For most Americans, November 6 is still the principal voting day. Even with early voting up to nearly 40% this year, most of us will be casting our vote on a single day in history. State voting has a record of challenges — most notably from the 2000 election onward. But this year, the electorate faces an even larger potential problem, from provisional ballot issues to Hurricane Sandy.
We’ve put together a resource we hope will help you tomorrow, from knowing your rights as a voter to what to do if you’re in area impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Please let us know if there is more information you might need in the comment section below.
- Check out CanIVote.org for information on ID requirements and polling stations.
- Determine the exact location for your polling station and see which candidates are on your ballot via Google.
- Download this pocket-sized guide from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to ensure you know your rights when you get to the polls.
- Also from the USEAC is a helpful list of social media outlets for each state’s voting commission. You may find contacting them via these channels to be helpful.
- Check the National Conference of State Legislators site for official information on legislation related to voting in your state.
- Should you encounter any problems at your voting location, you should contact the Brennan Center for Justice whose voting rights experts are monitoring election issues nationwide.
- If you live in New Jersey, you may be able to vote via fax or E-mail and will be counted as an “overseas” voter. Read the directive from Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno.
- Another big storm potentially impacting the East Coast could affect voting. CNN reports that if voter turnout is as low as 25% in New York, another day of voting may be possible.