How To Register To Vote For The 2020 Election Season
It’s that time of the year again to ask yourself, “Am I registered to vote?” If not, it only takes under two minutes to get registered with Vote.org. Election Day is about 5 weeks away and voter registration deadlines are swiftly approaching. If you have recently turned 18, the time is now to register to vote ahead of the November election. In order to vote you must first be informed, if you’re not registered, below are the dates to register by mail.
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For states that do not have online registration, make sure to get your paper app in or register in person. If you have recently moved within your state, changed your name or want to update your political party affiliation, be sure to update your voter registration before your state’s deadline.
Here are four helpful tips to keep in mind for the 2020 election.
#1: Register to vote, change or check to make sure you’re still registered on Vote.gov. Stay registration deadlines can be as much as 30 days prior to the election. Verify your registration by heading to nass.org (Can I Vote).
#2: Understanding to vote absentee ballot and early voting. States are allowing citizens to vote absentee by mail this year due to the viral coronavirus. Registered voters can request an absentee ballot, every state’s election rules are different and may require an excuse.
#3: Learn how you can vote at your polling place if you plan on voting in person. You may have a different polling place this year due to the coronavirus. Find your polling location and hours of operation for Election Day.
#4: Be prepared on Election Day. In person voting may take longer due to the coronavirus, so allow yourself extra time. Be sure to check what forms of ID and documents you may need prior to heading to your voting station.
For additional tips and information, check out USA.gov/Voting.
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