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Looking to register to vote or interested in helping to get out the Arab American vote in your state? Use the map below to find key dates and other important election information about your state.

 

 

 

 

Alabama

Voter Registration Deadline for the Primary Election: March 2, 2012

Primary Election: March 13, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the General Election: October 28, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

Download a voter registration form here.

Find contact information for your local election officials.

Alabama State Election Site

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Alaska

Democratic Presidential Caucus: April 15, 2012

Republican Presidential Caucus: March 6, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the Primary Election: July 29, 2012

Primary Election: August 28, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the General Election: October 7, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

Click here to find out your voter registration status and download a voter registration form or absentee ballot application.

Alaska holds early voting 15 days prior to each election. Find your early voting location here.

Alaska State Election Site

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Arizona

Voter Registration Deadline for the Presidential Preference Primary: January 30, 2012 

Presidential Preference Primary: February 28, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the Primary Election: July 30, 2012 

Primary Election: August 28, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the General Election: October 8, 2012 

General Election: November 6, 2012

Register to vote in Arizona online or by mail.

Are you registered to vote in Arizona? Find out your status and polling location.

Check out upcoming election dates; Arizona allows early voting for all 2012 elections.

Arizona State Election Site

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Arkansas

Voter Registration Deadlines for the Primary Election: April 22, 2012

 Primary Election: May 22, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the General Election: October 8, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

Click here to check your voter registration status, polling place or absentee ballot status.

To find out more about how and when to vote in Arkansas, visit the VoteNaturally page.

Arkansas State Election Website

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California

Voter Registration Deadline for the Primary Election: May 21, 2012

Primary Election: June 5, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the General Election: October 22, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

Register to vote or check your registration status here

Not sure where to vote? Click here to find your polling place.

Read about California's new Open Primary procedures.

California State Election Website

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Colorado

Republican Precinct Caucus: February 7, 2012

Democratic Precinct Caucus: March 6, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the Primary Election: May 29, 2012

Primary Election: June 26, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the General Election: October 9, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

Find out if you're registered to vote or change your voter information here.

Search here to find your polling place.

Fill out this form to request an absentee ballot.

Colorado State Election Website

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Connecticut

Voter Registration Deadline for the Presidential Preference Primary: April 24, 2012

Presidential Preference Primary: April 20, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the Primary Election: August 13, 2012

Primary Election: August 14, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the General Election: October 23, 2012 for mail, October 30 for in-person registration

General Election: November 6, 2012

Find out where to vote in the 2012 elections.

If you need to request an absentee ballot, fill out and mail this form to your municipal clerk.

Connecticut State Election Website

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Delaware

Voter Registration Deadline for the Presidential Preference Primary: March 31, 2012

Presidential Preference Primary: April 24, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the Primary Election: August 18, 2012

Primary Election: September 11, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the General Election: October 13, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

Click here to print, sign and mail a voter registration form.

Find out more about voting absentee, and check your absentee ballot status.  

Click here to view a demo on how to use Delaware's voting machines.

Delaware State Election Website

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District of Columbia

Voter Registration Deadline for the Primary Election: March 5, 2012

Primary Election: April 3, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the General Election: October 9, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

Fill out an online form and send it by mail to register to vote.

Check your absentee ballot/early voting status here.

Find your polling place here.

Check the 2012 election calendar to find out about D.C.'s early voting procedures.

D.C. State Election Website

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Florida

Voter Registration Deadline for the Presidential Preference Primary: January 3, 2012

Presidential Preference Primary: January 31, 2012 

Voter Registration Deadline for the Primary Election: July 16, 2012

Primary Election: August 14, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the General Election: October 9, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

Use Florida's Voter Information Look-up to find your registration status, polling place or absentee ballot status. 

Florida allows early voting 10 days prior to each election, and voters should remember to bring with them photo and signature ID.

Florida State Election Website

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Georgia

Voter Registration Deadline for the Presidential Preference Primary: February 6, 2012

Presidential Preference Primary: March 6, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the Primary Election: July 2, 2012

Primary Election: July 31, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the General Election: October 8, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

Check Georgia's My Voter Page to find your voter registration status, absentee ballot status and polling place. 

Georgia State Election Website

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Hawaii

Voter Registration Deadline for the Primary Election: July 12, 2012

Primary Election: August 11, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the General Election: October 8, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

For voter registration information and to download a form, click here.

To download an absentee ballot application, click here.

Hawaii State Election Website

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Idaho

Voter Registration Deadline for the Presidential Preference Primary: February 17, 2012

Presidential Preference Primary: March 13, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the Primary Election: April 20, 2012

Primary Election: May 15, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the General Election: October 12, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

Click here to check your voter registration status, polling place or absentee ballot status.

Download an absentee ballot request form.

Check out the Idaho Voter Guide for more information.

Idaho State Election Website

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Illinois

Voter Registration Deadline for the Primary Election: February 21, 2012

Primary Election: March 20, 2012 

Voter Registration Deadline for the General Election: October 9, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

Find out your polling place and if you are registered to vote in Illinois.

Click here for information on absentee voting and to download an absentee ballot form starting February 9, 2012.

Read this brochure for more information on early voting in Illinois.

The Illinois Voter Guide has information on the candidates and offices up for election in 2012.

Illinois State Election Website

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Indiana

Voter Registration Deadline for the Primary Election: April 28, 2012

Primary Election: May 8, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the General Election: October 27, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

Read about Indiana's Vote Centers, which allow voters multiple polling places within their counties.

Click here for more information on voter registration, absentee ballots and voting locations.

Download and print your voter registration form.

Indiana State Election Website

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Iowa

Voter Registration Deadline for the Republican and Democratic Caucuses: December 23, 2011

Republican and Democratic Caucuses: January 3, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the Primary Election: May 26, 2012

Primary Election: June 5, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the General Election: October 27, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

Use the Voter Registration Look-up to find your registration status and polling place.

Download your Voter Registration Form or Absentee Ballot Application.

Iowa State Election Website

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Kansas

Voter Registration Deadline for Republican and Democratic Caucuses: February 17, 2012

Republican and Democratic Caucuses: March 10, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the Primary Election: July 23, 2012

Primary Election: August 7, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the General Election: October 22, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

For details on early voting dates in Kansas, click here.

Get your voter registration form here.

Find out which voting system is used in your county.

Kansas State Election Website

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Kentucky

Voter Registration Deadline for the Primary Election: April 23, 2012

Primary Election: May 22, 2012

Voter Registration Deadeline for the General Election: October 9, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

Download the Kentucky Voter Information Guide.

Click here for information voter registration and to download a registration card.

Not sure where to vote? Click here to find your polling place.

Kentucky State Election Website

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Louisiana

Voter Registration Deadline for the Primary Election: February 22, 2012  

Primary Election: March 24, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the General Election: October 8, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

Click here to find out if you are registered to vote in Louisiana.

Find out more about early voting in Louisiana.

Click here to learn how to vote absentee and download an absentee ballot application.

Louisiana State Election Website

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Maine

There are no voter registration deadlines in Maine.

Republican Presidential Caucus: February 4, 2012

Democratic Presidential Caucus: March 11, 2012

Primary Election: June 12, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

For more information on voter registration, click here.

Click here to find out more about absentee voting and download an absentee ballot application.

Maine State Election Website

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Maryland

Voter Registration Deadline for the Primary Election: March 13, 2012

Primary Election: April 3, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the General Election:October 16, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

Click here to find your voter registration status, polling place or absentee ballot status.

Download a voter registration application or an absentee ballot form.

Maryland allows early voting for both primary and general elections: find out the dates and times for early voting here.

Maryland State Election Website

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Massachusetts

Voter Registration Deadline for the Presidential Preference Primary: February 15, 2012

Presidential Preference Primary: March 6, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the Primary Election: August 17, 2012

Primary Election: September 6, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the General Election: October 17, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

Find out your voter registration status and polling place.

Click here to read more about absentee voting in Massachusetts.

Teach or know someone who does? Try The Election Game to get students voting.

Massachusetts State Election Website

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Michigan

Voter Registration Deadline for the Presidential Preference Primary: January 27, 2012

Presidential Preference Primary: February 28, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the Primary Election: July 9, 2012

Primary Election: August 7, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the General Election: October 9, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

Click here for the Voter Information Center and find your voter registration and polling place.

Register to vote online here.

Download an absentee ballot request form.

Michigan State Election Website

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Minnesota

Voter Registration Deadline for Presidential Primary Caucuses: January 18, 2012

Presidential Primary Caucuses: February 7, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the Primary Election: July 30, 2012

Primary Election: August 14, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the General Election: October 17, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

Find out here if you're registered to vote.

Learn more about absentee voting in Minnesota and download an absentee ballot application.

Look up your polling location here.

Minnesota State Election Website

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Mississippi

Voter Registration Deadline for the Primary Election: February 11, 2012

Primary Election: March 13, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the General Election: October 6, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

Download your voter registration form here.

Find out where to vote on Election Day.

Learn how to use Mississippi's Touch and Vote System.

Mississippi State Election Website

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Missouri

Voter Registration Deadline for the Presidential Preference Primary: January 11, 2012

Presidential Preference Primary: February 7, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the Primary Election: July 11, 2012

Primary Election: August 7, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the General Election: October 10, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

Click here to learn how to register to vote in Missouri and download a voter registration form.

Check your voter registration status here.

Not sure where to vote? Find your polling location here.

Download an absentee ballot application here.

Missouri State Election Website

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Montana

Voter Registration Deadline for the Primary Election: May 7, 2012

Primary Election: June 6, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the General ElectionOctober 9, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

Use Montana's My Voter Page to find your registration status, polling place, and other information.

Find out how to vote absentee and download an absentee ballot application.

Download a voter registration form here.

Montana State Election Website

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Nebraska

Voter Registration Deadline for the Primary Election: May 4, 2012

Primary Election: May 15, 2012 

Voter Registration Deadline for the General Election: October 26, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

Click here to find your voter registration status and polling place.

Download a voter registration form or Early Voting form here.

Check out Nebraska's Guide for Registering to Vote and Voting.

Nebraska State Election Website

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Nevada

Democratic Presidential Caucus: January 21, 2012

Republican Presidential Caucus: February 4, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the Primary Election: May 22, 2012

Primary Election: June 12, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the General Election: October 16, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

Look up your voter registration status, polling place and local election officials.

Download the absentee ballot request form here.

Read Nevada's 2012 Election Information Guide.

Nevada State Election Website

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New Hampshire

Voter Registration Deadline for the Presidential Preference Primary: January 3, 2012

Presidential Preference Primary: January 10, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the Primary Election: September 4, 2012

Primary Election: September 11, 2012 

Voter Registration Deadline for the General Election: October 27, 2012

General Election:  November 6, 2012

Click here to read about voter registration in New Hampshire.

Look up your voter registration status, polling place and absentee ballot status here.

Download your absentee ballot application here.

New Hampshire State Election Website

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New Jersey

Voter Registration Deadline for the Primary Election: May 15, 2012

Primary Election: June 5, 2012

Voter Registration for the General Election: October 16, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

Find out more about registering to vote and download a voter registration form.

Download an absentee ballot application here.

Want to contact your local election officials? Find your officials here.

New Jersey State Election Website

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New Mexico

Voter Registration Deadline for the Presidential Preference Primary: January 17, 2012

Presidential Preference Primary: February 14, 2012 

Voter Registration Deadline for the Primary Election: May 8, 2012

Primary Election: June 5, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the General Election: October 9, 2012

General Election:  November 6, 2012

Search your voter information using VoterView.

Download a voter registration form in one of six languages.

Download an absentee ballot application.

New Mexico State Election Website

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New York

Voter Registration Deadline for the Presidential Preference Primary: March 30, 2012

Presidential Preference Primary: April 24, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the Primary Election: August 19, 2012

Primary Election: September 11, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the General Election: October 12, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

Find out your voter registration status and where to vote.

Get your voter registration form here.

Download an absentee ballot application here.

Learn how to use New York's new voting machines.

New York State Election Website

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North Carolina

Voter Registration Deadline for the Primary Election: April 7, 2012

Primary Election: May 8, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for the General Election: October 12, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

Look up your voter registration information.

Not sure where to vote? Find your polling location here.

Download a voter registration form here.

North Carolina State Election Website

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North Dakota

Republican Presidential Caucus: March 30-April 1, 2012

Democratic Presidential Caucus: March 16-18, 2012

North Dakota does not have voter registration.

Primary Election: June 12, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

Find out about early and absentee voting in North Dakota.

Look up your polling place and other important voter information here.

Check out North Dakota's series of voting information videos.

North Dakota State Election Website

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Ohio 

Voter registration deadline for Primary Election: February 6, 2012

Primary Election: March 6, 2012

Voter registration deadline for Presidential Preference Primary: May 14, 2012

Presidential Preference Primary: June 12, 2012

Voter registration deadline for the General Election: October 9, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

Download Ohio's 2012 Voter Information Guide.

Find out your registration status and learn more about voter registration.

Look up your polling location here.

Download your absentee ballot application.

Ohio State Election Site

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Oklahoma

**Voters in Oklahoma are now required to show photo ID to vote. Learn more about this new law here.

Voter registration deadline for Primary Election: June 1, 2012

Primary Election: June 26, 2012

Voter registration deadline for the General Election: October 12, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

Use this form to register to vote or update your voter registration information.

You can vote early at your County Election Board office from 8 AM to 6 PM on the Friday and Monday before all elections.

Any registered voter may vote using an absentee ballot. Find out more here.

Oklahoma State Election Site

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Oregon

Voter registration deadline for Primary Election: April 24, 2012

Primary Election: May 15, 2012

Voter registration deadline for the General Election: October 8, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

Moved or changed your name recently? Update your voter registration information.

Not yet registered to vote? Register here.

Oregon State Election Site

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Pennsylvania

Voter registration deadline for Primary Election: March 26, 2012

Presidential Preference Primary & State Primary Election: April 24, 2012

Voter registration deadline for the General Election: October 9, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

Register to vote, confirm your voter registration status, or update your information here.

Make sure you know where your polling place is located. 

Know what to expect before you arrive at your polling place by viewing a demonstration of the type of voting system used at your polling place.

Pennsylvania State Election Site

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Rhode Island

**Beginning in 2012, poll workers will ask you to show a current and valid ID when you vote at your polling place. Read more about it here.

Voter registration deadline for Republican Presidential Preference Primary:

Presidential Preference Primary: April 24, 2012

Voter registration deadline for Primary Election: 

Primary Election: September 11, 2010

Voter registration deadline for the General Election: 

General Election: November 6, 2012

Check your voter registration to make sure all your ifnormation is correct. You can also register to vote or update your information if you've recently moved or changed names.

Find out where your polling place is located and see a sample ballot by clicking here. 

Rhode Island allows you to vote by mail. For information on how to obtain a mail ballot, click here.

Rhode Island State Election Site

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South Carolina

Voter registration deadline for Republican Presidential Preference Primary: December 21, 2011

Republican Presidential Preference Primary: January 21, 2012
*The SC Democratic Party will not hold a publicly-conducted presidential primary in 2012.  For more information on the party's 2012 presidential nominating process, visit the party's precinct reorganization page at www.scdp.org.

Voter registration deadline for Primary Election: May 12, 2012

Primary Election: June 12, 201

Voter registration deadline for the General Election: October 6, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

Check your voter registration status and find your polling place by clicking here.

If you are unable to vote in person on Election Day, you might qualify for an absentee ballot. Find out more here.

South Carolina has touchscreen voting equipment. To find out how it works, you can watch a video or read about the machines.

South Carolina State Election Site

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South Dakota

Voter registration deadline for Presidential Primary Election: May 21, 2012

Presidential Primary Election: June 5, 2012

Voter registration deadline for the General Election: October 22, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

Need to register to vote? Go here to fill out the form to register or to update your voter information.

Make sure you know where to vote on Election Day.

South Dakota State Election Site

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Tennessee

**Starting in 2012 all Tennessee voters are required to show valid photo ID at the polls. Read more about it here.

Voter registration deadline for Primary Election: February 6, 2012

Early voting for Primary Election: February 15-28, 2012

Primary Election: March 6, 2010

Voter registration deadline for the General Election: October 9, 2012

 Early voting for General Election: October 17-November 1, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

Find out if you're registered to vote here, update your voter information, and locate your polling place here.

Tennessee offers early voting by mail or in person. Find out how to vote early by clicking here.

Tennessee State Election Site

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Texas

Voter registration deadline for Primary Election: February 6, 2012

Primary Election: March 6, 2012

Voter registration deadline for the General Election: October 9, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

Texas holds early voting in the weeks leading up to each election. Find out more about voting early in person or by mail.

Find out if you're registered to vote or if you need to update your information. If you need to register, click here to get started. 

Know your rights as a registered voter in Texas.

Texas State Election Site

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Utah

Voter registration deadline for Primary Election: August 22, 2012

Primary Election: June 26, 2010

Voter registration deadline for the General Election: October 7 (by mail) and October 21, 2012 (in person or online)

General Election: November 6, 2012

Make sure you are registered to vote or update your voter information online.

Utah offers early voting in the weeks leading up to the election. Click here to find out when your county's early voting opens. Also, any registered voter may vote by absentee ballot.

*Remember to bring a valid photo ID to the polls! Read about the ID requirements here.

Utah State Election Site

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Vermont

Voter registration to vote in the Presidential Primary Election: February 29, 2012

Presidential Primary Election: March 6, 2012

Voter registration deadline for Primary Election: August 22, 2012

Primary Election: August 28, 2010

Voter registration deadline for the General Election: October 8, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

Check your eligibility to vote, register, or update your voter information here.

Vermont allows early voting by mail as well as absentee ballots if you will be out of town on Election Day. Click here for information on early and absentee voting.

Know where your polling place is located.

You can view a sample ballot here.

Vermont State Election Site

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Virginia

Voter registration deadline for Primary Election: February 13, 2012

Primary Election: March 6, 2012

Voter registration deadline for the General Election: October 15, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

Make sure you are registered to vote and that your voter information (name, address, etc) is updated.

Do you know where your polling place is? Find out here.

Virginia allows you to vote by absentee ballot if you won't be at home for the elections. Click here for information on how to get your absentee ballot.

Virginia State Election Site

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Washington

Voter registration deadline for Primary Election: July 9, 2012

Primary Election: August 7, 2012

Voter registration deadline for the General Election: October 8, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

Click here to verify your voter information or register to vote. 

Do you know where your polling place is located?

Washington State allows you to vote by absentee ballot. Find out how to vote by mail here.

Washington State Election Site

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West Virginia

Voter registration deadline for Primary Election: April 18, 2012

Primary Election: May 8, 2012

Voter registration deadline for the General Election: October 24, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

Are you registered to vote? Find out here.

Make sure you know where your polling place is located. 

Take a moment to view the list of 2012 candidates.

West Virginia State Election Site

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Wisconsin

**Starting in 2012, voters will be required to show a photo ID such as a driver license or state-issued ID in order to receive a ballot and vote.

Voter registration deadline for the Primary Election: February 1, 2012

Primary Election: February 21, 2012

Presidential Preference Primary: April 3, 2012

Voter registration deadline for the General Election: October 23, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

Find out if you are registered to vote and where your polling place by clicking here. Wisconsin allows you to register by mail, in person, or at the polls on Election Day (with proper ID).

If you have moved or changed your name, you are required to update your voter registration information. Fill out form GAB-131 and send it to your local municipal clerk's office.

Wisconsin State Election Site

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Wyoming

Voter registration deadline for the Primary Election: August 7, 2012

Primary Election: August 21, 2012

Voter registration deadline for the General Election: October 23, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012

Are you registered to vote? Wyoming allows you to register by mail, in person, or at the polls on Election Day (with proper ID). You must re-register if you did not vote in the last general election.

Absentee Voter Information

Do you know where your polling place is? Find out here.

Wyoming State Election Site

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