Registration Rules for Students Last Updated: 08/20/20

Double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules.

Alabama voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: Alabama state law does not specify a length of time for which you must have been a resident to be eligible
  • Registration Deadline: October 19, 2020
  • Absentee Request Received By: October 29, 2020
Alabama's Website

Alaska voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: Voting residency addresses must be established for at least 30 days before the election date
  • Registration Deadline: October 4, 2020
  • Absentee Request Received By: October 24, 2020
Alaska's Website

Arizona voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: Be a resident of Arizona and the county at least 29 days preceding the next election
  • Registration Deadline: October 5, 2020
  • Absentee Request Received By: October 23, 2020
Arizona's Website

Arkansas voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: Voting residency addresses must be established for at least 30 days before the election date
  • Registration Deadline: October 5, 2020
  • Absentee Request Received By: October 27, 2020
Arkansas's Website

California voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: California state law does not specify a length of time for which you must have been a resident of the state to be eligible
  • Registration Deadline: October 19, 2020 (online and mail), same day in person registration available on Election Day (November 3, 2020)
  • Absentee Request Received By: All registered voters will automatically be mailed a vote-by-mail ballot.
California's Website

Colorado voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: Colorado law requires 22 days of residency in the state before a person may vote
  • Registration Deadline: October 26, 2020 (online and mail), same day in person registration available on Election Day (November 3, 2020)
  • Absentee Request Received By: October 26, 2020
Colorado's Website

Connecticut voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: Connecticut state law does not specify a length of time for which you must have been a resident to be eligible
  • Registration Deadline: October 27, 2020
  • Absentee Request Received By: November 2, 2020
Connecticut's Website

Delaware voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: Delaware state law does not specify a length of time for which you must have been a resident to be eligible. If you are coming from out of state, you must prove your intent to stay.
  • Registration Deadline: October 10, 2020
  • Absentee Request Received By: October 30, 2020
Delaware's Website

District of Columbia voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: Registrants in D.C. must be residents for at least 30 days by the time of the election they intend to vote in
  • Registration Deadline: October 13, 2020 (online and mail), same day in person registration available on Election Day (November 3, 2020)
  • Absentee Request Received By: October 27, 2020
District of Columbia's Website

Florida voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: Florida state law does not specify a length of time for which you must have been a resident to be eligible
  • Registration Deadline: October 5, 2020
  • Absentee Request Received By: October 24, 2020
Florida's Website

Georgia voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: Georgia state law does not specify a length of time for which you must have been a resident to be eligible. Voter registration is a county function, so double-check with your school for the pertinent information.
  • Registration Deadline: October 5, 2020
  • Absentee Request Received By: October 30, 2020
Georgia's Website

Hawaii voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: Hawaii state law does not specify a length of time for which you must have been a resident to be eligible
  • Registration Deadline: October 5, 2020, same day in person registration available on Election Day (November 3, 2020)
  • Absentee Request Received By: Hawaii mails a ballot to every registered voter a few weeks before the election.
Hawaii's Website

Idaho voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: Idaho law requires 30 days of residency in one of the state’s counties before a person may vote
  • Registration Deadline: October 9, 2020, same day in person registration available on Election Day (November 3, 2020)
  • Absentee Request Received By: October 23, 2020
Idaho's Website

Illinois voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: Illinois law requires 30 days of residency in the state before a person may vote.
  • Registration Deadline: October 6, 2020 (mail), October 18, 2020 (in person) , same day in person registration available on Election Day (November 3, 2020)
  • Absentee Request Received By: October 29, 2020
Illinois's Website

Indiana voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: Indiana law requires 30 days of residency in a precinct before a person may vote.
  • Registration Deadline: October 5, 2020
  • Absentee Request Received By: October 22, 2020
Indiana's Website

Iowa voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: Iowa state law does not specify a length of time for which you must have been a resident to be eligible
  • Registration Deadline: October 24, 2020 (mail, online - 5:00pm), same day in person registration available on Election Day (November 3, 2020)
  • Absentee Request Received By: The deadline to request a ballot by mail is 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 24, 2020. You can also register for an absentee ballot in-person through November 2nd, 2020.
Iowa's Website

Kansas voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: Kansas state law does not specify a length of time for which you must have been a resident to be eligible
  • Registration Deadline: October 13, 2020
  • Absentee Request Received By: October 27, 2020
Kansas's Website

Kentucky voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: Kentucky law requires 28 days of residency in the state before a person may vote.
  • Registration Deadline: October 5, 2020
  • Absentee Request Received By: October 27, 2020
Kentucky's Website

Louisiana voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: Louisiana law requires 30 days of residency in the state before a person may vote.
  • Registration Deadline: October 5, 2020 (mail and in person), October 13, 2020 (online)
  • Absentee Request Received By: October 30, 2020
Louisiana's Website

Maine voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: Maine state law does not specify a length of time for which you must have been a resident to be eligible
  • Registration Deadline: October 13, 2020 (mail), same day in person registration available on Election Day (November 3, 2020)
  • Absentee Request Received By: October 29, 2020
Maine's Website

Maryland voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: Maryland law requires 21 days of residency in the state before a person may vote.
  • Registration Deadline: October 13, 2020 (online, mail, in person), same day in person registration available on Election Day (November 3, 2020)
  • Absentee Request Received By: October 20, 2020
Maryland's Website

Massachusetts voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: Massachusetts state law does not specify a length of time for which you must have been a resident to be eligible
  • Registration Deadline: October 24, 2020
  • Absentee Request Received By: 5:00 p.m. on October 28, 2020
Massachusetts's Website

Michigan voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: Michigan law requires 30 days of residency in the state before a person may vote
  • Registration Deadline: October 19, 2020 (mail and online), same day in person registration available on Election Day (November 3, 2020)
  • Absentee Request Received By: 5:00 p.m. on October 30, 2020.
Michigan's Website

Minnesota voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: Minnesota law requires 20 days of residency in the state before a person may vote
  • Registration Deadline: October 13, 2020 (mail and online), same day in person registration available on Election Day (November 3, 2020)
  • Absentee Request Received By: November 2, 2020
Minnesota's Website

Mississippi voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: Mississippi law requires 30 days of residency in the state before a person may vote
  • Registration Deadline: October 5, 2020
  • Absentee Request Received By: No deadline, but officials recommend you request at least a week in advance
Mississippi's Website

Missouri voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: Missouri state law does not specify a length of time for which you must have been a resident to be eligible
  • Registration Deadline: October 7, 2020
  • Absentee Request Received By: October 21, 2020
Missouri's Website

Montana voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: Montana law requires 30 days of residency in the state before a person may vote
  • Registration Deadline: October 5, 2020 (mail), same day in person registration available on Election Day (November 3, 2020)
  • Absentee Request Received By: November 2, 2020
Montana's Website

Nebraska voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: In Nebraska, citizens can register to vote the day they become residents of the state
  • Registration Deadline: October 16, 2020 (mail and online), October 23, 2020 (in person)
  • Absentee Request Received By: October 23, 2020
Nebraska's Website

Nevada voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: In order to register to vote in Nevada, applicants must be a resident of the state for at least 30 days prior to the election
  • Registration Deadline: October 6, 2020 (mail and in person), October 29, 2020 (online)
  • Absentee Request Received By: October 20, 2020
Nevada's Website

New Hampshire voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: In New Hampshire, citizens can register to vote the day they move to the state. Read more on their requirements for "domicile" by clicking the button below.
  • Registration Deadline: Does not offer online voter registration, October 21, 2020 (by mail), same day in person registration available on Election Day (November 3, 2020)
  • Absentee Request Received By: October 21, 2020
New Hampshire's Website

New Jersey voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: In order to register to vote in New Jersey, applicants must be a resident of the state for at least 30 days prior to the election
  • Registration Deadline: Does not offer online voter registration, October 13, 2020 (mail and in person)
  • Absentee Request Received By: All registered voters will automatically be mailed a vote-by-mail ballot.
New Jersey's Website

New Mexico voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: In New Mexico, individuals can register to vote as soon as they become residents of the state.
  • Registration Deadline: October 6, 2020 (online, postmarked by mail)
  • Absentee Request Received By: October 20, 2020
New Mexico's Website

New York voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: In order to register to vote in New York, applicants must reside in the city, county, or village in which they are registering for at least 30 days prior to the election.
  • Registration Deadline: October 9, 2020
  • Absentee Request Received By: October 27, 2020
New York's Website

North Carolina voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: In order to register to vote in North Carolina, applicants must reside in the county in which they are registering for at least 30 days prior to the election.
  • Registration Deadline: October 9, 2020
  • Absentee Request Received By: October 27, 2020
North Carolina's Website

North Dakota voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: In order to register to vote in North Dakota, applicants must reside in the precinct in which they are registering for at least 30 days prior to the election.
  • Registration Deadline: North Dakota voters are automatically registered. Out-of-state students must register to vote in person on Election Day (November 3, 2020)
  • Absentee Request Received By: November 2, 2020
North Dakota's Website

Ohio voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: In order to register to vote in Ohio, applicants must reside in the state for at least 30 days prior to the election.
  • Registration Deadline: October 5, 2020
  • Absentee Request Received By: October 31, 2020
Ohio's Website

Oklahoma voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: Oklahoma state law does not specify a length of time for which you must have been a resident to be eligible
  • Registration Deadline: October 9, 2020
  • Absentee Request Received By: October 27, 2020
Oklahoma's Website

Oregon voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: Oregon state law does not specify a length of time for which you must have been a resident to be eligible
  • Registration Deadline: October 13, 2020
  • Absentee Request Received By: October 29, 2020
Oregon's Website

Pennsylvania voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: In order to register to vote in Pennsylvania, applicants must reside in their election district for at least 30 days prior to the election.
  • Registration Deadline: October 19, 2020
  • Absentee Request Received By: October 27, 2020
Pennsylvania's Website

Rhode Island voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: Rhode Island state law does not specify a length of time for which you must have been a resident to be eligible
  • Registration Deadline: October 4, 2020
  • Absentee Request Received By: October 13, 2020
Rhode Island's Website

South Carolina voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: South Carolina state law does not specify a length of time for which you must have been a resident of the precinct to be eligible
  • Registration Deadline: October 2, 2020 (in person), October 4, 2020 (online), October 5, 2020 (mail)
  • Absentee Request Received By: October 30, 2020
South Carolina's Website

South Dakota voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: South Dakota state law does not specify a length of time for which you must have been a resident of the state to be eligible
  • Registration Deadline: October 19, 2020
  • Absentee Request Received By: November 2, 2020
South Dakota's Website

Tennessee voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: Tennessee state law does not specify a length of time for which you must have been a resident of the precinct to be eligible
  • Registration Deadline: October 5, 2020
  • Absentee Request Received By: October 27, 2020
Tennessee's Website

Texas voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: Texas state law does not specify a length of time for which you must have been a resident of the county to be eligible
  • Registration Deadline: October 5, 2020
  • Absentee Request Received By: October 23, 2020
Texas's Website

Utah voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: In order to register to vote in Utah, applicants must reside in their election state for at least 30 days prior to the election.
  • Registration Deadline: 5:00 p.m. on October 23, 2020
  • Absentee Request Received By: October 23, 2020
Utah's Website

Vermont voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: Vermont state law does not specify a length of time for which you must have been a resident of the state to be eligible
  • Registration Deadline: November 2, 2020 (mail), no deadline to vote online, same day in person registration available on Election Day (November 3, 2020)
  • Absentee Request Received By: November 2, 2020
Vermont's Website

Virginia voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: Virginia state law does not specify a length of time for which you must have been a resident of the state to be eligible
  • Registration Deadline: October 13, 2020
  • Absentee Request Received By: Received by 5:00pm on October 23, 2020
Virginia's Website

Washington voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: Washington law requires 30 days of residency in the state before a person may vote.
  • Registration Deadline: October 26, 2020 (online, mail), same day in person registration available on Election Day (November 3, 2020)
  • Absentee Request Received By: All voters are mailed an absentee ballot
Washington's Website

West Virginia voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: West Virginia law requires 30 days of residency in a town before a person may vote.
  • Registration Deadline: October 13, 2020
  • Absentee Request Received By: October 28, 2020
West Virginia's Website

Wisconsin voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: Students have the right to vote in Wisconsin if they have resided in a ward for at least 28 days
  • Registration Deadline: October 14, 2020 (online, mail), same day in person registration available on Election Day (November 3, 2020)
  • Absentee Request Received By: October 29th, 2020
Wisconsin's Website

Wyoming voter registration rules

  • Residency Requirements: Wyoming state law does not specify a length of time for which you must have been a resident of the precinct to be eligible.
  • Registration Deadline: October 19, 2020 (mail), November 2, 2020 (in person)
  • Absentee Request Received By: November 2, 2020
Wyoming's Website