Tuesday is Election Day, as anyone with access to a newspaper, TV, radio, mobile phone, and the internet can tell you. But as the reality of it looms closer many people are realizing that not only do they not know where to vote they may not even know if they are registered. Sound familiar? And, the thought of finding out, what with all the government bureaucracy, seems absolutely daunting.
Not a problem.
The easiest thing to do is to go first to your state's Board of Elections website. Try Googling the name of your state and the words "Board of Elections." That should do the trick. Once there--and, granted, every state is different--look for a button or link that has some wording like what we found on the New York State Board of Elections page: "Want to find out if you are registered and where you vote?" Simple.
From there we entered our name, date of birth, county, and zip code. It spit back out information indicating not only that we were registered but all of our voter district information, such as what number our election and senate districts are. From there, we clicked on a link "to find your polling place." Once on the "Poll Site Locator" page we entered our address and we found the location of where we are supposed to vote. Success!
Now, if only we could do something about the line...
Tell us in the comments: Do you know where to vote? Do you know if you're registered? Did the method in the article work for you?