Thursday, November 01, 2012

Preparing for Election Day

As the election approaches, it’s important to make sure you’re familiar with the voting procedures in your state.


Polling Place Location and Hours
Prepare for Election Day by confirming the location of your polling place and when it opens and closes. Click here find your polling location and hours.

Polling Place Accessibility
If you need special assistance, contact your local elections office for information, advice, and educational materials about voting equipment and details on access to the polling place, including designated parking.

Voter Identification Requirements
Some states require that you show identification in order to vote. Check your state election website for voter ID rules.

Provisional Ballots
If there are questions about your eligibility to vote because your name does not appear on the voter registration record or you do not have the required ID, federal law allows you to cast a provisional ballot. Individual states may allow you to cast a provisional ballot for other reasons.

Provisional ballots are reviewed after the election and counted if your eligibility can be verified.

Voter Intimidation
Voter intimidation is illegal, and the U.S. Department of Justice is working to prevent. If you feel like you have been target by any form of voter intimidation, learn how to report it.

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