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How to Vote in the 2024 Elections in Your State

State-by-state guides to primaries, absentee voting, ID requirements and more


Voters in 16 states and one U.S. territory will weigh in with their choice for president on Tuesday, March 5, in a stage of the race known as Super Tuesday. 

The 2024 election season is well underway after officially kicking off in mid-January with the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire presidential primary. 

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The following states (and one U.S. territory) hold their presidential primaries or caucuses on March 5: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and American Samoa. In Iowa, the Democratic presidential mail-in caucus concludes on March 5.

Some Super Tuesday states are also having state primaries March 5, while others will host primaries for their state and local contests later in the year.

Voting regulations vary from state to state, and many have changed since 2022 and the last presidential election cycle in 2020. Some states tightened voting laws, and others expanded options to include mail voting, same-day registration or other alternatives.

AARP’s 53 state and U.S. territory voting guides can help you navigate voting rules and regulations as they evolve. They provide information on how to register to vote in your state, whether absentee voting is offered and if you should bring your ID to the polls. These guides include state-specific deadlines and where to find resources.

Click on your state or territory above to learn more. We’ll update these guides throughout election season, so check back for new information.

Elissa Chudwin contributed to this story.

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