With less than a week left before Election Day, it’s important to know who the best candidate is for you and also how to make sure your vote is counted for him.
This quick & easy guide will help you make sure your voice is heard November 4th.
Begin by making sure your voting information is up-to-date. Check out CanIVote.org to confirm that you are registered and find your polling location.
Record turnout is expected at the polls, so you’ll want to know the times at which you can vote, if you don’t already. GoVote.org can provide you with that information, in addition to what to bring based on your state.
NO POLITICAL SHIRTS/PINS/BUTTONS ETC
In some states, what you wear to the polls can determine whether you’re even allowed to vote. Do yourself a favor: don’t wear any political attire or accessories. No one needs to know for whom you’re voting; when the ballots are counted, they’ll know.
Be sure to bring identification of some kind. For most states, a driver’s license (or other government-issued photo ID) is all you need. But be sure you know exactly what you need before you even leave the house.
NO DRIVER’S LICENSE?
If you do not have a driver’s license in the state that you are registered to vote in, make sure to bring in some letters that show your residential address (i.e. credit card bills, cell phone bill, etc). This proves you are a resident of the state. Also make sure to click the link from the ‘identification, please’ section.
You’ll be doing more than choosing a president. Most states have ballot measures that will need your vote, as well.
NEED SOME HELP?
If you have a disability, have physical limitations or have limited English proficiency, please feel free to ask for assistance at the polling place.
PROBLEM WHILE VOTING?
If you have any problems voting, do not leave your polling place. Instead, call 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) to get advice. Legal experts will be on hand to help you determine your voting rights.
If you don’t have a legal question but want to report a problem you had, call 866-MYVOTE1 (866-698-6831) and leave a detailed message with your name, phone number and the reason for your call so someone can investigate your problem.
Hopefully, the hard part (picking a candidate) is behind you at this point, but there’s one last task to carry out your civic duty: we’ll see you at the polls Tuesday!