October 15, 2018, 12:28

Registered to vote? Here are the voter registration deadlines in all 50 states.

Registered to vote? Here are the voter registration deadlines in all 50 states.

The 2018 midterm elections are less than a month away, which means that in many states, voter registration deadlines are fast approaching. If you’re one of the voters — on either the left or the right — energized to head to the polls on November 6, you’ll likely first need to register.

Among Democrats, there’s been buzz of a blue wave, with polls showing that progressives are excited to go to the ballot box. A historic number of women are on the ballot this year, especially Democrats, and women could lead enthusiasm in the left.

Among Republicans, voter enthusiasm has been more of an open question, but some GOP leaders think the bruising battle over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court may have lit a fire under their base. Polling evidence suggests the Kavanaugh fight could help Republicans in the Senate, but in the House of Representatives, it could have the opposite effect.

In 12 states and the District of Columbia, you can register up to and on the day of the election, though you’ll avoid certain levels of bureaucratic hassle if you meet earlier registration deadlines ahead of time. As of Sunday, you still have time to register everywhere, but deadlines are fast approaching — the deadline in Alaska and Rhode Island is October 7, and in 14 states, including Florida, Ohio, and Texas, it’s October 9.

Wonder when the last day is to register to vote in your state? Here’s a list and link to learn more about voting in each state.

Alabama: October 22

Alaska: October 7

Arizona: October 9

Arkansas: October 9

California: October 22

Colorado: November 6 (Election Day)

Connecticut: October 30

Delaware: October 13

Washington, DC: November 6 (Election Day)

Florida: October 9

Georgia: October 9

Hawaii: November 6 (Election Day)

Idaho: November 6 (Election Day)

Illinois: November 6 (Election Day)

Indiana: October 9

Iowa: November 6 (Election Day)

Kansas: October 16

Kentucky: October 9

Louisiana: October 9, online October 16

Maine: November 6 (Election Day)

Maryland: October 16

Massachusetts: October 17

Michigan: October 9

Minnesota: November 6 (Election Day)

Mississippi: October 9

Missouri: October 10

Montana: November 6 (Election Day)

Nebraska: October 26

Nevada: October 18

New Hampshire: November 6 (Election Day)

New Jersey: October 16

New Mexico: October 9

New York: October 12

North Carolina: October 12

North Dakota: None — just bring ID

Ohio: October 9

Oklahoma: October 12

Oregon: October 16

Pennsylvania: October 9

Rhode Island: October 7

South Carolina: October 17

South Dakota: October 22

Tennessee: October 9

Texas: October 9

Utah: October 30

Vermont: November 6 (Election Day)

Virginia: October 15

Washington: October 29

West Virginia: October 16

Wisconsin: November 6 (Election Day)

Wyoming: November 6 (Election Day)

Sourse: vox.com

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