Deadlines

Each state has different deadlines for registering, requesting your ballot, and submitting your ballot. These are the deadlines for the 2014 primary and general elections.

Alabama
General Election: November 4, 2014
Register by October 24, 2014
Request ballot by October 30, 2014
Return ballot by November 4, 2014 (postmarked by November 3, 2014)
 

State Primaries: June 3, 2014
Register by May 23, 2014
Request ballot by May 29, 2014
Return ballot by June 3, 2014 (postmarked by June 2, 2014
 

State Primary Runoff: July 15, 2014
Register by July 3, 2014
Request ballot by July 10, 2014
Return ballot by July 22, 2014 (postmarked by July 15, 2014)

Alaska
General Election: November 4, 2014
Register by October 5, 2014
Request ballot by October 25, 2014
Return ballot by November 19, 2014 (assume postmarked by November 4, 2014)
 

State Primary: August 19, 2014
Register by July 20, 2014
Request ballot by August 9, 2014
Return ballot by August 29, 2014 (assume postmarked by August 19, 2014)

Arizona
General Election: November 4, 2014
Register by 7 pm on November 4, 2014
Request ballot by 7 pm on November 4, 2014
Return ballot by 7 pm on November 4, 2014
 

State Primary: August 26, 2014
Register by 7 pm on August 26, 2014
Request ballot by 7 pm on August 26, 2014
Return ballot by 7 pm on August 26, 2014

Arkansas
General Election: November 4, 2014
Registration by October 5, 2014
Request ballot by October 28, 2014
Return ballot by 5 pm on November 14, 2014 (postmarked by November 4, 2014)
 

State Primaries: May 20, 2014
Registration by April 21, 2014
Request ballot by May 13, 2014
Return ballot by 5 pm on May 30, 2014 (postmarked by May 20, 2014)
 

State Primary Runoff: June 10, 2014
Registration by May 12, 2014
Request ballot by June 3, 2014
Return ballot by 5 pm on June 20, 2014 (postmarked by June 10, 2014)

California
General Election: November 4, 2014
Register by October 20, 2014
Request ballot by October 28, 2014
Return ballot by 8 pm on November 4, 2014)
 

State Primaries: June 3, 2014
Register by May 19, 2014
Request ballot by May 27, 2014
Return ballot by 8 pm on June 3, 2014

Colorado
General Election: November 4, 2014
Register by November 4, 2014
Request by October 28, 2014
Return ballot by November 12, 2014 (assume postmarked by November 4, 2014)
 

State Primary: June 24, 2014
Register by June 24, 2014
Request ballot by June 17, 2014
Return ballot By July 2, 2014 (assume postmarked by June 24, 2014)

Connecticut
General Election: November 4, 2014
Register by November 3, 2014
Request ballot by November 4, 2014
Return ballot by November 4, 2014
 

State Primary: August 12, 2014
Register by August 11, 2014
Request ballot by August 12, 2014
Return ballot by August 12, 2014

Delaware
General Election: November 4, 2014
Register by October 20, 2014
Request ballot by October 31, 2014
Return ballot by November 4, 2014
 

State Primary: September 9, 2014
Register by August 25, 2014
Request ballot by September 5, 2014
Return ballot by September 9, 2014

District of Columbia
General Election: November 4, 2014
Register by October 6, 2014
Request ballot by October 28, 2014
Return ballot by November 14, 2014 (postmarked by November 4, 2014)
 

District Primaries: April 1, 2014
Register by March 3, 2014
Request ballot by March 25, 2014
Return ballot by April 11, 2014 (postmarked by April 1, 2014)

Florida
General Election: November 4, 2014
Register by October 6, 2014
Request ballot by October 29, 2014
Return ballot by November 14, 2014 (postmarked by November 4, 2014)

State Primary: August 26, 2014
Register by July 28, 2014
Request ballot by August 20, 2014
Return ballot by August 26, 2014

Georgia
General Election: November 4, 2014
Register by October 6, 2014
Request ballot by October 31, 2014
Return ballot by November 7, 2014 (postmarked by November 4, 2014)

State Primary: May 20, 2014
Register by April 21, 2014
Request ballot by May 16, 2014
Return ballot by May 23, 2014 (postmarked by May 20, 2014)
 

State Primary Runoff: July 22, 2014
Register by April 21, 2014
Request ballot by July 18, 2014
Return ballot by July 25, 2014 (postmarked by July 22, 2014)

Hawaii
General Election: November 4, 2014
Register by October 6, 2014
Request ballot by October 28, 2014
Return ballot by November 4, 2014
 

State Primary: August 9, 2014
Register by July 10, 2014
Request ballot by August 2, 2014
Return ballot by August 9, 2014

Idaho
General Election: November 4, 2014
Register by October 10, 2014
Request ballot by October 29, 2014
Return ballot by 8 pm on November 4, 2014
 

State Primaries: May 20, 2014
Register by April 25, 2014
Request ballot by May 14, 2014
Return ballot by 8 pm on May 20, 2014

Illinois
General Election: November 4, 2014
Registration by October 6, 2014
Request ballot by October 27, 2014
Return ballot by November 18, 2014 (assume postmarked by November 3, 2014)
 

State Primaries: March 18, 2014
Registration by February 18, 2014
Request ballot by March 10, 2014
Return ballot by April 1, 2014  (assume postmarked by March 17, 2014)

Indiana
General Election: November 4, 2014
Register by October 27, 2014
Request ballot by email/fax by 12 pm November 3, 2014
Request ballot by mail by October 27, 2014
Return ballot by November 14, 2014 (postmarked by November 4, 2014)

State Primaries: May 6, 2014
Register by April 28, 2014
Request ballot by email/fax by 12 pm May5, 2014
Request ballot by April 28, 2014
Return ballot by May 16, 2014 (postmarked by May 6, 2014)

Iowa
General Election: November 4, 2014
Registration not required
Request mailed ballot by October 31, 2014
Request emailed or faxed ballot by 5pm on November 3, 2014
Return ballot via mail by November 10, 2014 (postmarked by November 3, 2014)
Return ballot via email/fax by 9 pm on November 4, 2014

State Primary: June 3, 2014
Registration not required
Request mailed ballot by May 30, 2014
Request emailed or faxed ballot by 5pm on June 2, 2014
Return ballot via mail by June 9, 2014 (postmarked by June 2, 2014)
Return ballot via email/fax by 9 pm on June 3, 2014

Kansas
General Election: November 4, 2014
Registration by October 14, 2014
Request ballot by November 4, 2014
Return ballot by November 4, 2014

State Primary: August 5, 2014
Registration by July 15, 2014
Request ballot by August 5, 2014
Return ballot by August 5, 2014

Kentucky
General Election: November 4, 2014
Register by October 6, 2014
Request ballot by October 28, 2014
Return ballot November 4, 2014

State Primaries: May 20, 2014
Register by April 21, 2014
Request ballot by May 13, 2014
Return ballot by May 20, 2014

Louisiana
General Election: November 4, 2014
Register by October 6, 2014
Request ballot by November 3, 2014
Return ballot by November 4, 2014

Runoff Election: December 6, 2014
Register by November 5, 2014
Request ballot by December 5, 2014
Return ballot by December 6, 2014

Maine
General Election: November 4, 2014
No Registration deadline
No ballot request deadline
Return ballot by 8 pm on November 4, 2014

State Primary: June 10, 2014
No Registration deadline
No ballot request deadline
Return ballot by 8 pm on June 10, 2014

Maryland
General Election: November 4, 2014
Registration received or postmarked by October 14, 2014
Request ballot via mail by 8 pm on October 28, 2014
Request ballot via fax or email by 11:59 pm on October 28, 2014
Return ballot by 10 am on November 14, 2014 (postmarked by November 4, 2014)

State Primaries: June 24, 2014
Registration received or postmarked by June 4, 2014
Request ballot via mail by 8 pm on June 17, 2014
Request ballot via fax or email by 11:59 pm on June 20, 2014
Return ballot by 10 am on July 7, 2014 (postmarked by June 24, 2014)

Massachusetts
General Election: November 4, 2014
Registration not required
Request ballot by 12 pm on November 3, 2014
Return ballot via mail by 5 pm on November 14, 2014 (postmarked by November 4, 2014)
Return ballot via fax or email by 8 pm on November 4, 2014

State Primary: September 16, 2014
Registration not required
Request ballot by 12 pm on September 15, 2014
Return ballot by 8 pm on September 16, 2014

Michigan
General Election: November 4, 2014
Register by October 6, 2014
Request ballot by 2 pm on November 1, 2014
Return ballot by 8 pm November 4, 2014

State Primary: August 5, 2014
Register by August 7, 2014
Request ballot by 2 pm on August 2, 2014
Return ballot by 8 pm August 5, 2014

Minnesota
General Election November 4, 2014
Registration not required
No deadline for ballot request
Return ballot by November 4, 2014

State Primary: August 12, 2014
Registration not required
No deadline for ballot request
Return ballot by August 12, 2014

Mississippi
General Election: November 4, 2014
Register by October 25, 2014
No deadline for ballot request
Return ballot by 7 pm on November 4, 2014

State Primary: June 3, 2014
Register by May 24, 2014
No deadline for ballot request
Return ballot by 5 pm on June 3, 2014

State Primary Runoff: June 24, 2014
Register by June 14, 2014
No deadline for ballot request
Return ballot by 5 pm on June 24, 2014

Missouri
General Election: November 4, 2014
Register by October 28, 2014
Request ballot by October 29, 2014
Return ballot by 7 pm on November 4, 2014

State Primary: August 5, 2014
Register by July 9, 2014
Request ballot by July 30, 2014
Return ballot by 7 pm on August 5, 2014

Montana
General Election: November 4, 2014
Register by November 4, 2014
Request ballot by November 4, 2014
Return ballot by 8 pm on November 4, 2014

Presidential and State Primaries June 3, 2014
Register by June 3, 2014
Request ballot by June 3, 2014
Return ballot by 8 pm on June 3, 2014

Nebraska
General Election: November 4, 2014
Register by October 17, 2014
Request ballot by October 29, 2014
Return ballot by November 4, 2014

Presidential and State Primaries: May 13, 2014
Register by April 25, 2014
Request ballot by May 7, 2014
Return ballot by May 13, 2014

Nevada
General Election: November 4, 2014
Register by October 14, 2014
Request ballot by 5 pm on October 28, 2014
Return ballot by 7 pm on November 4, 2014

No Presidential Primary
State Primary: June 10, 2014
Register by May 20, 2014
Request ballot by 5 pm on June 3, 2014
Return ballot by 7 pm on June 10, 2014

New Hampshire
General Election: November 4, 2014
Register by November 4, 2014
Request ballot by November 3, 2014
Return ballot by November 4, 2014

State Primary: September 9, 2014 
Register by September 9, 2014
Request ballot by September 8, 2014
Return ballot by September 9, 2014

New Jersey
General Election: November 4, 2014
Register by October 31, 2014
Request ballot by October 31, 2014
Return ballot by November 4, 2014

State Primaries: June 3, 2014
Register by May 30, 2014
Request ballot by May 30, 2014
Return ballot by June 3, 2014

New Mexico
General Election: November 4, 2014 
Registration by October 7,2014
Request ballot by October 31, 2014
Return ballot by 7 pm on November 4, 2014

State Primaries: June 3, 2014
Registration by May 6, 2014
Request ballot by May 30, 2014
Return ballot by 7 pm on June 3, 2014

New York
General Election: November 4, 2014
Register by October 10, 2014
Request ballot by October 28, 2014
Return ballot by November 17, 2014 (postmarked by November 3, 2014)

Federal Primary: June 24, 2014
Register by May 30, 2014
Request ballot by May 30, 2014
Return ballot by July 1, 2014 (postmarked by June 23, 2014)

State Primary:  September 9, 2014
Register by August 15, 2014
Request ballot by August 14, 2014
Return ballot by September 16, 2014 (postmarked by September 8, 2014)

North Carolina
General Election: November 4, 2014
Register by November 3, 2014
Request ballot by November 3, 2014
Return ballot by ny November 13, 2014 (postmarked by November 4, 2014)

State Primaries: May 6, 2014
Register by May 5, 2014
Request ballot by May 5, 2014
Return ballot by May 12, 2014 (postmarked by May 6, 2014)

State Primary Runoff: TBD

North Dakota 

General Election: November 4, 2014
Registration not required
Request ballot by November 3, 2014
Return ballot by November 10, 2014 (postmarked by November 3, 2014)

State Primary: June 10, 2014
Registration not required
Request ballot by June 9, 2014
Return ballot by June 16, 2014 depending (postmarked by June 9, 2014)

Ohio
General Election: November 4, 2014
Register by October 6, 2014
Request ballot by November 1, 2014
Return ballot by November 14, 2014 (postmarked by November 4, 2014)
 

State Primaries: May 6, 2014
Register by April 7, 2014
Request ballot by May 3, 2014
Return ballot by May 16, 2014 (postmarked by May 6, 2014)

Oklahoma
General Election: November 4, 2014
Registration by October 10
Request ballot by October 29, 2014
Return ballot by 7 pm on November 4, 2014

State Primary: June 24, 2014
Registration May 30, 2014
Request ballot by June 18, 2014
Return ballot by 7 pm on June 24, 2014

State Primary Runoff: August 26, 2014
Registration by August 1, 2014
Request ballot by August 20, 2014
Return ballot by 7 pm on August 26, 2014

Oregon
General Election: November 4, 2014
Register by October 14, 2014
Request ballot by October 30, 2014
Return ballot by 8 pm on November 4, 2014

State Primaries: May 20, 2014
Register by April 29, 2014 
Request ballot by May 15, 2014
Return ballot by 8 pm on May 20, 2014

Pennsylvania
General Election: November 4, 2014
Register by October 6, 2014
Request ballot by November 3, 2014
Return ballot by November 12, 2014 (postmarked by November 3, 2014)

State Primaries: May 20, 2014
Register by April 21, 2014
Request ballot by May 19, 2014
Return ballot by May 27, 2014 (postmarked by May 19, 2014)

Rhode Island
General Election: November 4, 2014
Registration not required
Request ballot by October 14, 2014
Return ballot by 9 pm on November 4, 2014

State Primary: September 9, 2014
Registration not required
Request ballot by August 19, 2014
Return ballot by 9 pm on September 9, 2014

South Carolina
General Election: November 4, 2014
Register by October 4, 2014
Request ballot by 5 pm on November 3, 2014
Return ballot by 7 pm on November 4, 2014

State Primary: June 10, 2014
Register by May 10, 2014
Request ballot by 5 pm on June 9, 2014
Return ballot by 7 pm on June 10, 2014

State Primary Runoff: June 24, 2014
Register by May 10, 2014
Request ballot by 5 pm on June 23, 2014
Return ballot by 7 pm on June 24, 2014

South Dakota
General Election: November 4, 2014
Register by October 20, 2014
Request ballot by 3 pm on November 3, 2014
Return ballot by November 4, 2014

State Primaries: June 3, 2014
Register by May 19, 2014
Request ballot by 3 pm on June 2, 2014
Return ballot by June 3, 2014

State Primary Runoff: August 12, 2014
Register by July 28, 2014
Request ballot by 3 pm on August 11, 2014
Return ballot on August 12, 2014

Tennessee
General Election: November 4, 2014
Register by October 28, 2014
Request ballot by October 28, 2014
Return ballot on November 4, 2014

State Primary: August 7, 2014
Register by July 31, 2014
Request ballot by July 31, 2014
Return ballot by August 7, 2014

Texas
General Election: November 4, 2014
Register by October 6, 2014
Request ballot by October 28, 2014
Return ballot by November 10, 2014 (postmarked by November 4, 2014)

State Primaries: March 4, 2014
Register by February 3, 2014
Request ballot by February 25, 2014
Return ballot by March 10, 2014 (assume postmarked by March 4, 2014)

State Primary Runoff: May 27, 2014
Register by April 28, 2014
Request ballot by May 20, 2014
Return ballot by June 2, 2014 (assume postmarked by May 27, 2014)

Utah
General Election November 4, 2014
Register by mail by October 7, 2014
Register online by October 21, 2014
Request ballot by October 31, 2014
Return ballot by November 4, 2014

State Primaries: June 24, 2014
Register by mail by May 27, 2014
Register online by June 9, 2014
Request ballot by June 20, 2014
Return ballot by  June 24, 2014

Vermont
General Election: November 4, 2014
Register by October 29, 2014
Request ballot by November 3, 2014
Return ballot by November 4, 2014

State Primary: August 26, 2014
Register by August 20, 2014
Request ballot by August 25, 2014
Return ballot by August 26, 2014

Virginia
General Election: November 4, 2014
Register by October 14, 2014
Request ballot by October 28, 2014
Return ballot by November 4, 2014

State Primary: June 10, 2014
Register by May 19, 2014
Request ballot by June 3, 2014
Return ballot by June 10, 2014

Washington
General Election: November 4, 2014
Register by November 4, 2014
Request ballot by November 4, 2014
Return ballot by November 24, 2014 (assume postmarked by November 4, 2014)

State Primary: August 5, 2014
Register by August 5, 2014
Request ballot by August 5, 2014
Return ballot by August 18, 2014 (assume postmarked by August 5, 2014)

West Virginia
General Election: November 4, 2014 
Register by October 14, 2014
Request ballot by October 29, 2014
Return ballot by November 10, 2014 (assume postmarked by November 4, 2014)

State Primaries: May 13, 2014 
Register by April 22, 2014
Request ballot by May 7, 2014
Return ballot by May 19, 2014 (assume postmarked by May 13, 2014)

Wisconsin
General Election: November 4, 2014
Register by October 15, 2014
Request ballot by October 30, 2014
Return ballot by November 7, 2014 (postmarked by November 4, 2014)

State Primary: August 12, 2014
Register by July 23, 2014
Request ballot by August 7, 2014
Return ballot by August 15, 2014 (postmarked August 12, 2014)

Wyoming
General Election: November 4, 2014
Register by October 20, 2014
Request ballot by November 3, 2014
Return ballot by November 4, 2014

State Primary: August 19, 2014
Register by August 4, 2014
Request ballot by August 18, 2014
Return ballot by August 19, 2014