While voting for candidates who support children's health and well-being should be straightforward, being ready to cast your ballot takes a few steps:
- Voters in every state must be registered to vote and, if voting in-person, you must vote at your assigned polling location.
- All states also allow for absentee ballots/voting by mail, although some states require a rationale for doing so, and states may also have deadlines by which time an absentee/mail-in ballot must be requested and then returned.
- Many states also have early voting, whereby voters can submit their ballots in-person prior to election day at a time that is more convenient for them.
- If you are voting in-person, remember to request time off to vote.
- Voting laws in some states have changed, and so it is important that voters understand their rights and responsibilities. More information here.
- Find any information or documentation requirements for voter registration
- Register to vote or check your registration
- Find your polling place
- Request an absentee/mail-in ballot
- Learn about early voting options (if applicable in your state)
- Find all related voting deadlines
It is best to ensure you are ready to vote well in advance of the November 8 election. Voting this year is critical, so be prepared!