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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Presidential Primary election dates have been changed. Please consult the state board of elections site for guidelines about voter registration deadlines and vote by mail options.

Registration Deadlines for 2020

State Primary Election Presidential Primary Registration Deadline Note General Election – November 3
Alabama March 3 July 14 Senate October 19
Alaska Caucus No Primary Voting October 4
Arizona March 17 Received by February 18 October 5
Arkansas March 3 Postmarked January 31 October 5
California March 3 Postmarked February 17 October 19*
Colorado March 3 Received by February 3 October 26*
Connecticut April 28 August 11 7 days prior October 27*
Delaware April 28 June 2 24 days prior Absentee October 10
District of Columbia June 2 Postmarked May 12 21 days before the election
Florida March 17 Received by February 18 October 5
Georgia March 24 June 9 30 days prior Mail or in person October 5
Hawaii April 4 May 22 30 days prior Mail in ONLY October 5*
Idaho March 10 Postmarked February 14 October 9*
Illinois March 17 Postmarked February 18 October 6 by mail

October 18 online*

Indiana May 5 June 2 29 days prior October 5
Iowa February 3 – Caucus Received by January 22 October 24*
Kansas May 2 Received by April 11 October 13
Kentucky May 19 June 23 29 days prior October 5
Louisiana April 4 July 11 29 days prior October 5 in person or by mail

October 13 online

Maine March 3 Received by February 11 October 13*
Maryland April 28 June 2 21 days prior October 13*
Massachusetts March 3 Received by February 12 October 24
Michigan March 10 Received by February 9 October 19*
Minnesota March 3 Received by February 11 October 13*
Mississippi March 10 Received by February 10 October 5
Missouri March 10 Received by February 12 October 7
Montana June 2 Received by May 1 October 5*
Nebraska May 12 Postmarked April 24 October 16 by mail or online

October 23 in person

Nevada February 22 – Caucus No Primary Voting October 6 by mail or in person

October 29 online*

New Hampshire February 11 Received by February 4 October 21 by mail*
New Jersey June 2 July 7 21 days prior October 13
New Mexico June 2 Postmarked by May 5 October 6

October 31 in person

New York April 28 Postmarked April 3 October 9
North Carolina March 3 Postmarked February 7 October 9

October 15-31 in person only

North Dakota June 9 No Voter Registration No Voter Registration
Ohio March 17 April 28 (postponed from 3/17) October 5
Oklahoma March 3 Received by February 7 October 9
Oregon May 19 Received by April 27 October 13
Pennsylvania April 28 June 2 15 days prior Mail ballot October 19
Rhode Island April 28 June 2 30 days prior Mail ballot October 4**
South Carolina February 29 Received by January 29 October 2 in person

October 4 online

October 5 by mail

South Dakota June 2 Received by May 18 October 19
Tennessee March 3 Received by February 3 October 5
Texas March 3 Received by February 3 October 5
Utah March 3 Received by February 2 October 23*
Vermont March 3 November 3*
Virginia March 3 June 23 Congressional and local October 13
Washington March 10 Received by March 2 October 26*
Washington D.C. October 13*
West Virginia May 12 June 9 21 days prior Deadline extended October 13
Wisconsin April 7 Postmarked March 18 October 14 online or by mail

October 30 in person*

Wyoming April 17 Received by March 21 October 19 by mail*
Puerto Rico TBD

*Can register to vote in person on election day.

**Can register to vote in person on election day for presidential elections only.

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