Voting Guides for Every State With Rules on Registration & Early, In-person, & Absentee Voting
Because of the changes resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, several news organizations and civic groups have collected voting rules and deadlines for each state and are updating them regularly.
Absentee voting has already begun in North Carolina and early in-person voting will start on September 18th in several states.
California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Vermont, Washington and D.C. are automatically sending out mail-in ballots, but in most states you have to request an absentee ballot. Check your state's rules so that you don't miss the deadline to apply for one.
And, remember, some states such as Texas, Tennessee, South Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana, Kentucky, Indiana and New York require an excuse to vote absentee, although New York may soon change that rule.
All the guides below are easy to use and include links if you need to access additional information.
FiveThirtyEight, How To Vote In The 2020 Election: A state-by-state guide to voting in the age of COVID-19
Democracy Works Voting Guide: In English and Spanish
The bottom line: Vote as early as your state allows. Taking advantage of early voting options will reduce the lines on election day and lessen everyone's risk of contracting the virus.
By: Don Lam & Curated Content