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According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, early voting "allows voters to visit an election official’s office or, in some states, other satellite voting locations, and cast a vote in person without offering an excuse for why the voter is unable to vote on election day." As of January 2015, 33 states and the District of Columbia permitted early voting.[1]


As of January 2015, the following 33 states (plus the District of Columbia) permitted early voting in some form:[1]

Note: This tally includes states that permit "in-person absentee" voting, which is the process whereby voters are allowed "to apply in person for an absentee ballot (without an excuse) and cast that ballot in one trip to an election official's office" prior to the date of an election.[1]

The following 14 states do not permit early voting in any form:[1]

The remaining three states (Colorado, Oregon and Washington) use all-mail voting systems, thereby eliminating the need for early voting.

Early voting by state

For more information about early voting in your state, select your state from the map below.

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