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Key Dates and Deadlines

Oct. 23: Mail-in ballot application deadline (Officials must receive application by Oct. 23)
Oct. 30: Last day of early voting (in-person)
Nov. 3: Election Day (in-person voting)
Nov. 3/4: Deadline for elections officials to receive ballot by mail is 7 p.m. Nov. 3 (Election Day) if carrier envelope is not postmarked OR 5 p.m. Nov. 4 (next business day after Election Day) if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply)

Absentee/Mail-In Voting

Mail-in ballot applications must be received no later than the close of business on the 11th day before Election Day. If the 11th day is a weekend or holiday, the deadline is the first preceding business day.

Domestic Ballots by Mail must be received by 7 p.m. Election Day, or by 5 p.m. the next business day if postmarked by 7 p.m. on Election Day.

Overseas Ballots by Mail must be received no later than the fifth day after Election Day. Ballot must be postmarked by 7 p.m. on Election Day.

Military (domestic or overseas) Ballots by Mail using FPCA must be received no later than the sixth day after Election Day.

1. Request an absentee ballot. Print it out, sign it and mail the request form back to your county's election officials.

2. Receive your ballot in the mail.

3. Fill your ballot out. You can mail it back or deliver it in person to your county's election officials.

Early In-Person Voting

Tue, Oct. 13: Early Voting Begins

Any eligible voter may vote early,and in person, by visiting a voting location within their county. Find a voting location here.

In-person Voting

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

You must have a valid form of ID with you. If you don't, you can request a provisional ballot. (ID rules my vary for absentee ballots and first-time voters.) See more options below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I do not have a valid ID?

When you go to the polls to vote, present one of the seven (7) acceptable forms of photo ID. If you do not possess an acceptable form of photo identification and cannot reasonably obtain one, you may present a supporting form of ID (one of which is your valid voter registration certificate) and execute a Reasonable Impediment Declaration, noting your reasonable impediment to obtaining an acceptable form of photo identification, stating that the information contained in the declaration is true, that you are the same individual personally appearing at the polling place to sign the declaration, and that you face a reasonable impediment to procuring an acceptable form of photo identification. An election official will match your name to the official list of registered voters.

You may need to cast a provisional ballot if your voter status is in flux. This could be because you recently moved and have not updated your voter information by the Oct. 5 deadline. For more information and scenarios which may require you to cast a provisional ballot, click here.

What are my voting options if I'm a member of the armed forces or overseas?
Click here to learn how to vote if you are a member, of the armed forces, or are otherwise overseas.