General Election Day is Nov. 2, 2004, for presidential and congressional elections and many state elections. Each state, however, has its own schedule for registering to vote, primary dates, absentee-ballot deadlines and other related events. Below are the schedules, listed alphabetically by state.

Alabama

May 21, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in primary election

June 1, 2004 Presidential and state primary election

June 29, 2004 Primary run-off election

Oct. 22, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in general election

Web site: http://www.sos.state.al.us/election/vr/vr-a.htm

Polling places: To find your polling place, contact your county board of registrars. For a list of county boards of registrars, click here.

Alaska

April 15, 2004 Deadline for parties to nominate candidates for precinct election boards

July 25, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in primary election

Aug. 9, 2004 Absentee in-person, by fax, special needs and early voting for primary election

Aug. 17, 2004 Deadline for absentee by-mail applications for primary election

Aug. 21, 2004 Regional election offices open for absentee in-person and early voting for primary election

Aug. 22, 2004 Regional election offices open for absentee in-person and early voting for primary election

Aug. 23, 2004 Deadline to accept applications for absentee by-fax ballots for primary election

Aug. 24, 2004 Presidential and state primary election

Oct. 3, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in general election

Oct. 19, 2004 Absentee in-person, by fax, special needs and early voting available for general election

Oct. 26, 2004 Deadline for absentee by-mail applications for general election ballot

Oct. 30, 2004 Regional election offices open for absentee in-person and early voting for general election

Oct. 31, 2004 Regional election offices open for absentee in-person and early voting for general election

Nov. 1, 2004 Deadline to accept applications for absentee by-fax ballots for general election

Web site: http://www.gov.state.ak.us/ltgov/elections/homepage.html

Polling places: Alaska has 446 polling places. For a list of polling locations, click here.

American Samoa

Oct. 6, 2003 Deadline to register to vote in general election

Oct. 8, 2003 Deadline for mail-in absentee ballots for general election

Web site: http://www.electionoffice.as/

Arizona

Dec. 24, 2003 Deadline for candidate filing for presidential primary

Jan. 5, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in presidential primary election

Jan. 19, 2004 Early voting begins for presidential primary election

Feb. 3, 2004 Presidential primary election

June 9, 2004 Last day for candidate filing for state primary election

Aug. 5, 2004 Early voting begins for state primary election

Aug. 9, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in state primary election

Aug. 24, 2004 Last day for write-in candidate filing for state primary election

Sept. 7, 2004 State primary election

Sept. 30, 2004 Early voting begins for general election

Oct. 4, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in general election

Oct. 19, 2004 Last day for write-in candidate filing for general election

Web site: http://www.sosaz.com/election/

Polling places: As of July 2003, Arizona had 2,082 precincts and approximately the same number of polling places. For a list of polling locations, contact county election officials. For a list of polling locations, click here.

Arkansas

March 30, 2004 Last day for party candidate filing for presidential primary election

April 18, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in primary and judicial election

March 3, 2004 Early voting begins for primary election

May 9, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in primary run-off election

May 11, 2004 Deadline for absentee-ballot applications by mail or fax for primary election

May 17, 2004 Deadline for in-person absentee-ballot applications for primary and judicial election; early voting ends for primary election

May 18, 2004 Presidential and state primary election

June 8, 2004 Primary run-off election

Oct. 3, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in general election

Oct. 18, 2004 Early voting begins for general election

Oct. 24, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in general-election run-off

Oct. 26, 2004 Deadline for absentee-ballot applications by mail or fax for general election

Nov. 1, 2004 Deadline for in-person absentee-ballot applications for general election; early voting ends for general election

Nov. 23, 2004 General-election run-off

Web site: http://www.sosweb.state.ar.us/elections.html

Polling locations: For a list of polling places, contact county officials. For a list of polling locations, click here.

California

Feb. 16, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in primary election

Feb. 24, 2004 Deadline for mail-in absentee-ballot applications for primary election

March 2, 2004 Presidential and state primary election

Oct. 18, 2004 Deadline to register to vote for general election

Oct. 26, 2004 Deadline for mail-in absentee-ballot applications for general election

Web site: http://www.ss.ca.gov/elections/elections.htm

Polling places: California has 15,235 polling places. To find polling locations, click here.

Colorado

Nov. 4, 2003 State offices election

Web site: http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/main.htm

Polling places: To find your polling place, click here.

Connecticut

Dec. 2, 2003 Deadline to switch party registration to vote in party primary election

Feb. 26, 2004 Deadline to register to vote by mail for party primary election

March 1, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in person for party primary election

March 2, 2004 Presidential primary election

Oct. 22, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in general election

Web site: http://www.sots.state.ct.us/ElectionsDivision/ElectionIndex.html

Polling places: To find your polling place, contact your town's registrar of voters. For a list of voter registrars, click here.

Delaware

Feb. 3, 2004 Presidential primary election

Sept. 11, 2004 State primary election

Web site: http://www.state.de.us/election/index.htm

Polling places: To find your polling location, click here.

District of Columbia

Jan. 13, 2004 Presidential primary election; delegate election for Democratic and Republican conventions

Sept. 14, 2004 Delegate and city council primary election

Web site: http://www.dcboee.org/ocf/ocfhtml/ocfguidx.html

Polling places: Washington, D.C. has 142 polling places. To find your polling location, click here.

Florida

Feb. 9, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in presidential primary election

March 9, 2004 Presidential primary election

May 7, 2004 Last day for federal candidate filing for state primary election

Aug. 2, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in state primary election

Aug. 31, 2004 State primary election

Oct. 4, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in general election

Web site: http://election.dos.state.fl.us/index.html

Polling places: To find your polling places, contact your county supervisor of elections. To locate county supervisors, click here.

Georgia

Feb. 2, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in presidential primary election

March 2, 2004 Presidential primary election

June 21, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in state primary and primary-runoff elections

July 20, 2004 State primary election

Aug. 10, 2004 State primary-election runoff

Oct. 4, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in general and general-election runoff

Nov. 23, 2004 General-election runoff

Web site: http://www.sos.state.ga.us/elections/default.htm

Polling places: As of Oct. 7, 2002, Georgia had 2,973 polling locations. To find your polling location, click here.

Guam

Aug. 2004 Deadline for mail-in absentee-ballot applications for state primary election

Aug. 2004 Early voting by in-person absentee ballot ends for state primary election

Oct. 25, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in general election

Oct. 2004 Early voting by in-person absentee ballot ends for general election

Web site: http://gec.guam.net/voteproc.html

Polling places: Guam has 19 polling places. To locate your polling location, click here.

Hawaii

March 2, 2004 Presidential caucuses

July 20, 2004 Last day for candidate filing for primary election

Aug. 19, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in primary election

Sept. 11, 2004 Deadline for mail-in absentee-ballot applications for primary election

Sept. 16, 2004 Deadline to vote by absentee ballot in person

Sept. 18, 2004 Primary election

Oct. 4, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in general election

Oct. 26, 2004 Deadline for mail-in absentee-ballots application for general election

Oct. 30, 2004 Deadline to vote by absentee ballot in person

Web site: http://www.state.hi.us/elections

Polling places: Contact your county clerk to find your polling place. For a list of county clerks, click here.

Idaho

March 18, 2004 Last day for candidate filing for primary election

April 30, 2004 Deadline to pre-register for primary election; voters may register in person on primary election day

May 19, 2004 Deadline for mail-in absentee ballot applications for primary election

May 24, 2004 Early voting in person for primary election ends

May 25, 2004 Presidential and state primary election

June 11, 2004 Last day for write-in candidates filing for general election

Aug. 30, 2004 Last day to file for new political parties

Oct. 8, 2004 Deadline to pre-register for the general election; voters may register in person on Election Day

Oct. 27, 2004 Deadline for mail-in absentee-ballot applications for general election

Nov. 1, 2004 Early voting in person for general election ends

Web site: http://www.idsos.state.id.us/elect/eleindex.htm

Polling places: As of 2002, Idaho had 903 precincts, with a similar, though smaller, number of polling places. To find your polling location, contact your county clerk. For a listing of county clerks, click here.

Illinois

Feb. 17, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in primary election

Feb. 23, 2004 Early voting in person for primary election begins

March 11, 2004 Deadline to request mail-in absentee-ballot application for primary election

March 15, 2004 Early voting in person for primary election ends

March 16, 2004 Presidential and state primary election

Oct. 5, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in general election

Oct. 12, 2004 Early voting in person for general election begins

Oct. 28, 2004 Deadline to request mail-in absentee-ballot application for general election

Nov. 1, 2004 Early voting in person for general election ends

Web site: http://www.elections.state.il.us/

Polling places: To find your polling place, contact your county clerk. For a listing of county clerks, click here.

Indiana

Nov. 4, 2003 State municipal elections

April 5, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in primary election

May 3, 2004 Deadline for faxed or hand-delivered absentee-ballot application for general election

May 4, 2004 Presidential and state primary election

Oct. 4, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in general election

Oct. 25, 2004 Deadline for mail-in absentee-ballot application for general election

Oct. 26, 2004 Deadline for faxed or hand-delivered absentee-ballot application for general election

Web site: http://www.state.in.us/sos/elections/

Polling places: Indiana has 5,602 precincts and a similar number of polling places. To find your polling location, contact your county election board. For a 2004 election voter guide, click here.

Iowa

Jan. 19, 2004 Democratic presidential caucuses

May 29, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in primary election

June 8, 2004 State primary election

Oct. 23, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in general election

Web site: http://www.sos.state.ia.us/elections/elect_info.html

Polling places: Iowa has 1,997 polling places. To find your polling location, contact your county clerk. For a list of county clerks, click here.

Kansas

June 10, 2004 Last day for party candidate filing for primary election

Aug. 2, 2004 Last day for independent candidate filing for primary election

July 14, 2004 Early voting in person begins for primary election

July 19, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in primary election

Aug. 3, 2004 State primary election

Oct. 13, 2004 Early voting in person begins for general election

Oct. 18, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in general election

Oct. 25, 2004 Last day for write-in candidate filing for general election

Web site: http://www.kssos.org/elections/elections.html

Polling places: Kansas has 2,200 polling places. To find your polling location, contact county election officers. For a list of county officers, click here.

Kentucky

Oct. 27, 2003 Last day for write-in candidate filing for general election

Nov. 4, 2003 Gubernatorial and state offices general election

April 20, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in primary election

May 11, 2004 Deadline for mail-in absentee-ballot application for primary election

May 18, 2004 Presidential and state primary election

Oct. 5, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in general election

Oct. 26, 2004 Deadline for mail-in absentee-ballot application for general election

Web site: http://www.kysos.com/INDEX/main/elecdiv.asp

Polling places: Kentucky has 3,472 polling places. To find your polling location, contact your county clerk. For a list of county clerks, click here.

Louisiana

Nov. 15, 2003 Gubernatorial general election

Feb. 7, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in presidential primary election

March 9, 2004 Presidential primary election

Sept. 7, 2004 Last day for independent candidate filing for general election

Aug. 20, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in state primary election

Sept. 19, 2004 State primary election

Oct. 3, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in general election

Dec. 4, 2004 General-election run-off

Web site: http://www.sec.state.la.us/elections/elections-index.htm

Polling places: Louisiana has 2,415 polling places. To find your polling location, click here.

Maine

Feb. 8, 2004 Democratic presidential caucuses

Oct. 3, 2004 Early voting in person begins for general election

Oct. 24, 2004 Deadline to advance register to vote in general election

Web site: http://www.state.me.us/sos/cec/elec/elec.htm

Polling places: Local officials designate polling places. For a list of municipal registrars, click here.

Maryland

Feb. 10, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in primary election

Feb. 24, 2004 Deadline for mail-in absentee-ballot application for primary election

Feb. 25, 2004 Deadline for in-person absentee-ballot application for primary election

March 2, 2004 Presidential and state primary election

Aug. 2, 2004 Last day for new party filing

Oct. 12, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in general election

Oct. 26, 2004 Deadline for mail-in absentee-ballot application for general election

Oct. 27, 2004 Deadline for in-person absentee-ballot application for general election; deadline for write-in candidate filing

Web site: http://www.elections.state.md.us/

Polling places: Maryland has about 1,600 polling locations. To find your polling location, click here.

Massachusetts

Feb. 11, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in presidential primary election

March 2, 2004 Presidential primary election

Aug. 25, 2004 Deadline to register to vote for state primary election

Sept. 14, 2004 State primary election

Oct. 13, 2004 Deadline to register to vote for general election

Web site: http://www.state.ma.us/sec/ele/eleidx.htm

Polling places: Massachusetts has 1,542 polling places. To find your polling location, click here.

Michigan

Feb. 7, 2004 Democratic presidential caucuses

Feb. 24, 2004 Presidential primary election

July 6, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in state primary election

July 15, 2004 Last day for independent candidate filing for general election

July 31, 2004 Deadline for mail-in absentee-ballot applications for primary election

Aug. 2, 2004 Early voting for in person begins for primary election

Aug. 3, 2004 State primary election

Oct. 4, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in general election

Oct. 29, 2004 Deadline for write-in candidate filing for general election

Oct. 30, 2004 Deadline for mail-in absentee-ballot applications for general election

Nov. 1, 2004 Early voting in person begins for general election

Web site: http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,1607,7-127-1633---,00.html

Polling places: Michigan has about 5,300 polling places. To find your voting location and to access the Voter Information Center, click here.

Minnesota

Feb. 10, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in presidential primary election

April 29, 2004 Early voting in person begins for presidential primary election

March 2, 2004 Presidential primary election

Aug. 25, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in state primary election

Sept. 11, 2004 Early voting in person begins for state primary election

Sept. 14, 2004 State primary election

Oct. 13, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in general election

Oct. 30, 2004 Early voting in person begins for general election

Web site: http://www.sos.state.mn.us/election/index.html

Polling places: Minnesota has 4,115 precincts, with a similar number of polling places. To find your polling location, click here.

Mississippi

March 9, 2004 Presidential primary election

June 1, 2004 State primary election

Web site: http://www.sos.state.ms.us/elections/elections.asp

Polling places: Mississippi has approximately 2,100 polling places. To find your polling location, contact your county registrar of voters. To find a list of voter registrars, click here.

Missouri

Jan. 7, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in presidential primary election

Feb. 3, 2004 Presidential primary election

Feb. 4, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in charter cities and charter counties election

March 2, 2004 Charter cities and charter counties election day

March 10, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in general municipal election day

March 30, 2004 Candidate filing deadline

April 6, 2004 General municipal election day

July 7, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in primary election

Aug. 3, 2004 State primary election

Oct. 6, 2004 Deadline to register to vote for general election

Web site: http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/

Polling places: Missouri has approximately 4,900 polling places. To find your polling location, contact your county clerk. For a list of county clerks, click here.

Montana

Nov. 4, 2003 State municipal elections

March 25, 2004 Last day for candidate filing for primary election

May 10, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in primary election

June 7, 2004 Deadline for absentee-ballot applications for primary election

June 8, 2004 Presidential and state primary election

Aug. 18, 2004 Last day for independent or minor-party presidential candidates filing for general election

Oct. 4, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in general election

Nov. 1, 2004 Deadline for absentee-ballot applications for general election

Web site: http://www.sos.state.mt.us/css/ELB/contents.asp

Polling places: Montana has 694 polling places. To find your polling location, contact your county election officer. For a list of county election officers, click here.

Nebraska

Feb. 15, 2004 Last day for incumbent candidate filing for primary election

March 1, 2004 Last day for candidate filing for primary election

May 11, 2004 Presidential primary election

Oct. 15, 2004 Deadline to register by mail to vote in general election

Oct. 23, 2004 Deadline to register in person to vote in general election

Oct. 30, 2004 Deadline for mail-in absentee-ballot applications for general election

Nov. 1, 2004 Deadline for in-person absentee-ballot applications for general election

Web site: http://www.nol.org/home/SOS/Elections/election.htm

Polling places: Nebraska has 1,500 precincts, with a smaller number of polling places since polling places can serve more than one precinct. To find your polling location, contact your county or election clerk, click here.

Nevada

Aug. 9, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in primary election

Sept. 7, 2004 Presidential primary election

Oct. 6, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in general election

Web site: http://www.sos.state.nv.us/nvelection/

Polling places: To find your polling place, contact your county clerk. For a list of county clerks and registrars of voters, click here.

New Hampshire

Jan. 27, 2004 Presidential primary election

June 1, 2004 Deadline to switch voter registration to vote in state primary election

Sept. 7, 2004 Last day to register in advance to vote in the state primary election

Sept. 14, 2004 Unregistered voters may register and vote on day of state primary election

Oct. 23, 2004 Last day to register to vote for the general election

Nov. 2, 2004 Unregistered voters may register and vote on Election Day

Web site: http://www.state.nh.us/sos/electionsnew.htm

Polling places: New Hampshire has 305 polling places. To find a list of polling locations, click here.

New Jersey

Nov. 4, 2003 State offices elections

May 18, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in primary election

June 8, 2004 Presidential and state primary election

Oct. 6, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in general election

Web site: http://www.state.nj.us/lps/elections/

Polling places: To find your polling place, contact your county clerk. For a list of county clerks, go to the elections guide: click here. A directory appears on page 34.

New Mexico

Feb. 3, 2004 Democratic presidential caucuses

May 4, 2004 Early voting in person begins for primary election

June 1, 2004 Presidential and state primary election

Nov. 5, 2004 Early voting in person begins in general election

Web site: http://www.sos.state.nm.us/Election/ElectionInfo.htm

Polling places: To find your polling place, contact your county clerk. To find a list of county clerks, click here.

New York

Nov. 4, 2003 State municipal elections

March 2, 2004 Presidential primary election

Web site: http://www.elections.state.ny.us

Polling places: In 2002, New York had 6,896 polling places. To find your polling location, click here.

North Carolina

April 9, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in primary election

April 27, 2004 Deadline for mail-in absentee-ballot applications for primary election

May 4, 2004 Presidential and state primary election

Oct. 8, 2004 Deadline to register to vote for general election

Oct. 26, 2004 Deadline for mail-in absentee-ballot applications for primary election

Web site: http://www.app.sboe.state.nc.us

Polling places: To find your polling place, click here.

North Dakota

Feb. 3, 2004 Presidential caucuses

Nov. 1, 2004 Deadline for absentee ballots for general election

Web site: http://www.state.nd.us/sec/Elections/Elections.htm

Polling places: North Dakota has approximately 600 polling places. To find your polling location, contact your county auditor. For a list of county auditors, click here.

Ohio

Jan. 2, 2004 Last day for party candidate filing for general election

March 1, 2004 Last day for independent candidate filing for general election

March 2, 2004 Presidential primary election

April 7, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in state primary election

May 6, 2004 State primary election

Oct. 6, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in general election

Web site: http://www.sos.state.oh.us/sos/elections/index.html

Polling places: Ohio has 11,614 precincts. The number of polling places may be somewhat larger or smaller. To find your polling location, contact your county's board of elections. For a listing of boards of elections, click here.

Oklahoma

Dec. 3, 2003 Last day for candidate filings for presidential primary election

Jan. 9, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in presidential primary election

Feb. 3, 2004 Presidential primary election

June 23, 2004 Last day for candidate filing for state primary election

July 2, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in state primary election

July 27, 2004 State primary election

July 30, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in state primary-election runoff

Aug. 24, 2004 State primary-election runoff

Oct. 8, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in general election

Web site: http://www.state.ok.us/~elections/

Polling places: Oklahoma has 2,157 polling places. To find your polling location, contact your county election board. For a list of county election boards, click here.

Oregon

April 27, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in primary election

May 18, 2004 Presidential and state primary election; votes must be mailed in by 8 p.m. on election night

Oct. 12, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in general election

Polling places: Oregon is the only state with a mail-in ballot; however, voters can choose to cast ballots at county elections offices. For a listing of elections offices, click here.

Web site: http://www.sos.state.or.us/elections/elechp.htm

Pennsylvania

Nov. 4, 2003 State and municipal elections

April 27, 2004 Presidential and state primary election

Web site: http://www.dos.state.pa.us/bcel/cwp/view.asp?a=1099&q=432281

Puerto Rico

Aug. 1, 2003 Last day for candidate filing for primary election

Nov. 9, 2003 Deadline to register to vote in primary election

Nov. 9, 2003 Local primary election

Aug 10, 2004 Last day for candidate filing for general election

Oct. 6, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in general election; deadline for mail-in absentee-ballot applications for general elections

Web site: http://www.ceepur.net/?en

Polling places: To find your polling location, go to: http://www.ceepur.net/unidades/

Rhode Island

Jan. 31, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in presidential primary election

March 2, 2004 Presidential primary election

Aug. 14, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in state primary election

Sept. 14, 2004 State primary election

Oct. 2, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in general election

Web site: http://www.elections.state.ri.us

Polling places: Rhode Island has 573 polling places. To find your polling location, contact your local board of canvassers. For a list of local boards of canvassers, click here.

One month before the March 2, 2004, presidential primary, voters can locate their polling places here.

South Carolina

Jan. 9, 2004 First day 17-year-olds may register to vote in state primary election

Feb. 3, 2004 Democratic presidential primary election

March 30, 2004 Last day for candidate filing

May 8, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in state primary election

June 4, 2004 First day 17-year-olds may register to vote in general election

June 8, 2004 State primary election

June 22, 2004 Primary run-off election

Oct. 2, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in general election

Web site: http://www.state.sc.us/scsec

Polling places: South Carolina has 2,009 polling places. To find your polling location, click here.

South Dakota

Feb. 2, 2004 Last day for candidate filing for state election

April 6, 2004 Last day for a new political party to file

April 20, 2004 Early voting by absentee ballot begins

May 17, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in primary election

June 1, 2004 Presidential and state primary election

June 15, 2004 Primary-election runoff

Sept. 21, 2004 Early voting by absentee ballot begins

Oct. 18, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in general election

Web site: http://www.sdsos.gov/elections/

Polling places: South Dakota has approximately 650 polling places. To find your polling location, contact your county auditors. For a list of county auditors, click here.

Tennessee

Jan. 11, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in presidential primary election

Jan. 21, 2004 Early voting in person begins for presidential primary election

Feb. 3, 2004 Deadline for mail-in absentee-ballot application for presidential primary election

Feb. 5, 2004 Early voting in person ends for presidential primary election

Feb. 10, 2004 Presidential primary election

July 6, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in state primary election

July 16, 2004 Early voting in person begins for state primary election

July 29, 2004 Deadline for mail-in absentee-ballot application for state primary election

July 31, 2004 Early voting in person ends for state primary election

Aug. 5, 2004 State primary election

Aug. 19, 2004 Last day for independent candidate filing for general election

Oct. 3, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in general election

Oct. 13, 2004 Early voting in person begins for general election

Oct. 26, 2004 Deadline for mail-in absentee-ballot application for general election

Oct. 28, 2004 Early voting in person ends for general election

Web site: http://www.state.tn.us/sos/election.htm

Polling places: Tennessee has approximately 2,600 polling places. To find your polling location, contact your county administrator of elections. For a list of administrators, click here.

Texas

Feb. 22, 2004 Early voting by in-person absentee ballot begins for primary election

March 2, 2004 Deadline for mail-in absentee-ballot applications for primary election

March 5, 2004 Early voting by in-person absentee-ballot ends for primary election

March 9, 2004 Presidential and state primary election

Oct. 15, 2004 Early voting by in-person absentee-ballot ends for general election

Oct. 26, 2004 Deadline for mail-in absentee-ballot applications for general election

Oct. 29, 2004 Early voting by in-person absentee ballot ends for general election

Web site: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/index.shtml

Polling places: To find your polling place, contact your county registrar of voters. For a list of voter registrars, click here.

Utah

Nov. 4, 2003 State offices elections

Feb. 7, 2004 Deadline to register to vote by mail for presidential primary election

Feb. 19, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in person for presidential primary election

Feb. 20, 2004 Deadline for mail-in absentee-ballot applications for presidential primary election

Feb. 26, 2004 Early voting by in-person absentee-ballot ends for presidential primary election

Feb. 27, 2004 Presidential primary election

June 2, 2004 Deadline to register to vote by mail for state primary election

June 14, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in person for state primary election

June 18, 2004 Deadline for mail-in absentee-ballot application for state primary election

June 21, 2004 Early voting by in-person absentee-ballot ends for state primary election

June 22, 2004 State primary election

Oct. 13, 2004 Deadline to register to vote by mail for general election

Oct. 25, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in person for general election

Oct. 29, 2004 Deadline for mail-in absentee-ballot application for general election

Nov. 1, 2004 Early voting by in-person absentee ballot ends for general election

Web site: http://www.elections.utah.gov

Polling places: Utah has approximately 1,000 polling places. To find your polling location, contact your county clerk. For a list of county clerks, go to page 94 of the Voter Information Pamphlet here.

Two weeks prior to the election, the state will list polling places here.

Vermont

Jan. 19, 2004 Last day for major party candidate filing for presidential primary election

March 2, 2004 Presidential primary election

July 19, 2004 Last day for major-party candidate filing for state primary election

Sept. 4, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in state primary election

Sept. 14, 2004 State primary election

Sept. 17, 2004 Last day for independent candidate filing for general election

Oct. 23, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in general election

Web site: http://www.vermont-elections.org/soshome.htm#elections

Polling places: Vermont has 280 polling places. To find your polling location, contact your county clerk. For a list of county clerks, click here.

Virginia

Nov. 4, 2003 State legislative election

Feb. 3, 2004 Presidential caucuses

Feb. 10, 2004 Democratic presidential primary election

Web site: http://www.sbe.state.va.us/

Polling places: Virginia has 2,277 polling places. To find your polling location, click here.

Virgin Islands

Oct. 3, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in general election

Oct. 13, 2004 Deadline for mail-in absentee-ballot applications for general election

Web site: http://www.vivote.com

Washington

Feb. 7, 2004 Democratic presidential caucuses

March 2, 2004 Presidential primary election

March 9, 2004 Republican presidential caucuses

Web site: http://www.secstate.wa.gov/elections/

Polling places: Washington has approximately 1,663 polling places. To find your polling location, contact your county auditor or director of elections. To find your county auditor, click here.

West Virginia

April 21, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in primary election

May 11, 2004 Presidential and state primary election

Oct. 13, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in general election

Web site: http://www.wvsos.com/elections/main.htm

Polling places: In 2002, West Virginia had 2,075 polling places. To find your polling location, contact your county clerk. For a list of county clerks, click here.

Wisconsin

Feb. 4, 2004 Deadline to register by mail to vote in presidential primary election

Feb. 12, 2004 Deadline for mail-in absentee-ballot applications for presidential primary election

Feb. 16, 2004 Deadline to register in person to vote in primary election; early voting in person ends for primary election

Feb. 17, 2004 Presidential primary election

Sept. 1, 2004 Deadline to register by mail to vote in state primary election

Sept. 9, 2004 Deadline for mail-in absentee-ballot applications for state primary election

Sept. 13, 2004 Deadline to register in person to vote in state primary election; early voting in person ends for state primary election

Sept. 14, 2004 State primary election

Oct. 20, 2004 Deadline to register by mail to vote in general election

Oct. 29, 2004 Deadline for mail-in absentee-ballot applications for general election

Nov. 1, 2004 Deadline to register in person to vote for general election; early voting in person ends for general election

Nov. 2, 2004 Voters may register at polls on Election Day

Web site: http://elections.state.wi.us/

Polling places: In 2000, Wisconsin had 2,735 polling places. To find your polling location, click here.

Wyoming

May 28, 2004 Last day for party candidate filing

May 15, 2004 Democratic presidential caucus

June 1, 2004 Last day for new political party filing

July 19, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in primary election

Aug. 17, 2004 State primary election

Aug. 23, 2004 Last day for independent candidate filing for general election

Oct. 4, 2004 Deadline to register to vote in general election

Web site: http://soswy.state.wy.us/election/04elect.htm

Polling places: To find your polling location, contact your county clerk. For a list of county clerks, click here.

OTHER IMPORTANT DATES

November 2003

1: Natural Law Party presidential nominating convention in Columbus, Ohio

May 2004

27-31: Libertarian Party presidential nominating convention in Atlanta, Ga.

June 2004

22-27: Constitution Party presidential nominating convention in Valley Forge, Pa.

July 2004

26-30: Democratic National Convention in Boston, Mass.

TBD: Green Party presidential nominating convention in Philadelphia, Pa.

August 2004

Aug. 30-Sept. 2: Republican National Convention in New York City