Student/Absentee/Overseas Voting

Each state maintains its own student/absentee/overseas voting regulations. See the table below for your state, and a link to apply for an absentee ballot.

Alternatively, you may vote absentee using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB), if your state ballot does not arrive in time. The FWAB is a write-in backup ballot that can be completed for the election.
See this link for more information: www.fvap.gov/citizen-voter/overview

All states permit those in the armed forced to vote absentee. Military personal can find additional information on the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) website: www.fvap.gov/military-voter

State Types of Absentee Voting Permitted Absentee Application
Source: National Conference of State Legislatures, October 2018
Alabama

Absentee by Mail with an Excuse Required

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Alaska

In-Person Early Voting
Early voting allows voters to visit an election official's office and cast a vote in personwithout offering an excuse for why the voter is unable to vote on election day.

No-Excuse Absentee by Mail
Absentee voting is conducted by mail-in paper ballot prior to the day of the election. A voter is required to fill out an application to receive an absentee ballot.

Note: Certain elections may be held entirely by mail. The circumstances under which all-mail elections are permitted vary from state to state.

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Arizona

In-Person Early Voting
Early voting allows voters to visit an election official's office and cast a vote in personwithout offering an excuse for why the voter is unable to vote on election day.

No-Excuse Absentee by Mail
Absentee voting is conducted by mail-in paper ballot prior to the day of the election. A voter is required to fill out an application to receive an absentee ballot.

Permanent Absentee Status Permitted
Voters are permitted to join a permanent absentee voting list. Once a voter opts in, he or she will receive an absentee ballot automatically for all future elections.

Note: Certain elections may be held entirely by mail. The circumstances under which all-mail elections are permitted vary from state to state.

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Arkansas

In-Person Early Voting
Early voting allows voters to visit an election official's office and cast a vote in personwithout offering an excuse for why the voter is unable to vote on election day.

Absentee by Mail with an Excuse Required

Note: Certain elections may be held entirely by mail. The circumstances under which all-mail elections are permitted vary from state to state.

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California

In-Person Early Voting
Early voting allows voters to visit an election official's office and cast a vote in personwithout offering an excuse for why the voter is unable to vote on election day.

No-Excuse Absentee by Mail
Absentee voting is conducted by mail-in paper ballot prior to the day of the election. A voter is required to fill out an application to receive an absentee ballot.

Permanent Absentee Status Permitted
Voters are permitted to join a permanent absentee voting list. Once a voter opts in, he or she will receive an absentee ballot automatically for all future elections.

Note: Certain elections may be held entirely by mail. The circumstances under which all-mail elections are permitted vary from state to state.

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Colorado

All-Mail Voting
A ballot is automatically mailed to every registered voter in advance of Election Day, and traditional in-person voting precincts are not available.

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Connecticut

Absentee by Mail with an Excuse Required

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Delaware

Absentee by Mail with an Excuse Required

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Florida

In-Person Early Voting
Early voting allows voters to visit an election official's office and cast a vote in personwithout offering an excuse for why the voter is unable to vote on election day.

No-Excuse Absentee by Mail
Absentee voting is conducted by mail-in paper ballot prior to the day of the election. A voter is required to fill out an application to receive an absentee ballot.

Note: Certain elections may be held entirely by mail. The circumstances under which all-mail elections are permitted vary from state to state.

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Georgia

In-Person Early Voting
Early voting allows voters to visit an election official's office and cast a vote in personwithout offering an excuse for why the voter is unable to vote on election day.

No-Excuse Absentee by Mail
Absentee voting is conducted by mail-in paper ballot prior to the day of the election. A voter is required to fill out an application to receive an absentee ballot.

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Hawaii

In-Person Early Voting
Early voting allows voters to visit an election official's office and cast a vote in personwithout offering an excuse for why the voter is unable to vote on election day.

No-Excuse Absentee by Mail
Absentee voting is conducted by mail-in paper ballot prior to the day of the election. A voter is required to fill out an application to receive an absentee ballot.

Permanent Absentee Status Permitted
Voters are permitted to join a permanent absentee voting list. Once a voter opts in, he or she will receive an absentee ballot automatically for all future elections.

Note: Certain elections may be held entirely by mail. The circumstances under which all-mail elections are permitted vary from state to state.

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Idaho

No-Excuse Absentee by Mail
Absentee voting is conducted by mail-in paper ballot prior to the day of the election. A voter is required to fill out an application to receive an absentee ballot.

Note: Certain elections may be held entirely by mail. The circumstances under which all-mail elections are permitted vary from state to state.

Note: While there is no Early Voting a voter may apply in person, within a certain period of time before an election, for an absentee ballot (without an excuse) and cast that ballot in one trip to an election official's office.

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Illinois

In-Person Early Voting
Early voting allows voters to visit an election official's office and cast a vote in personwithout offering an excuse for why the voter is unable to vote on election day.

No-Excuse Absentee by Mail
Absentee voting is conducted by mail-in paper ballot prior to the day of the election. A voter is required to fill out an application to receive an absentee ballot.

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Indiana

Absentee by Mail with an Excuse Required

Note: While there is no Early Voting a voter may apply in person, within a certain period of time before an election, for an absentee ballot (without an excuse) and cast that ballot in one trip to an election official's office.

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Iowa

No-Excuse Absentee by Mail
Absentee voting is conducted by mail-in paper ballot prior to the day of the election. A voter is required to fill out an application to receive an absentee ballot.

Note: While there is no Early Voting a voter may apply in person, within a certain period of time before an election, for an absentee ballot (without an excuse) and cast that ballot in one trip to an election official's office.

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Kansas

In-Person Early Voting
Early voting allows voters to visit an election official's office and cast a vote in personwithout offering an excuse for why the voter is unable to vote on election day.

No-Excuse Absentee by Mail
Absentee voting is conducted by mail-in paper ballot prior to the day of the election. A voter is required to fill out an application to receive an absentee ballot.

Note: Certain elections may be held entirely by mail. The circumstances under which all-mail elections are permitted vary from state to state.

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Kentucky

In-Person Early Voting
Early voting allows voters to visit an election official's office and cast a vote in person.

Absentee by Mail with an Excuse Required

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Louisiana

In-Person Early Voting
Early voting allows voters to visit an election official's office and cast a vote in personwithout offering an excuse for why the voter is unable to vote on election day.

Absentee by Mail with an Excuse Required

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Maine

No-Excuse Absentee by Mail
Absentee voting is conducted by mail-in paper ballot prior to the day of the election. A voter is required to fill out an application to receive an absentee ballot.

Note: While there is no Early Voting a voter may apply in person, within a certain period of time before an election, for an absentee ballot (without an excuse) and cast that ballot in one trip to an election official's office.

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Maryland

In-Person Early Voting
Early voting allows voters to visit an election official's office and cast a vote in personwithout offering an excuse for why the voter is unable to vote on election day.

No-Excuse Absentee by Mail
Absentee voting is conducted by mail-in paper ballot prior to the day of the election. A voter is required to fill out an application to receive an absentee ballot.

Note: Certain elections may be held entirely by mail. The circumstances under which all-mail elections are permitted vary from state to state.

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Massachusetts

Absentee by Mail with an Excuse Required

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Michigan

Absentee by Mail with an Excuse Required

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Minnesota

No-Excuse Absentee by Mail
Absentee voting is conducted by mail-in paper ballot prior to the day of the election. A voter is required to fill out an application to receive an absentee ballot.

Permanent Absentee Status Permitted
Voters are permitted to join a permanent absentee voting list. Once a voter opts in, he or she will receive an absentee ballot automatically for all future elections.

Note: Certain elections may be held entirely by mail. The circumstances under which all-mail elections are permitted vary from state to state.

Note: While there is no Early Voting a voter may apply in person, within a certain period of time before an election, for an absentee ballot (without an excuse) and cast that ballot in one trip to an election official's office.

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Mississippi

Absentee by Mail with an Excuse Required

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Missouri

Absentee by Mail with an Excuse Required

Note: Certain elections may be held entirely by mail. The circumstances under which all-mail elections are permitted vary from state to state.

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Montana

No-Excuse Absentee by Mail
Absentee voting is conducted by mail-in paper ballot prior to the day of the election. A voter is required to fill out an application to receive an absentee ballot.

Permanent Absentee Status Permitted
Voters are permitted to join a permanent absentee voting list. Once a voter opts in, he or she will receive an absentee ballot automatically for all future elections.

Note: Certain elections may be held entirely by mail. The circumstances under which all-mail elections are permitted vary from state to state.

Note: While there is no Early Voting a voter may apply in person, within a certain period of time before an election, for an absentee ballot (without an excuse) and cast that ballot in one trip to an election official's office.

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Nebraska

In-Person Early Voting
Early voting allows voters to visit an election official's office and cast a vote in personwithout offering an excuse for why the voter is unable to vote on election day.

No-Excuse Absentee by Mail
Absentee voting is conducted by mail-in paper ballot prior to the day of the election. A voter is required to fill out an application to receive an absentee ballot.

Note: Certain elections may be held entirely by mail. The circumstances under which all-mail elections are permitted vary from state to state.

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Nevada

In-Person Early Voting
Early voting allows voters to visit an election official's office and cast a vote in personwithout offering an excuse for why the voter is unable to vote on election day.

No-Excuse Absentee by Mail
Absentee voting is conducted by mail-in paper ballot prior to the day of the election. A voter is required to fill out an application to receive an absentee ballot.

Permanent Absentee Status Permitted
Voters are permitted to join a permanent absentee voting list. Once a voter opts in, he or she will receive an absentee ballot automatically for all future elections.

Note: Certain elections may be held entirely by mail. The circumstances under which all-mail elections are permitted vary from state to state.

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New Hampshire

Absentee by Mail with an Excuse Required

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New Jersey

No-Excuse Absentee by Mail
Absentee voting is conducted by mail-in paper ballot prior to the day of the election. A voter is required to fill out an application to receive an absentee ballot.

Permanent Absentee Status Permitted
Voters are permitted to join a permanent absentee voting list. Once a voter opts in, he or she will receive an absentee ballot automatically for all future elections.

Note: Certain elections may be held entirely by mail. The circumstances under which all-mail elections are permitted vary from state to state.

Note: While there is no Early Voting a voter may apply in person, within a certain period of time before an election, for an absentee ballot (without an excuse) and cast that ballot in one trip to an election official's office.

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New Mexico

In-Person Early Voting
Early voting allows voters to visit an election official's office and cast a vote in personwithout offering an excuse for why the voter is unable to vote on election day.

No-Excuse Absentee by Mail
Absentee voting is conducted by mail-in paper ballot prior to the day of the election. A voter is required to fill out an application to receive an absentee ballot.

Note: Certain elections may be held entirely by mail. The circumstances under which all-mail elections are permitted vary from state to state.

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New York

Absentee by Mail with an Excuse Required

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North Carolina

In-Person Early Voting
Early voting allows voters to visit an election official's office and cast a vote in personwithout offering an excuse for why the voter is unable to vote on election day.

No-Excuse Absentee by Mail
Absentee voting is conducted by mail-in paper ballot prior to the day of the election. A voter is required to fill out an application to receive an absentee ballot.

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North Dakota

In-Person Early Voting
Early voting allows voters to visit an election official's office and cast a vote in personwithout offering an excuse for why the voter is unable to vote on election day.

No-Excuse Absentee by Mail
Absentee voting is conducted by mail-in paper ballot prior to the day of the election. A voter is required to fill out an application to receive an absentee ballot.

Note: Certain elections may be held entirely by mail. The circumstances under which all-mail elections are permitted vary from state to state.

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Ohio

No-Excuse Absentee by Mail
Absentee voting is conducted by mail-in paper ballot prior to the day of the election. A voter is required to fill out an application to receive an absentee ballot.

Note: While there is no Early Voting a voter may apply in person, within a certain period of time before an election, for an absentee ballot (without an excuse) and cast that ballot in one trip to an election official's office.

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Oklahoma

No-Excuse Absentee by Mail
Absentee voting is conducted by mail-in paper ballot prior to the day of the election. A voter is required to fill out an application to receive an absentee ballot.

Note: While there is no Early Voting a voter may apply in person, within a certain period of time before an election, for an absentee ballot (without an excuse) and cast that ballot in one trip to an election official's office.

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Oregon

All-Mail Voting
A ballot is automatically mailed to every registered voter in advance of Election Day, and traditional in-person voting precincts are not available.

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Pennsylvania

Absentee by Mail with an Excuse Required

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Rhode Island

Absentee by Mail with an Excuse Required

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South Carolina

Absentee by Mail with an Excuse Required

Note: While there is no Early Voting a voter may apply in person, within a certain period of time before an election, for an absentee ballot (without an excuse) and cast that ballot in one trip to an election official's office.

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South Dakota

No-Excuse Absentee by Mail
Absentee voting is conducted by mail-in paper ballot prior to the day of the election. A voter is required to fill out an application to receive an absentee ballot.

Note: While there is no Early Voting a voter may apply in person, within a certain period of time before an election, for an absentee ballot (without an excuse) and cast that ballot in one trip to an election official's office.

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Tennessee

In-Person Early Voting
Early voting allows voters to visit an election official's office and cast a vote in personwithout offering an excuse for why the voter is unable to vote on election day.

Absentee by Mail with an Excuse Required

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Texas

In-Person Early Voting
Early voting allows voters to visit an election official's office and cast a vote in personwithout offering an excuse for why the voter is unable to vote on election day.

Absentee by Mail with an Excuse Required

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Utah

In-Person Early Voting
Early voting allows voters to visit an election official's office and cast a vote in personwithout offering an excuse for why the voter is unable to vote on election day.

No-Excuse Absentee by Mail
Absentee voting is conducted by mail-in paper ballot prior to the day of the election. A voter is required to fill out an application to receive an absentee ballot.

Permanent Absentee Status Permitted
Voters are permitted to join a permanent absentee voting list. Once a voter opts in, he or she will receive an absentee ballot automatically for all future elections.

Note: Certain elections may be held entirely by mail. The circumstances under which all-mail elections are permitted vary from state to state.

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Vermont

No-Excuse Absentee by Mail
Absentee voting is conducted by mail-in paper ballot prior to the day of the election. A voter is required to fill out an application to receive an absentee ballot.

Note: While there is no Early Voting a voter may apply in person, within a certain period of time before an election, for an absentee ballot (without an excuse) and cast that ballot in one trip to an election official's office.

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Virginia

Absentee by Mail with an Excuse Required

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Washington

All-Mail Voting
A ballot is automatically mailed to every registered voter in advance of Election Day, and traditional in-person voting precincts are not available.

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Washington, D.C.

In-Person Early Voting
Early voting allows voters to visit an election official's office and cast a vote in personwithout offering an excuse for why the voter is unable to vote on election day.

No-Excuse Absentee by Mail
Absentee voting is conducted by mail-in paper ballot prior to the day of the election. A voter is required to fill out an application to receive an absentee ballot.

Permanent Absentee Status Permitted
Voters are permitted to join a permanent absentee voting list. Once a voter opts in, he or she will receive an absentee ballot automatically for all future elections.

Apply Here
West Virginia

In-Person Early Voting
Early voting allows voters to visit an election official's office and cast a vote in personwithout offering an excuse for why the voter is unable to vote on election day.

Absentee by Mail with an Excuse Required

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Wisconsin

No-Excuse Absentee by Mail
Absentee voting is conducted by mail-in paper ballot prior to the day of the election. A voter is required to fill out an application to receive an absentee ballot.

Note: While there is no Early Voting a voter may apply in person, within a certain period of time before an election, for an absentee ballot (without an excuse) and cast that ballot in one trip to an election official's office.

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Wyoming

No-Excuse Absentee by Mail
Absentee voting is conducted by mail-in paper ballot prior to the day of the election. A voter is required to fill out an application to receive an absentee ballot.

Note: While there is no Early Voting a voter may apply in person, within a certain period of time before an election, for an absentee ballot (without an excuse) and cast that ballot in one trip to an election official's office.

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