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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 registration dates, primaries, and runoffs. Under these dates is a form that will allow you to register.

Upcoming Registration, Primary, & Runoff 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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