Early Voting by State 2022

Early voting permits citizens to cast ballots in person at polling places before an Election Day. Early voting locations are designated by the local officials who are in charge of elections and are announced no later than 30 days before Election Day. The time frame between when early voting begins and ends varies by state. States that permit no-excuse early voting do not require voters to provide an excuse for being unable to vote on Election Day. Some states allow voters to cast absentee ballots in person.

As of December 2019, 38 states and the District of Columbia permitted no-excuse early voting. An additional three states, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington, utilized all-mail voting systems and eliminated the need for early voting. In the table below are each state’s early voting rules. Some states do not have early voting rules. Alabama, Connecticut, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, and New Hampshire do not have early voting.

Early Voting by State 2022

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