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How to Vote Safely at the Polls During Covid

Check out these tips on how to vote safely in-person on election day—
based on the
CDC guidelines.

Check your registration

Before you show up on election day: Register to vote—and just as importantly, check your registration to make sure you’re still registered.

Voting safely in-person

Make a plan

  • Check the hours for your polling location – whether you’re doing Early Voting or on Election Day. 
  • 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.

Be vote ready

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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