Last Tuesday we celebrated the third annual National Voter Registration Day. National Voter Registration day is held on the fourth Tuesday of September because it falls right before the start of state voter registration deadlines. In every state except North Dakota, you must be registered in order to vote.
Fifteen states have voter registration deadlines next Monday, October 6th:
- Montana (if you miss this deadline, you can still register and vote in the election by late registering at your county election office),
- Texas. and
- Washington (this is the deadline for online or mail registrations and updates, but new voters can still register in-person through October 27).
An additional six states also have registration deadlies next week: New Mexico (10/7), Missouri (10/8), Idaho (10/10, but voters may register at the polls on Election Day by providing proof of residence), North Carolina (10/10), Oklahoma (10/10), and Delaware (10/11).
The National Association of Secretaries of State has a full list of state deadlines to help you stay on top of these important dates. Learn more about voter registration and voting in your state with our 50 state map: use it to find your voter registration deadline, voter ID requirements, contact information for local election offices, and more.