Bossy wants to remind you to go to this website for last minute information about your voter registration and individual polling places and specific state rules, and go here for other local tips and suggestions for the voters by the voters.
But Bossy has her own last minute voting tips, as represented by the following photo:
- Be prepared for a long wait. As a matter of fact, bring a folding chair or two for you and/or any seniors in line who may need to take a load off—and Bossy’s friends in the graduating class of ’09: this does not mean you.
- Bring all kinds of identification with you. Even if you are not a new voter, why not be prepared?
- 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, as well as a poll lawyer.
- Be careful about voting a straight party ticket. Double-check that all of your intended candidates are chosen, and all of the appropriate checks or tabs are selected. Or better yet, consider your ballot decisions individually, don’t push one button.
- Stand there and study the sample ballot that is taped to the wall before going into the voting booth. You do not lose points for admitting that ballots can sometimes be confusing. Make sure you understand which levers or tabs match which candidate, and ask the poll workers for information if you don’t understand any ballot questions.
- Volunteer to help—provide election day rides or information. Unless you are a Republican, in which case Bossy hears there’s going to be an all-day Top Chef marathon on Bravo you won’t want to miss!
Perhaps even write your name on your folding chairs and return later in the day to pick them up, where later in the day according to Bossy equals after a few hours of warming a bar stool.