Early Voting

No Excuse Early/Absentee Voting Rules for the 2012 Presidential Elections
State In-Person Early Voting By-Mail No-Excuse Early Voting
Start Date End Date Start Date End Date Absentee Ballot
Request Deadline
Alabama Not Available Not Available
Alaska October 22, 2012 November 5, 2012 October 12, 2012 November 6, 2012 October 27, 2012
Arizona October 11, 2012 November 2, 2012 October 11, 2012 November 6, 2012 October 26, 2012
Arkansas October 22, 2012 November 5, 2012 September 21, 2012 November 6, 2012 October 30, 2012
California October 7, 2012 November 5, 2012 October 8, 2012 November 6, 2012 October 30, 2012
Colorado October 22, 2012 November 2, 2012 October 15, 2012 November 6, 2012 October 30, 2012
Connecticut Not Available Not Available
Delaware Not Available Not Available
DC October 22, 2012 November 3, 2012 Not Available
Florida October 27, 2012 November 3, 2012 October 2, 2012 November 6, 2012 October 31, 2012
Georgia October 15, 2012 November 2, 2012 September 21, 2012 November 6, 2012 November 2, 2012
Hawaii October 23, 2012 November 3, 2012 October 17, 2012 November 6, 2012 October 30, 2012
Idaho September 21, 2012 November 2, 2012 September 21, 2012 November 6, 2012 October 31, 2012
Illinois October 22, 2012 November 3, 2012 September 27, 2012 November 6, 2012 November 1, 2012
Indiana October 9, 2012 November 5, 2012 Not Available
Iowa September 27, 2012 November 5, 2012 September 27, 2012 November 6, 2012 November 2, 2012
Kansas October 17, 2012 November 5, 2012 October 17, 2012 November 6, 2012 November 2, 2012
Kentucky Not Available Not Available
Louisiana October 23, 2012 October 30, 2012 Not Available
Maine September 22, 2012 November 6, 2012 September 22, 2012 November 6, 2012 November 1, 2012
Maryland October 27, 2012 November 1, 2012 September 21, 2012 November 6, 2012 October 30, 2012
Massachusetts Not Available Not Available
Michigan Not Available Not Available
Minnesota Not Available Not Available
Mississippi Not Available Not Available
Missouri Not Available Not Available
Montana October 9, 2012 November 6, 2012 October 9, 2012 November 6, 2012 November 5, 2012
Nebraska October 10, 2012 November 5, 2012 October 1, 2012 November 6, 2012 October 31, 2012
Nevada October 20, 2012 November 2, 2012 October 17, 2012 November 6, 2012 October 30, 2012
New Hampshire Not Available Not Available
New Jersey Not Available September 22, 2012 November 6, 2012 October 30, 2012
New Mexico October 20, 2012 November 3, 2012 October 9, 2012 November 6, 2012 November 2, 2012
New York Not Available Not Available
North Carolina October 18, 2012 November 3, 2012 September 6, 2012 November 6, 2012 October 30, 2012
North Dakota October 22, 2012 November 5, 2012 September 27, 2012 November 6, 2012 November 5, 2012
Ohio October 2, 2012 November 2, 2012 October 2, 2012 November 6, 2012 November 3, 2012
Oklahoma November 2, 2012 November 5, 2012 September 21, 2012 November 6, 2012 October 31, 2012
Oregon Not Available October 19, 2012 November 6, 2012 November 6, 2012
Pennsylvania Not Available Not Available
Rhode Island Not Available Not Available
South Carolina Not Available Not Available
South Dakota September 21, 2012 November 5, 2012 September 21, 2012 November 6, 2012 November 4, 2012
Tennessee October 17, 2012 November 1, 2012 Not Available
Texas October 22, 2012 November 2, 2012 Not Available
Utah October 23, 2012 November 2, 2012 October 9, 2012 November 6, 2012 November 2, 2012
Vermont September 22, 2012 November 5, 2012 September 22, 2012 November 6, 2012 November 5, 2012
Virginia Not Available Not Available
Washington October 19, 2012 November 6, 2012 October 19, 2012 November 6, 2012 November 6, 2012
West Virginia October 24, 2012 November 3, 2012 Not Available
Wisconsin October 22, 2012 November 2, 2012 September 20, 2012 November 6, 2012 November 1, 2012
Wyoming September 27, 2012 November 5, 2012 September 27, 2012 November 6, 2012 November 6, 2012

Information in the tables compiled by the authors from state election sites.