- If you are in line when the polls close, they have to let you vote. Wait.
- If you vote in person and you are told you are not registered, you can ask to vote provisionally. This gives you the opportunity to vote and for the Registrar to resolve the discrepancy later.
- www.Vote411.org provides personalized voting information including an online practice ballot.
- If you experience issues, like voter intimidation, you can contact the election protection hotline at 866-our-vote or www.866ourvote.org.
- Work the polls given many of the regular poll workers are vulnerable populations and likely to stay home this year. Find information on how to become a poll worker at https://www.eac.gov/voters/become-poll-worker.
- If you will be voting in person, use the restroom before you head out. In some counties, lines can be several hours long.
- In California, you can track when your mail in ballot was mailed, received, and counted at https://california.ballottrax.net/voter/.
- If voting by mail, be sure to follow instructions closely so that your ballot is counted. Seemingly simple rules, such as pen color, can ensure your vote is valid.
- Similarly, be sure to match your signature on your ballot to the signature on your driver’s license.
- Leave any items that have political messaging on them at home. The person who is in charge of the poll location decides what is considered a political message so seemingly innocuous messages like, Black Lives Matter or Ruth Sent Me, can result in you being sent home from the polling location without voting.
- Don’t take selfies in the poll location or of your actual ballot.
- Your ballot should be secured in its envelope and only dropped at secure, official ballot boxes. For individuals voting in Los Angeles, you can see what they look like and find one near you using https://lavote.net/home/voting-elections/voting-options/vote-by-mail/vbm-ballot-drop-off.
Lastly, if you’ll be voting by mail or have the opportunity for early in person voting, be sure to vote as early as possible. You can see how many mail in ballots have already been received at https://electproject.github.io/Early-Vote-2020G/index.html.
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