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Voting 2020: Election 2020

This is a Voting 2020 guide for the Rutgers community.

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Part of the Eagleton Institute’s Center for Youth Political Participation, RU Voting is a non-partisan effort to register, mobilize and engage Rutgers University students to participate in politics and vote in local, state and national elections.

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Early Voting

For many states, early voting may vary by county, so check your state or county’s website. Not all states offer early, in-person voting.

When early voting starts:

Sept. 18

Minnesota, South Dakota, and Wyoming

Sept. 19

New Jersey and Virginia

Sept. 21

Michigan and Vermont

Sept. 24


Oct. 4


Oct. 5

California, Iowa, Montana, and Nebraska

Oct. 6

Indiana and Ohio

Oct. 7


Oct. 12


Oct. 13


Oct. 14

Kansas and Tennessee

Oct. 15

North Carolina

Oct. 16


Oct. 17

Massachusetts, Nevada, and New Mexico

Oct. 19

Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, and North Dakota

Oct. 20

Louisiana, Utah, and Wisconsin

Oct. 21

West Virginia

Oct. 24

Florida and New York

Oct. 26


Oct. 27

District of Columbia

Oct. 29


Voting by Mail

A majority of Americans will be eligible to vote by mail. Below is when your mail-in ballot must be either postmarked or received in each state. The Postal Service has said that it may not be able to meet deadlines for delivering last-minute mail-in ballots.

When ballots are due:

Election Day

If you haven’t voted already, you can go to the polls to do so in person. If the race is close, a winner may not be announced on election night.

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