Early voting was signed into law in 2014, and was available for the first time in November 2016.
In July of 2022, state law was changed to create a permanent system of no-excuse early voting, which guarantees voters the right to vote early or by mail in state elections and state primaries.
Voters in the 2022 September State Primary and the 2022 November State Election were able to choose whether they wanted to vote by mail, vote early in person, or vote in person on Election Day. Below are statistics on how votes were cast in each election.
Visit the state web page on Early Voting. Early Voting enables voters with tough schedules or transportation issues to cast an in-person vote.
- Each city and town chooses their own early voting locations and sets their own schedules, but every community needs to offer early voting for a minimum number of hours, which is based on the number of voters in that city or town. All communities are also required to offer weekend early voting hours.
- Remember that early voting may not be available in your city or town on every day of the early voting period. Check your community’s schedule when it becomes available to make a plan to vote.
- The state website will have information on every city and town when early voting dates are finalized.
- Each site is required to have the AutoMark up and running.
- You may cast your early ballot in person at any early voting location in your city or town.
- Your town’s website should have information on Early Voting location(s).