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Early Voting is Already Happening in Legalizing States

Early voting has already begun in nearly all nine states with cannabis legalization measures on the ballot. Here’s a quick guide to early voting in your state.

Arizona
Early voting in Arizona started on Oct. 12, and runs through Nov. 4. All voters must bring an accepted form of ID to vote. Absentee ballots must be received by Nov. 8. If you are voting on Election Day, polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., and if you are in line by 7 p.m. you will be allowed to vote.

Arkansas
You can vote early in Arkansas from Oct. 24 until Nov. 7, and you will need to bring an accepted form of ID, if required by your county. Absentee voters should have their vote in by Nov. 7, and if you are voting on Election Day, polls are open from 7:30 a.m. through 7:30 p.m. If you are in line at your voting location by 7:30 p.m. you will be allowed to vote.

California
The early voting period in California varies by county. You can find your specific dates by county here, as people in Los Angeles will be able to start voting this coming weekend. There will be five weekend early voting locations throughout Los Angeles County, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on the weekends Oct. 29-30 and Nov. 5-6. For more information, you can check here. You may vote at your county elections office or at other early voting locations before Election Day. On Election Day, polls are open from 7 a.m. through 8 p.m., and if you are in line by 8 p.m. you will be allowed to vote. Make sure you bring an accepted form of ID, if required by your county.

Florida
Early voting in Florida starts between Oct. 24 and Oct. 29, depending on the county, and runs through either Nov. 5 or Nov. 6. Make sure you bring an accepted form of ID. If you are voting on Election Day, polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and if you are in line by 7 p.m., you will be allowed to vote.

Maine
The early voting period in Maine began on Oct. 11, and it runs through Nov. 7. Any registered voter in Maine can vote early in person, as long as they bring an accepted form of ID. You can find where you can vote and also when you can vote here. On Election Day, polls will open between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m., depending on your location. All polls close at 8 p.m., and as long as you are in line by 8 p.m. you will be allowed to vote.

Massachusetts
Early voting began on Oct. 24 in Massachusetts, and runs through Nov. 4. Any voter registered in Massachusetts is eligible to vote early in person. On Election Day, polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.. If you are in line by 8 p.m.you will be allowed to vote, make sure you bring an accepted form of ID.

Montana
If you want to vote early in Montana you can vote in person by absentee ballot at your local county election office from Oct. 11 through Nov. 7. Be sure to bring an accepted form of ID. If you are voting on Election Day, most polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m., but make sure to check your local county office beforehand. If your location has less than 400 voters, but may not open until noon, plan accordingly.

Nevada
Early voting in Nevada runs from Oct. 22 through Nov. 4. Please bring an acceptable form of ID. On Election Day, polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.. If you are in line by 7 p.m., you will be allowed to vote.

North Dakota
If you in North Dakota and want to vote early, your county may offer the ability to vote in person before Election Day by using an absentee ballot in the county office. Bring an accepted form of ID to vote. On Election Day, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and if you are the voting location by 7 p.m., you will be allowed to vote.