Vote Early or Absentee

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Some states allow voters to vote early, even if they are able to make it to the polls on Election Day. If you can't make it to the polls on election day or during any scheduled early voting periods, you may qualify to vote absentee. Absentee voting requires an excuse and is usually conducted by mail, and sometimes in person, before Election day.

Voting before Election Day requires advance planning since your county election officer must receive your qualified request by the state's deadline in order to process your ballot request. This website takes the guesswork out of understanding the eligibility and application requirements. To learn more about the early/absentee voting requirements in your state, please select your state from the list below.

Find out how to vote early and abroad in your state