Midterm Elections Are Less Than a Month Away. Here’s When You Need to Register to Vote

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The midterm elections are less than a month away.

Following Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s embattled confirmation process and indictments of former Trump campaign associates, even previously non-political pop star Taylor Swift broke her political silence to encourage voter participation.

But if you want to cast a ballot, you’ll need to meet your state’s deadline to register to vote.

“It’s a responsibility of a U.S. citizen to be able to make sure that we are electing representatives to reflect our views and our opinions,” said Virginia Kase, CEO of the League of Women Voters.

And it’s not just national elections that matter, she said.

“These are the people who make decisions on everything from how much money our children receive for schools, in the board of education races, for example,” she said. “Local mayors, county executives, all the way up to Congress and governors,” they’re all vital.

Here’s when you need to register, broken down by states’s deadlines.

Oct. 9

Arizona: Register in person, online or via mail by Oct. 9.

Arkansas: Register in person or via mail by Oct. 9. Online registration is not currently an option.

Florida: Register in person, via mail or online by Oct. 9.

Georgia: Register in person, via mail or online by Oct. 9.

Hawaii: Register in person, via mail or online by Oct. 9. Hawaiians who miss the deadline can still register during early voting and on election day if they miss this deadline.

Illinois: Register in person until Oct. 9. Register online until Oct. 21. There is also a “grace period” between Oct. 10 and Election Day in which voters can register in person.

Indiana: Register in person, via mail or online by Oct. 9.

Kentucky: Register in person, via mail or online by Oct. 9.

Louisiana: Register in person or via mail by Oct. 9. Online registration is available until Oct. 16.

Michigan: Register in person or by mail by Oct. 9. Online registration is not currently an option.

Mississippi: Register via mail with an envelope postmarked by Oct. 9. There is no online voting registration, and the deadline for registering in person has already passed.

Nevada: Register via mail by Oct. 9 In person registration is available until Oct. 16, and online registration is available until Oct. 18.

New Mexico: Register in person, via mail or online by Oct. 9.

Ohio: Register in person, via mail or online by Oct. 9.

Pennsylvania: Register in person, via mail or online by Oct. 9.

Tennessee: Register in person, via mail or online by Oct. 9.

Texas: Register in person or via mail by Oct. 9. There is an online form to register, but it must be physically mailed in to count.

Utah: Register by mail by Oct. 9. In person and online registration is available until Oct. 30. Further, voters can register at the polls on Election Day with proof of identification and residence.

Oct. 10

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Source:: Time – Politics

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