The 2020 presidential election is coming up on Nov. 3, and there are a couple of changes this year that you need to know about before you vote. The biggest decision you’ll have to make is whether you’re going to vote by mail or in person.
Before you do anything
Are you registered to vote?
You can register online by Tues., Oct. 13. Find out if you are already registered here. If you're not, see the steps you can take below.
Are you planning to vote in person or by mail?
If you decide to request a ballot via the mail, you won’t be able to change your mind and then vote with a traditional ballot at a voting center. The state is keeping track of who requests mail ballots so that people don’t vote twice. If you requested a mail ballot and choose to vote in person, you’ll be asked to vote a provisional ballot instead.
Voter registration Oct. 13 Mail-in
- Application deadline: Received by Oct. 20
- Ballot deadline: Postmarked by Nov. 3
- Early voting: Oct 26 through Nov. 2
- Election Day: Nov. 3
Online or in person by Oct. 13
You can register online to vote until Oct. 13 for the November election, or in person at a number of locations.
Early voting or Election Day
You can register to vote during early voting or on Election Day in the county where you live. Bring a document that proves where you live, including your MVA-issued license, ID card, or change of address card, your paycheck, bank statement, utility bill, or other government document with your name and new address.
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