Voting for our elected leaders is your right as an American citizen. But voting can be complicated. Voting successfully takes several steps BEFORE election day. You must start by registering or re-registering to vote by October 5. After that, you can choose to vote by mail or in person.

This guide will help you register or re-register and follow the steps to vote successfully. Inside this guide, you will find information about the following topics:

  • How to register to vote and re-registering after you move or change your name,
  • Early in-person voting,
  • Voting by mail (absentee ballots),
  • Voting on election day,
  • Solving common election day issues, and
  • Helpful resources about other voting topics, like voting from jail or outside the country.

Important Dates
for the 2020 Election

October 5, 2020
  • Last day to register
October 12, 2020
  • Early voting begins
October 30, 2020
  1. Early voting ends
  2. Last day to request an absentee ballot
November 3, 2020
  1. Last day to mail in absentee ballot
  2. Election Day