HOW TO VOTE

A Voter's Checklist











Are you voting IN-PERSON, ABSENTEE, OR MAIL IN?

IN PERSON

To find your state's polling places, visit VOTE.ORG. 
All participating Vote Centers will follow State and County public health and safety guidelines, such as:
 
  • Voters wearing facial coverings and gloves (facial coverings and gloves will be made available if needed).
  • Wiping and sanitizing all surfaces and Ballot Making Devices after each voter.
  • Social distancing of 6 feet.
  • Election workers wearing protective gloves and masks.

 

Remember to bring your ID to the polls, whether it's a driver's license, university-issued ID, or a utility bill, bank statement or other government document showing your name and address. You are NOT required to produce a photo identification.

To find your state's voter identification requirements, visit NCSL.ORG

If you have NO ID at all, you can still vote, but you will cast a provisional ballot.

Polls are open from 6am to 7pm. If you are in line by 7pm, you will get in.

ABSENTEE

An absentee ballot is a ballot filed by a voter who cannot be present at their registered polling place on Election Day. Absentee ballots are typically filed by people who are:

  • Living abroad
  • Attending school in a different state than their legal state of residence
  • Traveling
  • Serving in the military

To request an absentee ballot, visit VOTE.ORG

MAIL IN

Voting by mail allows you to vote safely from home instead of going to a polling place. Mail in ballots (or absentee ballots) are sent to you by your local election officials office.

Voting by mail is a convenient and accessible way to cast your vote from home. Follow these easy steps to get your mail in ballot:
  1. Make sure you're registered to vote.
  2. Once registered, you can request your absentee ballot for your state by filling out an application form. You might have to provide an excuse for why you're applying to vote by mail.
  3. Once your application is approved, your ballot will be mailed to you where you can fill it out from home. The ballot must be sent back before your state's deadline.

Advantages to mail-in voting includes voting from the comfort of your own home, taking your time to fill out your ballot, and having the opportunity to practice social distancing. Voting by mail allows us to make our voices heard without putting ourselves or our families at unnecessary risk.