Election 2020


On Tuesday November 3rd, American’s across the nation will head to their polling places to cast their vote in a historic election that will have profound impacts on the direction of our Nation. Our Nation seems more divided than ever and as we near election day NALP wants to stress the importance of this election and provide you information to assist and encourage you to vote. As the national association for the Landscape Industry we believe this election is extremely important for the entire nation but also specifically for the landscape industry. Votes casted in November will elect officials for two, four or six year terms in which the elected officials will craft policies, laws and regulations that will impact the landscape industry at the federal and state level. We want all NALP members and landscape professionals to let their voice be heard through their ability to vote. To aid in these efforts NALP has created this election 2020 website to provides specific voter information for all 50 states. NALP will continue to monitor for updates.

This information includes:
  • Where/how you can register
  • What you need to register
  • Deadline to register
  • Absentee rules
  • How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Search by State

Alabama

State election website

https://sos.alabama.gov/alabama-votes


Where/how you can register

Online, or by mail (form can be downloaded or sent by mail)


What you need to register

  • First and last name
  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s license/non-driver ID/SSN
  • Address

Deadline to register

For general election: October 19, 2020
Apply for Absentee voting: October 29, 2020


Absentee rules

“A voter may cast an absentee ballot if he or she

  • EXPECTS TO BE ABSENT FROM THE COUNTY on election day
  • IS ILL OR HAS A PHYSICAL DISABILITY that prevents a trip to the polling place
  • IS A REGISTERED ALABAMA VOTER LIVING OUTSIDE THE COUNTY, such as a member of the armed forces, a voter employed outside the United States, a college student, or a spouse or child of such a person
  • IS AN APPOINTED ELECTION OFFICER OR POLL WATCHER at a polling place other than his or her regular polling place
  • EXPECTS TO WORK A REQUIRED SHIFT, 10-HOURS OR MORE, that coincides with polling hours
  • IS A CAREGIVER for a family member to the second degree of kinship by affinity or consanguinity and the family member is confined to his or her home
  • IS CURRENTLY INCARCERATED in prison or jail and has not been convicted of a felony involving moral turpitude”

How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Use website (either by address or by voter information): https://myinfo.alabamavotes.gov/VoterView/PollingPlaceSearch.do
Absentee Ballot Application:
(online): https://myinfo.alabamavotes.gov/VoterView/AbsenteeBallotSearch.do
(PDF form): https://www.sos.alabama.gov/sites/default/files/voter-pdfs/absentee/RegularAbsenteeAppFillable.pdf


Alaska

State election website

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


Where/how you can register

Can either register online (with DMV validation) or register by mail with a paper form


What you need to register

  • a valid Alaska driver's license or state ID card (if online)
  • Copy of ID card/passport proving identity (if by paper form)
  • SSN
  • Address of Alaskan residence
  • Date of Birth

Deadline to register

For general election: October 4, 2020
Apply for Absentee voting: October 19, 2020


Absentee rules

Must still be considered a resident of Alaska


How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Search polling place by voter information: https://myvoterinformation.alaska.gov/
Apply for absentee voting here: https://elections.alaska.gov/Core/AKVoteEarly.php


Arizona

State election website

https://azsos.gov/elections


Where/how you can register

Can register online, by mail, or in person (at County Recorder’s Office)


What you need to register

  • Name
  • Residential Address
  • Date of Birth
  • SSN (not required)
  • Driver’s license/ Tribal ID #/ Citizen certificate # (not required)

Deadline to register

For general election: October 5, 2020
For absentee ballots: October 23, 2020


Absentee rules

Must be registered to vote in the state of Arizona


How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Search by Residence address here: https://my.arizona.vote/WhereToVote.aspx?s=address
Pick best option here: https://azsos.gov/votebymail


Arkansas

State election website

https://www.sos.arkansas.gov/elections


Where/how you can register

By mail or in-person only


What you need to register

  • Name
  • Address of residence
  • Date of Birth
  • Driver's License number OR SSN

Deadline to register

For general election: 30 days before election, so October 4, 2020
Apply for Absentee voting: in person is the close of business the day before the election (November 2), and by mail/"electronic means" is 7 days before (October 27)


Absentee rules

“To be qualified to vote an absentee ballot, you must meet one of the following criteria:
Note: On your application you may designate how you wish to receive your ballot: by picking it up in person, by mail, or bearer. UOCAVA voters have an additional delivery option for their absentee ballot.
Please contact your Arkansas County Clerk with any questions about the absentee voting process.

  • You will be unavoidably absent from your polling site on election day, OR
  • You will be unable to attend your polling site on election day due to illness or physical disability, OR
  • You are a member of the Uniformed Services, merchant marines or the spouse or a dependent family member and are away from your polling location due to the member’s active duty status, OR
  • A U.S. citizen whose residence is in Arkansas but is temporarily living outside the territorial limits of the United States.”

How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Use the “Polling Place Search” on this webpage: https://www.voterview.ar-nova.org/voterview
Absentee Application: https://www.sos.arkansas.gov/uploads/elections/Absentee_Ballot_Application.pdf


California

State election website

https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections


Where/how you can register

Online, but mail is available if necessary


What you need to register

  • “Your California driver license or California identification card number,
  • The last four digits of your social security number and
  • Your date of birth.”

Deadline to register

For general election: 15 days before election, so October 19, 2020
Apply for Absentee voting: Application must be requested by October 27, 2020


Absentee rules

For the upcoming 2020 election, all California Registered voters will automatically be sent a mail-in ballot


How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Enter info here: https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/polling-place/
Absentee information for the 2020 election can be found: https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-registration/vote-mail/vbm-nov2020-general-election/#vote-by-mail


Colorado

State election website

https://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/main.html


Where/how you can register

Online or by mail


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s license/ID number or SSN
  • Address of residence

Deadline to register

For general election: 22 days before election, so October 12, 2020
Apply for Absentee voting: N/A


Absentee rules

Ballots are sent by mail to all registered voters, though in-person voting is still available


How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Find polling station with “registration information” here: https://www.sos.state.co.us/voter/pages/pub/olvr/findVoterReg.xhtml
Absentee N/A, but for more information of mailed ballots go here: https://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/FAQs/mailBallotsFAQ.html


Connecticut

State election website

https://portal.ct.gov/SOTS/Common-Elements/V5-Template---Redesign/Elections--Voting--Home-Page


Where/how you can register

Register online, by mail, or in-person on election day at some polling stations


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s license or SSN
  • Address of residence

Deadline to register

For general election: : October 28, 2020
Apply for Absentee voting: October 27, 2020


Absentee rules

“You must meet one of the following requirements to apply and receive an absentee ballot:

  • Active service in the Armed Forces of the United States
  • Absence from the town during all of the hours of voting
  • An illness
  • Religious tenets forbid secular activity on the day of the election, primary or referendum
  • Duties as a primary, election or referendum official at a polling place other than my own during all of the hours of voting
  • A physical disability”

“For the August 2020 Presidential and State Primary, all voters can vote by absentee due to the COVID-19 virus, pursuant to the Governor's Executive Order No. 7QQ. Just check the COVID-19 box on the application.”


How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Search for polling station by address here: https://gettothepolls.com/
Information on Absentee ballot here: https://portal.ct.gov/SOTS/Election-Services/Voter-Information/Absentee-Voting


Delaware

State election website

https://elections.delaware.gov/index.shtml


Where/how you can register

Online, by mail, or at some government offices


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s license/ID number or SSN
  • Address of residence

Deadline to register

For general election: 10 days before election, or October 24, 2020 (if previously unregistered, deadline in October 10, 2020)
Apply for Absentee voting:


Absentee rules

  1. "I am in public service of the U.S. or the State of Delaware, or I am a spouse or dependent residing with or accompanying him or her. Reason 1 also applies to members of the Uniformed Services.
  2. Due to the nature of my business or occupation. Reason 2 also applies to
    • persons providing care to a parent, spouse or child who is living at home and requires constant care,
    • students, and
    • otherwise eligible persons who are incarcerated.
  3. I am sick, or temporarily or permanently physically disabled.
  4. I am absent from the district while on vacation.
  5. Due to the tenets or teachings of my religion.
  6. I am temporarily residing outside of the U. S. and the District of Columbia, or I am a spouse or dependent residing with or accompanying him or her."

If voting absentee during the COVID-19 pandemic, select Option 3.


How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Both polling stations and online absentee application can be found here: https://ivote.de.gov/voterview


Florida

State election website

https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/


Where/how you can register

Online, in DMV office, or by mail


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s License/ID number or SSN
  • Address of Residence

Deadline to register

For general election: 29 days before election, October 5, 2020
Apply for Absentee voting: 10 days before the election, October 24, 2020


Absentee rules

Any resident of Florida can request a mail ballot, but must go through their county’s Election Supervisor


How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Polling place (through voter information lookup): https://registration.elections.myflorida.com/CheckVoterStatus
Absentee application (must go by county of residence): https://dos.elections.myflorida.com/supervisors/


Georgia

State election website

https://sos.ga.gov/index.php/elections


Where/how you can register

Online or by Mail


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s License/ID number or SSN
  • Address of Residence

Deadline to register

For general election: October 5, 2020
Apply for Absentee voting: the Friday before Election day, October 30, 2020


Absentee rules

No excuse required, but must apply through county of residence


How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Polling place (use MVP login): https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do
Absentee (fill out form, then send by mail or email to county election supervisor): https://sos.ga.gov/admin/files/Absentee%20Ballot%20fillable%20form2020.pdf


Hawaii

State election website

https://elections.hawaii.gov/


Where/how you can register

Online, or at any of these locations: U.S. Post Offices, State Libraries, Satellite City Halls, Most State Agencies, Clerks Offices, Office of Elections


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s License/State ID number or SSN
  • Address of Residence

Deadline to register

For general election: October 5, 2020
Apply for Absentee voting: October 27, 2020


Absentee rules

All registered voters in Hawaii will automatically receive a ballot in the mail as of 2020.


How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Polling Place: https://histategis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=40a88743b85b4fbfb8cf6128bacfedcf
Absentee Application information: https://elections.hawaii.gov/hawaii-votes-by-mail/


Idaho

State election website

https://sos.idaho.gov/elections-division/


Where/how you can register

Online or by mail


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s License/ ID number or SSN
  • Address of Residence
  • Length of residence in Idaho

Deadline to register

For general election: October 10, 2020
Apply for Absentee voting: October 23, 2020


Absentee rules

No excuse required.


How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Polling place (search by address of residence): https://elections.sos.idaho.gov/ElectionLink/ElectionLink/ViewPollingLocation.aspx
Absentee application (online): https://elections.sos.idaho.gov/ElectionLink/ElectionLink/BeginAbsenteeRequest.aspx
(by mail, must be sent to corresponding address for county of residence): https://sos.idaho.gov/elect/clerk/forms/2020_Absentee_Request.pdf


Illinois

State election website

https://www.elections.il.gov/


Where/how you can register

Online or by mail


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s License/State ID number or SSN
  • Address of Residence

Deadline to register

For general election: October 18, 2020
Apply for Absentee voting: October 29, 2020


Absentee rules

No excuse required.


How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Polling place (by zip code): https://ova.elections.il.gov/PollingPlaceLookup.aspx?Name=Jj8LeKA7il5RZ
Absentee application (application to be mailed): https://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionOperations/VotingByMailAgreement.aspx?T=637307767690269023


Indiana

State election website

https://www.in.gov/sos/elections/


Where/how you can register

Online, by mail, or by contacting county election supervisor (all info online)


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s License/ID number or SSN
  • Address of Residence

Deadline to register

For general election: October 5, 2020
Apply for Absentee voting: October 22, 2020


Absentee rules

Excuses listed:

  • “You have a specific, reasonable expectation that you will be absent from the county on Election Day during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open (6 am until 6 pm).
  • You have a disability.
  • You are at least 65 years of age.
  • You will have official election duties outside of your voting precinct.
  • You are scheduled to work at your regular place of employment during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open.
  • You will be confined due to illness or injury or you will be caring for an individual confined due to illness or injury during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open.
  • You are prevented from voting because of a religious discipline or religious holiday during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open.
  • You are a participant in the state's address confidentiality program.
  • You are a member of the military or a public safety officer.
  • You are a "serious sex offender" as defined in Indiana Code 35-42-4-14(a).
  • You are prevented from voting due to the unavailability of transportation to the polls.”

How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Polling place (by address): https://gttp.votinginfoproject.org/
(by registration info, click “Find my Polling Location on screen here): https://indianavoters.in.gov/
Absentee information here: https://indianavoters.in.gov/MVPHome/PrintDocuments


Iowa

State election website

https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/voterinformation/index.html


Where/how you can register

Online or by mail, Election day registration is available (with proof of residence)


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s License/ID number or SSN
  • Address of Residence
  • Political affiliation (if any)

Deadline to register

For general election: October 24, 2020
Apply for Absentee voting: October 24, 2020


Absentee rules

No excuse required, but must be delivered to county auditor.


How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Polling Place (by zip code): https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/voterreg/pollingplace/search.aspx
Absentee information: https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/electioninfo/absenteeinfo.html


Kansas

State election website

https://sos.ks.gov/elections/elections.html


Where/how you can register

Online or by mail


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s License/ID number or SSN
  • Address of Residence
  • Date Residence was established
  • Date of naturalization, if applicable

Deadline to register

For general election: October 13, 2020
Apply for Absentee voting: October 27, 2020


Absentee rules

No excuse required to vote by mail, send to corresponding count office (on form).


How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Polling place:
Absentee application form:
https://www.kssos.org/forms/elections/AV1.pdf


Kentucky

State election website

https://elect.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx


Where/how you can register

Online or by mail


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s License/ID number or SSN
  • Address of Residence

Deadline to register

For general election: October 5, 2020
Apply for Absentee voting: October 27, 2020


Absentee rules

No excuses required.


How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Polling place: https://www.sos.ky.gov/elections/Pages/Polling-Locations.aspx
Absentee Application Information: https://elect.ky.gov/Voters/Pages/Absentee-Voting.aspx


Louisiana

State election website

https://www.sos.la.gov/electionsandvoting/Pages/default.aspx


Where/how you can register

Online, in person, or by mail


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s license/ID number
  • Address of Residence
  • Party affiliation
  • Mother’s Maiden name

Deadline to register

For general election: in person or by mail on October 5, 2020, online by October 13, 2020
Apply for Absentee voting: October 30, 2020


Absentee rules

Excuses for voting by mail:

  • Senior Citizen: If you are 65 years of age or older you may apply through a General Application and once accepted by the registrar of voters, vote by mail. You may request a ballot for one (1) election only or you may choose to automatically receive a ballot by mail for all upcoming elections unless you cancel your request in writing to the registrar of voters or a ballot is returned as undeliverable.
  • Temporarily Absent: If you are temporarily outside of Louisiana or your parish during the early voting period and on election day, or expect to be, you may apply through a General Application and once accepted by the registrar of voters, vote by mail. Any person who requests an absentee by mail ballot be mailed to an address within the parish must indicate on the application the dates that they will be outside the territorial limits of the state or absent from the parish.
  • Offshore: If you work or expect to be offshore working during the early voting period and on election day, you may apply through a General Application and once accepted by the registrar of voters, vote by mail.
  • Nursing Home: If you reside in a nursing home, veterans' home or a hospital for an extended stay for a physical disability and are unable to vote in person during early voting or at the polls on election day, you may apply through a General Application and enroll in the nursing home early voting program. Once accepted by the registrar of voters, the registrar or a deputy registrar will go to your home facility during a period of a week prior to the beginning of early voting through the last day of early voting. The registrar of voters will bring either a paper ballot or a portable voting machine and guide you through the process of casting your vote.
  • Higher Education: If you are a student, instructor or professor located and living outside of your parish of registration, or the spouse/dependent thereof, you may apply through a General Application and once accepted by the registrar of voters, vote by mail.
  • Clergy: If you are minister, priest, rabbi, or other member of the clergy assigned outside of your parish of registration, or a spouse/dependent, you may apply through a General Application and once accepted by the registrar of voters, vote by mail.
  • Moved Out of Parish: If you moved more than 100 miles from the parish seat of your former residence after the voter registration books closed (30 days prior to an election), you may apply through a General Application and once accepted by the registrar of voters, vote by mail.
  • Involuntary Confinement: If you are involuntarily confined in an institution for mental treatment outside your parish of registration and you are not interdicted and not judicially declared incompetent, you may apply through a General Application and once accepted by the registrar of voters, vote by mail.
  • Hospitalized: If you expect to be hospitalized on election day and did not have knowledge of the hospitalization until after the time for early voting had expired; or you were hospitalized during the time for early voting and you expect to be hospitalized on election day; or you were either hospitalized or restricted to bed by your physician during early voting and on election day, you may apply through a General Application and once accepted by the registrar of voters, vote by mail.
  • Incarcerated: If you are incarcerated or expect to be incarcerated in an institution inside or outside of your parish of registration and you are not under an order of imprisonment for conviction of a felony, you may apply through a General Application and once accepted by the registrar of voters, vote by mail.
  • Address Confidentiality Program: If you are a program participant in the secretary of state's Address Confidentiality Program, you may apply through a General Application and once accepted by the registrar of voters, vote by mail.
  • Juror: If you will be sequestered on the day of the election, you may apply through a General Application and once accepted by the registrar of voters, vote by mail.”

How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Polling Place: https://voterportal.sos.la.gov/
Absentee Application Information: https://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/Vote/VoteByMail/Pages/default.aspx


Maine

State election website

https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/


Where/how you can register

By mail or In person at town office/city hall, at the BMV, or voter registration drives


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s License/ID number
  • Address of Residence

Deadline to register

For general election: in person up until election day, by mail by October 13, 2020


Absentee rules

No excuse needed to vote by mail


How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Polling place: https://www1.maine.gov/portal/government/edemocracy/voter_lookup.php
Absentee Application information: https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/voter-info/absenteeguide.html


Maryland

State election website

https://elections.maryland.gov/


Where/how you can register

Online or by mail


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s License/ID number or SSN
  • Address of Residence
  • Party Affiliation

Deadline to register

For general election: October 13, 2020
Apply for Absentee voting: October 27, 2020 (by you want ballot in mail) or October 30, 2020 (to download a ballot online)


Absentee rules

No excuse required, request must be sent to corresponding county office


How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Polling Place: https://voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/PollingPlaceSearch
Absentee application: https://elections.maryland.gov/voting/documents/Absentee_Ballot_Application_English.pdf


Massachusetts

State election website

https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleidx.htm


Where/how you can register

Online, by mail, or in person (at RMV)


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s License/ID number or SSN
  • Address of Residence
  • Party Affiliation

Deadline to register

For general election: October 14, 2020
Apply for Absentee voting: October 28, 2020


Absentee rules

Excuses for absentee ballot:

  • “A military voter on active duty;
  • A Massachusetts citizen residing outside of the United States;
  • A voter who has been admitted to the hospital within 1 week of the election;
  • A voter who has been quarantined within 1 week of the election;
  • A voter who is incarcerated.”

How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Polling place: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/WhereDoIVoteMA/bal/MyElectionInfo.aspx
Absentee ballot information: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleabsentee/absidx.htm


Michigan

State election website

https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1633---,00.html


Where/how you can register

Online or by mail


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s License/ID number and/or SSN
  • Address of Residence

Deadline to register

For general election: until and on Election day
Apply for Absentee voting: October 30, 2020


Absentee rules

No excuse required to apply for absentee ballot


How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Polling Place: https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/
Absentee information: https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1633_8716_8728-21037--,00.html


Minnesota

State election website

https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/


Where/how you can register

Online, by mail, or in person on Election day


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s License/ID number and/or SSN
  • Address of Residence

Deadline to register

For general election: October 24, 2020, but reopens on Election day for those voting in-person
Apply for Absentee voting: up until the day of election, though it must be postmarked on or before Election day upon return


Absentee rules

No excuse required


How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Polling place: https://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us/
Absentee Application: https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/other-ways-to-vote/


Mississippi

State election website

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


Where/how you can register

By mail or in person, at Municipal or Circuit clerks’ offices, or the Department of Public Safety


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s License/ID number and/or SSN
  • Address of Residence

Deadline to register

For general election: October 5, 2020
Apply for Absentee voting: must contact Circuit/Municipal clerk before September 19, 2020


Absentee rules

“Some registered voters are eligible to vote by an absentee ballot because of age, health, work demands, temporary relocation for educational purposes, or their affiliation with the U.S. Armed Forces. Please check with your Circuit or Municipal Clerk to determine if you are entitled to vote by an absentee ballot and to learn the procedures for doing so.”


How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Polling Place: https://www.sos.ms.gov/PollingPlace/Pages/default.aspx
List of Circuit clerks to contact about absentee eligibility: https://courts.ms.gov/trialcourts/circuitcourt/circuitclerks.pdf


Missouri

State election website

https://www.sos.mo.gov/elections


Where/how you can register

Online, by mail (download or have it sent to you), or in person


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s License
  • Address of Residence
  • SSN

Deadline to register

For general election: October 7, 2020
Apply for Absentee voting: October 21, 2020


Absentee rules

“Governor Parson signed Senate Bill 631 into law on June 4, 2020, which authorizes mail-in ballots for the August 4, 2020 primary election and the November 3, 2020 general election to avoid the risk of contracting or transmitting severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (COVID-19).”


How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Polling Place: https://voteroutreach.sos.mo.gov/PRD/VoterOutreach/VOSearch.aspx
Absentee information: https://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/goVoteMissouri/howtovote#Mail


Montana

State election website

https://sosmt.gov/elections/


Where/how you can register

By mail, or in person at county election office or at MVD


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s License/ID number or SSN
  • Address of Residence

Deadline to register

For general election: October 5, 2020; though late registration can be accepted until close of polls on election day
Apply for Absentee voting: November 2, 2020 (by noon)


Absentee rules

No excuse required


How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Polling Place: https://app.mt.gov/voterinfo/
Absentee application: https://sosmt.gov/Portals/142/Elections/Forms/Application-for-Absentee-Ballot.pdf?dt=1523470576630


Nebraska

State election website

https://www.nebraska.gov/featured/elections-voting/


Where/how you can register

Online or by mail, or in person at the DMV


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s License/ID number and/or SSN
  • Address of Residence
  • Party Affiliation

Deadline to register

For general election: October 16, 2020
Apply for Absentee voting: October 16, 2020


Absentee rules

No excuse required


How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Polling Place: https://www.votercheck.necvr.ne.gov/voterview
Absentee Information (Early voting): https://sos.nebraska.gov/elections/early-voting-0


Nevada

State election website

https://www.nvsos.gov/sos/elections


Where/how you can register

Online, by mail, or in person at DMV


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s License/ID number and/or SSN
  • Address of Residence
  • Party Affiliation

Deadline to register

For general election: October 6, 2020
Apply for Absentee voting: October 20, 2020


Absentee rules

No excuse required


How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Polling Place: https://www.nvsos.gov/votersearch/
Absentee Information: https://www.nvsos.gov/sos/elections/voters/absentee-voting


New Hampshire

State election website

https://sos.nh.gov/Elections.aspx


Where/how you can register

In person at town or city clerks’ office, or by mail


What you need to register

“No matter when or where you register to vote, you will be required to fill out a New Hampshire voter registration form. You will be asked to show proof of identity, age, citizenship and domicile. This proof may be shown in paper or electronic form.”


Deadline to register

For general election: before the final meeting of the Supervisors of the Checklist meeting, usually 6-13 days before the election
Apply for Absentee voting: as long as ballot is received as processed by 5 pm on election day


Absentee rules

“I will be entitled to vote by absentee ballot because (check one):

  • I plan to be absent on the day of the election from the city, town, or unincorporated place where I am domiciled.
  • I cannot appear in public on election day because of observance of a religious commitment.
  • I am unable to vote in person due to a disability.
  • I am unable to vote in person due to concern for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • I cannot appear at any time during polling hours at my polling place because of an employment obligation.

For the purposes of this application, the term “employment” shall include the care of children and infirm adults, with or without compensation”


How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Polling place: file:///Users/emilianawood/Downloads/StateList-Clerks%20&%20PollingPlaces.pdf
Absentee information: file:///Users/emilianawood/Downloads/2020%20Mail%20Primary%20or%20General%20Absentee%20Ballot%20Instructions%207.20.pdf
Absentee form: file:///Users/emilianawood/Downloads/Absentee%20BALLOT%20%20App%202020-COVID.pdf


New Jersey

State election website

https://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/index.shtml


Where/how you can register

By mail, forms available online (by county)


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s License number and/or SSN
  • Address of Residence

Deadline to register

For general election: October 13, 2020
Apply for Absentee voting: October 27, 2020


Absentee rules

No excuse required


How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Polling Place: https://voter.svrs.nj.gov/polling-place-search
Absentee Information: https://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/vote-by-mail.shtml/


New Mexico

State election website

https://www.sos.state.nm.us/voting-and-elections/


Where/how you can register

Online or by mail


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s License number and/or SSN
  • Address of Residence

Deadline to register

For general election: October 6, 2020
Apply for Absentee voting: October 20, 2020


Absentee rules

No excuse required


How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Polling Place: https://voterportal.servis.sos.state.nm.us/WhereToVoteAddress.aspx
Absentee application (online): https://portal.sos.state.nm.us/OVR/WebPages/AbsenteeApplication.aspx


New York

State election website

https://www.elections.ny.gov/


Where/how you can register

By mail, or in person at “your county board of elections or at any New York State Agency-Based voter registration center,” or the DMV


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s License number and/or SSN
  • Address of Residence
  • Party Affiliation

Deadline to register

For general election: October 9, 2020
Apply for Absentee voting: October 27, 2020 (by mail) or November 2, 2020 (in person)


Absentee rules

Excuses for absentee ballots include:

  • “Absent from your county or, if a resident of New York City absent from said city, on Election Day.
  • Unable to appear at the polls due to temporary or permanent illness or disability; or because you are the primary care giver of one or more individuals who are ill or physically disabled.
  • A resident or patient of a Veterans Health Administration Hospital.
  • Detained in jail awaiting Grand Jury action or confined in prison after conviction for an offense other than a felony.”

How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Polling Place: https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov/
Absentee Information: https://www.elections.ny.gov/VotingAbsentee.html


North Carolina

State election website

https://www.ncsbe.gov/ncsbe/


Where/how you can register

By mail, or online through the DMV (if a registered customer)


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s License number and/or SSN
  • Address of Residence

Deadline to register

For general election: October 9, 2020 (Same-day registration available during early voting period)
Apply for Absentee voting: October 27, 2020


Absentee rules

No excuse required


How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Polling Place: https://vt.ncsbe.gov/PPLkup/
Absentee Information: https://www.ncsbe.gov/Voting-Options/Absentee-Voting


North Dakota

State election website

https://vip.sos.nd.gov/PortalList.aspx


Where/how you can register

North Dakota does not require voter registration


What you need to register

When voting, eligible voters need to bring valid state ID (license, non-driver ID, Tribal government issued ID, or long-term care ID certificate)


Deadline to register

For general election: N/A
Apply for Absentee voting: no set deadline, but if applying by mail give enough time for application to be processed


Absentee rules

No excuse required


How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Polling Place: https://vip.sos.nd.gov/WhereToVote.aspx?tab=AddressandVotingTimes&ptlPKID=7&ptlhPKID=50
Absentee Application: https://vip.sos.nd.gov/absentee/Default.aspx


Ohio

State election website

https://www.ohiosos.gov/elections/voters/


Where/how you can register

Online or by mail


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • Ohio driver’s license or Ohio identification card number
  • Address
  • Last four digits of your Social Security number

Deadline to register

General Election: October 5, 2020
Absentee Application: October 31, 2020


Absentee rules

No excuse required


How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Polling Place: https://www.ohiosos.gov/elections/voters/toolkit/polling-location/
Absentee Application: https://www.ohiosos.gov/elections/voters/absentee-voting/


Oklahoma

State election website

https://www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/index.html


Where/how you can register

Online or by mail


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s license number and/or SSN
  • Address of Residence
  • Party Affiliation

Deadline to register

General Election: October 9, 2020
Absentee Application: October 27, 2020


Absentee rules

No excuse required


How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Polling Place (through OK Voter Portal): https://okvoterportal.okelections.us/
Absentee Application: https://www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Absentee_Voting/index.html


Oregon

State election website

https://sos.oregon.gov/voting-elections/Pages/default.aspx


Where/how you can register

Online, or delivering application to county elections office


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s license number and/or SSN
  • Address of Residence
  • Party Affiliation

Deadline to register

General Election: October 13, 2020
Absentee Application: N/A


Absentee rules

All registered voters in Oregon are sent a ballot through the mail, as all voting is “Vote by Mail”


How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Polling Place: N/A
Absentee Application: https://sos.oregon.gov/voting/pages/voteinor.aspx


Pennsylvania

State election website

https://www.dos.pa.gov/VotingElections/Pages/default.aspx


Where/how you can register

Online, Delivered to your county voter registration office., or By mail to your county voter registration office


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s license number and/or SSN
  • Address of Residence
  • Party Affiliation

Deadline to register

General Election: October 19, 2020
Mail-in Application: October 27, 2020


Absentee rules

No requirement for a mail-in ballot, but for Absentee Application:

  • “College students who are not registered to vote at their school address
  • People whose work or vacation take them away from the municipality where they live
  • Those with a physical disability or illness that prevents them from going to the polling place
  • Members of the military
  • People who may have a conflict due to the celebration of a religious holiday
  • Inmates who haven't been convicted of a felony
  • To vote by absentee ballot you must be registered to vote.”

How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Polling Place: https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/Pages/PollingPlaceInfo.aspx
Absentee/Mail-in Information: https://www.votespa.com/Voting-in-PA/Pages/Mail-and-Absentee-Ballot.aspx


Rhode Island

State election website

https://vote.sos.ri.gov/


Where/how you can register

Online, by mail, in person, or same-day registration available


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s license number and/or SSN
  • Address of Residence
  • Party Affiliation

Deadline to register

General Election: October 4, 2020
Absentee Application: October 13, 2020


Absentee rules

No excuse required as a resident of Rhode Island


How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Polling Place: https://vote.sos.ri.gov/Home/PollingPlaces?ActiveFlag=2
Absentee Information: https://vote.sos.ri.gov/Voter/VotebyMail


South Carolina

State election website

https://www.scvotes.gov/


Where/how you can register

Online, by mail, or in person


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • SSN
  • Address of Residence

Deadline to register

General Election: October 4, 2020
Absentee Application: October 30, 2020


Absentee rules

  • “Members of the Armed Forces
  • Members of the Merchant Marine
  • Spouses and dependents residing with members of the Armed Forces or Merchant Marine
  • Persons serving with the American Red Cross or with the United Service Organizations (USO) who are attached to and serving with the Armed Forces outside their county of residence and their spouses and dependents residing with them
  • Citizens residing overseas
  • Persons who are physically disabled (includes illnesses and injuries)
  • Students attending school outside their county of residence and their spouses and dependents residing with them
  • Persons who for reasons of employment will not be able to vote on election day
  • Government employees serving outside their county of residence on Election Day and their spouses and dependents residing with them
  • Persons who plan to be on vacation outside their county of residence on Election Day
  • Persons serving as a juror in state or federal court on Election Day
  • Persons admitted to the hospital as emergency patients on Election Day or within a four-day period before the election
  • Persons with a death or funeral in the family within three days before the election
  • Persons confined to a jail or pre-trial facility pending disposition of arrest or trial
  • Persons attending sick or physically disabled persons
  • Certified poll watchers, poll managers, and county election officials working on Election Day
  • Persons sixty-five years of age or older
  • Persons who for religious reasons do not want to vote on a Saturday (Presidential Primaries Only)”

How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Polling Place: https://info.scvotes.sc.gov/eng/voterinquiry/VoterInformationRequest.aspx?PageMode=VoterInfo
Absentee Information: https://www.scvotes.gov/absentee-voting


South Dakota

State election website

https://sdsos.gov/elections-voting/default.aspx


Where/how you can register

Online or by mail


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s license number and/or SSN
  • Address of Residence
  • Party Affiliation

Deadline to register

General Election: October 19, 2020
Absentee Application: November 2, 2020 (but ballot must be returned by close of polls on election day)


Absentee rules

No excuse required


How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Polling Place (use voter information portal): https://vip.sdsos.gov/VIPLogin.aspx
Absentee Application: https://sdsos.gov/elections-voting/assets/AbsenteeBallotApplicationFillable.pdf


Tennessee

State election website

https://sos.tn.gov/elections


Where/how you can register

Online or by mail


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • SSN
  • Address of Residence

Deadline to register

General Election: October 5, 2020
Absentee Application: October 27, 2020


Absentee rules

  • “You will be outside the county where you are registered during the early voting period and all day on Election Day.
  • You or your spouse are a full-time student in an accredited college or university outside the county where you are registered.
  • You are on the permanent absentee list.
  • You reside in a nursing home, assisted living facility or home for the aged outside your county of residence.
  • You will be unable to vote in-person due to jury duty.
  • You are sixty (60) years of age or older.
  • You have a physical disability and an inaccessible polling place.
  • You are hospitalized, ill or physically disabled and unable to appear at your polling place to vote; and/or you have determined it is impossible or unreasonable to vote in-person due to the COVID-19 situation.
  • You are the caretaker of a person who is hospitalized, ill, or disabled, and/or you have determined it is impossible or unreasonable to vote in-person due to the COVID-19 situation.
  • You are a candidate for office in the election.
  • You serve as an Election Day official or as a member or employee of the election commission.
  • You are observing a religious holiday that prevents you from voting in person during the early voting period and on Election Day.
  • You or your spouse possess a valid commercial drivers license (CDL) or Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card and you will be working outside the state or county of registration during the open hours of early voting and Election Day and have no specific out-of-county or out-of-state address to which mail may be sent or received during such time.
  • You are a member of the military or are an overseas citizen.”

How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Polling place (through voter portal): https://tnmap.tn.gov/voterlookup/
Absentee application: https://sos-tn-gov-files.tnsosfiles.com/2020%20Absentee%20Request%20-%20August.pdf


Texas

State election website

https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/index.shtml


Where/how you can register

By mail, or in-person at the Voter Registrar’s Office


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s license number and/or SSN
  • Address of Residence

Deadline to register

General Election: October 4, 2020
Absentee Application: October 23, 2020


Absentee rules

“Only specific reasons entitle a registered voter to vote early by mail (no longer called absentee voting). You may request a ballot by mail if you:

  • will be away from your county on Election Day and during the hours that early voting is conducted;
  • are sick or disabled;
  • are 65 years of age or older on Election Day; or
  • are confined in jail.”

How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Polling place: https://teamrv-mvp.sos.texas.gov/MVP/mvp.do
Absentee information: https://www.sos.texas.gov/elections/voter/reqabbm.shtml


Utah

State election website

https://elections.utah.gov/


Where/how you can register

Online, in-person, or by mail


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s license number and/or SSN
  • Address of Residence
  • Party Affiliation

Deadline to register

General Election: October 27, 2020 (if online or in person), or October 4, 2020 (postmarked if by mail)
Absentee Application: N/A


Absentee rules

All registered voters automatically receive a mail-in ballot


How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Polling place (through voter portal): https://votesearch.utah.gov/voter-search/search/search-by-voter/voter-info
Absentee application: https://voteinfo.utah.gov/learn-about-voting-by-mail-and-absentee-voting/


Vermont

State election website

https://sos.vermont.gov/elections/


Where/how you can register

Online, by mail, or at county clerk’s office


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s license number and/or SSN
  • Address of Residence

Deadline to register

General Election: “any day up to and including the day of the election.”
Absentee Application: By 5 pm November 2, 2020


Absentee rules

No excuse required


How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Polling place (an excel document): https://sos.vermont.gov/media/kxqnjcql/2020-vt-primary-general-tm-polling-places.xlsx
Absentee information: https://sos.vermont.gov/elections/voters/early-absentee-voting/


Virginia

State election website

https://www.elections.virginia.gov/


Where/how you can register

Online, by mail, or in person at public buildings (i.e. public library, DMV)


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • SSN
  • Address of Residence

Deadline to register

General Election: October 12, 2020


Absentee rules

  • “I am a student attending college/university outside of my city/county of residence in Virginia.
  • I have a disability or illness that prevents me from voting in person.
  • I am pregnant.
  • I am confined either awaiting trial or convicted of a misdemeanor.
  • I am active duty merchant marine or in the armed forces, or a spouse or dependent of an active duty member.
  • I am temporarily residing outside of the U.S. for a non-employment related reason. (Voter Registration Office: review VA Code § 24.2-453)
  • I am temporarily residing outside of the U.S. for employment or a spouse or dependent living with a person temporarily residing outside of the U.S. for employment.
  • I have moved to another state less than 30 days before a presidential election and am requesting a ballot for the presidential and vice-presidential electors only (ballots for other offices/issues will not be sent).
  • I am 65 years of age or older.”

How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Polling place: https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation/Lookup/polling
Absentee information: https://www.elections.virginia.gov/casting-a-ballot/absentee-voting/


Washington

State election website

https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/


Where/how you can register

Online, by mail, or in person


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s license number and/or SSN
  • Address of Residence

Deadline to register

General Election: October 26, 2020
Absentee Application: N/A


Absentee rules

Absentee applications are automatically sent to all registered voters


How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Polling place (excel sheet): https://www.sos.wa.gov/_assets/elections/7.22.2020%20Drop%20Boxes%20and%20Voting%20Centers.xlsx
Absentee information: https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/faq_vote_by_mail.aspx


Washington, D.C.

State election website

https://www.dcboe.org/home#


Where/how you can register

Through the DMV, by mail, by email, or in person; Same-day registration also available


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s license number and/or SSN
  • Address of Residence
  • Party Affiliation

Deadline to register

General Election: October 13, 2020 (must be RECEIVED on this date if by mail)
Absentee Application: October 27, 2020


Absentee rules

No excuse required as a resident of Rhode Island


How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Polling Place (will be updated closer to election): https://earlyvoting.dcboe.org/
Absentee Application: https://dcboe.org/AbsenteeBallotRequest


West Virginia

State election website

https://sos.wv.gov/elections/Pages/default.aspx


Where/how you can register

Online, by mail, or in-person


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s license number and/or SSN
  • Address of Residence
  • Party Affiliation

Deadline to register

General Election: October 13, 2020
Absentee Application: October 28, 2020


Absentee rules

  • “Illness, injury or other medical reason (due to concerns of COVID-19, all voters may apply to vote absentee in the 2020 Primary Election because of “medical reason”)
  • Disability or advanced age
  • Incarceration or home detention (does not include individuals convicted of any felony, treason, or election bribery)
  • Work hours and distance from county seat
  • Inaccessible early voting site and polling place
  • Personal or business travel
  • Attendance at college or other place of education or training
  • Temporary residence outside of the county
  • Service as an elected or appointed state or federal official”

How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Polling place: https://services.sos.wv.gov/Elections/Voter/FindMyPollingPlace
Absentee information: https://sos.wv.gov/elections/Pages/AbsenteeVotingInformation.aspx


Wisconsin

State election website

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


Where/how you can register

Online, by mail, in person at municipal clerk’s office, or at polling place on election day


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s license number and/or SSN
  • Address of Residence

Deadline to register

General Election: October 14, 2020
Absentee Application: October 29, 2020


Absentee rules

No excuse required, but must submit a copy of valid photo ID with application


How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Polling place: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/FindMyPollingPlace
Absentee information: https://elections.wi.gov/voters/absentee


Wyoming

State election website

https://soswy.state.wy.us/elections


Where/how you can register

In person at county clerk’s office, or by mail (list of county clerk office address on application form here)


What you need to register

  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s license number and/or SSN
  • Address of Residence
  • Party Affiliation

Deadline to register

General Election: October 20, 2020
Absentee Application: November 2, 2020 (but if applying by mail, give at least a week for delivery of ballot)


Absentee rules

No excuse required


How to find polling place/ absentee ballot

Polling Place: https://sos.wyo.gov/Elections/PollPlace/Default.aspx
Absentee Information: https://sos.wyo.gov/Elections/State/AbsenteeVoting.aspx