Register to vote before your state’s deadline

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With Election Day less than one month away, the deadline to register to vote in many states is quickly approaching, or is already here. It is important for low-income renters to vote to support candidates with plans to progress our affordable housing programs.

Today is the last day you can register by any method to vote in 11 states: Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. The deadline has already passed in Alaska and Rhode Island.

The last day to register to vote in 2020 for each state

StateIn Person
AlabamaOctober 19October 19October 19
AlaskaOctober 4October 4October 3
ArizonaOctober 5October 5October 5
ArkansasOctober 4N/AOctober 5
CaliforniaNovember 3October 19October 19
ColoradoNovember 3October 26October 26
ConnecticutNovember 3October 27October 27
D.C.November 3October 13October 13
DelawareOctober 10October 10October 10
FloridaOctober 5October 5October 5
GeorgiaOctober 5October 5October 5
HawaiiNovember 3October 5October 5
IdahoNovember 3October 9October 9
IllinoisNovember 3October 18October 6
IndianaOctober 5October 5October 5
IowaNovember 3October 24October 19
KansasOctober 13October 13October 13
KentuckyOctober 5October 5October 5
LouisianaOctober 4October 14October 5
MaineNovember 3N/AOctober 19
MarylandNovember 3October 13October 13
MassachusettsOctober 14October 14October 14
MichiganNovember 3October 19October 19
MinnesotaNovember 3October 13October 13
MississippiOctober 5N/AOctober 5
MissouriOctober 7October 7October 7
MontanaNovember 3N/AOctober 4
NebraskaOctober 23October 16October 16
NevadaNovember 3October 29October 6
New HampshireNovember 3N/AOctober 21-28
New JerseyOctober 13October 13October 13
New MexicoOctober 6October 6October 6
New YorkOctober 9October 9October 9
North CarolinaOctober 31
(if voting early)
October 9October 9
North DakotaN/AN/AN/A
OhioOctober 5October 4October 5
OklahomaOctober 9N/AOctober 9
OregonOctober 13October 13October 13
PennsylvaniaOctober 19October 19October 19
Rhode IslandOctober 4October 4October 4
South CarolinaOctober 3October 4October 5
South DakotaOctober 19October 4October 19
TennesseeOctober 5October 4October 5
TexasOctober 5N/AOctober 5
UtahNovember 3October 27October 5
VermontNovember 3October 30November 3
VirginiaOctober 12October 12October 12
WashingtonNovember 3October 26October 26
West VirginiaOctober 13October 13October 13
WisconsinNovember 3October 21October 21
WyomingNovember 3N/AOctober 20
Source: Business Insider

Why it’s important for low-income renters to vote

Affordable Housing Online has written many articles this year that show the importance of voting for candidates who will focus on supporting low-income renters in America:

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