States that require an excuse for absentee voting

Twenty states limit absentee ballot access to vote-by-mail.

These deadlines are for in-state voters, not military voters and their families or permanent overseas voters.

  1. Alabama (eligibility )
    Deadline to request ballot: Thu Nov 1, 2018
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  2. Arkansas (eligibility )
    Deadline to request postal ballot, Tue Oct 30, 2018
    Deadline to request email ballot, Tue Oct 30, 2018
    Deadline to request ballot in-person, Mon Nov 5, 2018
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  3. Connecticut (eligibility )
    Deadline to request ballot: Mon Nov 5, 2018
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  4. Delaware (eligibility )
    Deadline to request ballot: Mon Nov 5, 2018 12:00pm EST
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  5. Indiana (eligibility )
    Deadline to request postal ballot, Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:59pm
    Deadline to request in-person ballot, Mon Nov 5, 2018 12:00pm
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  6. Kentucky (eligibility )
    Deadline to request ballot: Tue Oct 30, 2018
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  7. Louisiana (eligibility )
    Deadline to request ballot: Fri Nov 2, 2018 4:30pm CDT
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  8. Massachusetts (eligibility )
    Deadline to request ballot: Mon Nov 5, 2018 12:00pm EST
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  9. Michigan (eligibility )
    Deadline to request ballot: Sat Nov 3, 2018 2:00pm
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  10. Mississippi (eligibility )
    Deadline to request ballot: none
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  11. Missouri (eligibility )
    Deadline to request ballot: Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:00pm CDT
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  12. New Hampshire (eligibility )
    Deadline to request ballot: Mon Nov 5, 2018 5:00pm EST
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  13. New York (eligibility )
    Deadline to request ballot: postmarked by Tue Oct 30, 2018
    In-person by Mon Nov 5, 2018
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  14. Pennsylvania (eligibility )
    Deadline to request ballot: Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:00pm EDT
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  15. Rhode Island (eligibility )
    Deadline to request ballot: Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:00pm EDT
    In-person, emergency application: Mon Nov 5, 2018 4:00pm EDT
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  16. South Carolina (eligibility )
    Deadline to request ballot: Fri Nov 2, 2018 5:00pm EDT
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  17. Tennessee (eligibility )
    Deadline to request ballot: Tue Oct 30, 2018
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  18. Texas (eligibility )
    Deadline to request ballot: Fri Oct 26, 2018
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  19. Virginia (eligibility )
    Deadline to request ballot: Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:00pm EDT
    In-person, Sat Nov 3, 2018 5:00pm EDT
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  20. West Virginia (eligibility )
    Deadline to request ballot: Wed Oct 31, 2018
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines