It doesn’t matter if you’re voting early or on Election Day which is November 3rd, 2020, every state polling location may be different than the former year’s election this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak. To this, you need to know “How to Find Your Polling Place for US Presidential Election Day 2020”.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the usual polling location for each state could be different to better accommodate your county’s social distancing regulations. In some states, the polling places could be at a different location for early voters than it is for people voting on Election Day which is on the 3rd of November, 2020.
How to Find Your Polling Place for US Presidential Election Day 2020
If you’d prefer not to use the polls this year, then you can send your ballot either by mail and even track it to make sure your votes reach the election office. Or you can as well vote early at your polling location to avoid the long queues. Voters are to ensure not to vote by mail and also cast a ballot person so as not to double vote. This act is punishable by a fine and/or incarceration.
How to Get your Polling Location in the US
Now that you have been cleared on how to vote, here’s how to find your polling location on Election Day this year’s 2020 November 3rd.
- Enter the URL https://www.vote.org on your desktop, tablet, or phone.
- Ensure you are connected to a working internet service.
- Click on the option “LOCATE YOUR POLLING PLACE”.
- Move your cursor to your voting state then click on the state’s polling place locator.
- The information required to be entered varies based on the state you reside in. For Kentucky, information required by residents is their first name, last name, date of birth, and verify you are not a robot by completing the captcha if required.
- Click on Look Up.
This will display your information about your state’s polling location. If it’s not yet on the site, then wait to check sooner or later so as not to miss the location.
Contact your local county clerk
Like I said earlier, if the polling location for your state isn’t available yet, then you can contact your local county clerk’s office to check if they can provide you details of the location. They will as well inform you of when the voting information will be sent out in the mail if you haven’t received yours yet.
How do I know if I’m registered to vote?
Be sure to have checked if your vote has not been registered before you try to vote again. This is to prevent a double vote.
Voting registration has stopped in many states for the 2020 election. So, if you’re planning to vote by mail or in person, then it won’t be possible unless you’re registered.
Voting will look different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Once you’re registered to vote, you can choose to vote by mail or absentee ballot if you don’t feel comfortable heading to the polling place. In-person voting will also be an option but expect extra rules for social distancing and mask-wearing at the very least. You can also vote early at the polls in person to avoid the long lines on Election Day, and track your ballot.
How to check if you’re registered to vote
To know if you’re already registered to vote, follow the steps as displayed below:
- Enter the URL https://www.vote.org.
- Then click on “Check Your Registration”.
- Enter your information including; first name, last name, street address, street address, apartment, city, state, zip code. Date of birth, email address, and cell phone number.
- Click on Check your registration.
Your registration status will be displayed within 30 seconds.
How Do I Register to Vote?
Here is how you can register a vote if you haven’t done that yet:
- Visit the URL https://www.vote.org.
- Click on REGISTER TO VOTE.
- Enter your personal details as required.
- Click on Continue.
- You will need to put a date and signature to it.
- Then you either mail it or personally hand it over to the provided address.
Note that the deadline for registering to vote in many states has already passed. This will take just two minutes and you are set to register your vote.