These Five States Have Voter Registration Deadlines This Week

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If you live in Alaska, Louisiana, Rhode Island, South Carolina or Tennessee, you face one or more voter registration deadlines this week.

Alaska: Registration deadline is Sunday, October 4. Voters can register online, in person or by mail (postmark by October 4). Alaskans, check your registration or register to vote here.

Louisiana: If you are registering in person in Louisiana, the deadline is 30 days before the election, which is Sunday, October 4. It is unclear from the Secretary of State website whether that deadline will be moved to Monday this year to accommodate Sunday in-person location closures, so be be early to be sure!

Mail-in registrations must be postmarked by Monday, October 5. You can register online up to 20 days before the election on October 14. See all Louisiana registration requirements or register to vote online here.

Rhode Island: The deadline for all in-person, online and mail-in registrations is Sunday, October 4. Mail-in registrations must be postmarked by the 4th. Visit the Rhode Island voter information center here.

South Carolina: In South Carolina, the in-person registration deadline is Saturday, October 3, but given potential weekend closures assume the deadline is Friday, October 2. The online deadline is Sunday, October 4, and mail-in ballots must be postmarked by Monday, October 5. Learn more or register to vote here.

Tennessee: Tennessee’s in-person and mail-in (postmark by) voter registration deadlines are Monday, October 5. If you plan to register online, the deadline is Sunday, October 4. Tennesseans, learn more or register to vote here.

Fact Quotes

“Every election is determined by the people who show up.”
― Larry J. Sabato

In reality, there is no such thing as not voting: you either vote by voting, or you vote by staying home and tacitly doubling the value of some diehard’s vote.”
― David Foster Wallace