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)
|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)
|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)
|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.
|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.).
|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)
|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
|Wyoming||Return to County Clerk's Office.||X|
(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.