A State-by-State Guide to Absentee Ballot Voting

   State              Application Deadline Date via Mail Excuse   Needed (Y/N)
Alabama Voters must submit application no later than 5 days prior to election. Check your state's board of elections site for further details. Y
Alaska Voters must submit application no later than 10 days prior to election. Check your state's board of elections site for further details. N
Arizona Voters must submit application no later than 11 days prior to election. Check your state's board of elections site for further details. N
Arkansas Voters must submit application no later than 7 days prior to election. Check your state's board of elections site for further details. Y
California Voters must submit application by Oct. 27, 2020. N
Colorado Voters will automatically receive ballots in the mail. N/A
Connecticut Voters must submit application no later than 7 days prior to election. Check your state's board of elections site for further details. Y
Delaware Voters must submit application no later than 4 days prior to election. Check your state's board of elections site for further details. Y
District of Columbia Voters must submit application no later than 7 days prior to election. Check your state's board of elections site for further details. N
Florida Voters must submit application no later than 10 days prior to election. Check your state's board of elections site for further details. N
Georgia Voters must submit application no later than 5 p.m. the Friday prior to the election. Check your state's board of elections site for further details. N
Hawaii Voters will automatically receive ballots in the mail. N/A
Idaho Voters must submit application by Oct. 23, 2020. N
Illinois Voters must submit application by Oct. 29, 2020. N
Indiana Voters must submit application by Oct. 22, 2020. Y
Iowa Voters must submit application no later than the Saturday 10 days prior to the election. Check your state's board of elections site for further details. N
Kansas Voters must submit application by Oct. 27, 2020 N
Kentucky Voters must submit application no later than 7 days prior to election. Check your state's board of elections site for further details. Y
Louisiana Voters must submit application by 4:30 p.m. 4 days to the election. Check your state's board of elections site for further details. Y
Maine Voters must submit application no later than 3 days prior to election. Check you state's board of elections site for further details. N
Maryland Voters must submit application by Oct. 27, 2020. N
Massachusetts Voters must submit application by noon the day prior to the election. Check your state's board of elections site for further details. Y
Michigan Voters must submit application by 5 p.m. the Friday prior to the election. Check your state's board of elections site for further details. N
Minnesota Voters must submit application any time of the year except election day. Check your state's board of elections site for further details. N
Mississippi Voters must submit application no later than 8 days prior to election. Check your state's board of elections site for further data. Y
Missouri Voters must submit application by 5 p.m. on the second Wednesday prior to any election. Check your state's board of elections site for further details. Y
Montana Voters must submit application by noon the day prior to the election. Check your state's board of elections site for further details. N
Nebraska Voters must submit application by 6 p.m. on the second Friday preceding the election. Check your state's board of elections site for further details. N
Nevada Voters must submit application by 5 p.m. on the fourteenth calendar day preceding an election. Check your state's board of elections site for further details. N
New Hampshire Voters must submit application as soon as possible. Check your state's board of elections site for further details. Y
New Jersey Voters must submit application no later than 7 days prior to election. Check your state's board of elections site for further details. N
New Mexico Voters must submit application by Oct. 30, 2020. N
New York Voters must submit application no later than 7 days prior to election. Check your state's board of elections site for further details. Y*
North Carolina Voters must submit application by 5 p.m. the Tuesday prior to the election. Check your state's board of elections site for further details. N
North Dakota Voters must submit application by Nov. 2, 2020. N
Ohio Voters must submit application no later than 3 days prior to election. Check your state's board of elections site for further details. N
Oklahoma Voters must submit application by 5 p.m. on the Wednesday preceding the election. Check your state's board of elections site for further details. N
Oregon Voters will automatically receive ballots in the mail. N/A
Pennsylvania Voters must submit application by 5 p.m. on Oct. 27, 2020. N
Puerto Rico Voters must submit application no later than 60 days prior to election. Check your state's board of elections site for further details. Y
Rhode Island Voters must submit application by 4 p.m. on Oct. 16, 2020. Y*
South Carolina Voters must submit application by 5 p.m. on Oct. 30 2020. Y
South Dakota Voters must submit application by 5 p.m. on Nov. 2, 2020. N
Tennessee Voters must submit application by Oct. 27, 2020. Y
Texas Voters must submit application by Oct. 23, 2020. Y
Utah Voters will automatically receive ballots in the mail. N/A
Vermont Voters must submit application by 5 p.m. the day before the election. Check your state's board of elections site for further details. N
Virginia Voters must submit application by 5 p.m. the Tuesday prior to the election. Check your state's board of elections site for further details. N
Washington Voters will automatically receive ballots in the mail. N/A
West Virginia Voters must submit application no later than 6 days prior to election. Check your state's board of elections site for further details. Y
Wisconsin Voters must submit application by 5 p.m. on the Thursday preceding the election. Check your state's board of elections site for further details. N
Wyoming Voters must submit application any time of the year except election day. Check your state's board of elections site for further details. N

* For New York and Rhode Island you can write in "potential to contract COVID-19" as an excuse to request an absentee ballot.

   The 2020 Election Date is Tuesday, November 3rd.

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