You Can Still Register to Vote in These States

Voter registration has already ended in some states. Find out where you still have time to sign up.

Voting booths stand at the ready as students return to school on Nov. 5, 2012, in New York City.

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The race for the White House is officially less than one month away, and as of Oct. 11, over a quarter of the 50 states will close certain forms of voter registration. Here are the various deadlines: 

Georgia

Online: Oct. 11

Mail: Oct. 11

In person: Oct. 11

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s office released a statement on Oct. 4 that addressed online voting registration issues and advised anyone who has tried to register online since Sept. 30 to check their application status. You can do that by clicking here. Early voting in the Peach State begins next Monday, Oct. 17.

Illinois

Online: Oct. 23

Mail: Oct. 11

In person: Nov. 8

Illinois allows for "grace period" registration, which lets voters change their address in person anytime before going to the polls. For more information on voter registration in Illinois, click here.

Indiana

Online: Oct. 11

Mail: Oct. 11

In person: Oct. 11

Over 4.7 million Hoosiers have registered to vote for the upcoming election. If you're not one of them yet, you can register online by clicking here.

Kentucky

Online: Oct. 11

Mail: Oct. 11

In person: Oct. 11

Registration in the Bluegrass State must be submitted by 4 p.m. on Oct. 11, regardless of the method used to submit it. You can register online in Kentucky by clicking here.

Louisiana

Online: Oct. 11

Mail: Oct. 11

In person: Oct. 11

If you register online be sure to have either a Louisiana driver’s license or Louisiana special ID card accessible. To learn more about casting a ballot in the state click here.

Michigan

Online: Not available

Mail: Oct. 11

In person: Oct. 11

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton spent the day after the second presidential debate in Detroit at a voter registration drive. For more information on how to register in Michigan, whatever your party affiliation, click here.

Montana

Online: Not available

Mail: Oct. 11

In person: Nov. 8

Although you can not register to vote online in Montana, it is one of the only states where you can register to vote in person the day of the election. To learn more about voter registration in Montana, click here.

New Mexico

Online: Oct. 11

Mail: Oct. 11

In person: Oct. 11

Oct. 11 also marks the first day of early voting in the state of New Mexico. Be sure to have an official form of state-issued ID, such as a driver’s license to register online. For more information on voter registration, click here.

Ohio

Online: Not available

Mail: Oct. 11

In person: Oct. 11

This critical swing state has teetered back and forth between both candidates in recent months, but is currently favoring Clinton, according to the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics’ Crystal Ball. For more information on registering to vote in the Buckeye state, click here.

Pennsylvania

Online: Oct. 11

Mail: Oct. 11

In person: Oct. 11

This will be the first presidential election in which Pennsylvania residents can register to vote online. The key battleground state has also seen voter registrations double since 2012.  To register online in Pennsylvania, click here.

Tennessee

Online: Not available

Mail: Oct. 11

In person: Oct. 11

Early voting begins Oct. 19 in Tennessee and the state requires residents to provide proof of citizenship when registering. To learn more about voting in the Volunteer State, click here.

Texas

Online: Not available

Mail: Oct. 11

In person: Oct. 11

Texas has long been the point of controversy over strict voter-ID laws that require voters to present identification at the polling station. In August, a court-approved compromise was reached that requires anyone who does not present a state ID on election day to sign an affidavit declaring they could not acquire the needed documents. To learn more about voter registration in the Lone Star State, click here.

Washington, D.C.

Online: Oct. 11

Mail: Oct. 11

In person: Nov. 8

The nation’s capital is one of the few places where you can register to vote in person the day of the election. For other methods of registering, however, the District has a deadline of Oct. 11 to file all necessary paperwork. To register to vote online in Washington, D.C., click here.

Florida

Online: No

Mail: Oct. 12

In person: Oct. 12

The deadline originally to register to vote in the Sunshine State was Oct. 11, but that was pushed back thanks to Hurricane Matthew and a successful lawsuit filed by the Florida Democratic Party. If you haven’t yet done so, register to vote in Florida by clicking here.

Missouri

Online: Oct. 12

Mail: Oct. 12

In person: Oct. 12

For more information on how to register to vote in the Show-Me State, click here.

Idaho

Online: Not available

Mail: Oct. 14

In person: Oct. 14

For more information on how to register in the Gem State, click here.

New York

Online: Oct. 14

Mail: Oct. 14

In person: Oct. 14

Both nominees are headquartered, personally and campaign-wise, in the Empire State. To register online, you will need a state-issued driver’s license, learner’s permit, or non-driver ID. For more information on voter registration in New York, click here.

North Carolina

Online: Not available

Mail: Oct. 14

In person: Oct. 14

According to the most recent Bloomberg Politics poll, the two nominees are virtually tied in North Carolina, with Clinton only ahead of Trump by one percentage point, 46 percent to 45 percent. To learn more about registering to vote in the Tar Heel State, click here.

Oklahoma

Online: Not available

Mail: Oct. 14

In person: Oct. 14

Oklahoma, generally considered a Republican stronghold, is looking less reliable when third-party candidates are factored in this year. For more information on voter registration in the Sooner State, click here.

Delaware

Online: Oct. 15

Mail: Oct. 15

In person: Oct. 15

To learn more and to register to vote in the nation’s "first state," click here.

Virginia

Online: Oct. 17

Mail: Oct. 17

In person: Oct. 17

Virginia has received a lot of attention from both campaigns this year, despite being a likely blue state. Indiana Governor Mike Pence campaigned in Harrisonburg last week with House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling. To register online in Virginia, click here.

Kansas

Online: Oct. 18

Mail: Oct. 18

In person: Oct. 18

When you go to vote in Kansas, you need to present voter photo identification, which can include a concealed-carry handgun license and student ID. To register to vote in the Sunflower State, click here.

West Virginia

Online: Oct. 18

Mail: Passed

In person: Oct. 18

This is the first year West Virginia voters can register online and there is no photo-ID requirement when you go to the polls. To learn more and to register to vote in the Mountain State, click here.

Maine

Online: Not available

Mail: Oct. 18

In person: Nov. 8

Maine is one of the only states in the nation that divides its electoral votes by district. The state’s second congressional district has been a possible route for Republicans to pick up an extra vote come November. While you can't register to vote online in Maine, you can register in person the day of the election. To learn more about registering to vote in Maine, click here.

Maryland

Online: Oct. 18

Mail: Passed

In person: Nov. 3

While the mailing deadline has already passed, to register online in Maryland, click here.

Minnesota

Online: Oct. 18

Mail: Oct. 18

In person: Nov. 8

To register online and to learn more about voter registration in the Gopher State, click here.

Nevada

Online: Oct. 18

Mail: Passed

In person: Oct. 18

The third and final presidential debate will be held in Las Vegas. Residents can register to vote online in Nevada by clicking here.

New Jersey

Online: Not available

Mail: Oct. 18

In person: Oct. 18

To learn more about voter registration in New Jersey, click here.

Oregon

Online: Oct. 18

Mail: Oct. 18

In person: Oct. 18

To register online and to learn more about voter registration in the Beaver State, click here.

Massachusetts

Online: Oct. 19

Mail: Oct. 19

In person: Oct. 19

To register online and to learn more about voter registration in the Bay State, click here.

Wisconsin

Online: Oct. 19

Mail: Oct. 19

In person: Nov. 8

Home to Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan, Wisconsin is one of the few states where you can register to vote in person the day of the election. To register online in the Badger State, click here.

Nebraska

Online: Oct. 21

Mail: Oct. 21

In person: Oct. 28

Nebraska splits its electoral votes by congressional district, making it a key state for campaigning, especially as the Democratic ticket seeks to claim a little blue dot near Omaha. To register online in the Cornhusker State, click here.

Alabama

Online: Oct. 24

Mail: Oct. 24

In person: Oct. 24

To register online and to learn more about voter registration in Alabama, click here.

California

Online: Oct. 24

Mail: Oct. 24

In person: Oct. 24

To register online and to learn more about voter registration in the Golden State, click here.

South Dakota

Online: Not available

Mail: Oct. 24

In person: Oct. 24

For more information on how to register to vote in South Dakota, click here.

Iowa

Online: Oct. 29

Mail: Oct. 24

In person: Oct. 29

Iowa is a key battleground state in this election, and has been receiving plenty of ad attention from both nominees. To register online in the Hawkeye State, click here.

Wyoming

Online: Not available

Mail: Oct. 25

In person: Nov. 8

For more information on how to register to vote in Wyoming, click here.

New Hampshire

Online: Not available

Mail: Oct. 29

In person: Nov. 8

This highly contest battleground state has shifted between the nominees. For more information on how to register to vote in New Hampshire, click here.

Colorado

Online: Oct. 31

Mail: Oct. 31

In person: Nov. 8

When you go to the polling station in Colorado, be sure to bring identification, although it does not need to have a photo. To register online in the Centennial State, click here.

Washington

Online: Passed

Mail: Passed

In person: Oct. 31

The only way to register in Washington now is to go in person before the end of the month. For more information about voting registration in Washington, click here.

Connecticut

Online: Nov. 1

Mail: Nov. 1

In person: Nov. 1

Despite a Nov. 1 deadline, you can register in person on election day if it is your first time voting or you’ve moved to a different tow within the state. For more information and to register online in the Nutmeg State, click here.

Utah

Online: Nov. 1

Mail: Passed

In person: Nov. 1

To register online and to learn more about voter registration in Utah, click here.

Vermont

Online: Nov. 2

Mail: Nov. 2

In person: Nov. 2

To register online and to learn more about voter registration in the Green Mountain State, click here.

Good news if you're from North Dakota—it is the only state in the country that doesn't require registration to vote. You're out of luck, however, if you live in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Hawaii, Mississippi, Rhode Island, or South Carolina, where all voting registration deadlines have passed.

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