The last day to register to vote in every state is coming up, so make a move

It’s totally normal to not want to vote this year since the presidential election has turned into a really bad cartoon with Donald Trump talking about grabbing pussies while Hillary Clinton tries to keep a straight face and pinky swear that she’s a real, live, human being. I hear you on wanting to sit it out. Then again, the last day to register to vote in every state is coming up, so if you’ve been wavering between voting or not, now is the time to get on the rolls. Really, it’s a good idea, even if you don’t want to vote in this election.

The primaries were terrible since each state dictates how you can vote depending on what party you’re registered with, but if you were discouraged this past spring, remember that in the general election it doesn’t matter what party you’re registered with. You can vote for whatever candidate you want. You can even write in a name. You can vote for your dog. You can do whatever you want to on election day. Like tell your boss you have to leave early so you can make it to the polling station since they have to let you go, by law. Here’s to Taco Tuesday.

Register to vote. Because it does matter how many registered voters are in certain zip codes when it comes to local elections and what representatives end up in Congress.

Or don’t register or vote at all. Great, whatever, do you. But if you don’t even register, you simply aren’t allowed to post stupid memes, jokes, or rants on social media about the ongoing election. Just step out altogether. Because if you’re posting and clicking about the election in any way at all, you should find a way to make if official and sign the hell up.

Here’s a breakdown of all the deadlines, state by state.

Alabama: Oct. 24

  • In person: 15 days before Election Day
  • By mail: Postmarked 15 days before Election Day
  • Online: 15 days before Election Day

Alaska: Oct. 9

  • In person: 30 days before Election Day
  • By mail: Postmarked 30 days before Election Day
  • Online: 30 days before Election Day

Arizona: Oct. 10

  • In person: 29 days before Election Day
  • By mail: 29 days before Election Day
  • Online: 29 days before Election Day

Arkansas: Oct. 10

  • In person: 30 days before Election Day
  • By mail: 30 days before Election Day
  • Online: Sorry, you should register to vote and ask for an online system.

California: Oct. 24

  • In person: 15 days before Election Day
  • By mail: 15 days before Election Day
  • Online: 15 days before Election Day

Colorado: Oct. 31

  • In person: Election Day. You are a winner. If you need to register on Election Day, you can. Just show up and make sure you have the right docs with you.
  • By mail: Received eight days before Election Day.
  • Online: Eight days before Election Day.

Connecticut: It’s tricky

  • In person: Seven days before Election Day
  • By mail: 14 days before Election Day
  • Online: Seven days before Election Day

Delaware: Oct. 15

  • In person: 24 days before Election Day
  • By mail: 24 days before Election Day
  • Online: 24 days before Election Day

D.C.: Oct. 8

  • In person: Election Day, with proof of residency
  • By mail: 30 days before Election Day
  • Online: 30 days before Election Day

Florida: Oct. 11

  • In person: 29 days before Election Day
  • By mail: 29 days before Election Day
  • Online: not available

Georgia: Oct. 11

  • In person: 29 days before election day
  • By mail: 28 days before election day
  • Online: 30 days before election day

Hawaii: Oct. 10

  • In person: 29 days before Election Day
  • By mail: 29 days before Election Day
  • Online: 29 days before Election Day

Idaho: Oct. 14

  • In person: Election Day
  • By mail: 25 days before Election Day
  • Online: not an option

Illinois: Oct. 23

  • In person: Election Day
  • By mail: 28 days before Election Day
  • Online: 28 days before Election Day

Indiana: Oct. 11

  • In person: 29 days before Election Day
  • By mail: 29 days before Election Day
  • Online: 29 days before Election Day

Iowa: Oct. 29

  • In person: 10 days before Election Day
  • By mail: Postmarked 15 or more days before Election Day
  • Online: 10 days before Election Day

Kansas: Oct. 18

  • In person: 21 days before Election Day
  • By mail: Postmarked 21 days before Election Day
  • Online: 21 days before Election Day

Kentucky: Oct. 11

  • In person: 29 days before Election Day
  • By mail: 29 days before Election Day
  • Online: no chance

Louisiana: Oct. 11

  • In person: 30 days before Election Day
  • By mail: Received 30 days before Election Day
  • Online: 30 days before Election Day

Maine: Oct. 18

  • In person: Election Day
  • By mail: Delivered 21 business days before Election Day
  • Online: not available

Maryland: Nov. 3

  • In person: 21 days before Election Day or during early voting between 13 to 5 days before Election Day
  • By mail: 21 days before Election Day
  • Online: 21 days before Election Day

Massachusetts: Oct. 19

  • In person: 20 days before Election Day
  • By mail: 20 days before Election Day
  • Online: 20 days before Election Day

Michigan: Oct. 11

  • In person: 21 days before Election Day
  • By mail: 30 days before Election Day
  • Online: not available

Minnesota: Oct. 18

  • In person: Election Day
  • By mail: Received 21 days before Election Day
  • Online: 21 days before Election Day

Mississippi: Oct. 8

  • In person: 30 days before Election Day
  • By mail: 30 days before Election Day
  • Online: not available

Missouri: Oct. 12

  • In person: 28 days before Election Day
  • By mail: 28 days before Election Day
  • Online: 28 days before Election Day

Montana: Oct. 11

  • In person: Election Day
  • By mail: Postmarked 30 days before Election Day
  • Online: not available

Nebraska: Oct. 28

  • In person: 11 days before Election Day
  • By mail: 18 days before Election Day
  • Online: 18 days before Election Day

Nevada: Oct. 18

  • In person: 21 days before Election Day
  • By mail: 31 days before Election Day
  • Online: 21 days before Election Day

New Hampshire: Oct. 29

  • In person: Election Day
  • By mail: Received 10 days before Election Day
  • Online: not available

New Jersey: Oct. 18

  • In person: 21 days before Election Day
  • By mail: 21 days before Election Day
  • Online: not available

New Mexico: Oct. 11

  • In person: 28 days before Election Day
  • By mail: 28 days before Election Day
  • Online: 28 days before Election Day

North Carolina: Nov. 5

  • In person: 25 days before Election Day
  • By mail: 25 days before Election Day
  • Online: 25 days before Election Day

North Dakota: Nov. 8

You don’t have to register to vote in this state as long as you are a United States citizen, at least 18 years old, live in the state as of Oct. 9, and are not in jail or prison. Go, North Dakota.

Ohio: Oct. 11

  • In person: 30 days before Election Day
  • By mail: 30 days before Election Day
  • Online: not available

Oklahoma: Oct. 14

  • In person: 25 days before Election Day
  • By mail: 25 days before Election Day
  • Online: not available

Oregon: Oct. 18

  • In person: 21 days before Election Day
  • By mail: 21 days before Election Day
  • Online: 21 days before Election Day

Pennsylvania: Oct. 11

  • In person: 30 days before Election Day
  • By mail: 30 days before Election Day
  • Online: 30 days before Election Day

Rhode Island: Oct. 9

  • In person: You can register in person on Election Day but only for presidential elections
  • By mail: 30 days before Election Day
  • Online: not available

South Carolina: Oct. 8

  • In person: 30 days before Election Day
  • By mail: 30 days before Election Day
  • Online: 30 days before Election Day

South Dakota: Oct. 24

  • In person: 15 days before Election Day
  • By mail: Received 15 days before Election Day
  • Online: not available

Tennessee: Oct. 11

  • In person: 30 days before Election Day
  • By mail: 30 days before Election Day
  • Online: not available

Texas: Oct. 11

  • In person: 30 days before Election Day
  • By mail: 30 days before Election Day
  • Online: not available

Utah: Nov. 1

  • In person: Seven days before Election Day
  • By Mail: 30 days before Election Day
  • Online: Seven days before Election Day

Vermont: Nov. 2

  • In person: Six days before Election Day
  • By mail: Received six days before Election Day
  • Online: Six days before Election Day

Virginia: Oct. 17

  • In person: 22 days before Election Day
  • By mail: Received 22 days before Election Day
  • Online: 22 days before Election Day

Washington: Oct. 31

  • In person: Eight days before Election Day
  • By mail: 29 days before Election Day
  • Online: 29 days before Election Day

West Virginia: Oct. 18

  • In person: 21 days before Election Day
  • By mail: 21 days before Election Day
  • Online: 21 days before Election Day

Wisconsin: Oct. 19

  • In person: Election Day
  • By mail: Postmarked at least 20 days before Election Day
  • Online: not available

Wyoming: Oct.25

  • In person: Election Day
  • By mail: Postmarked at least 20 days before Election Day
  • Online: not available

If you think you might have missed a deadline, it’s worth calling your board of elections to double check, since some states allow late in-person voting due to certain circumstances.