Time Is Still Available To Register To Vote


register-to-voteBy Felicia J. Persaud

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 7, 2016: This is possibly the most critical election of most of our lifetime. Any immigrant not voting, or missing this opportunity to vote could mean handing a tax cheat, a sexist pig, a demagogue, a xenophobe and an ignoramus the chance to set this country back decades.

And while the countdown is on to November 8, 2016 and the US’ 58th Presidential Election, there is still a small window left to register to vote if you haven’t done so already. Here are the cut off dates in all 52 states to ensure no one misses this vital deadline – regardless of where you live in the U.S.A.





State                                                                                                  Voter Registration Deadline

Alabama                                                                                                              Mon. Oct 24, 2016

Alaska                                                                                                                  Sun. Oct 9, 2016

American Samoa                                                                                                 Mon. Oct 10, 2016

Arizona                                                                                                                Mon. Oct 10, 2016

Arkansas                                                                                                             Mon. Oct 10, 2016

California                                                                                                            Mon. Oct 24, 2016

Colorado                                                                                                              Tues Nov 8, 2016

(You can register and vote through Election Day)

Connecticut                                                                                                        Tues Nov 1, 2016

Delaware                                                                                                             Sat Oct 15, 2016

District Of Colombia                                                                                         Tues. Nov 8, 2016

(You can register and vote through Election Day)

Florida                                                                                                               Tues Oct 11, 2016

Georgia                                                                                                             Tues Oct 11, 2016

Hawaii                                                                                                              Mon Oct 10, 2016

Idaho                                                                                                                Tues. Nov 8, 2016

(You can register and vote on Election Day)

Illinois                                                                                                             Tues. Nov 8, 2016

(You can register and vote through Election Day)

Indiana                                                                                                         Tues Oct 11, 2016

Iowa                                                                                                              Tues. Nov 8, 2016

(You can register and vote through Election Day)

Kansas                                                                                                            Tues Oct 18, 2016

Kentucky                                                                                                        Tues Oct 11, 2016

Louisiana                                                                                                         Tues Oct 11, 2016

Maine                                                                                                               Tues. Nov 8, 2016

(You can register and vote through Election Day)

Maryland                                                                                                         Tues Oct 18, 2016

Massachusetts                                                                                                 Weds Oct 19, 2016

Michigan                                                                                                         Tues Oct 11, 2016

Minnesota                                                                                                       Tues. Nov 8, 2016

(You can register and vote through Election Day)

Mississippi                                                                                    Postmarked by Sat Oct 8, 2016

Missouri                                                                                                           Weds Oct 12, 2016

Montana                                                                                                           Tues. Nov 8, 2016

(You can register and vote through Election Day)


Nebraska                                                                                                          Fri. Oct 21, 2016

Nevada                                                                                                            Tues. Oct 18, 2016

New Hampshire                                                                                                Tues. Nov 8, 2016

(You can register and vote through Election Day)

New Jersey                                                                                                       Tues. Oct 18, 2016

New Mexico                                                                                                    Tues Oct 11, 2016

New York                                                                                                      Weds. Oct 19, 2016

North Carolina                                                                                                     Fri Oct 14, 2016

North Dakota                                                          You don’t need to register to vote in North Dakota

(Instead, make sure you meet all the voting requirements, and provide ID to vote on Election Day, Nov 8. The requirements include:    Be a US citizen, be at least 18 years old on Election Day, Nov 8, live at a North Dakota address by Oct 9, not be in jail or prison for a felony conviction and not be currently judged mentally incompetent by a court.)

Ohio                                                                                                                    Tues. Oct 11, 2016

Oklahoma                                                                                                                Fri Oct 14, 2016

Oregon                                                                                                                 Tues. Oct 18, 2016

Pennsylvania                                                                                                       Tues. Oct 11, 2016

Rhode Island                                                                                                            Sun Oct 9, 2016

South Carolina                                                                                                         Sat Oct 8, 2016

South Dakota                                                                                                      Mon. Oct 24, 2016

Tennessee                                                                                                            Tues. Oct 11, 2016

Texas                                                                                                                   Tues. Oct 11, 2016

Utah                                                                                            Postmarked by Sun Oct 9, 2016

Vermont                                                                                                           Weds. Nov 2, 2016

Virginia                                                                                                                 Mon Oct 17, 2016

Washington                                                                                                         Tues. Oct 11, 2016

West Virginia                                                                                                       Tues. Oct 18, 2016

Wisconsin                                                                                                                                                   Tues. Nov 8, 2016

(You can register and vote through Election Day)

Wyoming                                                                                                               Tues. Nov 8, 2016

(You can register and vote through Election Day)

If you need additional details on absentee ballots, to find out where to vote, see if you are registered or to do a one-stop online registration, log on to RockTheVote.com.









The writer is CMO of Hard Beat Communications, which owns the brands News Americas Now, CaribPR Wire and Invest Caribbean Now.