Tomorrow is Election Day in what certainly has been an unprecedented election season. More than 95 million voters have already cast their ballot. That’s more pre-Election Day votes than ever before! To those voters, we say thank you! For voters planning to cast their ballot on Election Day, VOTE411.org is here to make sure you have everything you need.
Confirm your polling place, check your voting hours, and make sure you have what you need to cast your ballot in person. You can also research the candidates on VOTE411 and see what will be on your ballot before you head to the polls. Knowing how you are going to cast your vote will save you time and help the lines move faster.
This year, as we prepare to cast our votes during a pandemic, we also have tips to keep you safe: Remember to wear a mask, observe social distancing, bring hand sanitizer, and use your own black or blue pen.
If you are concerned about long lines, consider making your plan to vote during off-peak hours. The lines tend to be longest first thing in the morning, during the ‘lunch-rush’ mid-day, and after work before polls close. If you can go mid-morning or afternoon, you’ll likely save time and help alleviate the crowds for those who don’t have that flexibility.
If you haven’t returned your mail-in or absentee ballot yet, it’s not too late but you should drop it in an official ballot drop box (where available) or depending on your state’s rules, return it in person to your polling place, local board of elections, or other official ballot return location to ensure it is received on time. Check VOTE411 for your options which vary by state.
Once you’ve done your part, don’t stop there! Share your voting story online by using our “I Voted” Facebook frames [Version 1 | Version 2] this Twitter post and remind the people in your life to make their voice heard. Many states have same-day registration, which means people who aren’t registered yet may be able to register AND cast a ballot the same day. How cool is that?
Check out VOTE411.org for all the election information you need. Thank you for doing your part to make democracy work this election!