Election 2012: Early And Absentee Voting, By State

Early and absentee voting are now options in most of the country, and roughly a third of all Americans casting a ballot in the 2012 presidential race are expected to do so before Nov. 6, Election Day. Here’s an early voting calendar and state deadlines for voter registration.


Absentee ballots - All guidelines / deadlines here refer to non-military absentee voting.
"No-excuse" ballots - In states that offer this, any legal voter can request an absentee ballot, without meeting special criteria. (By contrast, some states offer absentee ballots only to voters who meet a certain criteria — for example, those who will be away from their polling location on election day, or who have an illness or disability.)

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Download This Data: Google Spreadsheet | Last Updated: September 25, 2012

Source: The National Association of Secretaries of State, the National Conference of State Legislatures, longdistancevoter.org, and the Early Voting Information Center

Credits: Greg Henderson and Alyson Hurt / NPR