The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) is a nonpartisan organization who recently teamed with state election officials to create a website dedicated to helping voters be more prepared for potential voting day
This year it’s more critical than ever to become aware of changes in your state’s voting policy. For instance, some states now require photo identification, while some states now require that you re-register if you didn’t vote in the last general election, while some states now require that you
vote for McCain provide additional proof of residence.
Take a minute to go here and select your state and county to find out if you are registered, and to find out if your voter registration name matches the name on your photo identification, and to find out what kind of identification is permissible, and to find the location of your voting place.
And then go here to find out additional information collected state-by-state by the voters for the voters.
Other voting day tips: don’t wait for voting day. Check the above websites for information about early voting, especially if you are concerned about the status of your registration. Early voting is not the same as an absentee ballot, and takes place in county offices and polling stations.
Even more voting day tips: if your right to vote is challenged, do not accept a provisional ballot which deposits your name at the bottom of a very long list of problem ballots. Instead, demand adjudication from the poll judges, who are always present in each voting location.
This means you have the right to stand there until a decision is made about your status—but it also wouldn’t hurt to carry this phone number to help yourself or others around you: 1-866-OUR-VOTE.
Who needs a drink? Or a prescription for a twelve-day sedative?