The Voting Process-
First Step: Register to Vote
You can sign up online, by U.S. mail, or in person at available sites.
--> Visit these websites to determine all 3 ways you can register to vote in your particular area:
Second Step: Know where to vote
--> Locate your ASSIGNED polling place based on your current address (Choose any 1 of the following sites) :
WHAT IF I CAN'T GET TO MY POLLING PLACE THAT DAY???
-->*Visit this website: https://www.vote.org/absentee-voting-rules/ for information about procedures and dates required for "absentee ballots"/"mail-in" ballots/"early voting ballots" to be used if you are not in town or unable to get to your polling place on election day. (Be aware of the rules about signatures, due dates, envelopes to use, and not forgetting to put the ballot IN the envelope before mailing!)
Third Step: Get Informed
Learn about your candidates in an un-biased way so that you can make educated personal decisions about who to vote for.
--> Visit a couple of these sites where you can create sample ballots for an upcoming election tailored to your particular location. Click on the candidates names to learn more about them.
--> This site organizes each candidates platform by topic of interest:
--> Choose a site below to investigate legislative performance history for experience/incumbent candidates:
Virtual Field-trip: Voting at the Polls On Election Day
Watch this video, which shares the process of voting at a polling place and demonstrates using a voting machine: