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Your voting rights

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 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.
  • Check the National Conference of State Legislators site for official information on legislation related to voting in your state.
  • 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.
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    Mixed-status families
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