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Alabama

Election Changes

HB419: Establishes Election Emergency Act, allowing for suspension or delay of election - Pending
Secretary Merrill issues emergency rule expanding absentee for Primary Runoff
Gov. Ivey issues Proclamation postponing Alabama's Primary Runoff to 7/14

Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

Any voter who does not wish to vote at their local polling place is eligible to apply for an absentee ballot under the box on the application that is most appropriate, and if none of the boxes are appropriate voters can check the box that reads: "I have a physical illness or infirmity which prevents my attendance at the polls." Please note that voters must submit a copy of valid ID with their application for an absentee ballot.

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Alaska

Election Changes

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Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

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Arizona

Election Changes

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Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

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Arkansas

Election Changes

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Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

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California

Election Changes

N-34-20: Gov. Newsom signs Executive Order providing for all-mail election in 3 special elections

Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

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Colorado

Election Changes

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Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

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Connecticut

Election Changes

7BB: Gov. Lamont signs Executive Order postponing Connecticut's Primary Election to 8/11

Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

After processing by their town clerks, those who request absentee ballots will be provided with absentee ballots via a mail house contracted by the Office of the Secretary of the State. Secure drop boxes will be provided to every municipality so that absentee ballots may be deposited by voters.

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The District of Columbia

Election Changes

B23-0733: Directs election officials to send absentee ballot application to all registered voters for Primary Election - Enacted

Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

N/A

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Delaware

Election Changes

Gov. Carney updates State of Emergency to postpone Delaware's Primary Election to 7/7

Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

Any voter who does not wish to vote at their local polling place is eligible to apply for an absentee ballot under the box on the application that is most appropriate, and if none of the boxes are appropriate voters can check the box that reads: "(3) I am sick, or temporarily or permanently physically disabled."

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Florida

Election Changes

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Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

You no longer need a printer to request your mail-in ballot. The signature requirement on the mail-in ballot REQUEST* form has been waived. Just fill it out with your information and email it to the Board of Elections.

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Georgia

Election Changes

Secretary Raffensperger announced that election officials would mail absentee ballot request forms to all active voters for the Primary Election

Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

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Hawaii

Election Changes

Democratic Pary of Hawaii canceled in-person voting and conducted voting by mail

Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

Absentee ballot applications can be returned by mail, fax, email (as an attachment), or in-person to the local County Board of Registrar’s Office.

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Idaho

Election Changes

Gov. Little issues proclaimed state to conduct Idaho's Primary Election by mail

Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

N/A

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Illinois

Election Changes

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Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

In order to be counted, you must send your ballot back to your County Clerk's office by June 2, 2020.

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Indiana

Election Changes

Secretary of State launched online absentee ballot application tool - 20-07: Gov. Holcomb signed Executive Order postponing Indiana's Primary Election to 6/2

Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

N/A

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Iowa

Election Changes

Secretary Pate announced that the absentee voting period was extended from 23 days to 40 days prior to the election

Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

Voters should request a no-excuse absentee ballot using the primary election absentee application form.

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Kansas

Election Changes

Democratic Party of Kansas Canceled in-person voting and will conduct election by mail

Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

The absentee voting period for mailed ballots in the June primary will begin on April 23. Iowans can request an absentee ballot from their county auditor now.

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Kentucky

Election Changes

2020-296: Gov. Beshear signed Executive Order allowing no-excuse absentee for Kentucky's Primary Election

Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

https://www.sos.ks.gov/forms//elections/AV1.pdf

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Louisiana

Election Changes

2020-46: Gov. Edwards signs Executive Order postponing Louisiana's Primary Election to 7/11

Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

Absentee ballots can only be obtained by contacting the County Clerk’s office.

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Maine

Election Changes

39FY19/20: Gov. Mills signs Executive Order postponing Maine's Primary Election to 7/14 - Democratic Party of Maine canceled its state convention opting to elect delegates remotely

Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

All requests to vote absentee must be in writing under the voter’s signature and must specify the reason for the request. Applications can be sent to the registrar of voters by mail, fax, hand delivery, or electronically through the secretary of state’s website at GeauxVote.com

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Maryland

Election Changes

Maryland State Board of Elections submits election plan to Gov. Hogan for Primary Election - Gov. Hogan issued Proclamation to conduct Maryland's Primary Election by mail

Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

N/A

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Massachusetts

Election Changes

HB4928: Expands powers of the Secretary of State over elections during emergencies, including the ability to postpone elections - Pending

Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

N/A

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Michigan

Election Changes

Any voter qualifies for an absentee ballot due to physical disability if: -You are ill; -You are confined to your home because you may transmit infection; or -You cannot leave your home because you are a member of a population vulnerable to illness; -You are staying in your home or avoiding your polling place as a precautionary measure in response to COVID-19. Voters should fill out the absentee ballot application and send to their clerk.

Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

Any voter qualifies for an absentee ballot due to physical disability if: -You are ill; -You are confined to your home because you may transmit infection; or -You cannot leave your home because you are a member of a population vulnerable to illness; -You are staying in your home or avoiding your polling place as a precautionary measure in response to COVID-19. Voters should fill out the absentee ballot application and send to their clerk.

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Minnesota

Election Changes

Secretary Simon launched new online absentee ballot request tool ahead of 8/11 Primary Election

Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

For those unable to mail in their ballots in time, local clerk offices will be open on Election Day to serve as ballot drop locations. Same-day registration will also still be available, and those who need to request and then cast their absentee ballot in the office may do so. Personal protection equipment (PPE) and detailed protocols on the social distancing measures were sent to clerks with elections, in addition to the Department of State putting out a recruitment call for election workers to fill in for the seniors who often serve but are more vulnerable to Covid-19.

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Mississippi

Election Changes

Republican Party of Mississippi postpones state convention indefinitely - 1461: Gov. Reeves signs Executive Order postponing Mississippi's Primary Runoff Election to 6/23

Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

N/A

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Missouri

Election Changes

Republican Party of Missouri canceled county caucuses and will meet by phone; Democratic Party of Missouri canceled in-person convention

Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

N/A

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Montana

Election Changes

Gov. Bullock issues Directive allowing counties to conduct Montana's Primary Election by mail

Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

N/A

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Nebraska

Election Changes

Secretary Evnen announced that absentee ballot applications would be mailed to all voters ahead of Primary Election

Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

Absentee ballots must be received at the election office or polling place by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

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Nevada

Election Changes

Secretary Cegavske announced plans to conduct all voting for the Primary Election by mail including sending absentee ballot applications to all registered voters

Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

All early voting ballots must be RECEIVED by your county election office by May 12th at 8 PM CT.

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New Hampshire

Election Changes

Secretary Gardner releases memo to election officials allowing for expanded absentee voting for the Primary and General Elections

Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

Voters will be able to mark their ballot at home and then return it by mail using a postage-prepaid envelope or by dropping it off in person at a designated county location.

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New Jersey

Election Changes

120: Gov. Murphy signs Executive Order postponing New Jersey's Primary Election to 7/7

Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

Any voter who does not wish to vote at their local polling place is eligible to apply for an absentee ballot under the box on the application that is most appropriate, and if none of the boxes are appropriate voters can check the box that reads: “I am unable to vote in person due to a disability;” or “I cannot appear at any time during polling hours at my polling place because of an employment obligation. For the purposes of this application, the term "employment shall include the care of children and infirm adults, with or without compensation.”

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New Mexico

Election Changes

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Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

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New York

Election Changes

New York State Board of Elections canceled Democratic Presidential Preference Primary; statewide primary is still scheduled for 6/23 - New York must hold Democratic Presidential Primary, Judge ruled - 202.23: Gov. Cuomo signed Executive Order authorizing absentee ballot applications to be sent to all registered voters for Primary Election

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North Carolina

Election Changes

Republican Party of North Carolina postponed state convention to 6/4 - North Carolina State Board of Elections postponed the Primary Runoff Election to 6/23

Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

Any voter who does not wish to vote at their local polling place is eligible to apply for an absentee ballot under the box on the application that is most appropriate, and if none of the boxes are appropriate voters can check the box that reads: “Temporary illness or physical disability” There is no requirement for in-person signature or appearance to be able to access an absentee ballot.

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North Dakota

Election Changes

Republican Party of North Dakota canceled its state convention - 2020-13: Gov. Burgum signs Executive Order authorizing counties to conduct Primary Election by mail

Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

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Ohio

Election Changes

Secretary LaRose directed County Boards of Elections to offer curbside voting for the Primary Election - HB197: Voids the previous order by Secretary LaRose moving the Primary Election to 6/2 and instead extends absentee voting through 4/28, with no in-person voting (some exceptions) - Enacted

Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

All eligible voters in North Dakota should receive an application from the North Dakota Secretary of State’s Office in the coming weeks, and if they do not by May 11, then they should contact their local auditor. Voters will complete the application and mail it to their local auditor.

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Oklahoma

Election Changes

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Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

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Oregon

Election Changes

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Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

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Pennsylvania

Election Changes

SB422: Postpones the state's primary until 6/2 - Enacted

Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

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Rhode Island

Election Changes

Secretary Gorbea announced that Rhode Island SOS would send a mail ballot application to all registered voters for Primary Election

Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

Voters should request a no-excuse required mail-in ballot if they do not qualify for an absentee ballot.

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South Carolina

Election Changes

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Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

Any voter who does not wish to vote at their local polling place is eligible to apply for an absentee ballot under the box on the application that is most appropriate, and if none of the boxes are appropriate voters can check the box that reads: "4. I may not be able to vote at my polling place in my city/town on the day of the election."

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South Dakota

Election Changes

Secretary Barnett announced that South Dakota SOS would mail absentee ballot request applications to all registered voters for the Primary Election

Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

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Tennessee

Election Changes

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Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

Absentee ballot applications are set to be mailed between April 17-24. Voters are encouraged to complete their application as soon as possible to allow for delivery and processing times. Once an application is verified by the county auditor, a ballot will be mailed to the voter.

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Texas

Election Changes

Judge Sulak issued a temporary injunction barring Texas election officials from refusing to grant or count absentee ballots of voters claiming eligibility due to concerns over COVID-19 - Gov. Abbot issued Proclamation postponing Texas' Primary Runoff to 7/14

Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

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Utah

Election Changes

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Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

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Vermont

Election Changes

HB681: Expands the powers of the Governor and Secretary of State to order changes to election procedures - Enacted

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Virginia

Election Changes

Gov. Northam signs Executive Order postponing Primary Election to 6/23

Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

Any voter who does not wish to vote at their local polling place is eligible to apply for an absentee ballot under the excuse that is most appropriate, and if none of the boxes are appropriate voters can use excuse "2A My disability or illness."

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Washington

Election Changes

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Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

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West Virginia

Election Changes

Secretary Warner directs county clerks to mail absentee ballot applications to all registered voters for Primary Election

Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

Any voter who does not wish to vote at their local polling place is eligible to apply for an absentee ballot under the box on the application that is most appropriate, and if none of the boxes are appropriate voters can check the box that reads: "Illness, injury or other medical reason which keeps me confined."

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Wyoming

Election Changes

Democratic Party of Wyoming canceled in-person caucuses and conducted by mail

Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Rules

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