Remember, whether you choose to vote early, vote by mail, or in-person, you have options to make voting safe and convenient for you. Learn how to make a plan that’s flexible for your schedule and to get information on when, where, and how to vote.

Check out these tips on how to vote safely in-person on election day — based on the CDC guidelines.

Check your registration

Before you show up on election day, check your registration to make sure you’re still registered.

For first time voters, be sure you register to vote as soon as possible.

Make a Plan To Vote

In Person:

  • Check the deadlines and hours for your polling location — whether you’re doing Early Voting or voting on Election Day.
  • Check your state’s COVID-19 Election information before you head to the polls. The information may change daily, so check often.
  • Complete a sample ballot at home to speed the process of casting your ballot at the polling location.
  • If you’re able, vote early on Election Day — or take advantage of Early Voting if it’s available.

Vote By Mail:

  • To vote by mail, request an absentee ballot as soon as possible. Complete the form to request your absentee ballot before the deadline for your state.
  • Be sure to complete and mail-in your absentee ballot well before your state’s deadlines. You can also find your nearest ballot dropbox.

Be vote ready

Stay safe from COVID

  • Bring your own black ink pen, or a stylus or similar object for use with touchscreen voting machines.
  • Wash your hands before entering and after leaving the polling location.
  • Masks. The CDC recommends wearing a mask when indoors in public areas. Some counties might need you to remove your mask for identification purposes.
  • Bring hand sanitizer. After you cast your ballot, touching doors, or any other shared surfaces: sanitize.
  • Be prepared in case you need to wait. Bringing your own snacks and water!
  • Stay 6 feet apart. Just like at the grocery store, don’t shake hands, maintain social distancing.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in lined trash cans.

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