Registration Deadlines

Voter Registration Deadlines for 2012 Presidential Election
State Final Day to Register Postal Deadline In-Person Deadline
Alabama 11 days prior to Election Day October 26, 2012 October 26, 2012
Alaska 30 days prior to Election Day October 7, 2012 October 7, 2012
Arizona 29 days prior to Election Day October 9, 2012 October 9, 2012
Arkansas 30 days prior to Election Day October 9, 2012 October 9, 2012
California 15 days prior to Election Day October 22, 2012 October 22, 2012
Colorado 29 days prior to Election Day October 9, 2012 October 9, 2012
Connecticut 7 days prior to Election Day October 23, 2012 October 30, 2012
Delaware 4th Saturday prior to Election Day October 13, 2012 October 13, 2012
DC Election Day October 9, 2012 November 6, 2012
Florida 29 days prior to Election Day October 9, 2012 October 9, 2012
Georgia 5th Monday prior to Election Day October 9, 2012 October 9, 2012
Hawaii 30 days prior to Election Day October 8, 2012 October 8, 2012
Idaho Election Day October 12, 2012 November 6, 2012
Illinois 28 days prior to Election Day October 9, 2012 October 9, 2012
Indiana 29 days prior to Election Day October 9, 2012 October 9, 2012
Iowa Election Day October 27, 2012 November 6, 2012
Kansas 21 days prior to Election Day October 16, 2012 October 16, 2012
Kentucky 29 days prior to Election Day October 9, 2012 October 9, 2012
Louisiana 30 days prior to Election Day October 9, 2012 October 9, 2012
Maine Election Day October 16, 2012 November 6, 2012
Maryland 21 days prior to Election Day October 16, 2012 October 16, 2012
Massachusetts 20 days prior to Election Day October 17, 2012 October 17, 2012
Michigan 30 days prior to Election Day October 9, 2012 October 9, 2012
Minnesota Election Day October 16, 2012 November 6, 2012
Mississippi 30 days prior to Election Day October 6, 2012 October 6, 2012
Missouri 4th Wednesday prior to Election Day October 10, 2012 October 10, 2012
Montana Election Day October 9, 2012 November 6, 2012
Nebraska 2nd Friday prior to Election Day October 19, 2012 October 26, 2012
Nevada 3rd Tuesday prior to Election Day October 6, 2012 October 16, 2012
New Hampshire Election Day October 27, 2012 November 6, 2012
New Jersey 21 days prior to Election Day October 16, 2012 October 16, 2012
New Mexico 28 days prior to Election Day October 9, 2012 October 9, 2012
New York 25 days prior to Election Day October 12, 2012 October 12, 2012
North Carolina 3 days prior to Election Day if early voting October 12, 2012 November 3, 2012
North Dakota North Dakota does not have voter registration Not Applicable Not Applicable
Ohio 30 days prior to Election Day October 9, 2012 November 5, 2012
Oklahoma 25 days prior to Election Day October 12, 2012 October 12, 2012
Oregon 25 days prior to Election Day October 16, 2012 October 16, 2012
Pennsylvania 1 day prior to Election Day if early voting October 9, 2012 October 9, 2012
Rhode Island Election Day October 6, 2012 November 6, 2012
South Carolina 30 days prior to Election Day October 6, 2012 October 6, 2012
South Dakota 15 days prior to Election Day October 22, 2012 October 22, 2012
Tennessee 30 days prior to Election Day October 6, 2012 October 6, 2012
Texas 30 days prior to Election Day October 9, 2012 October 9, 2012
Utah 15 days prior to Election Day October 9, 2012 October 22, 2012
Vermont 1st Wednesday prior to Election Day October 31, 2012 October 31, 2012
Virginia 22 days prior to Election Day October 15, 2012 October 15, 2012
Washington 2nd Monday prior to Election Day October 6, 2012 October 29, 2012
West Virginia 21 days prior to Election Day October 16, 2012 October 16, 2012
Wisconsin Election Day October 17, 2012 November 6, 2012
Wyoming Election Day October 22, 2012 November 6, 2012

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