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Ballotpedia: Here are voter registration deadlines for Upcoming Statewide Elections

posted Feb 27, 2019, 2:46 PM by Rahni Sumler

February has drawn to a close and the election season, like the weather, is warming up in some places. Four states are holding statewide general or primary elections in the first half of 2019.

Here’s a list of the elections happening in each state along with the voter registration deadlines.

Voting Rights for 17-year-olds in US States

Voting Rights for 17-year-olds in US States
States (shown in blue) allow 17-year-olds to vote in primaries/caucuses if their 18th birthday is before the general election. Image by Daniel Leonard [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Kentucky Primaries: May 21, 2019

Kentucky is holding primaries for governor and five other statewide executive offices on May 21.Voters must submit their registration application 28 days before the primary, which is April 23.

New Jersey General Assembly Primary: June 4, 2019

New Jersey will hold elections in 2019 for all 80 seats in the state’s general assembly - primary elections are on June 4. The voter registration deadline is 21 days prior to the election, or May 14.

Virginia State Legislature Houses Primary: June 11, 2019

Virginia is holding elections this year for all seats in both houses of the state legislature - the primary takes place on June 11. The deadline to register to vote is 22 days ahead of the election, or May 20.

Wisconsin State Supreme Court, Appeals and Circuit Court Judges: April 2, 2019

Wisconsin will hold spring elections for one seat on the state supreme court, as well as certain appeals and circuit court judges, on April 2.
The deadline for registering online is March 13. Voter registration forms that are mailed must be postmarked by March 14. In-person registration must be completed by 5 p.m. on March 29. Voters can register on Election Day at their polling place.

Call to Action: Prepare for Primary Elections

The main tactic for combating voter suppression is to start early! Primaries determine the quality of candidates that are available for election in November.
For more information about requirements for registering to vote in every state can be found by going to ballotpedia's "Where do I register to vote?" article.
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