Vote Y’all: 2020 Election Voter Checklist

October 20, 2020 Jordan Roberts

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We’re 15 days away from the 2020 U.S. Election Day on November 3 so it’s time to cue up “The Final Countdown” and get ready to vote!

With many states already in full swing, early voting expands across the country as more polls open this week. Follow our quick rundown of voting prep and resources you can review in advance to ensure you are ready to cast your ballot.

Voter Checklist

  • Find Your Polling Place – Polling locations and times are subject to change so be sure to locate your polling place before you go.
  • See What’s On Your Ballot – use Ballotpedia’s sample ballot lookup tool to view your state’s ballot and learn more about local races in your county.
  • Review Voter ID Requirements – Voter ID requirements can frequently change, so double check your state’s Voter ID Laws to ensure you have what you need before you head to the polls.
  • Practice COVID-19 Safety – Continue to follow essential COVID-19 health tips including wearing a mask, sanitize/wash your hands before and after voting, and maintain social distancing while waiting in line. Select your state to view COVID-19 election information.
  • Vote! – Make sure your voice is heard on November 3. Vote early to avoid longer wait times on Election Day. Make a voting plan and check in with your friends to make sure they are ready to snag a snazzy “I Voted” sticker, too.

Early Voting Dates

The majority of the country is now open for early voting with a few more spots on the way (see below). View all states’ early voting dates here. You can also contact your Local Election Office for more details on voting in your area.

  • 10/20-11/2: Hawaii
  • 10/20-10/30: Idaho
  • 10/21-10/31: Mississippi
  • 10/21-10/31: West Virginia
  • 10/24-10/31: Florida
  • 10/24-11/1: New York
  • 10/26-11/2: Maryland
  • 10/27-11/2: District of Columbia

For more information, explore vote.org as well as their Election Protection Guide to know your rights as a voter. If you encounter any issues when trying to vote, call the Election Protection Hotline at 1-866-687-8683.

Now go on and get to the polls, y’all!

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