How To Register For An Absentee Ballot — In Every State

Voting is a simple act that can have a profound effect on the future of our country. The upcoming midterm elections on November 6th will be a reflection of how this country feels about the current administration. No matter your political affiliation, it is important to vote this fall! Register to vote and, if you'll be out of the state on election day, register for an absentee ballot.

Below are links to both voter registration applications and absentee ballot applications. Share this post to help other people register and get their ballots!

NOTE: While absentee ballots can be sent without a stamp through the post office, many states require you to mail in your voting and absentee ballot applications. Make sure you have the address of your local board of elections, a stamp, and an envelope handy!

 

Alabama

Register to vote HERE

Register for an absentee ballot HERE

 

Alaska

Register to vote HERE

Register for an absentee ballot HERE

 

Arizona

Register to vote (online!) HERE

In Arizona, you must submit a request for an absentee ballot to your county recorder's office. That information can be found HERE.

 

Arkansas

Register to vote HERE

Register for an absentee ballot HERE

 

California

Register to vote HERE

Register for an absentee ballot HERE

NOTE: In California, you can pre-register to vote if you are 16 or 17 years old!

 

Colorado

Register to vote (online!) HERE

Register for an absentee ballot HERE

 

Connecticut

Register to vote HERE

Register for an absentee ballot HERE

NOTE: There are some big state races in Connecticut!

 

Delaware

Register to vote (online!) HERE

You can request an absentee ballot application HERE

 

Florida

Register to vote (online!) HERE

Register for an absentee ballot (aka 'voting by mail') HERE

NOTE: Florida has a very important gubernatorial election!

 

Georgia

Register to vote (online!) HERE

Register for an absentee ballot HERE

NOTE: Georgia has a very important gubernatorial election!

 

Hawaii

Register to vote (online!) HERE

Register for an absentee ballot HERE

 

Idaho

Register to vote (online!) HERE

Register for an absentee ballot HERE

 

Illinois

Register to vote (online!) HERE

Register for an absentee ballot HERE

NOTE: In Illinois, you can vote in the primary if you are 17 as long as you will be 18 by the general election!

 

Indiana

Register to vote (online!) HERE

Register for an absentee ballot HERE

NOTE: Indiana has an important senate race!

 

Iowa

Register to vote (online!) HERE

Register for an absentee ballot HERE

 

Kansas

Register to vote (online!) HERE

Register for an absentee ballot (aka 'advance ballot') HERE

 

Kentucky

Register to vote (online!) HERE

Register for an absentee ballot HERE

NOTE: In Kentucky, you must submit a request for an absentee ballot through your county clerk's office

 

Louisiana

Register to vote (online!) HERE 

Register for an absentee ballot HERE

NOTE: In Louisiana, the deadline to register to vote and register to vote by mail is October 9th.

 

Maine

Register to vote HERE 

Register for an absentee ballot HERE

NOTE: mail your voter registration form to your municipal clerk.

 

Maryland

Register to vote and receive an absentee ballot HERE

 

Massachusetts

Register to vote (online!) HERE 

Register for an absentee ballot HERE

NOTE: Massachusetts may elect their first African American representative this November!

 

Michigan

Register to vote HERE 

Register for an absentee ballot HERE

NOTE: Mail your absentee ballot application to your clerk.

 

Minnesota

Register to vote (online!) HERE 

Register for an absentee ballot (online!) HERE

 

Mississippi

Register to vote HERE 

Register for an absentee ballot HERE

 

Missouri

Register to vote HERE 

Register for an absentee ballot HERE

NOTE: Application for an absentee ballot must be received by the Wednesday before the election to be valid.

 

Montana

Register to vote HERE 

Register for an absentee ballot HERE

NOTE: Montana has an important senate race!

 

Nebraska 

Register to vote (online!) HERE 

Register for an absentee ballot HERE

NOTE: absentee ballot requests must be received no later than the 3rd Friday before the election.

 

Nevada

Register to vote (online!) HERE 

Register for an absentee ballot HERE

NOTE: Send your absentee ballot request form to your county clerk.

 

New Hampshire

Submit a request for an absentee voter registration affidavit and a standard voter registration form from your town or city clerk.

 

New Jersey

Register to vote HERE 

Register for an absentee ballot HERE (send it to your county clerk's office)

NOTE: New Jersey offers voter registration forms in 8 languages!

 

New Mexico

Register to vote using the national voter registration form HERE, information for first-time voters is available HERE

Register for an absentee ballot (online!) HERE

 

New York

Register to vote (online!) HERE 

Register for an absentee ballot HERE

NOTE: New York could elect their first African American attorney general!

 

North Carolina

Register to vote HERE 

Register for an absentee ballot HERE

NOTE: Submit forms to your county board of elections.

 

North Dakota

Register for an absentee ballot (online!) HERE

NOTE: North Dakota is the only state where you do not need to register to vote!

 

Ohio

Register to vote (online!) HERE 

Register for an absentee ballot HERE

NOTE: Absentee forms must be received by the Sunday prior to the election.

 

Oklahoma

Register to vote HERE 

Register for an absentee ballot HERE

 

Oregon

Register to vote (online!) HERE 

Register for an absentee ballot HERE

NOTE: Oregon has statewide vote by mail, and pride themselves on being the easiest state to vote in.

 

Pennsylvania

Register to vote (online!) HERE 

Register for an absentee ballot HERE

 

Rhode Island

Register to vote (online!) HERE 

Register for an absentee ballot HERE

NOTE: In Rhode Island, you can pre-register to vote at 16!

 

South Carolina

Register to vote (online!) HERE 

Register for an absentee ballot HERE

NOTE: Send your absentee ballot request form to your county voter registration office.

 

South Dakota

Register to vote HERE 

Register for an absentee ballot HERE

NOTE: Send your absentee ballot request form to your county election official.

 

Tennessee

Register to vote (online!) HERE 

Register for an absentee ballot HERE

NOTE: Send your absentee ballot request form to your local county election office.

 

Texas

Register to vote HERE 

Register for an absentee ballot (online!) HERE

NOTE: Send your absentee ballot request form to your county voter registration official.

 

Utah

Register to vote (online!) HERE 

Register for an absentee ballot (online!) HERE

 

Vermont

Register to vote (online!) HERE 

Register for an absentee ballot (online!) HERE

NOTE: When you use Vermont's 'My Voter' page to request an absentee ballot, your request goes straight to your county clerk to save time!

 

Virginia

Register to vote (online!) HERE 

Register for an absentee ballot (online!) HERE

NOTE: You can register for an absentee ballot online if you have a valid Virginia state ID, otherwise, use this form.

 

Washington

Register to vote (online!) HERE 

NOTE: In Washington state, when you register to vote, they ask for your permanent address and your mailing address. If you are at school, your mailing address should be your school address. This will have no effect on the contents of your ballot, just where they send it. 

 

West Virginia

Register to vote (online!) HERE 

Register for an absentee ballot HERE

NOTE: Send your absentee ballot request form to your county clerk.

 

Wisconsin

Register to vote (online!) HERE 

Register for an absentee ballot HERE

 

Wyoming

Register to vote HERE 

Request an absentee ballot HERE

NOTE: You must request an absentee ballot from your county clerk.

 

Washington D.C.

Register to vote (online!) HERE 

Register for an absentee ballot (online!) HERE

NOTE: D.C. has a mayoral race this year!

This is the place to start, but you're not quite ready to hit the polls yet. Remember to do your research on on the candidates in your district to make sure that you're the most informed voter you can be. The 2018 midterms are set to be an election to watch across the country so if you haven't voted before, be sure to start now!