Check out these tips on how to vote safely in-person on election day—
based on the CDC guidelines.
Voting safely in-person
Make a plan
- Check the hours for your polling location – whether you’re doing Early Voting or on Election Day. If you are planning on Early Voting, find your nearest location and check your state’s deadlines.
- Check your state’s COVID-19 Election information before you head to the polls. The information may change daily, so check often.
- Complete a sample ballot at home to speed the process of casting your ballot at the polling location
- If you’re able, vote early on Election Day – or take advantage of Early Voting if it’s available.
- Sign up to receive election reminders so you are sure not to miss important deadlines.
Stay safe from COVID
- Bring your own black ink pen, or a stylus or similar object for use with touchscreen voting machines.
- Wash your hands before entering and after leaving the polling location.
- Masks. The CDC recommends everyone wear masks when voting. Some counties might need you to remove your mask for identification purposes.
- Bring hand sanitizer. After you cast your ballot, touching doors, or any other shared surfaces: sanitize.
- Be prepared in case you need to wait. Bringing snacks and friends will help!
- Stay 6 feet apart. Just like at the grocery store, don’t shake hands, maintain social distancing.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in lined trash cans.
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