USA Election 2020: what photo IDs are allowed to vote?
Voter ID laws are different in every state so be informed about what you will be expected to show at the poll when you cast your ballot this Election Day.
As you head out to vote today if you haven’t already made sure to bring everything with you that you will need. Perhaps most importantly will you need to show some form of ID in order to vote. The laws vary from state to state so take a moment to check which type of ID you will need with you.
If you do forget your ID you and you are required to, you will still be able to vote it just means a little more work for you. Under no circumstances should you get out of line unless you know for certain that you can get back in line before the polls close. If you are in line before the polls close you are entitled to vote, an election official will simply stop anyone new from entering the line after the last person.
Where can I vote?
You can go to Vote.org to check where your local voting site is located. Don’t assume that it will be where you always vote since some modifications may have been made to ensure safety due to the covid-19 pandemic.
What time are the polls open?
The opening and closing times differ for each state and even within some states. Give yourself ample time to get to your polling place before closing time. Click here to check the times for your area here.
Things to check before you head to the polls
Be sure to check your voter registration before you go to the polls. You can check your registration here. If you aren't 19 states and the District of Columbia allow for same day voter registration on Election Day.
What should I bring with me?
Expect heavy turnout this year as Americans are voting in record numbers and it may be the highest in over a century. If you expect to wait in line be sure to bring any items necessary for the wait. Will you need a charger for your phone or any other device? What will the weather be like? Will you need a chair?
Good luck and happy voting. Be sure to take all the necessary precautions to avoid covid-19 infection. So, remember to socially distance, wear a mask and bring hand sanitizer to clean your hands until you can wash them.