Today is the National Voter Registration Day. Unfortunately, there are a lot of Americans who have terrible voting habits because they just don’t vote. The main way to have your voice heard is to register early and vote. If you are already registered, update your information online or in person.
One important thing to keep in mind is that no two states run their elections the same. This is why it is important to contact your state or local election office to find out exactly the voting rules within your state.
Everything You Need To Know To Vote And Have A Voice
Despite the differences in how many states run their elections, below are the basic voting rules that are almost the same everywhere:
- every state requires you to register to vote (except North Dakota)
- every state has absentee voting
- most states assign you a specific polling place. But only a few states have ballot drop sites.
Keep in mind there are 37 states that allow you to register online. All you need to do is register at Vote.gov. But if you prefer to register in person you can download the National Mail Voter Registration here in different languages. Or you can simply visit these local election offices to fill out the form:
- department of motor vehicles
- Armed services recruitment centers
- State and county public assistance offices
Finally, once you get yourself registered you will be able to vote in the Mid Elections, on November 6, 2018. This is the time when Americans have the opportunity to vote in their lawmakers, who best represent them and their state. In a few states, you need to be registered to vote 30 days out from the election. For many people that is next weekend, so check the deadlines as soon as you can.
How you can make a difference:
✔️remind others to vote
✔️help others by offering to register to vote for them
✔️offer rides to people who do not have ride to vote
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