(DailyVantage.com) – Know your voting rights, and do not let anyone intimidate you out of your vote.
Voting in person is an option in every state on Election Day, and some even let people register to vote and cast votes that same day. It is also possible to cast an absentee or early ballot if you cannot in person. While some states have more lenient rules, others let every voter cast an absentee ballot.
Stay in line if polls shut while you’re still in line. Request a replacement or paper ballot if you have made an error on your current one. Anyone who wants to vote but isn’t on the official voter roll may still get a provisional ballot. Election authorities must verify your voter registration and eligibility after Election Day. Your provisional ballot will be counted if you are eligible and registered.
To cast a standard ballot, you must go to the place where you are registered. Get a provisional ballot if you can’t locate your name on the voter registration list or get to your polling location in time.
Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 prohibits voting practices, policies, and standards that limit or deny the voting rights of any person due to their racial, ethnic, or linguistic minority status. According to a federal appeals court’s ruling, only the United States Department of Justice is authorized to file litigation under this provision.
Due dates and other requirements for registering to vote differ from state to state, so familiarizing yourself with these details before Election Day is essential.
Check your registration status at Can I Vote.
If you are not registered to vote, click vote.gov to find your options. This link will provide information about your registration options, including online registration.
If this is your first time voting, your state may require you to provide identification or proof of residency. Get yourself ready.
Calling 1-866-OUR-VOTE and asking for help verifying your proper polling place is always an option.
Your right to vote is guaranteed. Do not get frustrated and give up. Stand up for and demand your rights.
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