Turnout is expected to be at an all time high. I got to my polling place this morning at 6am & there were still about 25 people in front of me so it is serious! If you do not know the times you can vote, GOVOTE.ORG can provide you with that information. I know here in the Chi the polls are open until 7pm & in Indiana until 6pm. Also, if you are in line by the time the poll is to close (i.e. 7pm here in Chicago), you can STILL vote.
Remember to take some form of identification. For most states, a driver’s license (or other government-issued photo ID) is all you will need. But it’s better to be safe than sorry so KNOW BEFORE YOU GO.
YOU DON’T HAVE A DRIVER’S LICENSE?
If you don’t have a driver’s license in the state you are registered to vote in, make sure to bring in some mail that show your address (i.e. credit card bill, electric bill, cell phone bill, etc.). This will prove that you are a resident of the state.
Besides choosing a president, you may have BALLOT MEASURES to vote on as well.
MADE A BOO-BOO ON YOUR BALLOT?
If you made a mistake on your ballot, do not be afraid to ask for a new, clean ballot. You can get a new ballot & start fresh. <---- This is for paper ballots for sure, touch screen ballots I'm not sure about. My guess is that you can ask to start over. Either way, do not be afraid to ask.
WANT TO DOCUMENT YOURSELF VOTING?
You are allowed to take pictures or video of your voting experience. But I would suggest not taking pictures of the election officials. You have the right to document this historic event!
If you need help of any kind whether it be physical limitations, a disability, or have limited English proficiency, you can ask for help at your polling place.
PROBLEMS WHILE VOTING?
If you have any problems when voting do not leave your polling place. Stay put & call 866-OURVOTE (866-687-8683) to get assistance. Legal help will be available to help you determine your voter rights. Also, all polling places are required to have the VOTER’S BILL OF RIGHTS posted for every voter to reference if need be.
If you need to report a problem you had, call 866-MYVOTE1 (866-698-6831) & leave a detailed message with your name, contact number, & the nature of your problem so someone can investigate what took place.
Well, that’s about it folks! I hope The Sassy Peach Voter’s Guide provided you with all the information you needed, now get out there & VOTE!