The presidential election is less than three months away, and early voting starts in September in some states. Take a look at key dates and voting deadlines in your state. States may still change election rules, and this calendar will be updated regularly.

 
Democratic National Convention
 
Republican National Convention
 
Debates
 
General Election

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Conventions and Debates

Both Democrats and Republicans have substantially scaled back their convention plans because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Conventions
Aug. 17-20
Democratic National Convention
Democrats are holding their first-ever virtual convention, which had been planned for Milwaukee. Former Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to accept the nomination in his home state of Delaware.
Aug. 24-27
Republican National Convention
The Republican National Convention is expected to be partly virtual; a few events will take place in Charlotte, N.C.
Debates
Sept. 29
First Presidential Debate
President Trump and Mr. Biden will face off for the first time.
Oct. 7
Vice-Presidential Debate
Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris, the presumptive Democratic vice-presidential nominee, will face off.
Oct. 15
Second Presidential Debate
 
Oct. 22
Third Presidential Debate
 

Early Voting

For many states, early voting may vary by county, so check your state or county’s website. Not all states offer early, in-person voting.

When early voting starts
Sept. 18
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Sept. 24
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Oct. 5
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Oct. 19
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Oct. 21
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Oct. 27
Oct. 29
When early voting ends
Oct. 27
Oct. 29
Oct. 30
Oct. 31
Nov. 1
Nov. 2
Nov. 3

Voting by Mail

A majority of Americans will be eligible to vote by mail. Below is when your mail-in ballot must be either postmarked or received in each state. The Postal Service has said that it may not be able to meet deadlines for delivering last-minute mail-in ballots.

Election Day

If you haven’t voted already, you can go to the polls to do so in person. If the race is close, a winner may not be announced on election night.

Nov. 3
General Election

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