Early, In-Person Voting Kicks Off Ahead of Primaries

Primary elections in Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania and several other states have already come and gone. But voters in several other states can — or will soon be able to — cast a ballot early and in person to beat the lines on Election Day

Early voting rules vary by state, with some, like Arkansas and Maryland, allowing any registered voter to cast a ballot at an early voting site. South Carolina will offer early voting for the first time this year thanks to a new election law.

Other states require voters to fill out absentee or mail ballots in person at clerks’ offices, while several states don’t allow early, in-person voting at all. Depending on your state, you may need to bring a driver’s license or other form of ID. Check our guide to voting in your state or territory to see if and how you can vote before Election Day. 

Upcoming early, in-person voting deadlines: 

  • New Mexico: Saturday, June 4, is the last day to vote early before the June 7 primary.
  • Mississippi: Saturday, June 4, is the last day to vote early before the June 7 primary.
  • New Jersey: Sunday, June 5, is the last day to vote early before the June 7 primary.
  • Iowa: Monday, June 6, is the last day to vote early before the June 7 primary.
  • Montana: Monday, June 6, is the last day to vote early before the June 7 primary.
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