Voting matters, and making a plan means you won’t leave these important choices that impact you, your loved ones, and your community, up to chance. Voters often cite conflicts or busy schedules as key reasons why they don’t vote, so build voting into your calendar today. If you’re able to vote early, do so — to take advantage of greater flexibility, shorter lines, managing your own schedule, and reducing crowds. It’s a win-win for you, your loved ones, and your community.
When you vote matters. Whether you’re voting by mail, voting early or on Election Day, make sure you’ve got your plan down. If you’re voting in person, make sure you’ve confirmed the hours for your polling place, which may vary. If you get to your polling place late in the day, lines might be longer. Show up early, save time, and make sure you don’t plan to vote after work if your polling place closes early.
If you are in line by the time the polls close, you can still vote. Voting is a right, and you have the right to stay in line.
Where do you vote? Your voting location is your voting precinct — in some cases these locations are still being finalized by counties and municipalities. Early voting locations often differ from election day voting sites, so make sure you’re informed and look up your voting location here.
If you feel uncomfortable or are having trouble casting your ballot, call the Election Protection Hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE or tweet @866OURVOTE. Voting is your right, the election protection hotline can help.