In-person Early Voting By State [Start Dates and Locations]

Below is a list of every state that has early voting (in person voting ahead of Election Day on 11/3).

I have included when early voting starts, and a link to where you can find your early voting polling station. 

Alaska

Early voting starts 15 days before the election and ends the day before the election. 

Locations: https://www.elections.alaska.gov/Core/avolocationsg.php 

Arizona

Early voting starts 27 days before the election and ends the Friday before. 

In Arizona “ID is required if you vote early in person, or at a polling place or voting center on Election Day.” You also need to make a request to vote early if you are not already on the Permanent Early Voting List. 

Locations & More Information: https://www.azcleanelections.gov/arizona-elections/November-3-election

Arkansas

Early voting starts 15 days before the election. Early voting ends the Monday before the election. 

In Arkansas, “The election official will request for you to provide an approved form of I.D.” 

Locations: https://www.voterview.ar-nova.org/voterview

California

Early voting starts 29 days before the election, but it varies county by county. 

Locations: https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/polling-place/?utm_source=CANOW+ADVOCACY

For more information: https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-info/ways-vote?fbclid=IwAR22AA_HZlclAZNRhs_NNNsZioCI4AbKl1LYRyy4rT26KYnZAKd7ZhAFSls 

D.C.

Early voting starts on Tuesday, October 27, 2020.

Locations: https://earlyvoting.dcboe.org/ 

Florida

Early voting starts 10th day before the election and ends 3rd day before election.

Locations: https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/voting/early-voting/

Georgia

Early voting starts on October 12,2020.

*Georgia has Voter ID Laws*

Locations: https://elections.sos.ga.gov/Elections/advancedVotingInfo.do 

Information on Voter ID Laws: https://sos.ga.gov/index.php/elections/georgia_voter_identification_requirements2 

Idaho

Early voting starts on or before the third Monday before the election [Oct. 19], but not all counties conduct early voting.

Locations

Ada County- https://adacounty.id.gov/elections/early-voting/

Canyon County- https://www.canyonco.org/election-day-polling-locations-early-voting-locations/ 

Illinois

Early voting starts 40 days before the election. 

Locations: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/illinois-early-voting-these-are-all-the-locations-and-hours-in-11-chicago-area-counties/2344195/ 

Indiana

Early voting starts 28 days before the election (October 6,2020 to November 2, 2020)

Locations: https://indianavoters.in.gov/CountyContact/Index 

Iowa

You can submit an “absentee ballot” early in Iowa, you can not take this ballot home with you to later mail, this is essentially in person early voting with a new name. You can go starting 29 days before the election.

Locationshttps://sos.iowa.gov/elections/auditors/auditorslist.html 

Kansas

Early voting starts on October 14.

*State law requires Kansas voters to show photographic identification when casting a vote in person.* 

Locations: https://www.kssos.org/elections/20elec/2020_General_Election_Advance_Voting_Locations.xlsx

(it’s a janky google sheets page…)

Kentucky

Early voting beings October 13 and ends November 2, including the following Saturdays:  October 17, 24, 31. 

Locations: https://www.sos.ky.gov/elections/Pages/Polling-Locations.aspx 

Louisiana

Early Voting begins 15 days prior to the election.

Locations: https://voterportal.sos.la.gov/earlyvoting 

Maine

Early voting begins on October 5th. 

Locations: https://www.maine.gov/portal/government/edemocracy/voter_lookup.php

Maryland

Early voting begins on October 26th and ends November 2nd. 

Locations: https://elections.maryland.gov/voting/early_voting_sites.html 

Massachusetts

Early voting starts 11 days before the election.

Locations: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/earlyvotingweb/earlyvotingsearch.aspx 

Michigan

Early voting starts 45 days before the election. 

Locations: https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/Voter/Index 

Minnesota

Starts 46 days before the elections, this is “in-person absentee voting.” 

From their website: You can vote in person at your county election office.In addition to your county election office, some cities and towns offer in-person absentee voting.

County election office locations: https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/find-county-election-office/ 

In-person absentee voting locationshttps://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/other-ways-to-vote/cities-and-towns-with-in-person-absentee-voting/

Nevada

Early voting starts October 17 and ends October 30

Locations: https://www.nvsos.gov/sos/elections/election-day-information 

New Jersey

In-person absentee voting starts 45 days before the election. 

Locations: https://nj.gov/state/elections/vote-polling-location.shtml 

New Mexico

Starts 28 days before the election and ends the Saturday before the election (October 31st). 

Locations: https://voterportal.servis.sos.state.nm.us/WhereToVoteAddress.aspx 

New York

Early voting starts on October 24th. 

Locations: https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov/ (You will receive your polling location, and your early voting locations – usually they are not the same but they might be)

North Carolina

Early voting starts Oct. 15 and ends Oct. 31st, during early voting in N.C. you can vote at any early voting location – unlike on Election Day where you can only vote at your assigned polling place – you could also SAME DAY REGISTER.

Locations: https://vt.ncsbe.gov/ossite/

North Dakota

15 days before the election, but varies by county. 

Locations: https://vote.nd.gov/WhereToVote.aspx

Oklahoma

Early voting starts on October 29.  There are designated early voting locations, and you must early vote in the county where you are registered.

Locations: https://www.ok.gov/elections/support/earlyvote.html

Rhode Island

Early voting starts October 14 and ends November 2nd. 

*Rhode Island has an ID requirement, you will be asked to show a valid photo ID.* 

Locations: https://vote.sos.ri.gov/Home/PollingPlaces?ActiveFlag=2 

Tennessee

Early voting starts 20 days before the election. Ends 5 days before the election.

Locations: https://web.go-vote-tn.elections.tn.gov/ 

Texas

Early voting runs from October 13 to October 30th.

Locations: https://www.votetexas.gov/mobile/voting/where.htm 

Utah

Early voting runs from October 28 to October 30 & November 2nd. 

Locations: https://ssl.utahcounty.gov/dept/clerkaud/elections/EarlyVote.html 

Virginia

Starting 45 days before the election, you can begin voting early and in person.

Location: https://www.elections.virginia.gov/casting-a-ballot/early-voting-office-locations/ 

West Virginia

Early voting begins on October 21st. 

Locations: https://www.wvnstv.com/top-stories/early-voting-locations-in-west-virginia/ 

***Some states have “early voting” but it is not in-person ballot voting the way you would vote on election day, it is essentially mail-in or drop-off voting ahead of the election – these states were not included in the list. The only states included were those with IN PERSON ballot voting ahead of the election. 

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