Voter Registration

Voter registration takes on average just two minutes to complete. Whether you want to register yourself or assist others in your community, start here!

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Election Day is around the corner! You’ve been preparing for months to ensure that women’s voices are heard on Tuesday, November 3. Now it’s time to make sure every vote is cast.

Studies show that voters who make a plan, including how and where to vote, are more likely to follow through on Election Day. Before you head to the polls, learn how to protect your vote and what to do if something goes wrong.

Make a Plan to Vote

  1. Register to vote. Some states allow voters to register through Election Day, while other states’ deadlines have already passed. Find out your state’s rules. If you are registered to vote already, make sure that your registration status includes your current address.
  1. Find out how to vote in your state before Election Day. Many states and municipalities have made changes due to the COVID-19 crisis. You might consider voting early or requesting an absentee ballot if that option is available in your state or municipality.
  1. If you plan to vote in person:
  1. If you plan to vote by mail:
    • Check the deadlines for requesting options in your state, or if a ballot will automatically be sent to you. 
    • Ensure your ballot is sent in the mail or dropped off at an official location, per the instructions of your Board of Elections.
    • Check the status of your ballot online, if possible.
  1. Help your friends & family make their plan to vote! It is important to share with your community what you have learned, whether you host a voter registration drive or share on social media

If Something Goes Wrong

Voter suppression and voter intimidation are illegal. If your voting rights are challenged at the polls, document and report the problem. Call 866.OUR.VOTE (866.687.8683) as soon as you experience an issue. This hotline has been set up by the nonpartisan Election Protection coalition to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to participate in the political process. They have hundreds of lawyers standing by to immediately respond to problems at the polls. Spanish language speakers can call 888.VE.Y.VOTA and Asian language speakers can receive assistance through 888.API.VOTE in Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Bengali, Urdu, Hindi, and Tagalog.

Be sure to write down exactly what happened, including the time of day, descriptions of the people involved, and any other details you can remember. If specific individuals are challenging your right to vote, intimidating voters, or interfering with the process, try to get their names.