Every state has absentee voting available, but the degree in circumstances in which a state may allow you to vote absentee differs from state to state. We will work to update this as much as possible but we suggest you confirm your state’s status on the circumstances for mail in voting.
These states automatically send all registered voters mail-in ballots:
CO, HI, OR, UT, WA.
These are states where you can apply for a mail-in ballot and do not need an excuse:
AK,AZ, CA, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IA, KS, ME, MD, MI, MN, MT, NE,NV,NJ,NM,NC,ND,OH,OK,PA,SD,VT,VA,WI,WY.
These are states where you can apply for a mail-in ballot but must list an excuse for why you are not voting in person:
AL, AR,CT,DE, IN,KY,LA,MA,MS,MO,NH,NY,RI,SC,TN,TX, WV.
Absentee voting was originally designed for military members but has expanded in many states. To request an absentee voting ballot you can use the tool we’ve included below.
If you are serving in the military and want to request an absentee ballot you can find a lot of information and tools at the Overseas Vote Foundation
Early voting is a process in which voters can vote prior to the scheduled Election Day. Early voting can be done by mail or in person with designated early voting polling stations, but will depend on which state you live in.
To check to see if your state allows for early voting in some capacity check this resource.