July 25, 2021

Can I register to vote on Election Day? Here’s how, if your state allows it

Voter registration has ended in many states for the 2020 election on Nov. 3. And if you’re planning to vote in person (safely), you won’t be able to do so unless you’re registered. If you’re not sure what your status is, the answer is simple — and it requires very little time to find out.

Voting will look different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Once you’re registered to vote, you can choose to vote by mail or absentee ballot, but note that these ballots have to be postmarked by Election Day and different states have different cutoffs. For example, in California, your mail-in ballot must be postmarked by Tuesday evening. Here’s how to track your ballot in every state.

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