Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Election Day is Approaching - Are You Registered to Vote?

From the USA.Gov blog:

2014 is a mid-term election year. All 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives are contested, as well as 36 of the 100 U.S. Senate seats. Gubernatorial elections will be held in 36 states and three territories, along with many state and local races.
Voting rules vary from state to state, but NOW is the time to make sure you are registered, your registration is up-to-date, and you’ve applied for an absentee ballot, if you need one.
Remember to:
  • Find out if your state allows early voting
  • Check your polling place and its hours
  • Schedule assistance getting to the polls, should you need it
  • See if your state requires official ID in order to vote
Also, you may want to consider volunteering by working the polls. Do you have kids? This is a great opportunity to educate them about democratic process and teach them about elections and voting. And of course, you want to research your candidates and make educated choices before you vote. This time of year can sometimes be tense, so remember that voter intimidation is illegal, and you should report it, if you feel you’re being intimidated.
Don’t be caught off-guard and unable to vote on election day, check and be sure you have everything you need to cast your ballot.

Read about this topic in Spanish.