Early voting dates and deadlines in states holding November 2019 elections

Seven states with early in-person voting are holding at least one statewide election during the remainder of 2019. The following list provides start and end dates for early voting by state.
 
Kansas
Election: Nov. 5
Start date: Oct. 16-Oct. 29 (varies by county)
End date: Nov. 4, 12pm
 
Louisiana
Election: Nov. 16
Start date: Nov. 2
End date: Nov. 9
 
Maine
Election: Nov. 5
Start date: The Maine Secretary of State’s office says, “You may vote absentee at the clerk’s office as soon as absentee ballots are available. Absentee ballots are available at least 30 days before the election at the municipal clerk’s office. You don’t need to complete an application if you vote in person at the clerk’s office.”
End date: Oct. 31 (unless special circumstances exist)
 
New Jersey
Election: Nov. 5
End date: Nov. 4-5. New Jersey uses in-person absentee voting, where voters may apply in person for a mail-in ballot and submit the ballot in person. The deadline to apply in person is Nov. 4 at 3 pm, and the deadline to return the ballot is Nov. 5 at 8 pm.
 
Texas
Election: Nov. 5
Start date: Oct. 21
End date: Nov. 1
 
The following states use vote-by-mail systems, meaning ballots are sent to voters through the mail and most are returned by mail. In each state, voters may still vote in person ahead of Election Day.
 
Colorado
Election: Nov. 5
Start date: Oct. 28
End date: Nov. 5
 
Coloradans may cast ballots and register to vote in person at voter service and polling centers (VSPCs). Each county will have at least one VSPC open from Oct. 28 to Nov. 5 (except Sunday, Nov. 3).
 
The deadline for county clerks to mail ballots to eligible voters for the Nov. 5 elections in Colorado was Oct. 18. The deadline to mail ballots to voters registering after Oct. 18 or requesting replacement ballots is Oct. 28.
 
Washington
Election: Nov. 5
Start date: Oct. 18
End date: Nov. 5
 
Ballots were mailed and Accessible Voting Units (AVUs) became available at voting centers on Oct. 18.
 
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