Put Your Voting Plan in Place – Early Voting Map
State Laws Governing Early Voting States with All Mail Voting
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People wait in line to vote with an American flag behind them. In the middle is a man in a wheelchair being pushed by another man.


Put your voting plan in place

Voting is one of our most important civil rights, but paralyzed veterans and other people living with disabilities are faced with accessibility challenges. Paralyzed Veterans of America wants to ensure you have all the information you need to cast your vote safely and securely by helping you make your voting access plan.

Now more than ever, it is important that veterans and all people living with disabilities are electing state, local and national officials that represent issues that are important to the disability and veteran communities. Your vote counts and is important.

As a result of COVID-19, it is expected that voting locations could change, be reduced in number or have longer wait times due to extra cleaning and distancing precautions. Make a voting access plan now so you can vote through your preferred method and feel at ease and confident your vote will count.

STEP 1: Determine your consideration factors:

  • Dexterity
  • Stamina
  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Accessibility
  • COVID-19 exposure risks

STEP 2: Understand voting options available to you in your state:

  • Mail-in absentee voting
  • Early voting
  • Electronic voting
  • In-Person voting

Understand your state’s laws and the voting options available to you by reviewing the chart below and clicking through to your state voting website. Each state has different voting methods available to residents. Be sure to check the deadline for each voting method and plan ahead.

There are 40 states that have enacted early voting for the 2020 presidential election. The chart below includes information on the time period and deadlines for which early voting begins from state to state.

This page provides a state-by-state comparison of policies on early voting options. Voters should check with their local elections office or district clerk to find specific days and times that polling places are open since there may be fewer locations offered in some states this year. If you choose to vote in-person, you may find your polling location by inputting your zip code or address. This information can be found through state websites linked below.

STEP 3: Make your plan

  • Make sure you are registered to vote
  • Understand deadlines for your preferred voting method
  • Complete all requested documentation
  • Do a trial run! If casting a ballot in person, visit your voting location to confirm accessibility
  • Contact your individual polling place to confirm processes that will be in place and accessibility needs
  • Adhere to deadlines and don’t wait


Check back often as we continue to update the Resource Center with important news and information on accessible voting for the 2020 election and beyond.

Contents of this page have been adapted from the National Conference of State Legislatures webpage on State Laws Governing Early Voting.