How to Vote Like a Champ

It may not be a national holiday- though it totally should be- but tomorrow is a huge day. If it's not on your calendar, make sure to add it because tomorrow, November 6th, is your day to go vote! As there are different voting policies in every state, we know it can seem really confusing- but the good news is that it really isn't hard. Below we've compiled all the sites and info you need to banish any confusion and successfully cast your ballot as a citizen of the United States of America. 

Make Sure You're Registered 

First things first, if you haven't yet, make sure you're registered to vote. We quite like Vote Save America to check voting status and what will be on your location specific ballot. If you're not registered, don't despair - for some states, you can register up until election day, and if you're in North Dakota, you don't need to be registered to vote.

Head to the Polls

Whether it's before work, it's after work, work is giving you time off, or you're taking the day off, make a plan to get to your voting place! If you're not sure where it is, you can check here. And make sure to bring a valid form of ID with you- here's where you can check what types of ID you need to bring based on where you live. (If you don't have a valid form of ID, you can still vote- keep reading).

Request a Provisional Ballot

If you get to the polls and you're turned away for any reason ask for a provisional ballot. It doesn't matter the reason- if you're told you don't have the right ID or you're not registered, just say "I'd like to fill out a provisional ballot." You can also call an election protection hotline, where someone will be able to advocate for you. Even if you do cast a provisional ballot without any issues, it's still worth calling the hotline to make sure you take the right steps to get that ballot counted.

Look Out for Others

Finally, if you see someone else getting turned away at the polls, let them know they can and should fill out a provisional ballot. Note: you cannot advocate for a specific candidate within 100 feet of the polls, but it is completely legal to let someone know that they can vote and tell them how to do so. 


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