Voting Rights Alert #7: What to Watch Out for on Election Day

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The Brennan Center works to ensure that American institutions live up to American ideals. The ideal democracy is one in which everyone counts and every vote is counted. Your vote is your voice. Early voting totals suggest a big Election Day turnout, so we want to be certain you know your rights.

Make sure your vote counts.

  1. Confirm that you are registered at your current address and find your polling place.
  2. Vote early if you can! Thirty-seven states and DC have no-excuse early or absentee balloting.
  3. If you’re missing from the list, make sure you’re in the right polling place. If you are, you have the right to vote a provisional ballot, which will be counted if you were left off the list improperly.
  4. Did you select one candidate, but the screen says something different? Alert a poll worker before you finalize your vote. They can correct the error and fix the machine.
  5. Other questions? Long lines? Call the Election Protection Hotline at 1 866 OUR VOTE.

Thank you for joining us as an active participant in our democracy. None of this is possible without you.

See you at the polls,

Team Brennan Center

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