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Today is the day! Nearly 100 million Americans have already cast their votes. One great trend: more women are voting than men in key battleground states. But with just hours left to vote in the 2020 election, there’s still lots of work to be done. There are more than 150 million registered voters so even if you’ve already voted you can help get others to the polls.
This #TakeActionTuesday, VOTE!
- Same-Day Registration – Currently, 19 states and the District of Columbia allow for same-day voter registration with valid proof of residency. If you or someone you know is not sure whether they are registered to vote, check here.
- Voting Locations – Enter your address here to easily find information regarding your assigned polling place, polling hours, your closest ballot drop off box and ballot information. Already have it covered? Check with friends and family to help them find their polling place.If you need a ride both Uber and Lyft are offering discount rides to the polls, use code 2020VOTE to take 50% off (up to $10) for Lyft.
- Voting Issues – If you or someone you know encounter problems while trying to vote on Election Day, you can contact Election Protection. They are a national, nonpartisan Election Protection coalition that works year-round to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to vote. You can call, text (1-866-OUR-VOTE), or chat with them online.
Other Voting Day Tips and Resources –
- ID – Bring proof of identification. Find your state’s voter identification requirements here.
- Stay in Line – If the polls close while you’re still in line to vote, you’re legally allowed to still cast your vote. So, Don’t Leave! Need a snack while you wait? Pizza to the Polls is offering free pizza to long lines across the country.
- Ballots – If you make a mistake on your ballot, you have the right to ask for a new one. You can also ask for a paper ballot if your polling location is having trouble with their machines.
- Polling Protection – It’s illegal to wear apparel, carry signs, or hand out literature with the names or slogans of candidates close to a polling places. If you see violations or feel intimidated while trying to vote, the ACLU has complied ways to help you report it.
- Provisional Ballots – If you show up to vote and your name is not on the voter list, ask if you can request a provisional ballot. Use this only as a last resort, as many provisional ballots cast at the wrong polling location will not be counted.
How do you feel after casting your vote? In what ways have you helped to impact the election this year? We’d love to hear your stories and experiences, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy Election Day!