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					Find more information at the Web sites shown in the table below.

 Sources:
 (State Voter Registration Laws and Procedures): State Web sites as identified in the right column of bottom table.
 (2008 Population, Voting-Eligible Population, and Voter Turnout): Michael McDonald, George Mason University/The United S




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                                                                   2008 Total
                                           2008 Total        voting-eligible    2008 Total voter
     State or other jurisdiction           population          population           turnout

Alabama                                    3,551,926           3,398,289          2,105,622

Alaska                                       508,136                477,763         327,341
Arizona          4,834,316    4,096,006    2,320,851

Arkansas         2,159,125    2,033,146    1,095,958

California      27,466,418   21,993,429   13,743,177

Colorado         3,753,483    3,441,907        #N/A

Connecticut      2,691,354    2,451,296        #N/A

Delaware          669,445      622,664      413,562

Florida         14,362,864   12,426,633    8,453,743

Georgia          7,178,157    6,390,590        #N/A

Hawaii           1,004,709     898,922      456,064

Idaho            1,117,671    1,034,402     667,506

Illinois         9,745,274    8,794,625    5,578,195

Indiana          4,803,224    4,634,261    2,805,986

Iowa             2,294,375    2,199,849    1,543,662

Kansas           2,108,894    1,978,713        #N/A

Kentucky         3,269,074    3,156,794    1,858,578

Louisiana        3,332,549    3,158,676    1,979,852

Maine            1,042,872    1,024,699     744,456

Maryland         4,304,170    3,888,726    2,651,428

Massachusetts    5,088,946    4,652,749    3,102,995

Michigan         7,609,310    7,263,250    5,039,080

Minnesota        3,975,219    3,721,943    2,921,147

Mississippi      2,179,170    2,114,108        #N/A
Missouri          4,502,320    4,296,592       #N/A

Montana            749,988      741,538     497,599

Nebraska          1,339,107    1,278,980    811,923

Nevada            1,941,361    1,652,846    970,019

New Hampshire     1,024,054     997,247     719,643

New Jersey        6,639,395    5,844,477   3,910,220

New Mexico        1,485,995    1,376,025    833,365

New York         15,148,270   13,183,464   7,674,784

North Carolina    7,023,865    6,551,412   4,354,571

North Dakota       498,942      486,871     321,133

Ohio              8,769,030    8,541,239   5,773,387

Oklahoma          2,742,498    2,578,351       #N/A

Oregon            2,935,131    2,695,058   1,845,251

Pennsylvania      9,699,676    9,363,381       #N/A

Rhode Island       821,425      754,438        #N/A

South Carolina    3,435,500    3,279,329   1,927,153

South Dakota       608,072      598,635     387,449

Tennessee         4,753,314    4,533,233   2,618,238

Texas            17,707,933   14,780,857       #N/A

Utah              1,906,216    1,787,350    971,185

Vermont            493,153      487,430     326,822

Virginia          5,965,880    5,500,265   3,753,059
Washington                 5,033,380   4,535,438   3,071,587

West Virginia              1,429,529   1,409,823    731,691

Wisconsin                  4,324,620   4,113,565       #N/A

Wyoming                     406,460     389,304     256,035

District of Columbia        481,565     438,201     266,871

American Samoa

Guam

Northern Mariana Islands

Puerto Rico

U.S. Virgin Islands
ht column of bottom table.
eorge Mason University/The United States Election Project (http://elections.gmu.edu/index.html)




                                                      2008 Voting-Eligible Population by State

                                            2008 Total voting-eligible population                        2008 Total voter turnout




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               Closing date for registration
                  before general election                              Persons eligible for absentee registration
                                                    Absent on business, disabled persons, out of state, out of precinct, students, or temporarily
                             10
                                                    out of jurisdiction.

                             30                     No excuse required
                29                No excuse required


                30                No excuse required


                15                No excuse required


                29                No excuse required

                                  Absent on business, senior citizens, disabled persons, not absent but prevented by
                14                employment from registering, out of state, out of precinct, absent for religious reasons,
                                  students, or temporarily out of jurisdiction.
                                  Absent on business, senior citizens, disabled persons, not absent but prevented by
                20                employment from registering, out of state, out of precinct, absent for religious reasons,
                                  students, or temporarily out of jurisdiction.

                29                No excuse required

The 5th Monday before a general
                                  No excuse required
election or primary.

                30                No excuse required


                25                No excuse required


                28                No absentee voting except for military personal and oversees citizens.

                                  Absent on business, senior citizens, disabled persons, not absent but prevented by
                29                employment from registering, out of state, out of precinct, absent for religious reasons,
                                  students, or temporarily out of jurisdiction.

                10                No excuse required


                15                No excuse required

                                  Absent on business, senior citizens, disabled persons, not absent but prevented by
                29                employment from registering, out of state, out of precinct, absent for religious reasons,
                                  students, or temporarily out of jurisdiction.
                                  Absent on business, disabled persons in handicapped program, out of state, out of precinct,
                30
                                  students, or temporarily out of jurisdiction.

           Election Day           No excuse required


                21                No excuse required

                                  Absent on business, senior citizens, disabled persons, not absent but prevented by
                20                employment from registering, out of state, out of precinct, absent for religious reasons,
                                  students, or temporarily out of jurisdiction.
                                  Absent on business, senior citizens, disabled persons, out of state, absent for religious
                30
                                  reasons, or temporarily out of jurisdiction.

                                  Absent on business, disabled persons, out of state, out of precinct, absent for religious
           Election Day
                                  reasons, or temporarily out of jurisdiction.
                                  Absent on business, senior citizens, disabled persons, not absent but prevented by
                30                employment from registering, out of state, out of precinct, absent for religious reasons,
                                  students, or temporarily out of jurisdiction.
                                    Absent on business, senior citizens, disabled persons, not absent but prevented by
                 28                 employment from registering, out of state, out of precinct, absent for religious reasons,
                                    students, or temporarily out of jurisdiction.

                 30                 No excuse required

Received by the 2nd Friday before
election or postmarked by the 3rd   No excuse required
Friday before the election.
By 9 p.m. on the 5th Saturday
preceding any primary or general    No excuse required
election.
                                    Absent on business, disabled persons, not absent but prevented by employment from
            Election Day            registering, out of state, absent for religious reasons, students, or temporarily out of
                                    jurisdiction.

                 29                 No excuse required


                 28                 No excuse required

                                    Absent on business, senior citizens, disabled persons, not absent but prevented by
                 25                 employment from registering, out of state, out of precinct, absent for religious reasons,
                                    students, or temporarily out of jurisdiction.

                 25                 No excuse required


        No voter registration       No excuse required


                 30                 No excuse required


                 25                 No excuse required


                 21                 No excuse required

                                    Absent on business, senior citizens, disabled persons, out of state, out of precinct, absent for
                 30
                                    religious reasons, students, or temporarily out of jurisdiction.

                 30                 Absent on business, disabled persons, out of state, absent for religious reasons, students.

                                    Absent on business, senior citizens, disabled persons, not absent but prevented by
                 30                 employment from registering, out of state, out of precinct, absent for religious reasons,
                                    students, or temporarily out of jurisdiction.

                 15                 No excuse required: absentee ballot application must be submitted in person.

                                    Absent on business, senior citizens, disabled persons, not absent but prevented by
                 30                 employment from registering, out of state, out of precinct, absent for religious reasons,
                                    students, or temporarily out of jurisdiction.
                                    Absent on business, senior citizens, disabled persons, not absent but prevented by
                 30                 employment from registering, out of state, out of precinct, absent for religious reasons,
                                    students, or temporarily out of jurisdiction.

                 20                 No excuse required


                 8                  No excuse required

                                    Absent on business, senior citizens, disabled persons, not absent but prevented by
                 29                 employment from registering, out of state, out of precinct, absent for religious reasons,
                                    students, or temporarily out of jurisdiction.
    30         No excuse required. Late registrants must vote by absentee ballot.

               Absent on business, senior citizens, disabled persons, not absent but prevented by
    21         employment from registering, out of state, out of precinct, absent for religious reasons,
               students, or temporarily out of jurisdiction.

Election Day   No excuse required.


Election Day   No excuse required.

               Absent on business, senior citizens, disabled persons, not absent but prevented by
    30         employment from registering, out of state, out of precinct, absent for religious reasons,
               students, or temporarily out of jurisdiction.
               Absent on business, senior citizens, disabled persons, not absent but prevented by
    30         employment from registering, out of state, out of precinct, absent for religious reasons,
               students, or temporarily out of jurisdiction.
               Absent on business, senior citizens, disabled persons, not absent but prevented by
    10         employment from registering, out of state, out of precinct, absent for religious reasons,
               students, or temporarily out of jurisdiction.
               Absent on business, disabled persons, not absent but prevented by employment from
    50         registering, out of state, absent for religious reasons, students, or temporarily out of
               jurisdiction.
               Absent on business, senior citizens, disabled persons, not absent but prevented by
  40 or 60     employment from registering, out of state, out of precinct, absent for religious reasons,
               students, or temporarily out of jurisdiction.
               Absent on business, senior citizens, disabled persons, not absent but prevented by
    30         employment from registering, out of state, out of precinct, absent for religious reasons,
               students, or temporarily out of jurisdiction.
Cutoff for receiving absentee                     Residency
            ballots                              requirements                  Web site for more information
                                                                        http://www.sos.state.al.us/Elections/VoterRegistratio
 May apply 5 days prior to the election   State, 1 day
                                                                        nInfo.aspx

 10 days prior to Election Day            State and district, 30 days   http://www.elections.alaska.gov/
7 p.m. Election Day                       State and county, 29 days          http://www.azsos.gov/election/voterregistration.htm


7:30 p.m. Election Day                    County, 30 days                    http://www.sosweb.state.ar.us/elections.html


8 p.m. Election Day                       State                              http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_vr.htm

                                                                             http://www.elections.colorado.gov/DDefault.aspx?/m
7 p.m. Election Day                       Varies by municipality
                                                                             ain.htm

                                                                             http://www.ct.gov/sots/cwp/view.asp?a=3179&q=392
8 p.m. Election Day                       State and town
                                                                             218

12 p.m. day before election               Permanent state resident           http://elections.delaware.gov/

                                                                             http://election.dos.state.fl.us/voter-registration/voter-
7 p.m. Election Day                       State and county, 29 days
                                                                             reg.shtml

                                                                             http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/voter_registration/vo
Close of polls                            State and county
                                                                             ter_reg_app.htm

6 p.m. Election Day                       State                              http://hawaii.gov/elections/voters/registration.htm


8 p.m. Election Day                       State and county, 30 days          http://www.idahovotes.gov/vinfo.htm

                                                                             http://www.elections.il.gov/VotingInformation/welco
Close of polls                            State and precinct, 30 days
                                                                             me.aspx

12 p.m. day before election               Precinct, 30 days                  http://www.in.gov/sos/elections/vote_reg.html

                                          State, resident at date of         http://www.sos.state.ia.us/Elections/VoterInformation
Postmarked by day before election
                                          registration                       /VoterRegistration.html
Close of polls on election day by mail,
                                                                             http://www.kssos.org/elections/elections_registration
or 12 p.m. day before election in         Resident at date of registration
                                                                             .html
person

Close of polls                            State and county, 28 days          http://elect.ky.gov/register.htm


Election Day                              State, 30 days                     http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/tabid/457/Default.aspx


Tuesday before election                   State and municipality             http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/votreg.htm

                                          State, 21 days, municipality
Friday after election                                                        http://www.elections.state.md.us/
                                          requirements may vary

10 days after election                    State                              http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleifv/howreg.htm

                                                                             http://www.mi.gov/sos/0,1607,7-127-1633-49313--
8 p.m. Election Day                       State and municipality, 30 days
                                                                             ,00.html

                                                                             http://www.sos.state.mn.us/home/index.asp?page=2
Election Day                              State, 20 days
                                                                             04

                                                                             http://www.sos.state.ms.us/elections/VoterRegistrati
5 p.m. day before election                State and county, 30 days
                                                                             on/
                                                                            http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/s_default.asp?id=v
Close of polls                          State
                                                                            oter

Close of polls                          State and county, 30 days           http://www.sos.mt.gov/Elections/index.asp


10 a.m. 2 days after election           State                               http://www.sos.ne.gov/elec/voter_info.html

                                        State and county 30 days;
Close of polls                                                              http://sos.state.nv.us/elections/voter/
                                        Precinct 10 days

Day before election in person; Day of
                                        State                               http://www.sos.nh.gov/vote.htm
election by mail

                                                                            http://www.njelections.org/voter-registration-
8 p.m. Election Day                     State and county, 30 days
                                                                            application.html

7 p.m. Election Day                     State                               http://www.sos.state.nm.us/sos-VoterReg.html


Postmarked day before election          State, county, 30 days              http://www.elections.state.ny.us/

                                        State, county, district,
5 p.m. day before election              municipality, precinct, and town,   http://www.sboe.state.nc.us/items.aspx?id=1&s=1
                                        30 days
                                        State, county, district,
                                                                            http://www.nd.gov/sos/electvote/voting/voter-
2 days after election                   municipality, precinct, and town,
                                                                            qualifi.html
                                        30 days
Close of polls; ballots from out of
                                                                            http://www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/voter/RegisteringTo
country must be received within 10      State, 30 days
                                                                            Vote.aspx
days of the election.

7 p.m. Election Day                     State                               http://www.ok.gov/~elections/voterreg.html


8 p.m. Election Day                     State, 20 days                      http://www.oregonvotes.org/votreg/vreg.htm


5 p.m. Friday before election           State, 30 days                      http://www.votespa.com/

                                        State, precinct, and town, 30
21 days                                                                     http://www.sec.state.ri.us/vic
                                        days

                                        State, county, municipality, and
7 p.m. Election Day                                                         http://www.state.sc.us/scsec/vr.html
                                        town, 30 days

                                                                            http://www.sdsos.gov/electionsvoteregistration/electi
Close of polls                          Municipality and town, 30 days
                                                                            onsvoteregistration_overview.shtm

                                                                            http://www.tennessee.gov/sos/election/registration.ht
Close of polls                          State
                                                                            m

                                                                            http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/index.shtm
Before close of polls                   State and county
                                                                            l

                                                                            http://elections.utah.gov/Voterregistrationinformation
Noon on day of canvass                  State, 30 days
                                                                            .html

                                                                            http://www.vermont-
7 p.m. Election Day                     State, county
                                                                            elections.org/elections1/registertovote.html

                                                                            http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/cms/Voter_Information/R
Close of polls                          No state provision
                                                                            egistering_to_Vote/Index.html
                                                                             http://wei.secstate.wa.gov/osos/en/voterinformation/
21 days following a general election   State, 30 days
                                                                             Pages/RegistertoVote.aspx

                                       At current address 30 days prior      http://www.wvsos.com/elections/voters/voterbasics.h
6 days prior to election
                                       to election                           tm

                                                                             http://elections.state.wi.us/faq_detail.asp?faqid=119&
Close of polls                         State, 10 days
                                                                             locid=47

                                                                             http://soswy.state.wy.us/Elections/RegisteringToVote
7 p.m. Election Day                    State
                                                                             .aspx

10 days after election                 District, 30 days                     http://www.dcboee.org/


1:30 p.m. Election Day                 State, 30 days                        http://205.161.14.36/


Information not available              Information not available

                                       State/territory, 120 days;
14 days after election                                                       http://www.votecnmi.gov.mp/
                                       Precinct, 50 days

30 or 45 days after election           State, permanent resident

                                       State/territory, 90 days; District,
14 days before election
                                       30 days

				
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