Please note, voting rules in several states are still in flux. We will update this portal as often as possible, but you should check with state or local election office for the latest information.
It should be easy to vote, and hard to cheat.
Voting is about so much more than just casting a ballot. The right to vote is really the right to participate in a fair election, with rules to stop fraud and ensure that every lawful vote counts. That’s the recipe for a successful election that delivers clear and credible results.
In-person or absentee?
States are working to make in-person voting as safe as going to a grocery store. Most Americans will be able to vote safely on Election Day, but polling places may have moved and there may be longer lines than usual. You can use our Voter Portal to find links to official polling place locators in your state, and see if your state offers early in-person voting opportunities, too.
Our portal can also help you request an absentee ballot! Many states do not require an excuse to vote absentee, but we’ve noted those that do. Absentee voting is typically protected by various safeguards, including voter verifications. These crucial protections may feel cumbersome, but they help keep your vote—and our elections—secure. And that’s something we can’t take for granted!
Voting absentee? Don’t delay!
Many states allow voters to request ballots until just a few days before Election Day, but don’t mistake that for a guarantee that you’ll get a ballot in time to mail it back. The U.S. Postal Service advises that voters request absentee ballots no later than 14 days before the election, and return them at least seven days before Election Day if you plan to use the mail.
Don’t forget: you can drop off absentee ballots, too.
Consider dropping off your ballot at a collection site or a secure drop box, rather than mailing it back. This is a convenient way to avoid the uncertainty of the mail, especially if you are returning a ballot less than a week ahead of Election Day. Even if your state allows ballots postmarked on or before Election Day to be received after the election, consider dropping it off anyways. The sooner votes are received and tallied, the sooner we know the results of the election.
Beware of ballot harvesting.
You may get a knock on the door from a stranger offering to help you fill out or return you absentee ballot. This is called ballot harvesting, and if it is permitted in your state it can be a tempting offer. But it is never a good idea to entrust your ballot to someone you do not know. Harvesters have destroyed votes and altered ballots—even intimidated voters. Remember, you have the right to vote a secret ballot. No one has a right to pressure you into voting a particular way. If that happens, you should report it.
Remember: Patriots vote!
It can be easy to forget in these hyper-polarized times, but voting is patriotic no matter who you vote for, or how you choose to do it. So get out there and vote!
DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this website is provided for educational and informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice.