Ballot Return Options

Worried about the USPS? Here are your in-person ballot return options.

Note: All states allow postal return, and commercial courier delivery, but if you can drop your ballot off in-person at your Local Election Office or Dropbox Location - that is the best option.

For election office addresses and contact details, check the Election Official Directory. For Drop Box location listings, check the State Voting Requirements / State Lookup Tools section for your state.

State In-Person Ballot Return Options Election Office Drop Box Early Vote Location Polling Place
Alabama Return to Office of Absentee Election Manager. X      
Alaska Return to any Division of Elections office, any voting location, or via drop box. X X X X
Arizona Return to any ballot drop-box, any drop-off location, any early voting location, or any Election Day voting location in your County. (1) X X X X
Arkansas Return to local County clerk. X      
California Return to any polling place, local County Elections Office, or via County drop boxes. (2) X X X X
Colorado Return County Elections Office or via County drop boxes.  X X    
Connecticut Return to Town Clerk’s office or via drop boxes. (1) X X    
Delaware Return to local Department of Elections Office.  X      
District of Columbia Return via drop box. (2)
  X    
Florida Return via secure drop boxes or early voting sites. (1)   X X  
Georgia Return to local County Registrar. X      
Hawaii Return to Voter Service Center or Place of Deposit, or to the Clerk's Office. (3)
X X X  
Idaho Contact local County Clerk’s office to confirm that there is a ballot box outside of their office for voters to drop off their absentee ballot. (1) X X    
Illinois Return to local Election Authority, or via drop boxes in some counties. (1) X X    
Indiana Return to County Election Board. X      
Iowa Return to County Auditor's Office. X      
Kansas Return to County Election Office, any polling place, or via drop boxes. (1) X X X X
Kentucky Return via drop box. (1, 2)
  X    
Louisiana Return to the Registrar of Voters. X      
Maine Return to the Municipal Clerk. X      
Maryland Return to local Board of Election, an early voting center, a polling place by the time polls close, or via dop box. (2) X X X X
Massachusetts Return to City/Town Hall, or via drop box if provided.  X X    
Michigan Return to local Clerk's office or via dropbox.
X X    
Minnesota Return to the Election Office that sent you your ballot. X      
Mississippi You must return your ballot by mail (USPS, FedEx, UPS, etc.).        
Missouri Return "absentee ballot" to Election Authority Office. Return "mail-in ballot" by mail (USPS, FedEx, UPS, etc.).
X      
Montana Return to local Elections Office. X      
Nebraska Return to County Election Office or via drop box. (1) X X
   
Nevada Return to Election Department or other designated site only. X      
New Hampshire Return to Town Clerk. X      
New Jersey Return to local Board of Elections Office or via drop box. (2)
X X
   
New Mexico Return to County Clerk's Office, any Early Voting or Election Day polling location, or via drop boxes in some counties. (1) X X X X
New York Return to local Board of Elections Office, or any early voting location, or any Election Day voting location. X   X X
North Carolina Return to County Board of Elections or an Early Voting site.  X   X  
North Dakota Return via drop box.   X    
Ohio Return to County Board of Elections or via drop boxes. (1) X X    
Oklahoma Return to County Board of Elections X      
Oregon Return via drop box. (2)   X    
Pennsylvania Return to County Election Office. X      
Rhode Island Return to Board of Elections or via any drop box. X X    
South Carolina Return to County Voter Registration Office. X      
South Dakota Return to County Election Official. X      
Tennessee You must return your ballot by mail (USPS, FedEx, UPS, etc.).        
Texas Return to County Clerk's Office only on Election Day with a valid ID X      
Utah Return via drop box.   X    
Vermont Return to Town Clerk's Office or polling place on Election Day. X     X
Virginia Return to General Registrar's Office or via drop boxes. (2) X X    
Washington Return to Local Elections Office or via drop box. (2) X X    
West Virginia Return to County Clerk's Office by day before Election Day X      
Wisconsin Return to the Clerk’s Office, an in-person absentee/early voting site, or your polling place on Election Day. (1) X X
X X
Wyoming Return to County Clerk's Office. X      

Notes:

(1) Check with local Election Officials for drop box locations and information.

(2) Updated information for General Election to be announced. Check back soon.

(3) Voter Service Centers are HI Early Voting locations with additional functions.