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A message from Stephen Colbert FOR THE 2020 ELECTION.

Voting has ended for the 2020 General Election

Find updated information for future elections on your state website.

Register to Vote

Check your registration here.

Deadline to register:

Request An Absentee Ballot

USPS recommends that you request your ballot by October 20.

If you have not requested it by October 20, you may not receive it in time to cast your vote.

Click here to jump to your state’s options for voting early in person, or make a plan for Election Day!

Requests must be received by October 24.

Check the status of your absentee application here.

Fill Out Your Ballot

Follow directions carefully and sign where indicated.

Alaska also requires one witness signature or your ballot must be notarized.

You may need to include a copy of a valid form of ID such as a drivers license or passport.

If you are a first time voter who registered by mail or online, follow all directions carefully. You may need to include a copy of an ID with your ballot.

Return Your Ballot

Return your completed ballot to a Mail Ballot Drop Box or any Division of Elections Office as soon as possible.

If you mail your ballot, USPS recommends doing so no later than October 27.

You must provide your own postage.

Check the status of your ballot here.

Vote in Person

October 19 – November 2

Election Day is November 3

If you miss the deadline, you can still register to vote for President and Vice President only. Contact your elections office for more information.

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