Mothers with just over one week until the election, it’s time to MAKE A PLAN TO VOTE! Here is some helpful information/resources to help you get prepared to cast your vote on November 3rd!
- If you plan to VOTE BY MAIL, check out last week’s resources on mail-in ballots. If you want to track your mail-in ballot to ensure it is received by the deadline of November 6th, check here: https://www.pavoterservices.
- If you are (or your teen will be) a FIRST-TIME VOTER at your current PA address, here’s what you need to know about the identification requirement for first-time voters: https://www.votespa.
com/Register-to-Vote/Pages/ Voter-ID-for-First-Time- Voters.aspx
- If you need to verify/identify the location of your CURRENT POLLING PLACE (NOTE: many polling places have been closed/moved since the last election), simply enter your home address here: https://www.
- All POLLING PLACES will be OPEN on election day from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. You have the right to cast a ballot as long as you are in line by 8:00 p.m. If you want to read more about safety protocols or other procedures in place at the polls, check here: https://www.votespa.com/
- If you would like to see all of the candidates who will appear on the ballot so that you can determine how you plan to vote (and even create a SAMPLE BALLOT), check out this resource: https://www.vote411.
- If you have (or someone you know has) a disability, you are entitled to be accommodated in the manner necessary to allow you to access the polls. To read more about the rights of VOTERS WITH DISABILITIES, click here: https://www.aclu.org/
know-your-rights/voting- rights/#i-am-a-voter-with-a- disability
- Be prepared to stay in line for as long as it takes to cast your ballot. Using data from the 2018 mid-term elections, the Bipartisan Policy Center found that there is a correlation between the racial demographic of a precinct and voting wait times with precincts with fewer minority voters having shorter wait times (5.1 minutes on average) and those with more minority voters having longer wait times (32.4 minutes on average). Additionally, the same report found that LINES ARE LONGEST when polling places first open. The report can be accessed here: https://
bipartisanpolicy.org/press- release/new-bpc-report-on- polling-place-lines-minority- precincts-have-much-longer- wait-times/