Everything You Need to Know Before You Vote

Midterm elections: Are you registered to vote? Here are the deadlines to register for your state

If you want to vote in the midterm election and you have not registered to vote, you need to know that the deadline for registering is fast approaching.

The midterm election is Nov. 6, four weeks from Tuesday,  and many state registration deadlines are this week. 

In fact, about one-third of state deadlines are set for Tuesday, including Georgia, Florida, Ohio and Texas.

Here’s a list of registration deadlines for every state.

  1. Alabama: The deadline to register is Oct. 22. That deadline is for in person, online or by mail.
  2. Alaska: The deadline to register to vote in Alaska has passed.
  3. Arizona: The deadline to register in person, online or by mail is Oct. 9.
  4. Arkansas: You cannot register online in Arkansas. The deadline to register in person or by mail is Oct. 9.
  5. California: The deadline to register in person, online or by mail is Oct. 22. 
  6. Colorado: Residents can register in person up to Election Day. The deadline to register by mail or online is Oct. 29. 
  7. Connecticut: Residents can register in person up to Election Day. The deadline to register by mail or online is Oct. 30.
  8. Delaware: The deadline to register in person, online or by mail is Oct. 13.
  9. District of Columbia: The deadline to register in person is Election Day. The deadline to register by mail or online is Oct. 16.
  10. Florida: The deadline to register in person, by mail or online is Oct. 9.
  11. Georgia: The deadline to register in person, by mail or online is Oct. 9.
  12. Hawaii: Residents can register in person up to or on Election Day. The deadline to register by mail or online is Oct. 9. 
  13. Idaho: Residents can register in person up to Election Day. The deadline to register by mail or online is Oct. 12.
  14. Illinois: The deadline to register in person is Oct. 9. The deadline to register online is Oct. 21. Illinois offers a grace period to register and vote at a local election office.
  15. Indiana: The deadline to register in person, by mail or online is Oct. 9.
  16. Iowa: Residents can register in person up to Election Day. The deadline to register online is Oct. 27, and by mail is Oct. 22. 
  17. Kansas: The deadline to register in person, online or by mail is Oct. 16.
  18. Kentucky: The deadline to register in person, online or by mail is Oct. 9.
  19. Louisiana: The deadline to register in person or by mail is Oct. 9. You must register online by Oct. 16.
  20. Maine: The deadline to register by mail is Oct. 16. Maine does not have online voter registration. Residents can register to vote in person up to Election Day.
  21. Maryland: The deadline to register in person is Oct. 16. Or you can register during early voting if you have a state-issued ID. The deadline to register by mail or online is Oct. 16.
  22. Massachusetts: The deadline to register by mail is Oct. 16. The deadline to register in person or online is Oct. 17. 
  23. Michigan: The deadline to register in person or by mail is Oct. 9. Michigan does not have online voter registration.
  24. Minnesota: Residents can register in person up to Election Day. The deadline to register online or by mail is Oct. 16. 
  25. Mississippi: The deadline to register in person is Oct. 8. If registering by mail, the deadline is Oct. 9. Mississippi does not have online voter registration.
  26. Missouri: The deadline to register by mail, in person or online is Oct. 10.
  27. Montana: The deadline to register in person has passed. To register by mail, the form must be received by Wednesday. After that, late registration is available through Election Day at county election offices. Montana does not have online registration.
  28. Nebraska: Residents can register in person up to Oct. 26. The deadline to register by mail or online is Oct. 19. 
  29. Nevada: The deadline to register by mail is Oct. 9. The deadline to register in person is Oct. 16. Residents can register online by Oct. 18.
  30. New Hampshire: The deadline to register in person is on Election Day. To register by mail, the deadline is Oct. 27. Residents cannot register online.
  31. New Jersey: The deadline to register in person or by mail is Oct. 16. New Jersey does not have online registration.
  32. New Mexico: The deadline to register in person, by mail or online is Oct. 9.
  33. New York: The deadline to register in person or online is Oct. 12. The deadline to register by mail is Oct. 17. 
  34. North Carolina: North Carolina has extended its deadline to register for 28 counties due to Hurricane Florence. The deadline to register for those counties is Oct. 15. The deadline to register in person or by mail for the rest of the state is Oct. 12. Residents can register and vote at the same time between Oct. 17 and Nov. 3 at early voting sites. North Carolina does not have online registration.
  35. North Dakota: There is no requirement to register before Election Day in North Dakota. To vote, residents must bring acceptable proof of ID and residency to the polls.
  36. Ohio: The deadline to register in person, by mail or online is Oct. 9.
  37. Oklahoma: The deadline to register in person or by mail is Oct. 12. Oklahoma does not have online registration. 
  38. Oregon: The deadline to register in person, by mail or online is Oct. 16. 
  39. Pennsylvania: The deadline to register in person, online or by mail is Oct. 9.
  40. Rhode Island: The deadline to register for the midterm election has passed in Rhode Island.
  41. South Carolina: The deadline to register in person, by mail or online has been extended because of Hurricane Florence to Oct. 17.
  42. South Dakota: The deadline to register in person is Oct. 22. To register by mail, the form must be received by Oct. 22. South Dakota does not have online registration.
  43. Tennessee: The deadline to register in person, by mail or online is Oct. 9.
  44. Texas: The deadline to register in person or by mail is Oct. 9.
  45. Utah: The deadline to register by mail is Oct. 9. The deadline to register in person or online is Oct. 30.
  46. Vermont: Residents can register in person or online through Election Day.
  47. Virginia: The deadline to register in person, by mail or online is Oct. 15.
  48. Washington: Residents can register in person by Oct. 29. The deadline to register online or by mail is today. 
  49. West Virginia: The deadline to register in person, online or by mail is Oct. 16.
  50. Wisconsin: Residents can register in person up until Election Day. The deadline to register online or by mail is Oct. 17. 
  51. Wyoming: The deadline to register in person is on Election Day. To register by mail, the form must be received by Oct. 22. Online registration is not available.
FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2018 file photo, Nancy McCullough, of Reston, Va., looks out the center of a letter "o" as she and other members of the group, Herndon Reston Indivisible, hold up letters spelling "vote them out" during a protest of the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court outside of the White House in Washington. Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation is a flashpoint for the November midterms. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP

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