Subject: US Boarders: Election Day is tomorrow
Posted on: 2022-11-08 00:59:27 UTC

Ok, so, tomorrow's Election Day. I'd like to encourage all the (eligible) US folks on here to go vote tomorrow if they haven't already - voting's a big part of the whole "democracy" thing, after all.

And I will leave a few practical notes on the whole election process:

  • Do your research before you go in. The League of Women Voters puts out voter guides that are, effectively, "we sent all the candidates a few questions and collected exactly what they sent back". You'll want to Google for the guide for your county, most likely.
  • Similarly, Ballotpedia has a nice sample ballot tool.
  • You are allowed to take notes on how you're planning to vote and take them in to the booth with you. However, they can't be on a phone or anything else with a camera (to prevent you from being able to prove how you voted in case someone bought your vote etc etc.), so you'll need to use actual paper for these.
  • If you're still in line when the poll closing time happens, stay in line. You made it to the place on time, you're still entitled to have your vote counted.
  • (especially in states with ID requirements) If there's something wonky with ID, registration, or so on, you have the right to cast a provisional ballot and then go get that cleared up a day or two later.

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