Resources for absentee and early voting


Stickers that read “I Voted By Mail” sit on a table waiting to be stuffed into envelopes by absentee ballot election workers at the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections office in Charlotte, NC on September 4, 2020. – The US election is officially open: North Carolina on September 4, 2020 launched vote-by-mail operations for the November 3 contest between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden, which is getting uglier by the day.
Worries about the unabated spread of the coronavirus are expected to prompt a major increase in the number of ballots cast by mail, as Americans avoid polling stations. (Photo by Logan Cyrus / AFP) (Photo by LOGAN CYRUS/AFP via Getty Images)

All 50 states offers mail-in voting; however, each states’ rules are different. Visit your state election office website to find out if you are able to vote by mail or the website Can I Vote takes you right to your state’s absentee voting page. 

Most states also have early voting to accommodate those who cannot make it to the polls on Election Day. The early voting will let registered voters vote on specific dates before Election Days. This early voting chart lists time frames for states that offer early voting. But the best place to check is your state/territorial election office website. Check under “absentee voting” if you don’t see information listed under “voting in person” or “early voting.” 

When trying to figure out when and how to vote make sure you are visiting reputable government websites.

For more frequently asked questions like “do you have to vote for the party you’re registered with?” or “who can and can’t vote in U.S. elections?” visit

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