State Voices is partnering with Ballot Ready to help provide you with the information you need in order to vote-by-mail in the general election.

Do you have questions about voting by mail, absentee voting, in-person voting, and more? Check out some of the tips below.

Vote-by-Mail Deadlines

If you plan to vote by mail, make sure you mail your ballot as soon as possible. It could take up to two weeks for your ballot to make it to its destination, and you don’t want to be too late. For more information on deadlines, click here.

Can I Vote-by-Mail?

In many states, everyone may vote-by-mail and may even automatically get a ballot or vote-by-mail application. Other states have different rules about who may vote by mail.

To learn more about whether you can vote by mail, click here.

How Can I Return My Ballot and Track My Ballot?

Once you request a vote-by-mail ballot, states generally provide multiple ways for you to return your ballot after filling it out, including in-person drop off or by mail.

If you choose to return your ballot by mail, make sure you mail it ASAP since it could take up to two weeks for it to arrive.

Many states also have a way for you to track the status ballot online: you can see that list here. For other states and more questions about ballot tracking, call 866-OUR-VOTE.

What Other Voting Options Do I Have?

Vote-by-mail can be hard for some eligible voters to do, including folks who live on reservations, students, disabled people, and people experiencing homelessness or housing instability.

Are you wondering what other options you have to vote, like in-person voting? Click here.

Other Problems or Questions about Voting?

Election Protection is here to help. With questions about voting, or if you encounter any trouble with voting, call 1-866-OUR-VOTE or click here.


Thank you for taking a step to ensure your voice is heard during the November Elections. Your voice, your vote, your power!