Mail Voting: The coronavirus pandemic has caused major disruptions for the voting process by creating health risks with traditional in-person voting, and protecting public health by expanding access to voting by mail has become a key part of ensuring the continuity of democracy. Consequently, Daily Kos Elections has created a state-by-state guide detailing how and when to request a mail ballot (commonly called an absentee ballot) for every statewide primary happening this 2020.

Our guide includes information on deadlines to request and return mail ballots, whether a specific excuse or a witness signature is required, whether the state will send ballots or applications for ballots to all voters, and links for where to request mail ballots and find further instructions about the process. We’ll keep this guide updated as states announce any further changes to election procedures or dates, and you can stay on top of any changes to election timing by bookmarking our calendar of 2020 primary elections here.