal ID, VA Voter Photo ID Card, or any form of government-issued photo ID.

      • Voters without ID can still cast a provisional ballot. They will be given instructions on how to submit proof of ID along with the ballot.

      • For more information, check out VoteRider.orgor SpreadtheVote.org. (Both organizations can also help you obtain an ID.)

    • Polling Hours: 6:00am – 7:00pm

    • VA Voter Hotline: (800) 552-9745 

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    Washington

    In Washington elections are overseen by the Secretary of State.

    CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS:

    https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/MyVote/#/login

    REGISTERING TO VOTE IN Washington:

    • Register online with a Washington DL or state ID, by mail, or in-person.

    • Deadline for mail-in registration is October 8, 2018. For in-person registration it’s October 29, 2018.

    PRIMARY RULES:

    • Jungle Primaries, meaning all candidates on a single ballot and the top two winners go onto the General Election.

     

    WAYS TO VOTE:

    • By Mail (For the most part, all of Washington state votes by mail. Ballots are mailed out on October 19, 2018, and the voting period goes until election day.)

    • In Person (County auditors are required to open at least one vote center where voters can cast a ballot in person, and the ID requirement applies to those voters. Find your local voting center and hours by signing in here. )

    KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

    • ID is required for in-person voting only.

      • Accepted IDs driver’s license, state identification card, student identification card, tribal identification card, employer identification card. Specifics are available at VoteRiders.org

      • Ballots can be returned in person by 8:00pm on Election Day. (No polling hours because the entire state votes by mail.)

      • Washington Voter Hotline: 1-800-448-4881 

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    West Virginia

    In West Virginia, elections are overseen by the West Virginia Secretary of State.

    CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS AND FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE:

    https://services.sos.wv.gov/Elections/Voter/AmIRegisteredToVote

    REGISTERING TO VOTE IN West Virginia:

    • Voters must register 21 days before an election

    • Register online with West Virginia driver’s license or ID, by mail, or in person at your local county clerk’s office.

    PRIMARY RULES:

    • Semi-Closed Primaries, meaning voters registered with a party must vote in that primary. Unaffiliated voters may vote in any primary.

    WAYS TO VOTE:

    • In Person on Election Day

    • Early In Person (Available to walk-ins from October 24 - November 3, 2018 at local county courthouses.)

    • Absentee (Application must be received no later than 6 days before the election and must be postmarked by election day. Must be mailed to local County Clerk.)

    KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

    • ID is required to vote, but requirements aren’t stringent.

      • Valid, unexpired non-photo ID is technically required, but an accompanying adult can sign an affidavit vouching for your identity.

      • More information the specifics here: VoteRiders.org

    • Polling Hours: 6:30am – 7:30pm 

    • WV Voter Hotline: 866.767.8683

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    Wisconsin

    In Wisconsin elections are overseen by the Wisconsin Election Commission.

    CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS:

    https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/MyVoterInfo

    Find Your Polling place:

    https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/FindMyPollingPlace

    REGISTERING TO VOTE IN Wisconsin:

    • Register online (with WI state ID), by mail, or in person. (Proof of residence document and ID required by mail.)

    • Online and by mail registration deadline: October 17, 2018

    • Deadline to register in person at Municipal Clerk’s office: November 2, 2018

    PRIMARY RULES:

    • Open Primary, meaning any registered voter can vote in any party’s primary, but only one.

    WAYS TO VOTE:

    • In Person on Election Day ID required.

    • By Mail (Deadline for request for mail-in ballot November 1 at 5:00pm)

    • Absentee (Ballots must be requested by November 1st and mailed in by closed of polls on election day. Excuse not required.)

    KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

    • ID is required to vote.

    • Polling Hours: 7:00am – 8:00pm

    • Voter Hotline: (866) 868-3947

     

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    Wyoming

    In Wyoming, elections are overseen by Wyoming Secretary of State.

    Check your registration status by contacting your local County Clerk’s office:

    http://soswy.state.wy.us/Elections/Docs/WYCountyClerks.pdf

    FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE:

    http://soswy.state.wy.us/Elections/PollPlace/Default.aspx

    REGISTERING TO VOTE IN Wyoming:

    • Same Day Registration is available on Election Day. 

    • Otherwise, register in person or by mail.

    • Registration by mail/in person closes by two weeks before Election Day.

    PRIMARY RULES:

    • Closed Primaries, mostly. Party members must vote in the primary of the party with which they are affiliated with, but non-affiliated voters can change their registration on Election Day to vote in a primary. 

    WAYS TO VOTE:

    • In Person on Election Day

    • Early - Residents can vote at their county clerk’s office September 27-November 5, 2018

    • By Mail – Voting October 7 – November 6, 2018.

    • Absentee Application can be requested from county clerk within 40 days of the election and ballot must be submitted by 7:00pm on election day.

    KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

    • ID may be required from first time voters. Check VoteRiders.org for more info.

    • Polling Hours: 7:00am – 7:00pm

    • Voter Hotline: 307.777.5860

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    District of Columbia (Washington)

    In the District of Columbia, elections are overseen by District of Columbia Board of Elections.

    CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS AND FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE:

    https://www.dcboe.org/Voters/Register-To-Vote/Check-Voter-Registration-Status

    REGISTERING TO VOTE IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:

    • Same Day Registration is available with proof of residence.

    • Register online (with valid DC driver’s license), or fill out the same online form and submit by mail or in person at Board of Elections or any DC agency offices.

    • Deadline no later than 21st day before the election.

    PRIMARY RULES:

    • Closed Primaries, meaning voters can only vote in the primary of the party in which they are registered.

    WAYS TO VOTE:

    • In Person on Election Day

    • Early (Goes from October 22, 2018 – November 2, 2018, 8:30am-7:00pm at these locations.)

    • Absentee by Mail or in Person (Mail in requests must be received no later than the 7th day before the election.  Ballots must be received by 8:00pm Election Day.  The request can be done electronically on a smart phone or tablet.  Also, any form of written and signed communication requesting an absentee ballot is acceptable.)

     

    KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

    • ID is required for first time voters only. Check out VoteRiders.org

    • Polling Hours: 7:00am – 8:00pm

    • Voter Hotline: 800-643-3769 

     

    U.S. Territories

    U.S Territories do not have voting representation in Congress and can not vote for President of the United States. Territories do however hold elections.

     
     
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    Puerto Rico

    In Puerto Rico, elections are overseen by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, Puerto Rico Elections Office.

     
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    U.S. Virgin Islands

    In the U.S. Virgin Islands, elections are overseen by the Election System of the Virgin Islands

     
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    Guam

    In Guam, elections are overseen by the Guam Election Commission

     
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    Northern Mariana Islands

    In the Northern Mariana Islands, elections are overseen by the Commonwealth Election Commission