Voter checklist of things to do before election day
Abstract: A government-provided checklist of things to make sure you've done before election day.
- Confirm you are registered to vote. Update your registration if information such as address, name or political affiliation has changed.
- Know how and when to apply for an absentee ballot if you are unable to get to your polling place on Election Day.
- Know your options for early voting.
- Know the voter identification requirements in your state before you attempt to vote.
- Familiarize yourself with the voting device used in your jurisdiction. Learn how the device is accessible to voters with disabilities.
- Know which polling place you are assigned to and how to get there.
- Learn what assistance is available in languages other than English.
- Know what time the polls open and close.
- Become acquainted with the candidates and issues on the ballot.
- Consider becoming a poll worker in your community. Call your local election office to learn about poll worker requirements.
U.S. Election Assistance Commission. A Voter's Guide to Federal Elections. Retrieved September 3, 2008, from http://www.eac.gov/voter/voters-guides