Vote Early, Vote Pro-Life

Vote Early, Vote Pro-Life

As you know, 2010 is one of the biggest elections in American History. This November, there are 37 Governors, 36 U.S. Senators, and all 435 U.S. House Members up for election, and this is does not even include local and state elections!

For the past several years there has been an assault on preborn Life in our nation’s Capitol. We have seen a rise of abortions as well as taxpayer funding for abortions and organizations like Planned Parenthood. Because so much is at stake, it is imperative that pro-life voters vote for Life on November 2nd. With your help, we will be able to impact all levels of government for the preborn this year.

Below is the information for each state deadlines for voter registration and guidelines for early voting. Please read through your state’s policy and help other pro-life Americans vote for Life!

Voting early is especially important for this election because so much is at stake. If you know someone who will not be able to vote on election day for any reason (school, work, travel, etc), urge them to vote early so they can guarantee their voice will be heard! In addition, make sure to vote early if you can donate election day, November 2nd, to volunteering for a pro-life candidate.

Be an example and vote early for Life this election!

To get started, first donate your Facebook and Twitter pictures to help spread the word about registering to vote and voting early for Life! Right-click and save the picture below and upload it to your Facebook and Twitter accounts to spread the message about voting early and voting pro-life. In addition, keep posting these sample Status messages on your Facebook and Twitter accounts:

  • Have you registered to vote yet? Go to www.voteearlyprolife.com to check our your state’s policies! #abolishabortion #prolife
  • Do you remember what it felt like when Congress passed Obamacare? Send a message with a pink slip this Nov! www.voteearlyprolife.com #prolife


Put this button on as your profile picture!

Registration Drives:

Next, hold a voter registration drive at places where you know pro-lifers gather like church, work, or social events. Before Early Voting can begin or before people can vote, they need to be registered. Registering to vote is very important and easy to do. You can obtain registration forms from your local elections office, or download the National Voter Registration Form, which you can use in any state, right here!

Here is a step by step process on how YOU can organize a voter registration drive:

  1. Download the National Voter Registration Form and print multiple copies.
  2. Place a table in a populated area at work, campus, or an event.
  3. Have pro-lifers fill out their information.
  4. Return the completed registration cards to the your County Clerk or Elections Office or mail it in to the address listed on the form.

The dates and information for voter registration for each state is below!

Early Voting

Finally, after you have registered all of the pro-lifers you know, organize an Early Voting drive by passing out, e-mailing, or Facebooking information for how pro-lifers in your state can vote early for Life. Encouraging all of the pro-lifers you know to vote early will help ensure that they remember to vote and have time to volunteer for pro-life candidates on Election Day, November 2nd!

Most states, 32, allow for some type of early voting for elections. Early voting (sometimes referred to as “No-excuse Absentee Voting”) can be done in 2 ways:

  1. In-person Early Voting: Certain states allow polling places to be open for a set number of days and hours before Election Day. Voters can vote whenever is most convenient for them.
  2. Early Voting by Mail (No-excuse Absentee Voting): Many states allow voters to request an early ballot to be mailed to their home. Voters can fill out their ballot and mail it back to their county election office.

Laws regarding early voting vary state-to-state, and the information compiled below has been drawn directly from each state’s official election website.

Alabama

Alaska

  • Voter registration deadline is October 3, 2010. Click here to register!
  • Alaska allows early voting to begin 15 days prior to Election Day, continuing through Election Day.
  • Early voters may vote early at a Regional Elections Office in the jurisdiction where the voter is registered.
  • Early voters may also vote at designated absentee voting locations.
  • Click here to find more information about early voting locations!
  • Any registered voter in the State of Alaska may apply for a ballot through the mail. Simply fill out the Online Absentee Ballot Application, and a ballot will be sent to your home for you to fill out and mail in. Click here for the Online Absentee Ballot Application.

Arizona

  • Voter registration deadline for Arizona is October 4, 2010. Click here to register!
  • In-person early voting in Arizona, for the November 2 General Election begins on October 7, 2010. Click here to locate your local polling place.
  • To apply for an early ballot by mail, a written request must be submitted. For detailed instructions on requesting a mail-in early ballot, click here.

Arkansas

  • Vote registration deadline for Arkansas is October 4, 2010. Click here to register!
  • Depending on the type of elections being conducted, Arkansas registered voters may vote early during the 7 or 15 days prior to Election Day.
  • In most counties, early voting is conducted at the county clerk’s office.
  • Click here to find more information on early voting locations.
  • Arkansas does NOT allow early voting by mail.

California

  • Voter registration deadline for California is October 18th. Click here to register!
  • Any registered California voter can vote early by mail. For the November 2 General Election, a vote-by-mail ballot request must be submitted by October 25, 2010.  Click here for the California Vote-by-Mail Ballot Application.
  • You can choose to vote in person at your county elections office or another satellite early voting location beginning 29 days before Election Day. Click here to find more information about early voting locations in your area!

Colorado

  • Voter registration deadline for Colorado is October 4, 2010. Click here to register!
  • Any registered Colorado voter can request an early ballot by mail. Click here for the application to request a mail-in ballot.
  • Colorado also allows registered to voters to vote early at designated early voting sites. Contact your county clerk for information on early voting sites in your area. Click here for a listing of Colorado county clerks’ phone numbers.

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

  • Voter registration deadline for DC is October 4, 2010. You can also register the day of the election as well. Click here to register to vote!
  • Beginning October 18th, all registered voters may vote early in person at the Board’s office or send in an absentee ballot.
  • On October 23rd, three more sites will be open for more early voting.
  • Tuesday October 26th is the last day to receive applications for absentee voting.
  • Click here for more information about early voting dates and locations.

Florida

  • Voter registration deadline for Florida is October 4, 2010. Click here to register!
  • Any registered Florida voter can vote early. Early voting begins 15 days before an election and ends on the 2nd day before an election. During this period, early voting is conducted 8 hours per day on each weekday and for 8 hours in the aggregate for each weekend. Supervisors of Elections designate early voting sites 30 days prior to Election Day.
  • Voters that wish to vote early should present the following at the early voting site:

1. A valid photo identification; and
2. A signature identification

  • Florida also allows voters to request an early mail-in ballot. You may request a ballot from your Supervisor of Elections in person, by telephone, by mail, or by the online request form. Online request forms can be found here, by first selecting your county, and then visiting the website of your Supervisor of Elections.  Each county’s Supervisor of Elections’ website has the request form.

Georgia

  • Voter registration deadline for Georgia is October 4, 2010. Click here to register!
  • Georgia allows any registered voter to vote early! Early voting begins 45 days prior to the General Election. Click hereto find a list of early voting locations and hours of operation. Voters need to fill out the early voting application and present a valid state or federal photo ID.
  • Any registered voter can request an early mail-in ballot. Simply fill out the application, and mail it or drop it off at your county registrar’s office.

Hawaii

  • Voter registration deadline for Hawaii is October 4, 2010. Click here to register!
  • For the 2010 General Election, Hawaii allows all registered voters to vote early in-person at the Office of the City Clerk or the County Clerk where each voter resides. Registered voters may vote early from October 19, 2010 to October 30, 2010.
  • Hawaii also allows all registered voters to vote early by mail. Click here to find the instructions and application for a mail-in absentee ballot.

Idaho

  • Voter registration deadline for Idaho is October 8, 2010. You can also register the day of the election.  Click here to register today!
  • Idaho allows registered voters to vote prior to Election Day. Each county clerk sets varying times, dates, and locations for early-voting centers, so contact your county clerk’s office for more information! Click here for a full listing of county clerk’s offices around Idaho.
  • Idaho also allows early voting by mail. Registered voters that would like to request a mail-in ballot must submit a written, signed request to the county clerk’s office by the 6th day prior to Election Day.

Illinois

  • Voter registration deadline for Illinois is October 5, 2010. Click here to register!
  • Illinois allows all registered voters the option of voting prior to Election Day. Early voting takes place from October 11, 2010 to October 28, 2010. Click here to find your local early voting location.
  • Illinois also allows any registered voter to request an early ballot by mail. To request an absentee ballot, voters should contact their local election authority within 40 days of the General Election. Click here to find your local election authority and request an early mail-in ballot!

Indiana

  • Voter registration Deadline for Indiana is October 4, 2010.  Click here to register!
  • Indiana allows all registered voters the opportunity to vote early beginning on October 4, 2010 for the General Election. County Clerks’ offices serve as early voting sites.
  • Indiana does allow for absentee voting. Click here for more information.

Iowa

  • Voter registration Deadline for Iowa is October 23, 2010. You can also register the day of the election.  Click here to register today!
  • You can also register the day of the vote on November 2, 2010. Click here for more information!
  • Iowa allows registered voters the opportunity to vote at county auditors’ offices prior to any election. The county auditors’ offices are open on the two Saturdays before the General Election. Click here to find your county auditor’s office!
  • Iowa also allows for absentee voting. You can go here for more information.

Kansas

  • Voter registration deadline for Kansas is October 18, 2010. Click here to register!
  • Kansas allows any registered voter to vote early in person and by mail. Early in-person voting begins October 13, 2010 for the General Election, and ends on November 1, 2010.  All early voting is conducted at County Election Offices. Click here to download the advance voting application.
  • To vote early by mail, voters must request a mail-in ballot from the county election office. Click here to find your county election officer and apply to vote early by mail!

Kentucky

  • Voter registration deadline for Kentucky is October 4, 2010. Click here to register!
  • Vote early and apply for absentee ballot by October 15th. Click here for more information.

Louisiana

  • Voter registration deadline for Louisiana is October 4, 2010. Click here to register!
  • Louisiana allows all registered voters to vote prior to Election Day. For the November 2 General Election, early voting will be available at each parish’s Registrar of Voters Office from October 19-26, 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM.
  • Louisiana also allows absentee voting. Click here for more information.

Maine

  • Mail in voter registration deadline for Maine is October 12, 2010. You can still register up until election day. Click here for more information!
  • Maine allows all registered voters to vote early by mail or in person. To vote early by mail, simply request an absentee ballot over the phone by contacting your municipal clerk. For information on how to contact your municipal clerk, call the Office of the Secretary of State at 207-624-7650.
  • You may also vote early in person at your municipal clerk’s office 45 days before the General Election. No application is necessary to vote early in person.

Maryland

  • Voter registration deadline for Maryland is October 12, 2010. Click here to register!
  • Maryland allows all registered voters to vote early in person. For the General Election, early voting sites will be open Friday, October 22 through Thursday, October 28, from 10AM to 8PM. Click here to look for early voting sites in your county.
  • Maryland also gives voters the option of voting early by mail. To apply for a mail-in absentee ballot, click here and fill out the application. The application must then be mailed in to your County Board of Elections. For more information about voting early by mail, click here.

Massachusetts

  • Voter registration deadline for Massachusetts is October 13, 2010. Click here to register!
  • Vote early by absentee ballot. Click here for more information.

Michigan

  • Voter registration deadline for Michigan is October 4, 2010. Click here to register!
  • Vote early by absentee ballot! Click here for more information.

Minnesota

  • Voter registration deadline for Minnesota is October 12, 2010. You can also register to vote on the day of the election. Click here to register!
  • You can also apply to vote by absentee ballot. Click here for more information.

Mississippi

  • Voter registration deadline for Mississippi is October 2, 2010. Click here to register!
  • You can also apply to vote by absentee ballot. Click here for more information.

Missouri

  • Voter registration deadline for Missouri is October 6, 2010. Click here to register!
  • You can also apply to vote early by absentee ballot. Click here for more information.

Montana

  • Voter registration deadline for Montana is October 4, 2010, and you can also register the day of the election as well. Click here to register!
  • In Montana, any registered voter may vote early by absentee ballot. Each voter must apply for an absentee ballot, which will become available 75 days prior to Election Day. Click here for the application for an absentee ballot. Once the application is completed, simply mail it to the appropriate county office.

Nebraska

  • Mail in voter registration deadline for Nebraska is October 15, 2010 and October 22, 2010 is the last day for in-person registration. To register, click here!
  • Nebraska offers early voting by mail-in ballot only. Any registered voter may apply for an Early Voting ballot by contacting his County Clerk or Election Commissioner either in person at the election office, or by mail.
  • Simply fill out the early voting application request here. Voters may choose to present the application in person and vote on-the-spot, or may mail the application to the county election office and request that a ballot be mailed to their residence.
  • Early Voting applications are accepted 120 prior to Election Day, but ballots are not sent out or accepted until 35 days before Election Day.Click here to find your County Election Office!

Nevada

  • Mail in voter registration deadline in Nevada is October 2, 2010 and the last day to register (in person only) is October 12, 2010. Click here to register. Clark County does allow for online registration. You can go here to register!
  • Nevada allows early voting by mail and in person. To request an early ballot by mail, voters must complete and submit an absent ballot request form, which may be obtained from local county election officials. Click here to find the contact information for your county election official.
  • In-person Early Voting for the November 2 General Election will take place October 16 through October 29, 2010. Click here to find your county and locate Early Voting sites and times in your area!

New Hampshire

  • Voter registration deadline for New Hamshire is October 23, 2010. You can also register to vote the day of the election and register for an absentee ballot. Click here for more information!

New Jersey

  • Voter registration deadline for New Jersey is October 12, 2010. Click here to register!
  • New Jersey allows its voters the option of voting early by mail only.
  • To vote by mail, simply select your county, fill out the application to vote by mail, and submit the application to your county clerk’s office. All applications must be received by the county clerk’s office at least 7 days prior to Election Day, so don’t wait!

New Mexico

  • Voter registration deadline for New Mexico is October 5, 2010. Click here to register!
  • New Mexico allows voters the option to vote early in person from October 16 through October 30, 2010 at their county clerk’s office during regular office hours.
  • New Mexico does not allow early voting my mail.

New York

  • Voter registration deadline for New York is October 8, 2010. Click here to register!
  • You can also register for an absentee ballot. Click here for more information.

North Carolina

  • Voter registration deadline for North Carolina is October 8, 2010. Click here to register! North Carolina also allows same day registration during early voting October 14-30.
  • North Carolina allows any registered voter to request a mail-in ballot. Any interested voter need only send a handwritten request to his county board of elections. The request must include the following information: name of voter, residential address, mailing address, date of birth, and signature.
  • North Carolina also allows registered voters the option of using One-Stop Absentee Voting from October 14 through October 30, 2010.  Click here to find a list of local One-Stop Voting Locations.

North Dakota

  • Voter registration deadline for North Dakota is October 8, 2010. Click here to register!
  • North Dakota allows all registered voters the option of voting early by mail. Voters who would like to vote early need to complete an Absent Voter’s Ballot Application and deliver it to his County Election Administrator. The application and information for County Elections offices can be found at this website. Ballots will be mailed out 40 days prior to Election Day.
  • For Early Voting in person, many counties open their voting precincts 15 days prior to Election Day. Simply contact your County Election Administrator for more information where to vote early.

Ohio

  • Mail in voter registration deadline is October 4, 2010. Ohio also allows same day registration during early voting period (Septmber 28th-October 4th). Click here to register!
  • Beginning 90 days before Election Day, Ohio allows all registered voters to request a mail-in ballot. Simply complete the application and mail it in to your county board of elections office.  The board of elections will then send out ballot packets, beginning 35 days prior to Election Day.
  • Also beginning 35 days before Election Day, Ohio allows early voting in person. Registered voters may go to their county board of elections office during regular business hours and request their ballot, receive it, and vote on site. Click here to find your county board of elections office!

Oklahoma

  • Voter registration deadline for Oklahoma is October 8, 2010. Click here to register!
  • Oklahoma allows any registered voter to vote early by mail or in person. For in person early voting, voters may go to the county election board office from 8AM to 6PM on Friday, October 29 and Monday, November 1, 2010. Voters may also vote at county election board offices from 8AM to 1PM on Saturday, October 30, 2010.
  • Voters may also apply for an early voting mail-in ballot. These application forms are available from all county election boards and from the State Election Board. This website has links to a list of all county elections boards, as well as a downloadable mail-in ballot application form.

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

  • Voter registration deadline for Rhode Island is October 2, 2010. Click here to register!
  • You can also register to vote by mail ballot. Click here for more information.

South Carolina

South Dakota

  • Voter registration deadline for South Dakota is October 18, 2010. Click here to register!
  • South Dakota allows early voting both by mail and in person. Any registered voter may vote by absentee ballot. Absentee ballots for Primary and General Elections are available at least 45 days prior to the election.
  • The application for a mail-in ballot is a three-step process. First, print out and fill in the ballot request form. Second, sign the application. The signature must be notarized, or the application must include a photocopy of a state or federally issued photo identification card. Finally, mail the application to the County Auditor’s office. Click here to find your County Auditor’s office address!
  • To vote early in person, registered voters can go to the office of the County Auditor, complete an absentee ballot application, and vote in person. In-person early voting begins 45 days prior to Election Day, and ends the day before Election Day.

Tennessee

  • Voter registration deadline for Tennessee is October 4, 2010. Click here to register!
  • Tennessee allows registered voters to vote early in person. Early voting in Tennessee begins 20 days before the election and ends 5 days before Election Day. Voters may simply go to the county election commission office. For details regarding voting times, contact your local county election commission office. Click here to find your county election commission office!
  • Tennessee does not allow early voting by mail without a statutory excuse.

Texas

  • Voter registration deadline for Texas is October 4, 2010. Click here to register!
  • Texas allows all registered voters to vote early in person, beginning 17 days before each election and ending 4 days before Election Day. Contact your local election official for information on early voter sites and times.
  • Texas does not allow early voting by mail without a statutory excuse.

Utah

  • Voter registration deadline for Utah is October 18, 2010. Click here to register!
  • Utah allows all registered voters to vote early by mail or in person. To vote early by mail, fill out the absentee ballot application and mail it in to your county clerk’s office. Click here to find your local county clerk!
  • To vote early in person, simply go to your county clerk’s office, apply for an absentee ballot, and cast your ballot. Early voting in person must be done no later than October 29, 2010 for the General Election.

Vermont

  • Voter registration deadline for Vermont is October 27, 2010. Click here to register!
  • Vermont allows registered voters the option to vote early at the Town Clerk’s office, beginning 45 days before Election Day. Click here to find a your local Town Clerk’s office.
  • Vermont also allows voters the option of voting by mail. Simply contact your Town Clerk’s office and request a ballot to be mailed to your home. Ballots will be mailed beginning 45 days prior to Election Day, and will include a return envelope so that the ballot, once voted, can be returned to the clerk easily.

Virginia

  • Voter registration deadline for Virginia is October 12, 2010. Click here for more information!
  • You can also register to vote by absentee ballot. Click here for the deadlines and here for more information.

Washington

  • Voter registration deadline for Washington is October 25, 2010. Click here to register!
  • You can also register for an absentee ballot. Click here for more information.

West Virginia

  • Voter registration deadline for West Virginia is October 12, 2010. Click here to register!
  • West Virginia allows registered voters to vote early beginning 20 days before the election and ending 3 days before Election Day. Early voting is available during regular business hours at the County Clerk’s Office. Click here to find your County Clerk’s Office!
  • To vote early by mail, simply fill out the application and mail it to your County Clerk’s Office. The County Clerk will then mail out ballots out beginning 6 weeks prior to Election Day.

Wisconsin

  • Voter registration deadline for Wisconsin is October 13, 2010. You can also register the day of the election as well. Click here to register to vote today!
  • Wisconsin allows voters to vote early by mail and in person. To request a mail-in ballot, simply fill out the Application for Absentee Ballot and mail it to your municipal clerk’s office. Click here to find the Listing of Local Municipal Clerks. A ballot will then be sent to your residence.
  • To vote early in person, go to your municipal clerk’s office during regular business hours, apply for an absentee ballot, and cast your ballot on the spot. Early voting must be done by 5:00PM on the day before the election.

Wyoming

  • Voter registration Deadline for Wyoming is October 4, 2010. You can also register the day of the election as well. Click here to register today!
  • Wyoming allows any qualified elector to vote early in person or by mail. To vote early in person, simply visit the office of the county clerk beginning 40 days prior to Election Day. Click here to find your local polling place and hours!
  • To request a ballot by mail, either call or email the county clerk. When requesting an absentee ballot, please provide your name, residence address, mailing address, and birth date or social security number. Once your information is verified, a ballot will be sent to you in the mail. You may then fill out the ballot and mail it back to the county clerk’s office.