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8 Problems You May Encounter Going To Vote In The Election

Here's what you need to know if you're dropping off your ballot at a polling location or voting in-person.

9/29/2020 9:56:00 AM

Here's what you need to know if you're dropping off your ballot at a polling location or voting in-person.

Here's what you need to know if you're dropping off your ballot at a polling location or voting in-person in the 2020 presidential election.

.“If you vote with a provisional ballot, follow up with your local elections office to make sure that you provide the additional information to make sure your vote is counted,” she said.If you have any issues voting by mail or in person on or before Election Day, call the nonpartisan voter protection hotline at 1-866-OUR-VOTE. (1-866-687-8683).

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Winslow Productions via Getty ImagesBefore Election Day, be sure to check your registration status and make sure your address is up to date.What if a polling place opens late or closes early, claims to have run out of ballots, or the machines?If you encounter any issues like this, contact the nonpartisan voter protection hotline immediately at 1-866-OUR-VOTE.

“As a general rule, if a voter is in line at the time her polling place closes, they have a right to vote,” said Michelle Kanter Cohen, a senior counsel at theFair Elections Center. “Otherwise, this is another area where early voting can help avoid issues. In the rare chance that an early voting site opens late, closes early, or runs out of ballots, thus preventing the voter from casting a ballot, they can return on another early voting day.”

What if I have to stand in line for hours to cast my vote?Again, you can do your part to minimize lines now, weeks before Election Day, by voting early, whether you decide to vote in person or by mail.Still, if you are stuck in line on Election Day, bring a snack and stay in line!

“As long as you are in line before the polls close and stay in line, you have the right to cast a ballot, even if that’s after the time the polls are scheduled to close,” said Molly McGrath, avoting rights campaign strategistat the American Civil Liberties Union.

“As long as you are in line before the polls close and stay in line, you have the right to cast a ballot.”- Molly McGrath, voting rights campaign strategist, ACLUFor those with disabilities worried about lines, many states have laws that allow voters with mobility issues or physical disabilities to move to the front of the line, according to Aguilera.

“If someone has concerns about long lines, though, they should contact their local election officials ahead of time to determine their options,” she said. “They may be able to find out when the volume of voters tends to be lowest, and about other options like early voting or curbside voting. If a voter is in line by closing time, she has a right to vote.”

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What if a poll worker challenges my eligibility to vote?This is extremely rare. If you’re not able to prove your eligibility but believe you properly registered, you have the right to cast a provisional ballot, which will count once election officials determine your registration and eligibility. Generally, you should be fine if you verify your voting status, your address and your voting place.

If you’re worried, you can bring your voter registration card and a document proving you live at the address listed on your registration, Kanter Cohen suggests. If you’re challenged, “call the election protection hotline,” preferably before leaving your polling place, she advised.

What if I’m disabled and my polling place hasn’t provided adequate assistance?One in five people eligible to votehas a disability. TheAmericans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, requires that voter registration and voting be accessible to people with disabilities and that poll workers assist voters with disabilities if they need help.

“It’s worth noting that voters with disabilities are allowed tothem at the polls (so long as that person is not their employer or an agent of their employer or an agent or officer of their union),” said McGrath. “They can also request reasonable accommodations from poll workers.”

For more information on fair access to voting, contact theNational Disability Rights Network-affiliated organization in your state.“Every state, jurisdiction and polling place [is] different, so this type of personalized assistance is going to be the most effective,” Chapman said.

Drew Angerer via Getty ImagesA woman wears a face mask as she votes in the primary on June 2, 2020, in Washington, D.C.What if I encounter awho seems to be trying to intimidate voters?Apoll watcheris a person appointed to observe the conduct of an election on behalf of a candidate, a political party or the proponents or opponents of a measure.

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