FAQ: Early Voting in the Battleground States

BET.com breaks down states' rules for early voting.

Dead Heat - President Obama and Mitt Romney have spent a lot of time and money in Florida in an effort to win its 29 electoral votes, but the state is clearly divided. In a Tampa Bay Times Miami Herald/Bay News 9 poll, 48 percent of likely voters support Obama, while 47 percent back Romney. The president also has an 11-point lead among Latino voters, a key voting bloc.  (Photos from left: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, Allan Tannenbaum-Pool/Getty Images)

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Getting a Head Start - While President Obama and Mitt Romney will have to wait until their first debate on Oct. 3 to trade barbs in person, their campaigns have been fiercely battling for the support of nine battleground states, make-or-break states where neither major party has overwhelming support. Keep reading for a breakdown of battleground states participating in early voting. —Britt Middleton (Photos from left: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, Allan Tannenbaum-Pool/Getty Images)

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What's at Stake - To win the presidency, a candidate must receive 270 electoral votes (each state is assigned a specific number). President Obama and Mitt Romney are expected to battle for 110 unclaimed votes. (Photo: Zhang Jun/XINHUA/LANDOV)

Colorado  - Total Electoral Votes: 9 Absentee voting begins Oct. 15 and ends Nov. 6. Early in-person voting begins Oct. 22 and ends Nov. 2. For more information about polling locations and times, visit the Colorado County Election Offices page. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Colorado  - Total Electoral Votes: 9 Absentee voting begins Oct. 15 and ends Nov. 6. Early in-person voting begins Oct. 22 and ends Nov. 2. For more information about polling locations and times, visit the Colorado County Election Offices page. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Florida - Total Electoral Votes: 29 Absentee voting begins Oct. 2 and ends Nov. 6. Early in-person voting begins Oct. 27 and ends Nov. 3. Visit the Florida Division of Elections, Supervisor of Elections for dates, times and locations. (Photo: REUTERS/Danny Moloshok)

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Iowa - Total Electoral Votes: 6 Both absentee and early in person voting begin on Sept. 27 and end Nov. 5. For more information about polling locations and times, contact your county auditor.  (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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New Hampshire - Total Electoral Votes: 4 Absentee voting began Sept. 22 ends Nov. 6. New Hampshire does not allow early in-person voting. For more information about registration deadlines or to find your polling place, visit the New Hampshire Department of State. (Photo: John Gress/Getty Images)

Nevada - Total Electoral Votes: 6 Absentee voting begins on Oct. 17 and ends Nov. 6. Early in-person voting begins Oct. 20 and ends Nov. 2. For more information about absentee voting or to find a polling location near you, visit the office of the Nevada Secretary of State. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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Nevada - Total Electoral Votes: 6 Absentee voting begins on Oct. 17 and ends Nov. 6. Early in-person voting begins Oct. 20 and ends Nov. 2. For more information about absentee voting or to find a polling location near you, visit the office of the Nevada Secretary of State. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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Ohio - Total Electoral Votes: 18 Absentee voting begins Oct. 2 and ends Nov. 5. Early in person voting also begins Oct. 2, but the end date remains contingent upon the outcome of a lawsuit filed by the Obama campaign requesting it be extended through Nov. 6. For more information about absentee voting or finding your polling location, visit the website of the Ohio Secretary of State. (Photo: J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)

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Virginia - Total Electoral Votes: 13 Absentee voting began Sep. 21 and ends Nov. 6. Early in-person voting begins Oct. 18 and ends Nov. 3. For more information, visit the Virginia State Board of Elections. (Photo: Tim Boyles/Getty Images)

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Wisconsin - Total Electoral Votes: 10 Absentee voting began Sept. 20 and ends Nov. 6. Early in-person voting begins Oct. 22 and ends Nov. 2. For more information about absentee voting or finding you polling place, visit the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)