99 days until November 6, 2012 election- Early voting to begin in September and October

July 30, 2012

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99 days until November 6, 2012 election.- Early voting to begin in September and October in some states

 
 
November 6, 2012 is General Election Day
 
Alabama
Voter registration deadline October 26, 2012
Last day for voter to make application for an absentee ballot November 1, 2012
Last day for voter to hand-deliver or postmark an absentee ballot November 5, 2012
 
Alaska
Deadline for voters to register to vote or update their registration October 07, 2012
Absentee In-Person, Absentee by Fax, Early Voting and Special Needs voting begins Oct 22, 2012.
 
Arizona
Registration closes at midnight October 9, 2012
Early voting begins October 11, 2012.
 
Arkansas
Deadline to register to vote in the General Election  October 07, 2012
 
California
Special Absentee Voter Ballot Applications September 7, 2012
Close of Registration for the November 6, 2012, General Election October 22, 2012
Vote-by-Mail Ballot Application October 8, 2012-October 30, 2012′
 
Colorado
Last day to register to vote or to update a voter registration is October 9, 2012
Early voting begins October 22, 2012.
Last day to apply for a mail-in ballot to have mailed to you is October 30, 2012.
Last day for Early Voting is November 2, 2012.
 
Connecticut
Printed absentee ballots for the election become available to electors on this day October 5, 2012.
All mail-in voter registration applications must be received or post-marked by this date in order to be accepted for the November 6, 2012 election on October 23, 2012.
 
Delaware
Deadline to register to vote before the General Election October 13, 2012
 
District of Columbia
Requests for an absentee ballot must be received by October 30, 2012
Early voting  October 22, 2012 to November 3, 2012
 
Florida
Voter Registration Book Closing Dates October 9, 2012
Early voting begins for the General Election Early Voting October 27, 2012 – November 3, 2012
General Election November 6, 2012.
 
Georgia
Last day a person may register and be eligible to vote in the General Election October 8, 2012
Voter registration deadline is October 9, 2012
Advanced (In-Person) Voting begins for the General Election October 15, 2012 
Mandatory Saturday Voting for the General Election October 27, 2012
Hawaii
General registration deadline is October 8, 2012
General absentee application is due by October 30, 2012
In person early walk In voting October 23, 2012 to November 3, 2012
Idaho
Last day for an application for a mail-in absentee ballot to be received by the County Clerk not later than 5:00 p.m. for the General Election October 31, 2012
 
Last day for in-person absentee voting until 5:00 p.m. for the General Election November 2, 2012
Illinois
First day to apply for absentee September 27, 2012
First day for early voting October 22, 2012
Last day for early voting November 3, 2012Indiana

Voter registration closes for November 2012 General Election October 9, 2012
First day a voter may vote an absentee-in-person at the county clerks office for the 2012 General Election is October 9, 2012 
Deadline for absentee-by-mail applications to be received for the 2012 General Election October 29, 2012
 
Iowa
First day to vote in-person by absentee ballot at county auditor’s office September 27, 2012
Voter pre-registration deadline October 27, 2012 
Deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail November 2, 2012

Last day to vote in-person by absentee ballot at county auditor’s office Novmeber 5, 2012

 
Kansas
Last day to register to vote in general election Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Advance voting begins for general election Wednesday, October 17, 2012
 
 
Kentucky
Last day to register to vote for the General Election October 9, 2012
Voter may make application to vote absentee in clerk’s office at least 12 working days preceding election October 19, 2012 to November 5, 2012.
Last day to apply for mail-in absentee ballot October 30, 2012
 
Louisiana
Last day to register to vote October 9, 2012
Deadline for registrar to receive voted mail ballot November 5, 2012
Early voting begins October 23, 2012
Early voting ends October 30, 2012
 
Maine
For the November 6, 2012 General and Referendum Election, the deadline to request an absentee ballot, including a ballot voted in the presence of the clerk, is November 1, 2012 
 
There is no cut-off date for registering to vote in person at your town office or city hall. If you want to register to vote by mail or through a voter registration drive, the cut-off date is the close of business on the 21st day before the election. That date for the General and Referendum Election is Tuesday, October 16, 2012.
 
Maryland
Deadline to register to vote for the general election Tuesday, October 16, 2012 9:00 pm
Early Voting begins October 27, 2012
Deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail, fax, or email Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Early Voting ends November 1, 2012
 
Massachusetts
Voter registration deadline October 17, 2012
Michigan
Last day to register for November 6, 2012 election October 9, 2012
 
Minnesota
Absentee voting periods begin 46 days before Election Day
In Minnesota, you may register at least 21 days before Election Day or on Election Day at your polling place.
 
Mississippi
Voter Registration deadline is 30 day(s) before election day
 
Missouri
In order to be registered to vote in an election, you need to be registered by 5:00 p.m. on October 10, 2012
Registered Missourians who will not be able to go to their polling place on Election Day may vote absentee beginning 6 weeks prior to the election.
Voters can vote by absentee in the office of the local election authority until 5:00 p.m. the night before the election.
 
Montana
Close of regular voter registration (registration cards postmarked by this date and received within 3 days are accepted for regular registration) October 9, 2012
Date by which general election absentee ballots must be available for voting October 9, 2012.
 
Nebraska
Mail-in voter registrations must be mailed and postmarked on or before the 3rd Friday preceding an election.
Early Voting in Nebraska (Formerly Absentee Voting)
The last day to request an Early Voting ballot to be mailed is the Wednesday prior to Election Day at 4 p.m.
35 days before the Election is the first day Early Voting ballots are available to vote at the county office.
35 days before the Election is also the first day ballots are sent to non-military stateside applicants.
 
Nevada
Close of Voter Registration for General Election October 16, 2012
Early voting begins on October 20, 2012.
Early Voting Ends November 2, 2012
 
New Hampshire
Last day to register to vote until the General Election.is October 27, 2012  
Absentee ballots are available from the town or city clerk approximately 30 days prior to an election.
 
New Jersey
Voter registration deadline for General Election is October 16, 2012
Deadline to apply for a Mail-In Ballot by Mail for General Election October 30, 2012
Deadline for In-Person Mail-In Ballot Applications for General Election is November 5, 2012 by 3pm
 
New Mexico
Voter registration closes October 9, 2012
Early voting begins on October 20, 2012 at alternate sites. 
Early voting ends November 3, 2012.
The county clerk must receive the New Mexico Absentee Ballot Application no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 2, 1012 for the General Election.
 
New York
Voter registration applications must be postmarked no later than October 12, 2012 and received by a board of elections no later than October 17, 2012 to be eligible to vote in the General Election.
Absentee Ballot request letter must be received by county board no earlier than 30 days and no later than 7 days before the election.
 
North Carolina
Voter registration deadline for November 6 General Election. Forms must be postmarked or delivered in person by 5:00 pm on October 12, 2012.
One-stop early voting/absentee voting begins for General Election October 18, 2012
Last day to request absentee ballots in writing (exceptions due to sickness or disability) October 30, 2012
One-stop absentee voting ends November 3, 2012
Deadline to request absentee ballots for sickness/disability is November 5, 2012, 5pm
Absentee ballots must be received in CBE office by November 5, 2012, 5pm
 
North Dakota
North Dakota is the only state without voter registration. Although North Dakota was one of the first states to adopt voter registration prior to the turn of the century, it abolished it in 1951. It is also worth noting that North Dakota law still provides cities with the ability to register voters for city elections.
According to North Dakota law, absentee ballots are to be made available by the 40th day before the election. Returned absentee ballots must have an official postmark or date stamp on the envelope, email, or fax by the day before the election.
 
Ohio
Early in-person absentee voting begins on October 2, 2012.
Deadline for voter registration for Nov. 6 general election (30 days before general election) is October 9, 2012 .
Absentee ballots may be voted in person, or applied for in person, at boards of elections until 6 p.m.
(last Friday before general election) November 2, 2012.
Applications for absentee ballots to be mailed must be received by boards of elections by noon
(3 days before general election) November 3, 2012.
 
 
Oklahoma
Early voting for the General Election is November 2, 2012 to November 5, 2012
Voters may cast an absentee ballot in person at the county election board office from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Monday before all elections. For state and federal elections only, in-person absentee voting also is available from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.
 
Oregon
Ballots mailed to out-of-state voters October 8, 2012 
Voter registration deadline October 16, 2012
Ballots mailed (other than long-term and out-of state) October 19-23, 2012 
 
Pennsylvania
Last day to register before the November General Election is October 9, 2012
Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted civilian absentee ballots is November 2, 2012
 
Rhode Island
 
South Carolina
Last day to mail absentee ballots to military and overseas citizens September 22, 2012.
Last date to register to vote in November 6 General Election is October 6, 2012.
Absentee voter information becomes public on November 5, 2012
 
South Dakota
Absentee voting may begin on September 21, 2012

Voter registration deadline for the General Election on October 22, 2012

 
Tennessee
Last day to register to vote at the local County Election Commission Office on October 8, 2012
Early voting in all counties must be open a minimum of three (3) consecutive hours each weekday, including Saturdays, during the period of October 17, 2012 to November 1,2012 .
Last day a written request for an absentee ballot application may be received from voters, including a temporary registration and application from armed forces personnel, their spouses and overseas voters, in the County Election Commission Office on October 30, 2012.
A registered voter may request an application for by-mail ballot no earlier than ninety (90) days before the election and no later than seven (7) days before the election. The county election commission must receive the ballot by mail no later than the close of polls on election day.
 
Texas
First day to apply for ballot by mail September 7, 2012
Last day to register to vote October 9, 2012 
First day of early voting October 22, 2012
Last day to apply for ballot by mail (Received, not Postmarked) October 30, 2012
Last day of early voting November 2, 2012
 
Utah
Voter registration forms must be postmarked at least 30 days before an election in order to vote in that election. You may also register in-person at the county clerk’s office or online 15 days before the election.
The early voting period will begin on October 23, 2012 and will continue through November 2, 2012. The polls will be open for a minimum of four hours during each early voting day and will close at 5 p.m. on the last day of early voting.
The application for absentee voting form must be received by the clerk or recorder no later than Friday before the election, or 20 days before the election for persons who are overseas, and for persons voting an absentee ballot in the clerk or recorder’s office.
 
Vermont
The Deadline for registering to vote is 5:00 p.m. on October 31, 2012. 
In Vermont vote early or by mail you can vote by early voter absentee ballot. Voting starts as soon as ballots are available not later than 45 days before the primary or general election. October 7, 2012 to November 5, 2012
 
Virginia
Voter Registration Deadline October 15, 2012
In-person early/absentee voting begins September 21, 2012
Absentee voting in person begins at least 45 days before most elections and ends for in-person absentee voters on the Saturday before the election.
In-person early/absentee voting ends at 5 pm on November 3, 2012
  
 
Washington
Deadline for voter registration, address change and other updates October 8, 2012 
Start of 18-day voting period (through Election Day). Ballots are mailed out and Accessible Voting Units (AVUs) are available at voting centers October 19​, 2012
Deadline for new Washington State voter registration (in person only) October 29, 2012
 
West Virginia
You may register at any time. However, to be eligible to vote in a specific election, you must register 21 days before that election.
The regular period of Early Voting begins 13 days before the election and continues until 3 days before the election.
Absentee application to vote by mail must be received no later than the 6th day before the election. You may apply as early as 84 days before the election.
 
Wisconsin
Register in the municipal clerk’s office up to 5 p.m. or the close of business whichever is later on the Friday before the election.  By mail the application must be postmarked no later than the 20th day (3rd Wednesday) before the election.
Deadline for returning absentee ballot: The completed ballot must either be delivered to the clerk no later than election day or postmarked no later than election day and received by the municipal clerk no later than 4 p.m. on the Friday after the election. 
 
Wyoming
Voter registration deadline: one can register on election day
Early voting September 27- November 6, 2012 (through absentee)
 
Sources: Secretary of State offices, Dept. of State offices, State Election Commissions, and State Board of Elections offices 
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State Early Voting Absentee Ballot Request Deadline Last Day to Register
Time
Alabama N/A November 1st October 27th
Alaska October 27nd – Election Day  October 22nd (in person); October 7th
October 27th (by mail)
Arizona October 4th – November 2nd October 27th October 8th
Arkansas October 29th – November 3rd; November 5th (by 5 pm) October 31st (mail); October 7th
November 5th (in person); November 6th (Authorized Agent by 7:30 pm ON election day); 
California October 8th – Election Day October 30th October 22nd
Colorado October 22nd – November 2nd  October 22th October 8th
Connecticut N/A N/A October 23rd;
October 30th (in person)
Delaware N/A November 5th (noon) October 13th
District of Columbia October 22nd – November 3rd October 9th October 26th
Florida October 22nd – November 2nd  October 31st October 9th
Georgia October 22nd – November 4th  November 2nd October 9th
Hawaii October 23rd – November 3rd October 30th  October 8th (by 4:30 pm)
Idaho Ballots are Available – November 5th  October 31st (mail); October 12th
November 5th (in person); (Election Day Registration is available)
November 6th (in person absentee)  
Illinois October 15th – November 1st    November 1st (by mail); October 9th
November 5th (in person)
Indiana October 4th – Election Day November 5th (in person) October 9th
Iowa September 27th – November 1st November 2nd October 27th
Kansas October 30th – Election Day; or: October 17th – Election Day (depending on county) November 2nd October 16th
Kentucky N/A October 30th  October 9th
Louisiana October 23 – October 30 November 2nd October 9th
Maine Ballots are Available – Election Day October 28th October 16th (mail); May register to vote at any time, including on Election Day. Register in person at your town office or city hall during business hours.
Maryland October 27th – November 1st  October 30th October 16th
Massachusetts N/A November 5th (before noon) October 17th
Michigan N/A November 3rd (before 2pm); November 5th (in person at Clerk’s Office before 4 pm)   October 9th
Minnesota N/A No final day to apply.  October 16th; Can register on election day but must provide proof of residence.
Mississippi N/A March 12th (mail); October 7th
March 10th (person)
Missouri N/A October 31st October 10th
Montana October 7th – Election Day November 5th (before noon) October 9th
Nebraska July 3 – October 29th October 31st (by 4pm) October 19th
(post marked or hand delivered);
October 26th (in person).
Nevada October 20th – November 2nd October 30th October 6th (by mail postmarked);
October 16th (in person)
New Hampshire N/A N/A  November 6th (may register up to day of election in person)
New Jersey November 5th (Anyone may vote “absentee in-person” at the county clerk’s office up until 3 pm) October 30th October 16th
New Mexico October 20th – November 3rd  November 1st   October 9th (in person or post marked)
New York October 5th – November 5th October 30th (by mail); October 12th (post marked no later than)
November 5th (delivered)  October 17th (received no later than);
  October 26th (in person)
North Carolina  October 18th – November 2nd October 30th October 12th
North Dakota October 22nd  November 5th; No set deadline (however, ballot must be returned by said date) No deadline
Ohio October 2nd – November 5th November 3rd (by mail); October 9th
November 5th (in person) 
Oklahoma November 2nd, 3rd & 5th October 31st (must be in the hands of the County Election Board no later than 5 pm — postmark on that date will not suffice). October 12th
Oregon N/A N/A October 16th
Pennsylvania N/A October 30th; October 7th
November 2 (Emergency Application for Absentee Ballot)
Rhode Island N/A October 16th ( before 4 pm) October 7th
South Carolina N/A November 2nd (by mail); November 5th (in person, until 5 pm) October 6th
South Dakota November 5th November 6th (3 pm) October 22nd
Tennessee October 17th – November 1st October 30th October 9th
Texas October 20th – November 2nd October 30th October 9th
Utah October 23rd – November 2nd (at 5pm) November 2nd October 9th (mail);
October 22nd (in person & online)
Vermont October 7th  – November 5th November 5th October 31st
Virginia N/A  November 1st (mail); October 15th
November 5th (in person)
Washington N/A August 8th (special); October 8th (mail);
October 17th (normal) October 29th (in person)
West Virginia October 17th – November 3rd October 31st (mail);  October 16th
Wisconsin Through Absentee Voting  November 1st (mail); October 17th
November 5th (in person)
Wyoming September 27th – Election Day (through absentee) November 6th (must apply and submit by Election Day) October 23rd (however can register after that until Election Day)

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First presidential debate:
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
University of Denver, Denver, CO

Vice presidential debate:
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Centre College, Danville, KY

Second presidential debate (town meeting format):
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

Third presidential debate:
Monday, October 22, 2012
Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL

Source: Commission on Presidential Debates

 http://www.debates.org/index.php?page=2012-2

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