Ballots are either on their way to your mailbox, or will be there by the end of next week. Do you have a plan for voting in the November 3 election? Confusion abounds about COVID-19-related changes to voting, efforts to purge people from voter registries, and unusual delays in U.S. Postal Service delivery. It’s more important than ever to be hyper vigilant with your vote. Use the tips below to prepare to cast your ballot, and encourage your family, friends, coworkers, and students to participate in this pivotal election:
- Register to vote here. Deadline to register to vote online is October 19 if you want to avoid going to an elections office or polling place on Election Day. You have until October 27 to request a mail-in ballot.
- If you are unsure if you’ve already registered, check your status here. This step also is important if you have moved or sat out the last few elections.
- Find the nearest ballot drop-off location here.
- Track your ballot here.
- If you are mailing in your completed ballot, it must be postmarked by November 3, and election officials must receive it by November 20. To avoid possible postal delays, return your ballot as early as possible.
For a comprehensive resource center on voting, including setting election reminders or volunteering as a poll worker, visit Vote.org.