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“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” – Fifteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution
RUN TO THE POLLS

Eighteen US states have voter registration deadlines today. Don’t miss them.

By Annabelle Timsit

Americans will head to the polls next mont to decide the makeup of the entire US House of Representatives and 35 seats in the Senate. If past voting patterns are anything to go by, only four in 10 voters will make their voices heard in the Nov. 6 midterm elections.

That’s concerning, because congressional and state elections are incredibly important this year: Their outcomes could determine the fate of abortion rights and the future of Medicaid expansion in some states. This election is also widely considered to be a referendum on Donald Trump’s presidency.

Voter registration deadlines have already passed in Alaska and Rhode Island, and many more are coming up. That’s why eligible Americans should know that 18 US states have some form of voter registration deadline today (Oct 9).

The full list is below, and you can find it here:

Arizona

The deadline to register in person, online or by mail is Oct. 9.

Arkansas

The deadline to register in person or by mail is Oct. 9.

Florida

The deadline to register in person, by mail or online is Oct. 9.

Georgia

The deadline to register in person, by mail or online is Oct. 9.

Hawaii

The deadline to register in person, by mail or online is Oct. 9. (Residents who miss the deadline can still register to vote and cast a ballot during early voting or on Election Day.)

Illinois

The deadline to register in person is Oct. 9. (The deadline to register online is Oct. 21.)

Indiana

The deadline to register in person, by mail or online is Oct. 9.

Kentucky

The deadline to register in person, online or by mail is Oct. 9.

Louisiana

The deadline to register in person or by mail is Oct. 9. (Residents can register online until Oct. 16.)

Michigan

The deadline to register in person or by mail is Oct. 9.

Mississippi

The deadline to register by mail is Oct. 9. (The deadline to register in person has passed.)

Nevada

The deadline to register by mail is Oct. 9. (The deadline to register in person is Oct. 16, and Oct. 18 online.)

New Mexico

The deadline to register in person, by mail or online is Oct. 9.

Ohio

The deadline to register in person, by mail or online is Oct. 9.

Pennsylvania

The deadline to register in person, online or by mail is Oct. 9.

Tennessee

The deadline to register in person, by mail or online is Oct. 9.

Texas

The deadline to register in person or by mail is Oct. 9.

Utah

The deadline to register by mail is Oct. 9. (The deadline to register in person or online is Oct. 30.)