Everything you need to know before you vote

Election Day 2018: Where do I vote, how do I vote, when do I vote? 

Here is a state-by-state guide that tells you everything you need to know about voting in the 2018 midterm elections, including how to check your voter registration, how to find your polling place and the hours polls will be open in your state.

What is the deadline to register to vote in the midterm election?
 

The deadline to register to vote in Tuesday’s election has passed in most states; however, in 16 states, voters may register up to and including on Election Day.
 

One state, North Dakota, does not require voters register to vote, but they must bring identification when they show up at the polls.
 

These states allow you to register to vote up to and including on Election Day:

California

Colorado

Connecticut

District of Columbia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Iowa

Maine

Minnesota

Montana

New Hampshire

North Carolina - new voters may register and vote in early voting up through Saturday. 

Utah

Vermont

Wisconsin

Wyoming

You may register online to vote in all of those states except Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Wyoming.

The deadline to register to vote in every other state has passed.

How to find out if you are registered to vote?

You can find out if you are registered to vote in your state by clicking on the state where you live and entering some information.

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky 

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New York

New Mexico

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming 

How do I find out where to vote -- where is my polling place?

Use the links below and fill in your street address to find your polling place.

Alabama polling locations

Alaska polling locations

Arizona polling locations

Arkansas polling locations

California polling locations

Colorado polling locations

Connecticut polling locations

Delaware polling locations

District of Columbia polling locations

Florida polling locations

Georgia polling locations

Hawaii polling locations

Idaho polling locations

Illinois polling locations

Indiana polling locations

Iowa polling locations

Kansas polling locations

Kentucky polling locations

Louisiana polling locations

Maine polling locations

Maryland polling locations

Massachusetts polling locations

Michigan polling locations

Minnesota polling locations

Mississippi polling locations

Missouri polling locations

Montana polling locations

Nebraska polling locations

Nevada polling locations

New Hampshire polling locations

New Jersey polling locations

New Mexico polling locations

New York polling locations

North Carolina polling locations

North Dakota polling locations

Ohio polling locations

Oklahoma polling locations

Oregon polling locations

Pennsylvania polling locations

Rhode Island polling locations

South Carolina polling locations

South Dakota polling locations

Tennessee polling locations

Texas polling locations

Utah polling locations

Vermont polling locations

Virginia polling locations

Washington polling locations

West Virginia polling locations

Wisconsin polling locations

Wyoming polling locations

When do I vote?

Here are the poll times for Tuesday’s elections by state.

Alabama: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Alaska: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Arizona: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Arkansas: 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

California: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Colorado: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Connecticut: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Delaware: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

District of Columbia: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Florida: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Georgia: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Hawaii: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Idaho: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Illinois: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Indiana: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Iowa: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Kansas: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Kentucky: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Louisiana: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Maine: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Maryland: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Massachusetts: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Michigan: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Minnesota: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Mississippi: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Missouri: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Montana: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Nebraska: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (CT); 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (MT)

Nevada: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

New Hampshire: In general, 6 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. – can vary by municipality

New Jersey: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

New Mexico: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

New York: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

North Carolina: 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

North Dakota: Open between 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.; close between 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Ohio: 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Oklahoma: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Oregon: No polling hours (vote-by-mail)

Pennsylvania: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Rhode Island: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

South Carolina: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

South Dakota: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Tennessee: Varies by county

Texas: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Utah: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Vermont: Open between 5 a.m. to 10 a.m.; close at 7 p.m.

Virginia: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Washington: No polling hours (vote-by-mail)

West Virginia: 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Wisconsin: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Wyoming: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

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