Where do I vote today and when do polls open? Everything you need to know to vote in 2018 midterm elections

Sarah Harvard
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On Tuesday, American voters will have the chance to either stop or accelerate President Donald Trump’s agenda as they vote in the midterm elections.

The 2018 midterms are incredibly high-stakes—the outcome of these elections will decide the future of the United States from immigration reform to health care and criminal justice to reproductive rights. The election results will also determine whether or not the House of Representatives and Senate will remain under the control of Republicans or sway back into Democratic majorities. The aftermath of the midterm elections, however, depends a lot on voter turnout on November 6.

Here is everything you need to know about voting on election day.

How can I cast my vote?

For in-person voting, you can cast your ballot at your registered polling station. We will cover where you can find your polling station below. If you physically can’t get to your polling station, you can cast your vote by mail. However, this is typically for American voters who are either serving in the US armed forces or living overseas.

Where do I vote?

Your polling station is assigned by the residential address you listed in your voter registration form. You can find the location of your polling address here. However, there are administrative errors sometimes when it comes to either your assigned polling station or information listed on voter rolls. If this is the case for you, an elected official is required to offer you to a provisional ballot.

When do polls open and close?

You can find this information at your state’s election office website. If you click the link and select your state, you can find out the polling hours of operations. Typically, like in New York, polls open around 6am and close around 9pm.

What do I need to bring to vote?

In most states, you are required to bring some form of identification in order to vote. Some states require a photo ID. In Georgia, the information in your ID must be an exact match to the ones listed in your voter registration form.You can find what kind of ID you need to bring on this website.

If you still have questions, or want more information on voting, you can find it here.

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