Your right to vote is near to my heart. I have served as an election judge for over a decade so I will give you the details to make sure your vote is heard. You cannot just walk into a voting booth on the day of an election and cast you vote. You have to take some steps to get prepared and we tell you how in this article
*Who Can Vote? You can vote in U.S. elections if you:
What Identification Do you Need to Vote?
A total of 36 states have laws requesting or requiring voters to show some form of identification at the polls, 35 of which are in force in 2020. (North Carolina's law has a temporary injunction on it, as of Dec. 31, 2019.) Scroll over the map below for state-by state details.
The remaining 14 states use other methods to verify the identity of voters. Most frequently, other identifying information provided at the polling place, such as a signature, is checked against information on file. See NCSL’s Voter Verification Without ID Documents.
You can find a great interactive map with each state's requirements for identification here. If you have any other questions, let us know in the comments and we will try to point you to a good resource.
Now remember - go vote!!
M.E.L. is an attorney and small business entrepreneur whose mission is to help professionals conquer the workaday world with style and poise.
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