Your vote matters, so make a plan to vote early to make sure your voice is heard.
Here are tips for making your plan based on how you want to vote:
Find comprehensive rules and deadlines for your state here.
✔️ VOTE BY MAIL
Request your ballot
Check your voter registration status and request your ballot now through this Voter Resources Hub. This way you’ll have enough time to fill it out and return it early.
Voters in some states can request their ballots right now, including Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
There are currently 9 states plus D.C. who will automatically send ballots to registered voters for the November elections (California, Colorado, Hawaii, New Jersey, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Vermont, and Washington).
Return your ballot
Many states allow you to return your ballot to your local election office, polling location, or to a secure, designated ballot drop box. You can also drop it in the mail — just do it early! Check with your local election office for more information on where to drop off your ballot. Worried about USPS? Here are your in-person ballot return options.
✔️ VOTE EARLY IN PERSON
41 states have some form of in-person early voting and may start as early as 46 days before Election Day (that’s as soon as September 18th).
Many states also have weekend early voting options. Early voting allows you to vote in person without waiting in crowded or long lines. Check your local election office for more information about early voting in your area.
✔️ VOTE IN PERSON ON ELECTION DAY
Many people may still prefer to vote at the polls on November 3rd. While we hope you will consider early voting options, if you decide to vote in person on Election Day, we urge you to plan to allow as much time as possible at the polls, double check your polling place location, and don’t forget to bring a mask and hand sanitizer.
Let us not forget, the United States Postal Service (USPS) provides critical services for every American family and business. They have played a critically important role in making sure millions of Americans’ voices are heard in elections for over 100 years.