Vote in primaries, elections, & runoffs: Register HERE!

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If “Resistance” means anything, it means removing those from power who act to oppress us. This means that YOU –yes you– are needed in the fight to ensure that those who are running for political office will fight for justice and equality. Below are the registration dates for the US political primaries, elections, and runoffs. Under these dates is a form that will allow you to register.

Registration Dates

 

State Primary Date Runoff Primary Registration Deadline****
Alabama 06/05 07/17 05/21, 07/02
Alaska 08/21 07/22
Arizona 08/28 07/30
Arkansas 05/22 06/19 04/23 (P), 05/21 (P)
California 06/05 05/21
Colorado 06/26 05/29 (PC), 06/18
Connecticut 08/14 05/14 (PC), 07/15
Delaware 09/11 05/25 (PC), 08/11
Florida 08/28 07/31
Georgia 05/22 07/24 04/24, 06/25
Hawaii 08/11 07/12
Idaho 05/15 04/20 (SD)
Illinois 03/20 03/04 (SD)
Indiana 05/08 04/19
Iowa 06/05 05/25 (SD)
Kansas 08/07 07/17
Kentucky 05/22 04/23
Louisiana 11/06* 12/08 10/16, 11/17
Maine 06/12 05/22 (P, SD)
Maryland 06/26 06/05
Massachusetts 09/18** 08/29**
Michigan 08/07 07/09 (P)
Minnesota 08/14 07/22 (SD)
Mississippi 06/05 06/26 05/07 (P), 05/28 (P)
Missouri 08/07 07/11 (P)
Montana 06/05 05/06 (P, SD)
Nebraska 05/15 04/30 (P)
Nevada 06/12 05/24
New Hampshire 09/11 N/A (SD)
New Jersey 06/05 04/11 (P, PC), 05/15 (P)
New Mexico 06/05 05/08
New York 09/11 08/18*****
North Carolina 05/08 04/13 (P)
North Dakota 06/12 N/A (no voter registration)
Ohio 05/08 04/09
Oklahoma 06/26 08/28 06/01 (P), 08/03 (P)
Oregon 05/15 04/24
Pennsylvania 05/15 04/16
Rhode Island 09/12 06/14 (PC), 08/13
South Carolina 06/12 06/26 05/13, 05/27
South Dakota 06/05 05/21 (P)
Tennessee 08/02 07/03
Texas 03/06 05/22 02/05 (P), 04/23 (P)
Utah 06/26 06/19
Vermont 08/14 N/A (SD)
Virginia 06/12*** 05/21
Washington 08/07 07/30
West Virginia 05/08 04/10
Wisconsin 08/14 07/25
Wyoming 08/21 08/16 (P, SD)


P
– state does not have online voter registration, the link is to a paper registration form. 
PC – last day to change party affiliation in advance of a primary, if already registered. SD – same day registration available.
*Louisiana has no primaries – the general election is the “primary” and a runoff is held if no candidate receives 50% of the vote. **Massachusetts is considering rescheduling its primary to an earlier date, therefore it is still undetermined. ***Individual Virginia districts decide whether to accept the results of a primary or to hold a convention to determine the nominee of the party. ****If there is a runoff, the second date corresponds to the registration deadline for the runoff. Otherwise, the date marked PC is the deadline for changing party affiliation in advance of a primary. *****New York’s party change deadline has expired. If you were already registered and wanted to vote in a different primary, you were required to change your party registration by 10/13/17 in order to cast a ballot in the 2018 primaries. H/T: r/politics

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Cristan Williams is a trans historian and pioneer in addressing the practical needs of the transgender community. She started the first trans homeless shelter in the South and co-founded the first federally funded trans-only homeless program, pioneered affordable healthcare for trans people in the Houston area, won the right for trans people to change their gender on Texas ID prior to surgery, started numerous trans social service programs and founded the Transgender Center as well as the Transgender Archives. Cristan is the editor at the social justice sites TransAdvocate.com and TheTERFs.com, is a long-term member and previous chair of the City of Houston HIV Prevention Planning Group.

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