DEADLINE APPROACHING: Don’t Miss Out On 2022 Voter Registration
(UnitedCause.com) – The American constitution only awards the right to vote to registered US citizens aged 18 and above. These citizens are allowed to engage in their democratic rights in one of the 51 states where they registered as voters. Voters must stay alert and register before the voter registration deadlines set aside by their state to avoid losing the ability to engage in this civic duty.
Voter registration deadlines vary according to state; let’s explore the different voter registration deadlines for 2022.
States that Allow Registration less than 15 days before Election Day
- Colorado – 8 days (mail or online).
- Washington – 8 days (online or by mail).
- Connecticut- online or by mail 5 days (primary election), 7 days (general election).
- Hawaii – 10 days (mail or online). The state also offers provisional ballots for early in-person votes.
- Massachusetts – 10 days.
- Utah – 11 days.
- New Hampshire – 6-13 days before the election (in-person or by mail).
- Wyoming – 14 days (in-person or by mail).
States That Need Registration Exactly 15 Days Ahead of Election Day
- South Dakota (in-person and mail).
States That Allow Between 15 and 28 Days Before the Election
- Nebraska – 18 days (mail or online). The state also accepts in-person registration 11 days before the vote.
- Wisconsin – 20 days (mail and online).
- West Virginia – 21 days
- Oregon – 21 days
- Minnesota – 21 days (mail and online).
- Maine – 21 days (only by mail).
- District of Columbia – 21 days (online and by mail).
- New Jersey – 21 days.
- Kansas – 21 days
- Maryland – 21 days (or early with proof of address).
- Virginia – 22 days (in-person, by mail, or online before 11.59 pm).
- Oklahoma – 25 days (in-person and mail).
- North Carolina – 25 days (or mail 20 days before Election Day).
- New York – 25 days.
- Idaho – 25 days.
States That Need Registration 28 Days Ahead of the Election
- Illinois – (in-person and mail or online 16 days before Election Day).
- Nevada – (mail, in-person or online 5 days before Election Day).
- New Mexico.
States That Allow Registration After 28 Days
- Arizona – 29 days
- Indiana – 29 days
- Kentucky – 29 days
- Alaska – 30 days
- Arkansas – 30 days (mail and in-person).
- Louisiana – 30 days (in-person and mail or online 20 days).
- Mississippi – 30 days (in-person and by mail).
- Montana – 30 days (mail or 27 days before the election)
- Ohio – 30 days.
- Rhodes Island – 30 days.
- South Carolina – 30 days.
- Tennessee – 30 days.
- Texas – 30 days (in-person and by mail).
States that Allow Registration on Election Day
- California – (provisional ballot).
- Michigan – (by 8.00 pm on Election Day).
- Nevada – (early voting).
- New Hampshire.
- Maryland (early voting with proof of address).
- Colorado (early voting).
- Connecticut (6 am to 8 pm).
- Idaho (early voting)
- District of Columbia – (early voting).
- North Dakota.
- Rhode Island – (at the local board of Canvassers for the presidential election).
States That Do Not Allow Online Voting
- North Dakota.
States That Do NOT Allow Registration on Election Day
- New Jersey
- New York
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
State-specific Voting Rsegulations
- Wisconsin allows in-person voting the Friday before Election Day.
- Delaware allows in-person, mail, or online voting on the Fourth Saturday before elections.
- Georgia allows in-person, mail, or online voting on the Fifth Monday before elections.
- Montana allows in-person registration by noon the day before the election.
- Missouri allows in-person, mail, or online voting on the Fourth Wednesday before elections.
- Illinois offers a grace period for registration (27 days before the election).
- North Dakota does not require voters’ registration for in-person and mail voting.
- New Mexico allows registration the Saturday before the election at the Clerk’s office for in-person voting.
- North Carolina allows registration the Saturday before Election Day for in-person voting.
- Wyoming allows absentee voting for in-person and mail voting two weeks before the election.
- All registration in Vermont takes place on Election Day.
Qualified voters should not miss out on voting by ensuring they register early before the voters’ registration deadline. Unless mentioned otherwise, most states allow voters to participate in the election either in-person, online, or by mail. Voters can select the most convenient and register before the deadline elapses.
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