All states must provide absentee voters with the ability to cast a ballot. However, states can set the conditions under which they will accept an absentee request.
Twenty states limit access to vote-by-mail using an absentee ballot:
- AL, AK, CT, DE, IN, KY, LA, MA, MI, MO, MS, NH, NY, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV
Twenty-seven states and the District of Columbia allow anyone who is registered to vote access to vote-by-mail using an absentee ballot.
- AK, AZ, CA, DC, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, KS, ME, MD, MN, MT, NE, NJ, NC, ND, NM, NV, OH, OK, SD, UT, VT, WI, WY
Three states vote entirely by mail (with some in-person locations).
- CO, OR, WA
Follow the appropriate link to learn about deadlines and eligibility as well as a link to your state elections website.
Do not share personally-identifiable voter information (name, date of birth, address) with websites that do not advise you of how they will protect your privacy.