2016 Overseas and Military Voters Dates and Deadlines

State Election Date Voter Registration Absentee Ballot Request Absentee Ballot Return
Alabama
Alabama State Primary Runoff Apr. 12 Mar. 28 Received by Apr. 7 Postmarked by Apr. 12
Alabama General Election Nov. 8 Oct. 24 Received by Nov. 3 Postmarked by Nov. 7
Alaska
Alaska State Primary Election Aug. 16 Postmarked by July 17; Email or Fax received by July 17 Received by Aug. 6; Email, Online or Fax by Aug. 15 by 5pm AST Postmarked by Aug. 16; Online or Fax received by Aug. 16 by 8pm AST
Alaska General Election Nov. 8 Postmarked by Oct. 9; Email or Fax received by Oct. 9 Received by Oct. 29; Email, Online or Fax received by Nov. 7 by 5pm AST Postmarked by Nov. 8; Online or Fax received by Nov. 8 by 8pm AST
American Samoa
American Samoa General Election Nov. 8 Received by Oct. 10 Received by Oct. 24 Received by Nov. 8
Arizona
Arizona Presidential Preference Election Mar. 22 Received by Mar. 22 Received by Mar. 22 Received by Mar. 22
Arizona State Primary Election Aug. 30 Received by Aug. 30 Received by Aug. 30 Received by Aug. 30
Arizona General Election Nov. 8 Oct. 10 Oct. 28 Nov. 8
Arkansas
Arkansas Presidential Preference and State Primary Election Mar. 1 Feb. 1 Feb. 23 if by post, fax or email; Feb. 29 if in-person Postmarked by Mar. 1, Received by Mar. 11
Arkansas State Primary Runoff Mar. 22 Postmarked by Feb. 21 Received by Mar. 15 Postmarked by Mar. 22
Arkansas General Election Nov. 8 Oct. 10 Nov. 1 if by post, fax or email; Nov. 7 if in-person Postmarked by Nov. 8, Received by Nov. 18
California
California Presidential and State Primary Election June 7 May 23 May 31 Postmarked by June 7, Received by June 10
California General Election Nov. 8 Oct. 24 Nov. 1 Postmarked by Nov. 8; Received by Nov. 11
Colorado
Colorado Party Precinct Caucus Day Mar. 1 Feb. 1 None on Record None on Record
Colorado State Primary Election June 28 June 21 June 21 Transmitted by 7pm MT on June 28; Received by July 6
Colorado General Election Nov. 8 Nov. 1 Nov. 1 Transmitted by 7pm MT on Nov. 8; Received by Nov. 16
Connecticut
Connecticut Presidential Primary Election Apr. 26 Apr. 21 for mail-in party registrations from new or unaffiliated voters Overseas: Apr. 26
Military: Apr. 5
Apr. 26
Connecticut State Primary Election Aug. 9 Received by Aug. 8 by 5pm Received by Aug. 8 Received by Aug. 9 by 8pm
Connecticut General Election Nov. 8 Nov. 1 (Election Day Registration is available) Oct. 8 Nov. 8
Delaware
Delaware Presidential Primary Election Apr. 26 Postmarked by Apr. 11; Email or fax received by Apr. 11 Post received by Apr. 22; Email, online or fax received by Apr. 25 by Noon EDT Received by Apr. 26 by 8pm EDT
Delaware State Primary Election Sept. 13 Postmarked by Aug. 29; Email or fax received by Aug. 29 Post received by Sept. 9; Email, online or fax received by Sept. 12 by Noon EDT Received by Sept. 13 by 8pm EDT
Delaware General Election Nov. 8 Postmarked by Oct. 24; Email or fax received by Oct. 24 Post received by Nov. 4; Email, online or fax received by Nov. 7 by Noon EDT Received by Nov. 8 by 8pm EDT
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Presidential Primary AND District Primary June 14 Post received by May 15; Email or fax received by May 16 Received by June 7 Received by June 14
District of Columbia General Election Nov. 8 Received by Oct. 11 Received by Nov. 1 Received by Nov. 8
Florida
Florida Presidential Preference Primary Mar. 15 Postmarked Feb. 16 Post received by Mar. 9; Email, online or fax received by Mar. 15 Overseas: Mar. 25 (if postmark is no later than Mar. 15)
Military: Mar. 15 (if stateside); Mar. 25 (if overseas and postmark is no later than Mar. 15)
Florida State Primary Election Aug. 30 Postmarked by Aug. 1 Post received by Aug. 24; Email, online or fax received by Aug. 30 Aug. 30
Florida General Election Nov. 8 Postmarked by Oct. 11 Post received by Nov. 2; Email, online or fax received by Nov. 8 Overseas: Nov. 18 (if postmark is no later than Nov. 8)
Military: Nov. 8 (if stateside); Nov. 18 (if overseas and postmark is no later than Nov. 8)
Georgia
Georgia Presidential Preference Primary Election Mar. 1 Post received by Feb. 4; Email or fax received by Feb. 1 Received by Feb. 26 Postmarked by Mar. 1; Received by Mar. 4
Georgia State Primary Election May 24 Post received by Apr. 29; Email or fax received by Apr. 26 Received by May 20 Postmarked by May 24; Received by May 27
Georgia General Election Nov. 8 Post received by Oct. 14; Email or fax received by Oct. 11 Received by Nov. 4 Postmarked by Nov. 8; Received by Nov. 11
Guam
Guam Territory Primary Aug. 27 Received by Aug. 17 Received by Aug. 24 Overseas: Postmarked by Aug. 27

Military: Received by Aug. 17

Guam General Election Nov. 8 Received by Oct. 28 Received by Nov. 5 Postmarked by Nov. 8
Hawaii
Hawaii State Primary Election Aug. 13 Received by July 14 Received by Aug. 6 Received by Aug. 13
Hawaii General Election Nov. 8 Received by Oct. 10 Received by Nov. 1 Received by Nov. 8
Idaho
Idaho Republican Presidential Primary Election Mar. 8 Received by Feb. 12 Received by Mar. 2 Received by Mar. 8
Idaho State Primary Election May 17 Received by Apr. 22 Received by May 11 Received by May 17
Idaho General Election Nov. 8 Received by Oct. 14 Received by Nov. 2 Received by Nov. 8
Illinois
Illinois Presidential and State Primary Election Mar. 15 Not Required Overseas: Signed by Feb. 15; Received by Mar. 8
Military: Signed by Mar. 5; Received by Mar. 8
Signed by Mar. 15; Received by 14th day after the election
Illinois General Election Nov. 8 Not Required Overseas: Signed by Oct. 8; Received by Nov. 3
Military: Signed by Oct. 29; Received by Nov. 3
Signed by Nov. 8; Received by 14th day after the election
Indiana
Indiana Presidential and State Primary Election May 3 Received by Apr. 25 Post received by Apr. 25; Email, online or fax received by noon May 2 In US, by post, received by May 3; Outside US, by post, postmarked by May 3 and received by noon May 13; Outside US by email, fax received by May 3
Indiana General Election Nov. 8 Received by Oct. 31 Post received by Oct. 31; Email or fax received by noon Nov. 7 In US, by post, received by Nov. 8; Outside US, by post, postmarked by Nov. 8, received by Nov. 18; Outside US by email, fax received by Nov. 8
Iowa
Iowa State Primary Election June 7 Received by June 7 Post received by June 3; Email or fax received by June 6 Postmarked by June 6; Email or fax received by June 7
Iowa General Election Nov. 8 Received by Nov. 8 Post received by Nov. 4; Email, online or fax received by Nov. 7 Postmarked by Nov. 7; Email or fax received by Nov. 8
Kansas
Kansas State Primary Election Aug. 2 Postmarked by July 12; Email or fax received by July 12 Sent by Aug. 2 Received by Aug. 2
Kansas General Election Nov. 8 Postmarked by Oct. 18; Email or fax received by Oct. 18 Sent by Nov. 8 Received by Nov. 8
Kentucky
Kentucky State Primary Election May 17 Postmarked by Apr. 18; Email or fax received Apr. 18 Received by May 10 Received by May 17
Kentucky Presidential Primary (Dem) May 17 Postmarked by Apr. 18; Email or fax received Apr. 18 Received by May 10 Received by May 17
Kentucky General Election Nov. 8 Postmarked by Oct. 11; Email or fax received by Oct. 11 Received by Nov. 1 Received by Nov. 8
Louisiana
Louisiana Presidential Preference Primary Election Mar. 5 Feb. 3 Mar. 4 by 4:30 pm CST Mar. 5 by 8pm CST
Louisiana General Election Nov. 8 Oct. 11 Nov. 7 by 4:30 pm CST Nov. 8 by 8pm CST
Maine
Maine State Primary Election June 14 Received by June 14 Received by June 14 Received by June 14
Maine General Election Nov. 8 Received by Nov. 8 Received by Nov. 8 Received by Nov. 8
Maryland
Maryland Presidential and State Primary Election Apr. 26 Postmarked by Apr. 5 Apr. 19 for ballot by mail; Apr. 22 for electronic ballot Postmarked by Apr. 26; Received by May 6
Maryland General Election Nov. 8 Postmarked by Oct. 18 Nov. 1 for ballot by mail; Nov. 4 for electronic ballot Postmarked by Nov. 8; Received by Nov. 18
Massachusetts
Massachusetts Presidential Primary Election Mar. 1 Not Required Received by Feb. 29 by 12 pm EST Received by Mar. 1 by 8pm EST
Massachusetts State Primary Election Sept. 8 Overseas: Not Required
Military: Not required
Received by Sept. 7 by 12pm EST Received by Sept. 8 by 8pm EST
Massachusetts General Election Nov. 8 Not Required Received by Nov. 7 by 12 pm EST Postmarked by Nov. 8, received by Nov. 18; Email or fax received by Nov. 8 by 8pm EST
Michigan
Michigan Presidential Preference Primary Election Mar. 8 Received by Mar. 8 by 8pm Received by Mar. 5 by 2pm Received by Mar. 8 by 8pm
Michigan State Primary Election Aug. 2 Received by Aug. 2 by 8pm Received by July 30 by 2pm Received by Aug. 2 by 8pm
Michigan General Election Nov. 8 Received by Nov. 8, 2015 by 8pm Received by Nov. 5 by 2 pm Received by Nov. 8 by 8pm
Minnesota
Minnesota State Primary Election Aug. 9 Aug. 9 Aug. 9 Aug. 9
Minnesota General Election Nov. 8 Nov. 8 Nov. 8 Nov. 8
Mississippi
Mississippi Presidential and State Primary Election Mar. 8 Postmarked by Feb. 27; Email or fax received by Feb. 27 Received by Mar. 8 Received by Mar. 8 by 7pm
Mississippi General Election Nov. 8 Postmarked by Oct. 29; Email or fax received by Oct. 29 Received by Nov. 8 Received by Nov. 8 by 7pm
Missouri
Missouri Presidential Primary Election Mar. 15 Feb. 17 Received by Mar. 11 Postmarked by Mar. 14 and received by Mar. 18; Email or fax received by Mar. 15 by 7pm
Missouri State Primary Election Aug. 2 July 6 Received by July 29 Postmarked by Aug. 1 and received by Aug. 5; Email or fax received by Aug. 2 by 7pm
Missouri General Election Nov. 8 Oct. 12 Received by Nov. 4 Postmarked by Nov. 7 and received by Nov. 11; Email or fax received by Nov. 8 by 7pm
Montana
Montana Presidential and State Primary Election June 7 Received by June 7 by 8pm Received by June 7 by 8pm Received by June 7 by 8pm
Montana General Election Nov. 8 Received by Nov. 8 by 8pm Received by Nov. 8 by 8pm Received by Nov. 8 by 8pm
Nebraska
Nebraska Presidential and State Primary Election May 10 Postmarked by Apr. 22; Email or fax received by Apr. 22 Postmarked or transmitted by May 4 by 4 pm Received by May 10 by 8pm CDT
Nebraska General Election Nov. 8 Overseas: Postmarked by Oct. 21; Email or fax received by Oct. 21
Military: ostmarked by Oct. 21; Email or fax received by Oct. 21
Postmarked or transmitted by Nov. 2 by 4pm CST Received by Nov. 8 by 8pm CST
Nevada
Nevada State Primary Election June 14 Received by May 14 Received by June 7 Received by June 14 by 7pm
Nevada General Election Nov. 8 Received by Oct. 8 Received by Nov. 1 Received by Nov. 8 by 7pm
New Hampshire
New Hampshire State Primary Election Sept. 13 Received by Sept. 13 Received by Sept. 12 Received by Sept. 13
New Hampshire General Election Nov. 8 Received by Nov. 8 Received by Nov. 7 Received by Nov. 8
New Jersey
New Jersey Presidential and State Primary Election June 7 Post received by May 8; Email and Fax received by June 3 Post received by May 8; Email and Fax received by June 3 Received by June 7 by 8pm
New Jersey General Election Nov. 8 Post received by Oct. 9; Email or Fax received by Nov. 4 Post received by Oct. 9; Email or Fax received by Nov. 4 Received by Nov. 8 by 8pm
New Mexico
New Mexico Presidential and State Primary Election June 7 Received by May 10 Received by June 3 Received by June 7
New Mexico General Election Nov. 8 Received by Oct. 11 Received by Nov. 4 Received by Nov. 8
New York
New York Presidential Primary Election Apr. 19 Mar. 25 If not previously registered Mar. 25; If previously registered Apr. 12 Postmarked by Apr. 18, Received by Apr. 26
New York Federal Primary Election June 28 Received by June 3 Received by June 21 Postmarked by June 27, Received by July 5
New York State and Local Primary Election Sept. 13 Aug. 19 If not previously registered Aug. 19; If previously registered, Sept. 6 Postmarked by Sept. 12; Received by Sept. 20
New York General Election Nov. 8 Received by Oct. 28 Received by Nov. 1 Postmarked by Nov. 7, Received by Nov. 15
North Carolina
North Carolina Presidential and State Primary Election Mar. 15 Received by Mar. 14 by 5pm Received by Mar. 14 by 5pm Post sent Mar. 15 by 12am; Email or fax received by Mar. 15 by 7:30pm
North Carolina General Election Nov. 8 Received by Nov. 7 by 5pm Received by Nov. 7 by 5pm Post sent by Nov. 8 by 12am; Email or fax received by Nov. 8 by 7:30pm
North Dakota
North Dakota State Primary Election June 14 No voter registration required Received by June 13 Postmarked by June 13; Email, online, fax received by June 13
North Dakota General Election Nov. 8 No voter registration required Nov. 7 Postmarked by Nov. 7; Email, online or fax received by Nov. 7
Ohio
Ohio Presidential and State Primary Election Mar. 15 Postmarked by Feb. 16; Email or fax received by Feb. 16 Received by Mar. 12 by 12pm Postmarked by Mar. 15; Received by Mar. 25
Ohio General Election Nov. 8 Postmarked by Oct. 11; Email or fax received by Oct. 11 Received by Nov. 5 by 12pm Postmarked by Nov. 8; Received by Nov. 18
Oklahoma
Oklahoma Presidential Preference Primary Election Mar. 1 Postmarked by Feb. 24; Email or fax received by Feb. 24 Received by Feb. 24 by 5pm Received by Mar. 1 by 7pm
Oklahoma State Primary Election June 28 Postmarked by June 22; Email or fax received by June 22 Received by June 22 by 5pm Received by June 28 by 7pm
Oklahoma General Election Nov. 8 Postmarked by Nov. 2; Email or fax received by Nov. 2 Received by Nov. 2 by 5pm Received by Nov. 8 by 7pm
Oregon
Oregon Presidential and State Primary Election May 17 Postmarked by Apr. 26; Email or fax received by Apr. 26 Post received by May 12; Email or fax received by May 17 Received by May 17 by 8pm
Oregon General Election Nov. 8 Postmarked by Oct. 18; Email or fax received by Oct. 18 Post received by Nov. 3; Email or fax received by Nov. 8 Received by Nov. 8 by 8pm
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Presidential and State Primary Election Apr. 26 Postmarked by Mar. 28; Email or fax received by Mar. 28 Received by Apr. 25 Signed by Apr. 25; Received by May 3
Pennsylvania General Election Nov. 8 Postmarked by Oct. 11; Email or fax received by Oct. 11 Received by Nov. 7 Signed by Nov. 7; Received by Nov. 15
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico State Primary Election June 5 Apr. 18 Apr. 18 Postmarked by May 5
Puerto Rico General Election Nov. 8 Sept. 19 Sept. 19 Postmarked by Nov. 8
Rhode Island
Rhode Island Presidential Preference Primary Election Apr. 26 Not Required Received by Apr. 5 by 4pm Received by Apr. 26 by 8pm
Rhode Island State Primary Election Sept. 13 Not Required Received by Aug. 23 by 4pm Received by Sept. 13 by 8pm
Rhode Island General Election Nov. 8 Not Required Received by Oct. 18 by 4pm Received by Nov. 8 by 8pm
South Carolina
South Carolina State Primary Election June 14 Received by May 14 Overseas: Received by June 14
Military: June 10
Postmarked by June 14 and received by June 18; Email or fax received by June 14 by 7pm
South Carolina General Election Nov. 8 Received by Oct. 8 Received by Nov. 8 Postmarked by Nov. 8, Received by Nov. 12; Email or fax received by Nov. 8 by 7pm
South Dakota
South Dakota Presidential and State Primary Election June 7 Received by May 23 by 5pm Received by June 6 by 5pm Received by June 7 by 7pm
South Dakota General Election Nov. 8 Received by Oct. 24 by 5pm Received by Nov. 7 by 5pm Received by Nov. 8 by 7pm
Tennessee
Tennessee Presidential Primary Election Mar. 1 Received by Feb. 23 Received by Feb. 23 Received by Mar. 1 by 8pm EST
Tennessee State Primary Election Aug. 4 Received by July 28 Received by July 28 Received by Aug. 4 by 8pm EST
Tennessee General Election Nov. 8 Received by Nov. 1 Received by Nov. 1 Received by Nov. 8 by 8pm EST
Texas
Texas Presidential and State Primary Election Mar. 1 Feb. 1 Received by Feb. 19 Within the U.S. Received by Mar. 1; Outside the U.S. Received by Mar. 7
Texas State Primary Runoff May 24 Received by Apr. 25 Received by May 13 Within the U.S. Received by May 24; Oustide the U.S. Received by May 31
Texas General Election Nov. 8 Received by Oct. 11 Received by Oct. 28 Within the U.S. Received by Nov. 8; Outside the U.S. Received by Nov. 14
Utah
Utah State Primary Election June 28 Received by May 30 Received by June 23 Post sent by June 27; Email or fax received by June 28 by 8pm
Utah General Election Nov. 8 Received by Oct. 10 Received by Nov. 3 Post sent by Nov. 7; Email or fax received by Nov. 8 by 8pm
Vermont
Vermont Presidential Preference Primary Election Mar. 1 Feb. 24 Feb. 29 Mar. 1
Vermont State Primary Election Aug. 9 Aug. 3 Aug. 8 Aug. 9
Vermont General Election Nov. 8 Nov. 2 Nov. 7 Nov. 8
Virginia
Virginia Presidential Primary Election Mar. 1 Overseas: Postmarked by Feb. 8
Military: Received by Mar. 1
Received by Feb. 23 Received by Mar. 1 by 7pm
Virginia State Primary Election June 14 Overseas: Postmarked by May 23
Military: Received by June 14
Received by June 7 Received by June 14 by 7pm
Virginia General Election Nov. 8 Overseas: Postmarked by Oct. 17
Military: Received by Nov. 8
Received by Nov. 1 Received by Nov. 8 by 7pm EST
Virgin Islands
Virgin Islands General Election Nov. 8 To be announced To be announced To be announced
Virgin Islands Primary Election Aug. 6 To be announced To be announced To be announced
Washington
Washington Presidential Primary Election May 24 May 24 May 24 Signed by May 24, Received by June 6
Washington State Primary Election Aug. 2 Received by Aug. 2 by 8pm Received by Aug. 2 by 8pm Signed by Aug. 2; Received by 14th day after the election
Washington General Election Nov. 8 Nov. 8 Nov. 8 Signed by Nov. 8, Received by Nov. 28
West Virginia
West Virginia Presidential and State Primary Election May 10 Received by Apr. 19 Received by May 4 May 10 if faxed; May 16 if mailed
West Virginia General Election Nov. 8 Oct. 18 Nov. 2 Nov. 8 if faxed, Nov. 14 if mailed
Wisconsin
Wisconsin Presidential Preference Vote Apr. 5 Overseas: Mar. 16
Military: Military voters are exempt from registration
Overseas: Mar. 31
Military: Apr. 5
Postmarked by Apr. 5, Received by Apr. 8
Wisconsin State Primary Election Aug. 9 Overseas: Postmarked by July 20
Military: Not Required
Received by Aug. 4 by 5pm Postmarked by Aug. 9; Received by Aug. 12
Wisconsin General Election Nov. 8 Overseas: Oct. 19
Military: Military voters are exempt from registration
Overseas: Nov. 3
Military: Nov. 8
Postmarked by Nov. 8, Received by Nov. 11
Wyoming
Wyoming State Primary Election Aug. 16 Received by Aug. 15 Received by Aug. 15 Received by Aug. 16 by 7pm
Wyoming General Election Nov. 8 Received by Nov. 7 Received by Nov. 7 Received by Nov. 8 by 7pm

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