Just a friendly reminder to make sure to take a break from your duties today to go #VOTE! We are so grateful for this country and for the freedoms we enjoy, which includes this right to vote. No matter your political leanings, please get out there to make your voice heard.
Here are a few suggestions on the best way to to vote today:
Find out if you’re eligible to vote:
The first question you should ask yourself before heading to the polls: Can I vote?
There are at least 4 requirements you need to follow in order to vote:
- You have to be a U.S. citizen
- You have to meet your state’s residency requirements
- You must be 18 years or older on Election Day
- You must register to vote by your state’s voter registration deadline
To find out if you’re registered, go online and click on “check your registration info,” select your state and plug in the required information. If the site can’t find any matches based on your information, contact your local board of elections.
Where to vote on Election Day:
Polling locations are assigned according to your residential address. If you’ve moved recently, you may want to double check that the address change has been updated on your voter registration.
To find out your assigned polling place, check online through USA.gov or through local officials.
Through the Voting Info Project website, residents are able to plug in their registered voting address in a search bar to determine the location and hours of their assigned polling location.
When to vote on Election Day:
The opening and closing times of polling places vary from state to state.
Polls in most areas open at either 6 a.m. or 7 a.m., while poll closing times range from 6 p.m. to as late as 9 p.m. local time.
Check the polling place hours in your home state to make sure you’re in line in time.
How to vote:
Once you know you assigned polling location, what time it’s open, and whether you’re registered to vote, you’re ready to head to the polls, but before you walk out the door, make sure you have proper identification.
Go online to see voter ID requirements by state.
At your polling station, there will be poll workers to assist you with the process. They will direct you to the check-in counters and point out which booth to enter once you’re checked in.
Do some research ahead of time. Vote.org can give you a peek at your ballot so you know what to expect before you go behind the curtain.
Get out there and make a difference today!