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Voting on Election Day

Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtPlease note important, possible changes to polling places and election dates due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Can I Vote Online?

Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtNo, in federal elections in the United States you can't vote online. 

In most elections in the United States, you either need to vote in-person at an official polling place or by casting an absentee ballot.

Find your polling place or request an absentee ballot.

These may include different locations, layouts, procedures, and availability of translators.

If you need to vote in person, check your polling place close to Election Day. Find out about early voting options. And check with  to learn:

  • If your needs will be met at your polling station

  • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtOther ways you may be able to vote

Find Out Where to Vote

To find your polling place and its hours, contact your state or territorial election office. And let them know if you need an accommodation for a disability.

Or, check on . 

Cast Your Vote at Your Assigned Polling Place or Polling Station  

Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtYour polling place is based on your residential address. Go to the one you’ve been assigned. Your name will not be on the roster at any other location. Polling places are typically schools, community centers, and other public facilities. The site of your polling place may change from one election to the next, so check with your state’s election office before Election Day.

Can You Change Your Polling Location? 

You’re expected to vote at the polling place you’ve been assigned. If you move, update your address on your voter registrationKết quả xổ số hôm nay tốt so you can be assigned a new polling place near your new home. 

  • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtIf you try to vote somewhere other than your assigned location, you may have to cast a and your vote may not be counted.

If you have a disability, you have the right to vote at an accessible polling place. But, you may have to request it beforehand.

to let you vote at the polls.

Find Out if You Need to Bring an ID to Vote

 determine whether you will need to show an ID and if so, what kind.

Photo ID versus Non-Photo ID

Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtAbout half of the states with voter ID laws accept only photo IDs. These include

  • driver’s licenses
  • state-issued ID cards 
  • military ID cards 
  • passports 

Many of these states now offer a free voter photo ID card if you don’t have another form of valid photo ID.

Other states accept some types of non-photo ID. These may include

  • birth certificates 
  • Social Security cards 
  • bank statements 
  • utility bills 

Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtEach state is specific about the documents it will accept as proof of identification. Be sure you know before Election Day.

Procedures for Voting Without ID

Even if you don’t have a form of ID that your state asks for, you may be able to vote. Some states require you take extra measures after you vote to make sure that your vote counts.

Some states may ask you to sign a form affirming your identity. Other states will let you cast a . States use provisional ballots when there is a question about a voter's eligibility. States keep provisional ballots separate until they decide whether they should count. To do so, they will investigate a voter’s eligibility. They may also compel you to show an acceptable form of ID within a few days. If you don’t, your provisional ballot won’t count.

Name or Address Mismatch

Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtEven with the right ID, you may have to cast a provisional ballot. This can happen if the name or address on your ID doesn’t match the name or address on your voter registration. For instance:

  • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtYou get married, change your last name, and update your voter registration. But your driver’s license, which you present as ID, still has your unmarried name on it.

  • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtYou move and for your voter ID, you present a current utility bill. Unfortunately, you've forgotten to update your address on your voter registration beforehand.

Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtSome states require that you notify your local registration office of any name change.

Avoid problems. Always update your voter registration when you move or change your name.

First Time Voters

 who didn’t register in person or show ID before must show identification. This is according to federal law.

Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốt . You can save your choices online and print or email your personalized ballot to bring with you to the polls.

Sample Ballots 

Sample ballots simply show you the elections and candidates and any ballot measures that will be on your real ballot. They won’t provide information about the candidates like voter guides do. Your state may mail you a sample ballot or let you download one from its election site. The sample ballot may look exactly like the real one will. 

Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtSome non-profit organizations produce unofficial sample ballots. These ballots may not look the same as what you’ll see when you vote but will provide the same information.

Bringing Notes and Voter’s Guides to Your Polling Place

Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtYou can bring your notes, a voter's guide, or a sample ballot into the voting booth. This frees you from having to memorize your choices for candidates and ballot initiatives. Some polling places do restrict cell phone use, so bring paper copies instead of using your phone. Check the rules with before you go. 

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Last Updated: September 30, 2020

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