Sunday, November 2

Go Vote!

Here are some tips for voting today:
  1. Plan plenty of time to be at the polls. Early indications are that turnout is going to be heavy. Don't get discouraged by the crowds. Instead, celebrate that people are exercising this great freedom we have.

  2. Visit this site if you're not sure where you're suppose to vote.

  3. Take your kids with you to vote. Explain to them the process.

  4. If you experience any problem or confusion while voting report the situation to one of the poll workers or election officials immediately. Do not wait until you have finished voting. If the election officials at the polling place are unable or unwilling to help you, the problem should be reported directly to the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. There are no special forms to use or procedures to follow--just call the Civil Rights Division toll-free at (800) 253-3931.

  5. If you are voting for the first time, check your state's requirements for what kind of ID you'll be asked to present.

After you've voted, come back here and tell us about your experience (how long did you wait, any problems with voting machines, did you take your children, etc) and then grab this "I Voted" button and put it on your blog to encourage others to exercise their own vote today!


Melissa said...

I'm waiting until the kids are home from school so they can go with me to vote.

Thrills said...

I voted. I took my 3-year-old and 1 1/2-year-old. They were so excited (just kidding). I did explain to my 3-year-old what I was doing. At 10:30 a.m. there was absolutely no line. There was a constant flow of people in and out.

I remember a post on P4M during the primaries about not being allowed to wear a candidate's name on your shirt while voting. I noticed a sign at my poll today that said something like "no visible candidate info on your clothing." I was surprised to see that at my small poll.

Livin' Life said...

We voted. The kids were not able to be with us this time. The lines were so long this morning I had to leave my husband and get the kids to the bus stop. To many things tonight didn't permit me to bring them back later so I went a head and voted. I have taken them in the past and the polling people were looking for them but that's OK they know what we are doing. It was a long line even at 6:45am this morning.

Laura said...

My husband and I took our kids to vote this morning. We waited in line for 70 minutes--a long wait for little kids, but better than i thought it would be. I explained to my 4 year old what we were doing. Her comment was, "That's pretty cool!"


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