Many states have changed their voting rules and deadlines because of the coronavirus. Here’s how to cast your ballot, safely and on time. And remember, the dates listed below are the last possible opportunities to register and vote. If you can vote early, do. You’ll be doing your part to help the whole system run more smoothly.
Deadline is Monday, October 5
REGISTER IN PERSON OR BY MAIL
Make sure you’ve successfully registered to vote in this election.
CHECK YOUR REGISTRATION STATUS
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Tuesday, November 3
You need to bring ID. (ID rules may vary for absentee ballots and first-time voters.)
FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE
You can vote by mail for specific reasons, but not fear of coronavirus. Your ballot request must be received by
Friday, October 23 and your completed ballot must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, November 3 and received no later than 5 p.m. CT, Wednesday, November 4
(The U.S. Postal Service recommends mailing ballots at least a week before Election Day.)
APPLY FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT
Polls are open from Tuesday, October 13, through Friday, October 30
FIND YOUR LOCATION AND HOURS