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Where’s my polling place? How to find where to vote on Election Day 2020

Know your polling location earlier than Nov. 3.


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This story is part of Elections 2020, PJDM’s coverage of the run-up to voting in November.

You registered to vote earlier than the deadline and have everything you need to cast your ballot on Election Day, like an ID card — however have you learnt the place your polling place is that this yr? As a result of coronavirus pandemic, your typical polling location may very well be some other place to raised accommodate your county’s social distancing protocols. In some areas, polling locations may very well be at a unique location for early voters than it’s for these voting on Nov. 3.

If you would like to keep away from the polls this yr, you may send your ballot by mail (here’s how it works for your state) and even track it to make sure it arrives on the election workplace. You too can select to vote early at your polling place to keep away from the lengthy traces. What you should not do, nevertheless, is try to vote by mail and solid a poll in individual, as a result of double voting is a federal, and infrequently native, crime punishable by nice and/or incarceration.

Now that we have all that cleared up, here is find out how to discover your polling place on Election Day this Nov. 3.

Use Vote.org

1. Open vote.org in your desktop, pill or telephone.

2. Faucet Polling Place Locator.

3. Choose the state you are registered to vote in from the listing. 

4. The knowledge you will must enter will fluctuate primarily based on the state you reside in. For instance, Kentucky requires residents to enter their full identify, date of start and the final 4 digits of their social safety quantity with a view to discover your polling place. In California, you solely want to supply your tackle.

Observe that the polling location data is probably not out there but, so you might have to maintain checking for updates.

Contact your native county clerk

If the data for polling locations is not out there on-line but, you may contact your native county clerk’s workplace to see if they’ll give you extra particulars. They could additionally be capable of let you realize when the voting data shall be despatched out within the mail, if you have not acquired it but.

Prepared for extra voting data? Listed below are seven ways to make sure your vote counts in the 2020 election, how to stay safe while voting in person and what you need to know about voting by mail, online ballots and polling places.

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Katie Conner