States with no-excuse absentee voting

Twenty-seven states and the District of Columbia allow anyone who is registered to vote access to vote-by-mail using an absentee ballot.

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

  1. Alaska (details )
    Deadline to receive absentee ballot application by mail: Saturday Oct 27, 2018
    Deadline to request electronic transmission absentee ballot application: Monday Nov 5, 2018, 5 pm
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  2. Arizona (details )
    Deadline to request ballot: Oct 26, 2018
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  3. California (details )
    Deadline to request ballot: application received by Oct 30, 2018
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  4. District of Columbia (details )
    Deadline to request ballot: received by Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  5. Florida (details )
    Deadline to request: a voter can pick up or have delivered his or her own vote-by-mail ballot at any time the ballot becomes available, including up to 7 p.m. on Nov 6, 2018
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  6. Georgia (details )
    Deadline to request ballot: received by Nov 2, 2018
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  7. Hawaii (details )
    Deadline to request ballot: Oct 30, 2018
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  8. Idaho (details )
    Deadline to request ballot: Oct 26, 2018
    You can cast an absentee ballot in person at tyour polling place up until 5 p.m. Friday Nov 2, 2018
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  9. Illinois (details )
    Deadline to request ballot: Nov 1, 2018
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  10. Iowa (details )
    Deadline to request ballot: by 5 p.m. on Oct 26, 2018
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  11. Kansas (details )
    Deadline to request ballot: Oct 30
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  12. Maine (details )
    Deadline to request ballot: Nov 1, 2018 unless the voter completes a special circumstances application.
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  13. Maryland (details )
    Deadline to request ballot by mail or fax: Oct 30, 2018
    Deadline to download ballot from state website: Nov 2, 2018
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  14. Minnesota (details )
    Deadline to request ballot: Nov 5, 2018
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  15. Montana (details )
    Deadline to request ballot: Noon on Nov 5, 2018
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  16. Nebraska (details )
    Deadline to request ballot: close of business on Friday, Oct 26, 2018
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  17. New Jersey (details )
    Deadline to request ballot: received seven days prior to the General Election.
    A voter may also apply in person to the County Clerk until 3:00 p.m. Monday, Nov 5, 2018
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  18. New Mexico (details )
    Deadline to request ballot: Friday, Nov 2, 2018
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  19. Nevada (details )
    Deadline to request ballot: 5 p.m. on Oct 30, 2018
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  20. North Carolina (details )
    Deadline to request ballot: no later than 5:00 p.m. Oct 30, 2018
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  21. North Dakota (details )
    Online tool to request ballot if not living in a vote-by-mail county
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  22. Ohio (details )
    Deadline to request ballot: three days before the election.
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  23. Oklahoma (details )
    Deadline to request ballot: 5 p.m. on Wednesday Oct 31, 2018
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  24. South Dakota (details )
    Deadline to request ballot: 5 pm on Nov 5, 2018
    Any application for a ballot by authorized messenger must be received by the person in charge of the election before 3:00 p.m. on Nov 6, 2018
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  25. Utah (details )
    Deadline to request ballot: Oct 30, 2018 All active registered voters, except those living in Carbon and Emery Counties, will automatically receive their ballot in the mail.
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  26. Vermont (details )
    Deadline to request ballot: Any time before an election
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  27. Wisconsin (details )
    Deadline to request ballot by mail: Nov 1, 2018 at 5 p.m.
    Deadline to request ballot by mail if indefinitely confined: Nov 2, 2018 at 5 p.m.
    Deadline to possibly request and vote an absentee ballot in-person in their municipal clerk’s office: Nov 4, 2018
    Deadline for hospitalized voters: Nov 6, 2018 @ 5:00 p.m.
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines
  28. Wyoming (details )
    Deadline to request ballot: Nov 5, 2018
    + Absentee ballot return deadlines