Vote for racial justice in 2018!

VOTER INFO & ISSUES, BY STATE

ARIZONA


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Hours: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Early Voting Day Hours: Check with your county. Candidates of Color: Arizona has at least three, HERE Racist Candidates: Arizona has at least four, HERE VOTER REGISTRATION Bad News: Voter Registration has expired for the 2018 midterm elections. ❗️To Do: Vote for candidates who support voter-friendly laws. EARLY VOTING
Starts: October 10. Ends: Friday November 2. VOTER ID Good News: You do not need photo ID to vote. But you do need ID ❗️To Do: Be sure you bring one or more forms of ID. VOTER SUPPRESSION ​​Bad News: Upwards of 15,000 votes have been destroyed in a single election cycle due to having been made at the wrong polling site. Bad News: Arizona has more than half a million of voters who need to update their addresses before they can vote. ❗️To Do: Be sure you update your address with Arizona: HERE. ❗️To Do: Make sure you are going to the correct Voting Location (see link above). ❗️To Do: Vote for candidates who will support voter-friendly policies. 10/25/18 Is Arizona purposely keeping minority voters from the polls? ​​​​​​​ FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING ​​Good News: If you have completed your sentence and have only one felony, your voting status is automatically restored. If you have more than one felony re-instatement must be done by a judge. ❗️ For more information, go HERE. OTHER For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




ARKANSAS


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE Election Day Voting Hours: 7:30 am to 7:30 pm* *If you are in line at 7:30 p.m. you must be allowed to vote. Early Voting: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, ending at 5 p.m. on the Monday Candidates of Color: Arkansas has at least two, HERE Racist Candidates: Arkansas has at least one, HERE VOTER REGISTRATION Bad News: Registration is closed for the 2018 elections. Good News: If you have registered, but, poll workers cannot confirm your registration, as long as you’re at the correct polling site, you can vote on a provential ballot. ❗️To Do: Check your registration HERE EARLY VOTING Starts: October 22. Ends: November 2. VOTER ID Bad News: Voter ID is fairly strict, though the law is being appealed. ❗️To Do: Bring one or more forms of ID. Good News: If you don't bring ID you may be allowed to vote with a provisional ballot. To Do: Be sure to bring one or more current government-issued photo IDs. FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING: ​​Good News: Felons who have completed their sentence and any court orders or fines are eligible to have their voting rights reinstated.​ ❗️To Do: For information on how to be reinstated, go HERE. VOTER SUPPRESSION Bad News: Democrat running for secretary of state in Arkansas was left off a county’s ballot as early voting began. Good News: Though it has been a concern, at this time it does not appear that Arkansas is purging voter registrations at this time. 10/18/18: Arkansas Radio Ad Caricatures Black Women and Suggests a Return to Lynchings if Democrats Win OTHER: For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE. PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




CALIFORNIA


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE Election Day Voting Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Candidates of Color: at least 6, HERE Racist Candidates: at least 4, HERE VOTER REGISTRATION Good News: Automatic Registration. If you have any current California ID or while conducting business with the state filled out state forms with your personal information and address, you are automatically registered. (Unless you choose not to be). ❗️To Do: Check if you are registered HERE VOTER ID: ​Good News: You do not need Voter ID to vote in California. VOTER SUPPRESSION: There have been reports of election day issues. 11/6/18, 7 a.m.: INKAVote plus verification machine is not working in at least one swing district. FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING: ​​Good News: Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of parole, and people on probation can vote. ❗️To Do: Ex-offenders should re-register to vote.​​​​​​​ OTHER: ❤️If your work schedule does not provide sufficient time to vote on an election day, your company must provide a reasonable amount of time off during scheduled work time, including up to two hours of paid time off, for you to vote. For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE. PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683​​​​​​​




FLORIDA


Official Voter Info: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Voting Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m Early Voting Hours: Varies No less than 8 or more than 12 hours per day Candidates of Color: at least 2, HERE Racist Candidates: at least 4 , HERE VOTER REGISTRATION ​​Good News: Portability. Registered voters who either move within the state to a new county that uses electronic pollbooks or move within their own county can, on Election Day, fill out a change of address form at their new polling place and cast a regular ballot. Individuals who move within the state to a new county that does not use electronic pollbooks can cast a provisional ballot at their new polling place if they did not update their address prior to Election Day. ​❗️To Do: Check your registration HERE. EARLY VOTING: Begins—at least 10 days before the election. Ends—at least 3 days before the election. VOTER ID Voters in Florida are required to present photo and signature identification on Election Day. If a voter's photo ID does not display his or her signature, he or she will need to supply a second form of identification that does.​ ❗️To Do: Be sure to bring the above when you vote! FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING ​​Individuals convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or on probation. ​​Voting rights restoration is dependent on the type of conviction: many can apply to the clemency board starting five years after completing their sentence. VOTER SUPPRESSION: ​​Bad News: Racist campaigns conspire to keep black voters away from the polls on election day. ❗️​To Do: Vote anyway! Consider trying to vote early if you will feel uncomfortable at the election day polls.​​​​​​​ OTHER: For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




GEORGIA


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Voting Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m E arly Voting Hours: Normal business hours. Candidates of Color: at least 6, HERE Racist Candidates: at least 1, HERE VOTER REGISTRATION ​​Good News: Automatic. Eligible citizens who interact with the Department of Driver's Servies are automatically registered to vote or have their existing registration information updated, unless they decline. Bad News: Georgia is purging inactive voters from the voter rolls. ​❗️To Do: Check to see if you've been taken off the voter rolls HERE. ❗️To Do: Double check your registration HERE. EARLY VOTING Starts: 4th Monday before the election. Ends: Friday prior to the election. VOTER ID ​​Bad News: Georgia has strict voter ID laws. Photo identification is required when voting on Election Day in Georgia. Valid forms include driver's licenses, state ID cards, tribal ID cards, United States passports, employee ID cards, military ID cards, and voter ID cards issued by county registration offices. ❗️To Do: Be sure to bring one or more of the above! VOTER SUPPRESSION ​Georgia has exhibited numerous and serious voter suppression that are likely to affect several million voters. • Georgia has been doing significant purging of inactive registrations, 80% of which are owned by black people. • Georgia has reduced it's number of polling stations. • Georgia is one of only four states that uses voting machines statewide that produce no paper record for voters to verify, making them difficult to audit. • Incorrect ballots, more ballots than voters and ballot manipulation are among serious problems documented. • In several instances, voters showed up at their polling places as listed on the secretary of state's website, only to be told they were supposed to vote elsewhere. • Security flaws on the state election website have permitted the download and manipulation of voter information. Russian hackers have reached Georgia voting aparatus. ​​❗️To Do: Consider voting early. ❗️Or: Get to the polls as early as you can, so, if needed, you have time to fight for your voting rights. ❗️To Do: Take a photo of your ballot. 11/5/18 Georgia Officials Quietly Patched Security Holes They Said Didn’t Exist 10/25/18: 47,000 Voter Registrations Still Flagged Under Georgia’s “Exact Match” Law 10/19/18 With GOP Candidate Also Overseeing Georgia Elections, 107,000 Voters Purged in Yet Another Suppression Effort 10/15/18: Nearly 1 in 10 Mail Ballots Thrown Out in Georgia County 10/14/18: In Georgia, black voters were ordered off a bus headed to the polls 8/12/18: 670 ballots in a precinct with 276 voters, and other tales from Georgia's primary ALSO: Georgia’s Secretary of State Brian Kemp is running for Governor and, also in charge of voting. He has a history of and continues to do things that directly undermine voters of color in particular. ​​❗️To Do: Vote for Stacey Abrams for Govenor. Good News: Numerous lawsuits are underway to stop Georgia’s unethical voting procedures. FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING ​​Good News: Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. ​​❗️To Do: Ex-offenders should re-register to vote. OTHER: For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




IOWA


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Voting Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m Early Voting Hours: Varies Candidates of Color: it does not appear that there are candidates of color for federal office, governor or secretary of state. Racist Candidates: at least 1, HERE VOTER REGISTRATION Good News: Election Day Registration. You may register and vote at the polls on Election Day or at your county auditor’s office during the early voting period. ❗️To Do: Check your registration HERE EARLY VOTING: Begins—29 days before election (in-person absentee) Ends—5 p.m., day before election VOTER ID Iowa’s voter ID law tends to be strict. They will require that you bring a valid ID, including one of the following: Iowa Driver's License, Iowa Non-Operator's ID, Military ID, U.S. Passport, Tribal ID, Veteran's ID, Voter ID Card. ❗️To Do: Bring one or more of the ID above. Good News: If you don’t have the necessary ID you will be asked to sign an oath verifying you identity, and will be allowed to cast a regular ballot. VOTER SUPPRESSION: Good News: It does not appear that voter suppression has been an issue. FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING In addition to completing all terms of their sentence, ex-offenders must also pay all outstanding monetary obligations to the court. Once this is complete, individuals convicted of a felony can apply to have their voting rights restored—which can only be done through the governor or the president of the United States. OTHER: ​For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




IDAHO


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m Early Voting Hours: Check with your county. Candidates of Color: HERE Racist Candidates: HERE VOTER REGISTRATION Good News: Election Day Registration. Idaho has election day registration. ❗️To Do: Check your registration HERE EARLY VOTING Starts: Third Monday days before the election. (in-person absentee). Ends: 5 p.m. day before the election. VOTER ID You’ll need to present valid photo identification or sign an affidavit. Valid photo ID includes an Idaho driver's license or ID card, a U.S. passport or federal ID card, a tribal photo ID card, or a student ID card, as long as the ID includes a photo and is issued by an institution in Idaho. If a voter is unable to present an acceptable ID, the voter is given the option to sign a Personal Identification Affidavit. ❗️To Do: Bring one or more forms of ID, as above. Good News: If you are unable to provide ID, you can sign an affidavit to vote. VOTER SUPPRESSION: Good News: There do not appear to be voter suppression issues in Idaho.​​​​​​​ FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. ❗️To Do: Ex-offenders should re-register to vote. OTHER: For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




ILLINOIS


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Voting Hours: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m Early Voting Hours: 8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m. or 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on weekdays, 9 a.m.-Noon on Saturdays and holidays, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sundays. Candidates of Color: at least 2, HERE Racist Candidates: at least 2, HERE VOTER REGISTRATION ​​Good News: Automatic Registration. If you’re not already, you will be automatically registered if and when you interact with the Department of Motor Vehicles DMV and other state agencies, unless you decline. ​​Good News: Election Day Registration. Election Day Registration. If you're not already registered, you can do so if you vote early, when you voter early; or on Election Day. Just be sure to bring ID. ❗️To Do: Check your registration HERE EARLY VOTING: Begins—40 days before the election, for temporary locations. 15 days before the election for permanent election locations. Ends—The day before the election. VOTER ID ​​Good News: You shouldn’t need to present a form of identification at the polls on Election Day. However, if you’re a new voter who did not provide proof of identity at the time of registration may be required to. ❗️To Do: Bring ID, just in case. VOTER SUPPRESSION: ​​Bad News: It does appear that voter suppression has been an issue, specifically via purging of inactive registered voters. ❗️To Do: If you haven't voted recently, check the voter purge list HERE FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING ​​Good News: Voting rights are automatically restored upon release from prison, and people on parole or probation can vote.​ ❗️To Do: Ex-offenders should re-register to vote. OTHER: ❤️You are legally allowed two hours time off from your job to vote, if you let your employer know at least one day before election day. Your employer is entitled to choose which two hours. For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




KENTUCKY


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Voting Hours: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Early Voting Hours: Check with county. Candidates of Color: at least 1, HERE Racist Candidates: at least 1, HERE VOTER REGISTRATION Registration has closed for the 2018 elections. ❗️To Do: Check your registration HERE EARLY VOTING: Early voting in Kentucky is allowed only in certain situations where there is a defined need. To be qualified to vote by in-person absentee ballot, you must be: Out of the county on election day; Advanced in age, disabled, or ill; Military or a military dependents, an Overseas Citizen; Military personnel confined to base and learn of your confinement within seven days or less of an election; Student or resident who temporarily resides outside of the county; You or your spouse has surgery scheduled that will require hospitalization on Election Day; You are in the third trimester of pregnancy. VOTER ID Voters in Kentucky are fairly strict. You are required to present identification before voting. Valid identification includes photo and non-photo identification. Election officers can also confirm the identity of a voter by personal acquaintance. ❗️To Do: Bring one or more of the ID above. VOTER SUPPRESSION: Bad News: It does appear that voter suppression has been an issue in Kentucky. Besides some of the least voter-friendly laws in the country, the voting process and policies can be difficult to navigate. 10/18/18: Why are Kentucky election laws so strict? They don't want you to vote. ❗️To Do: Be sure to be prepared and give yourself as much time as possible to vote. ❗️To Do: Vote for candidates of color and/or who oppose voter suppression. FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING Bad News: Kentucky’s constitution permanently bars all individuals with past felony convictions from voting, unless the governor restores the right to vote. OTHER: ❤️You are legally allowed at least four hours time off from your job to vote, if you let your employer know at least one day before election day. For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE. PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




MAINE


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Voting Hours: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Early Voting Hours: Regular days and hours when clerks’ offices are open. Candidates of Color: it does not appear that there are any running for federal office, governor or secretary of state. Racist Candidates: at least 1, HERE. VOTER REGISTRATION Good News: Individuals may register in person at any time at a town office or City Hall, including on Election Day. ❗️To Do: Check your registration HERE EARLY VOTING: Starts: 30 - 45 days before the election Ends: Three business days before the election. Unless you have an acceptable excuse. VOTER ID Good News: You do not have to present identification at the polls unless you are registering on Election Day. In that case, the voter must present identification and proof of residence. ❗️To Do: Bring ID if you’re not yet registered, as noted above. VOTER SUPPRESSION: Good News: It does not appear that voter suppression is an issue in Maine. FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING Good News: The right to vote is never taken away from individuals convicted of felony, even while incarcerated. OTHER: For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE. PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




MINNESOTA


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Voting Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Early Voting Day Hours: Monday through Friday regular business hours. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday before election; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on the day before Election Day. Candidates of Color: at lesat 2, HERE Racist Candidates: at least 4, HERE. VOTER REGISTRATION Good News: Election Day Registration You may register and vote at the polls on Election Day and at early voting centers during the early voting period. ❗️To Do: Check your registration HERE EARLY VOTING: Starts: 46 days before the election. Ends: 5 p.m. the day before the election. VOTER ID Good News: You do not need ID to vote in Minnesota. VOTER SUPPRESSION: Good News: It does not appear that voter suppression is an issue in Minnesota. FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING Good News: Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. ❗️To Do: Ex-offenders should re-register to vote.​​​​​​​ OTHER: ❤️You are legally entitled to time off from your job to travel to the polls, vote, and travel back to work. For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE. PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




MONTANA


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Voting Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m Candidates of Color: it does not appear that there are any running for federal office, governor or secretary of state. Racist Candidates: at least 1, HERE VOTER REGISTRATION Good News: Election Day Registration. You can register at any time at county election offices, including on Election Day. ❗️To Do: Check your registration HERE EARLY VOTING: Starts: 30 days before election (in-person absentee). Ends: Day before election. VOTER ID You are required to present identification prior to receiving a ballot. Valid identification includes photo and non-photo ID identification, including a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, voter confirmation notice, government check, or another government document that shows the voter's name and current address. ❗️To Do: Be sure to bring photo ID. VOTER SUPPRESSION: Bad News: There are concerns about what appears to be a possible voter suppression issue in Montana affecting Native American voters. 10/23/18: Montana Native Vote fears voter suppression; polling stations cite the law FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING Good News: Voting rights are automatically restored upon release from prison, and people on parole or probation can vote. ❗️To Do: Ex-inmates should re-register. OTHER: For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE. PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




NORTH CAROLINA


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m Early Voting Hours: Varies, but, generally regular business hours at county; other sites may be open between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Last Saturday before election day 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., but, may be extended to 5 p.m. Candidates of Color: at least 5, HERE Racist Candidates: at least 1, HERE VOTER REGISTRATION Registration has expired for the 2018 midterm elections. ❗️To Do: Check your registration HERE EARLY VOTING: Starts: Third Wednesday before election day. Ends: 1 p.m. on the Saturday before the election. VOTER ID Good News If you've voted in North Carolina before, you don't need to show ID to vote. If you're a first-time voter who registered by mail, and didn't provide your driver's license number or the last 4 digits of your Social Security number on your registration form, you will need to show ID to vote. Acceptable forms include: a driver's license or state ID; US Passport; employee ID; student ID; military ID; or a copy of a utility bill, bank statement or paycheck with your name and address preprinted on it. ❗️To Do: if you voted by mail but didn’t provide your ID, bring it along. Good News: If you are unable to provide ID, you will be able to vote a provisional ballot. VOTER SUPPRESSION: Bad News: There does appear to be a voter suppression issue. Including geremandering to ❗️To Do: Be sure to plan ahead, especially if you’ll need a ride; and give yourself enough time to get there. 11/1/18: Residents of poor and rural counties have to drive farther than others to get to the polls during early balloting. 10/31/18: Students sue North Carolina for making voting more difficult for them. 10/25/18: North Carolina Candidate and Campaign Manager Accused of Voter Intimidation 9/24/18: Bipartisan Furor as North Carolina Election Law Shrinks Early Voting Locations by Almost 20 Percent FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING Good News: Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. ❗️To Do: Ex-offenders should re-register to vote.​​​​​​​ OTHER: For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE. PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




NEW JERSEY


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Hours: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Candidates of Color: at least 2, HERE Racist Candidates: at least 3, HERE VOTER REGISTRATION Registration has expired for the 2018 midterm elections. Good News: Automatic Voter Registration. Ifi you interact with the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) you will be registered to vote or have their existing registration information updated, unless you decline. ❗️To Do: Check your registration HERE EARLY VOTING: Starts: 45 days before the election (in-person absentee). Ends: 3 p.m. the day before the election. VOTER ID Good News: You do not need ID to vote. However, if you do not provide valid identification at the time of registration, you must show identification at the polling place. Identification includes any valid photo ID or bank statement, car registration, government check, or another document. ❗️To Do: Bring at least one photo ID if you did not provide one at registration. VOTER SUPPRESSION: Good News: There does not appear to be a voter suppression issue. FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING Good News: Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. ❗️To Do: Ex-offenders should re-register to vote. OTHER: For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE. PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683 .




NEVADA


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Voting Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Early Voting Day Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Friday of the first and second weeks; at least four hours on Saturday. May extend until 8 p.m. during the second week; and, may include Sundays and holidays. Candidates of Color: at least 2, HERE Racist Candidates: at least 1, HERE VOTER REGISTRATION Registration has expired for the 2018 midterm elections. Good News: Gov. Brian Sandoval vetoed an automatic voter registration bill that the legislature passed in 2017. Initiative Petition 1, will now appear on your 2018 general election ballot. If it gets enough votes, eligible citizens will be automatically registered to vote through the DMV unless they decline. To Do: Vote “YES” for Initiative Petition 1. To Do: Check your registration HERE EARLY VOTING: Starts: Third Saturday before the election. Ends: Friday before the election. VOTER ID You must sign your name in the election board register at your polling place. It will be compared with the signature on your voter's application form or another form of identification, such as a driver's license, a state identification card, military identification, or another government-issued ID. VOTER SUPPRESSION: Bad News: There appears to be voter suppression issues in Nevada. Including, inactive voter registration purging. To Do: Check to see if you're registration has been purged HERE To Do: Vote for candidates who support voter-friendly laws. FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING Voting rights are restored automatically after sentence completion if convicted of a non-violent felony. However, those convicted of a violent felony; and all second-time felony offenders (whether violent or non-violent) can only have their rights restored by the court in which they were convicted. OTHER: For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE. PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




NEW YORK


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Hours: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Candidates of Color: at least 5, HERE Racist Candidates: at least 1, HERE VOTER REGISTRATION Registration has expired for the 2018 midterm elections. ❗️To Do: Check your registration HERE EARLY VOTING: New York does not have early voting. ❗️To Do: Vote for candidates who support voter-friendly laws. VOTER ID Good News: You do not need ID to vote. VOTER SUPPRESSION: Good News: There does not appear to be a voter suppression issue. FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING Good News: Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of parole. People on probation can vote. Ex-offenders should re-register to vote. In April 2018 Governor Cuomo signed an executive order restoring the the right to vote for 35,000 ex-offenders on parole. They are now eligible to vote. The law still remains that people on parole can’t vote. The legislature is reviewing conforming New York’s law to the states that allow voting all persons freed from prison and immediately upon release. ❗️To Do: Ex-offenders should re-register to vote. ❗️To Do: Vote for candidates who’ll support further voting rights for felons. ​​​​​​​ 11/1/18: A voter guide mailed to more than 4.5 million New York City residents wrongly states felons on parole don’t have the right to vote.​​​​​​​ OTHER: For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE. PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




PENNSYLVANIA


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Candidates of Color: HERE Racist Candidates: HERE VOTER REGISTRATION Registration has expired for the 2018 midterm elections. ❗️To Do: Check your registration HERE VOTER ID Good News: If you've voted at your polling place before, you don't need to show ID to vote. If you're a first-time voter, or if you moved within Pennsylvania and are voting for the first time at a new polling place, you must show ID to vote. ❗️To Do: If you're a first time voter, bring ID. Acceptable forms include: Pennsylvania driver's license or PennDOT ID card; ID issued by Pennsylvania or the US government; US passport; US military ID; student ID; employee ID; a confirmation issued by the County Voter Registration Office; non-photo ID issued by Pennsylvania or the US government; firearm permit; or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or a government check that includes your name and address. Good News: If you are unable to provide ID, you will be able to vote a provisional ballot EARLY VOTING Bad News: Pennsylvania does not offer any early voting option. ❗️To Do: Vote for candidates who support early voting and other citizen-friendly laws. VOTER SUPPRESSION: Bad News: There does appear to be some voter suppression issues in Pennsylvania, but, they appear to be affecting only Pennsylvania citizens who are trying to vote from outside the U.S. 10/25/18: Voter Suppression Efforts Widespread in America. ​​​​​​​FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING Good News: Voting rights are automatically restored upon release from prison, and people on parole or probation can vote. ❗️To Do: Ex-offenders should re-register to vote. OTHER: For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE. PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




TENNESSEE


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Hours: Varies. Polling places in the eastern time zone close at 8 p.m., while polling places in the central time zone close at 7 p.m. Early Voting Day Hours: Offices must be open a minimum of three consecutive hours on weekdays and Saturdays between 8 a.m.-6 p.m. On at least three days, offices must be open between 4:30-7 p.m., and on at least one Saturday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Candidates of Color: at least 4, HERE Racist Candidates: at least 2, HERE VOTER REGISTRATION Registration has expired for the 2018 midterm elections. ❗️To Do: Check your registration HERE EARLY VOTING Starts: 20 days before election day (in-person absentee) Ends: 5 days before the election. VOTER ID Unless you're a first time voter (see below) You will need to show photo ID to vote in Tennessee. Acceptable forms include (can be expired): Tennessee driver's license; US passport; photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security; photo ID issued by the federal or Tennessee state government; US military photo ID; or Tennessee handgun carry permit with your photo. ❗️To Do: Be sure to bring one or more of the forms of photo ID, above. ❗️To Do: If you're a first-time voter who registered by mail, you will also need to show proof of residence to vote. Acceptable forms include: a current photo ID; or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows your name and address. Good News: Voters without ID: If you are unable to provide ID, you will be able to vote a provisional ballot. You will then have two (2) business days after Election Day to return to the election commission office to show a valid photo ID. Upon returning to the election commission office, you will sign an affidavit and a copy of your photo ID will be made to be reviewed by the counting board. VOTER SUPPRESSION: Bad News: There has been voter suppression issues in Tennessee. ❗️To Do: Vote for candidates who'll uphold and insure voter rights. 11/5/18 A Slow-Motion Coup in Tennessee 10/18/18: Thousands in U.S. South may not be able to cast ballots in early voting 10/26/18: NAACP won a major victory in Tennessee Election potentially affecting some 35,000 African-American voters.​​​​​​​ FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING Individuals convicted of a felony since 1981–except for some felonies such as murder, rape, treason and voter fraud–may apply to the Board of Probation and Parole to have their voting rights restored once their sentence is completed. OTHER: For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE. PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




TEXAS


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m Early Voting Day Hours: During business hours on weekdays unless: Fewer than 1,000 voters, in which case three hours per day, or More than 100,000 voters, in which case 12 hours per day during the last week Candidates of Color: at least 11, HERE Racist Candidates: at least 1, HERE VOTER REGISTRATION Registration has expired for the 2018 midterm elections. ❗️To Do: Check your registration HERE EARLY VOTING Starts: 17 days before election day Ends: 4 days before the election. VOTER ID You will need to present a form of photo identification at the polls. Acceptable forms include (must be current or expired less than 4 years): Texas driver's license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS); Texas election ID certificate; Texas personal ID card; Texas handgun license; US military ID with photo; US citizenship certificate with photograph (doesn't need to be current); or a US passport. ❗️To Do: Be sure to bring one or more of the forms of photo ID, above. Good News: If you do not possess the required form of identification and cannot obtain it, you can present a non-photo form of ID and fill out a "Reasonable Impediment Declaration,” and will then be able to cast a regular ballot. Good News: If you are unable to provide ID, but, do not have a “reasonable impediment’ that makes it impossible for you to get one, you can vote with a provisional ballot. VOTER SUPPRESSION: Bad News: There does appear to be voter suppression issues in Texas. ❗️To Do: Be sure you know which candidate is which and look closely at your ballot before voting with it. ❗️To Do: Take a photo of your ballot after you fill it out and before you leave the polls. 10/26/18: Voter Intimidation Reported at Texas Polling Site 10/29/18 Korean Voters Barred From Texas Polling Place 10/27/18: Texans Voting Straight-Ticket Dem Find Votes For Beto Changed To Cruz FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. ❗️To Do: Ex-offenders should re-register to vote.​​​​​​​ OTHER: ❤️Paid Time Off to Vote. Chapter 276 of the Texas Election Code protects unlimited time off from employment to vote on election day, with pay. For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE. PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




VIRGINIA


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Hours: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Candidates of Color: it does not appear that there are any running for federal office, governor or secretary of state. Racist Candidates: at least 1, HERE VOTER REGISTRATION Registration has expired for the 2018 midterm elections. Good News: Automatic Registration. If you interact with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) you are registered to vote or have your existing registration information updated, unless you decline. Good News: Election Day Registration. You may register and vote at the polls on Election Day and during the early voting period by casting a provisional ballot that will be counted. ❗️To Do: Check your registration HERE EARLY VOTING Bad News: Virginia does not have early voting. ❗️To Do: Vote for candidates who support early voting and other citizen-friendly policies. VOTER ID You must present identification at the polls or else cast a provisional ballot. Valid identification includes the following: Virginia driver's license; Virginia DMV-issued photo ID; United States passport; employer-issued photo ID; student photo ID issued by a school, college, or university located in Virginia; other U.S. or Virginia government-issued photo ID; tribal enrollment or other tribal photo ID; and Virginia voter photo ID card. ❗️To Do: Be sure to bring one or more of the forms of photo ID, above. VOTER SUPPRESSION: Bad News: There does appear to be some voter suppression issues in Virginia, in the form of erroneously purged voter registrations. ❗️To Do: Vote for candidates who support citizen-friendly voting policies. ​​​​​​​ 10/25/18: Republicans are making it harder for people to vote in key 2018 elections. FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING Good News: Non-violent felons (including sale of drugs) will have their voting rights automatically restored upon release from prison, but must fill out this online form. Those convicted of violent felonies, crimes against minors, and electoral offenses must wait three years before applying for a gubernatorial restoration of voting rights. Virginia is one of four states whose constitution permanently disenfranchises citizens with past felony convictions, but grants the state’s governor the authority to restore voting rights. The state’s former and current governor now issue individual restorations for all citizens who have completed their sentence, including probation and parole. Individuals can always check their status on the Secretary of Commonwealth’s website: HERE. OTHER: For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE. PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




WEST VIRGINIA


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Early Voting Days Hours: Must be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturdays Candidates of Color: it does not appear that there are any running for federal office, governor or secretary of state. Racist Candidates: at least 1, HERE VOTER REGISTRATION Registration has expired for the 2018 midterm elections. ❗️To Do: Check your registration HERE EARLY VOTING Starts: 13 days before the election. Ends: 3 days before the election. VOTER ID You will need to show a photo ID. Acceptable forms include: voter registration card; WV driver's license or other WV ID issued by the DMV; driver's license issued by another state; US passport or passport card; Military ID card issued by the US government; US or WV government employee ID; Student ID; concealed carry permit; bank or debit card; utility bill or bank statement issued within 6 months of the date of the election; health insurance card; Medicare card; Social Security card; birth certificate; WV hunting or fishing license; or other current government document that shows your name. If you're a first-time voter who registered to vote by mail, you'll need to show proof of residence to vote. Acceptable forms include: photo ID; or a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other current government document that shows your name and address. ❗️To Do: Bring ID as noted above. Good News: If you are unable to provide ID, you will be able to vote a provisional ballot. You may be able to vote a regular ballot if: a poll worker has known you for at least six months prior to the election; an adult accompanying you signs an affadavit certifying your identity; or you are a resident of a licensed state care facility and your polling place is in that facility. VOTER SUPPRESSION: Good News: There do not appear to be voter suppression issues in West Virginia. FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING Good News: Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. ❗️To Do: Ex-offenders should re-register to vote. OTHER: For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE. PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




MISSISSIPPI


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Voting Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Candidates of Color: at least 2, HERE Racist Candidates: at least 1, HERE VOTER REGISTRATION Voter registration is over for the 2018 mid-term elections. To Do: Check your registration HERE EARLY VOTING: Mississippi does not have early voting, except for excused absentee voters. ❗️To Do: Vote for candidates who support voter-friendly policies. VOTER ID Mississippi voters are required to present photo identification in order to vote in person, such as a driver's license, photo ID card issued by a branch, department, or entity of the State of Mississippi; United States passport; A government employee ID card; A firearms license; A student photo ID issued by an accredited Mississippi university, college, or community/junior college; United States military ID; tribal photo ID; Any other photo ID issued by any branch, department, agency or entity of the United States government or any State government; A Mississippi Voter Identification Card. ❗️To Do: Be sure to bring photo ID. Good News: A photo ID is not required to vote absentee. Good News: You can obtain a free voter ID card at any Mississippi Circuit Clerk's office if you do not have of any other form of acceptable photo ID. Call toll-free 1-855-868-3745 if you need a ride to your Circuit Clerk's office to get a Voter ID. VOTER SUPPRESSION: Mississippi has had a history of voter suppression. Voting by black citizens and other minority citizens has improved this significantly, but, there remain concerns. ❗️To Do: Vote for candidates who will support voter-friendly laws. FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING Good News: Most felons can vote, even while incarcerated. Re-enfranchisement for those that have lost the right to vote can only be granted through a bill passed by both houses of the legislature or through the governor, if the offense is any one of the following: armed robbery, arson, bigamy, bribery, carjacking, embezzlement, extortion, felony bad check, felony shoplifting, forgery, larceny, murder, obtaining money or goods under false pretense, perjury, rape, receiving stolen property, robbery, statutory rape, theft, timber larceny, and unlawful taking of a vehicle. OTHER: For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE. PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




DELAWARE


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE. Election Day Voting Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Candidates of Color: at least 2, HERE Racist Candidates: at least 1, HERE VOTER REGISTRATION ​​Good News: Registered voters who move within the state without updating their registration can, on Election Day, either cast a regular ballot at their old polling place or a regular ballot after filling out an address change form at their new polling place. ​​​​❗️To Do: Check your registration, HERE Or: (866) 276-2353 EARLY VOTING Bad News: Delaware does not have early voting. ❗️To Do: Vote for candidates who will support voter-friendly laws. VOTER ID ​​Good News: Delaware's accepts a photo ID, a utility bill, a paycheck or any other government document featuring the voter's name and address. A photo is not required. ❗️​​​​​​​ To Do: Be sure to bring one of the above when you vote! VOTER SUPPRESSION There does not appear to be a voter suppression issue. FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING ​​Good News: Most ex-offenders can regain the right to vote immediately after completion of their full sentence. Except for people convicted of certain felonies–including murder, manslaughter, bribery or public corruption, and sex offenses who are barred from voting unless they receive a formal pardon from the governor. As of July 2016, it is not necessary to have paid all fines, fees, and restitution. ​❗️To Do: Ex-offenders should re-register to vote. OTHER: For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




CONNECTICUT


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE Election Day Voting Hours: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Candidates of Color: HERE Racist Candidates: HERE VOTER REGISTRATION Bad News: Voter Registration has expired for the 2018 midterm elections. Good News: Election Day Registration. You can register on Election Day. Just be sure to bring ID. ❗️To Do: Check your Registration HERE. ❗️To Do: If you’ve moved be sure to update your voter registration to reflect your new address. ❗️To Do: If you have moved, be sure you check on your new polling location. EARLY VOTING Bad News: Connecticut does not have early voting. ❗️To Do: Vote for candidates who support voter-friendly laws. VOTER ID Good News: Voter ID is requested, by not required to vote in Connecticut. ❗️​​To Do: If you’re a first time voter bring a picture ID, or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or government document that shows your name and address. ​​Good News: Even if you do not bring any ID, first time voters can vote with a provisional ballot. ​​❗️To Do: If you’re a registered Voter bring your Social Security card or any pre-printed form of ID that shows your name & address, or, name & signature, or, name & photograph. ​​Good News: Even if you don’t bring any ID you may sign an affidavit in lieu of presenting ID. VOTER SUPPRESSION There do not appear to be voter suppression issues. FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING ​​Good News: Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of parole, and people on probation can vote. ❗️To Do: Ex-offenders should re-register to vote. PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




WISCONSIN


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Early Voting Days Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; No more than 45 hours a week. Candidates of Color: at least 2, HERE Racist Candidates: at least 1, HERE VOTER REGISTRATION Registration has expired for the 2018 midterm elections. Good News: Election Day Registration. Good News: Portability. Registered voters who have moved within the state at least 10 days before an election and have not updated their registration can, on Election Day, re-register at their new polling place and cast a regular ballot. Those who have moved within the state fewer than 10 days before an election can cast a regular ballot at their former ward or municipality. ❗️To Do: Check your registration HERE ​​​​​​​ EARLY VOTING Starts: Third Monday before the election. Ends: 7 p.m. or close of buiness on Friday before the election. VOTER ID You will need to show a photo ID. Acceptable forms include: Wisconsin driver's license or state ID card; military ID; tribal ID card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin; US passport; photo ID card issued by a Wisconsin accredited university or college that contains date of issuance, signature of student, and expiration no later than two years after date of issuance (must be accompanied by a separate document that proves enrollment); veteran's photo ID card issued by the Veterans Health Administration of the federal Department of Veterans Affairs; certificate of naturalization (issued two years before the date of the election it is presented). Valid forms of: driving receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT; ID card receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT; temporary ID receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT through the Identification Petition Process (IDPP). Or a citation or notice of intent to revoke or suspend a Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license dated within 60 days of the election. If you're a first-time voter who registered to vote by mail, and didn't provide proof of residence with your registration, you will need to do so to vote. ❗️To Do: Bring one or more of the above to vote. Good News: Voters without ID: If you are unable to provide ID and/or proof of residence, you will be able to vote a provisional ballot. But, your provisional ballot will not count unless you provide acceptable proof of identification and/or proof of residence to your municipal clerk by 4:00 p.m. the Friday after the election. ❗️To Do: if you vote with a provisional ballot be sure to provide proof of ID and/or proof of residence to your municipal clerk by 4 p.m. the Friday after the election. ​​​​​​​ VOTER SUPPRESSION: Good News: There do not appear to be voter suppression issues in Wisconsin. FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING Good News: Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. ❗️To Do: Ex-offenders should re-register to vote. ​​​​​​​ OTHER: ❤️You are legally entitled to at least three hours paid time off from your job to vote, as long as you let your employer know before election day. Your employer has rights to choose which hours. For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE. PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




KANSAS


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Early Voting Hours: Check with your county. Candidates of Color: at least one, HERE Racist Candidates: it does not appear that there are any running for federal office, governor or secretary of state. VOTER REGISTRATION Registration has closed for the 2018 elections. ❗️To Do: Check your registration HERE EARLY VOTING: Begins—20 days before election OR Tuesday before election, depending on county. Ends—noon day before election VOTER ID Kansas’s voter ID law tends to be strict. You will need a valid form of photo identification. Valid documents include driver's licenses, concealed carry handgun licenses, U.S. passports, and government employee, military, student, public assistance, and tribal IDs. ❗️To Do: Bring one or more of the ID above. VOTER SUPPRESSION: Bad News: It does appear that voter suppression has been an issue in some Kansas counties. ❗️To Do: Be sure to plan ahead, especially if you'll need a ride; and, give yourself plenty of time. 10/25/18 New voters get notices listing wrong Dodge City polling site 10/18/18 Iconic Dodge City moves its only polling place outside town FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING Good News: Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. ❗️To Do: Ex-offenders should re-register to vote. OTHER: ❤️Your employer must provide enough paid time off for you to vote to give you a total of two hours off while polls are open, when combined with your regular nonwork hours. For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




NEW MEXICO


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Early Voting Day Hours: no earlier than 7 a.m. and end no later than 9 p.m. Each alternate location must be open for at least eight consecutive hours on each day of early voting, and may be closed on Sundays and Mondays Candidates of Color: at least 2, HERE Racist Candidates: at least 1, HERE VOTER REGISTRATION Registration has expired for the 2018 midterm elections. ❗️To Do: Check your registration HERE EARLY VOTING: Starts: Third Saturday before election day. Ends: Saturday before election day. VOTER ID Good News: You do not need ID to vote. However, if you do not provide valid identification at the time of registration, you must show identification at the polling place. Identification includes any valid photo ID or bank statement, car registration, government check, or another document. ❗️To Do: Bring at least one photo ID. VOTER SUPPRESSION: Good News: There does not appear to be a voter suppression issue. FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING Good News: Individuals convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or on probation. Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. ❗️To Do: Ex-offenders should re-register to vote. OTHER: For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE. PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




ALABAMA


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Candidates of Color: Alabama has at least 3, HERE Racist Candidates: We have not identified racist candidates running for federal offices, Governor or Secretary of State. VOTER REGISTRATION Registration is closed for the 2018 midterm elections. ❗️To Do: Check your registration HERE EARLY VOTING ​​Bad News: Alabama does not offer early voting. ​​❗️To Do: Vote for candidates who support voter-friendly policies. VOTER ID ​​Good News: Alabama accepts student, tribal and some employee photo IDs, as well as government-issued photo IDs like driver’s licences, passports, and the like, at the polls. ​​Good News: Free photo ID’s are available at state Motor Vehicle Offices. ​​​​❗️To Do: Even if you don’t have photo ID, bring utilility bills, friends or family to vouch for you and ask to be approved by the election judges. VOTER SUPPRESSION Bad News: Voter Registration Purge. ​Registrations are removed if citizen doesn’t vote within four years. As of 2017, 340,000 voters have been identified for removal. ​​​​Bad News: 31 Motor Vehicle Offices have closed since 2015, most of them in black communities. Bad News: Police have shown been known to show up at polls to arrest citizens with open warrants. ❗️To Do: Vote for voter-friendly candidates. FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING Good News: As of 2017, some felons can vote. Certain felony offenses–such as murder, rape, incest, sexual crimes against children, and treason–are not eligible for re-enfranchisement. However, if convicted of a felony that does not involve “moral turpitude”, then the individual does not lose their right to vote. ❗️​​To Do: To get a “Certificate of Eligibility” contact: 334-353-7771 or pardons.state.al.us. OTHER For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




ALASKA


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Early Voting Days Hours: Check with county. Candidates of Color: We were unable to identify candidates of color for federal offices, Govenor or Secretary in Alaska. Racist Candidates: We were unable to identify candidates of color for federal offices, Govenor or Secretary in Alaska. VOTER REGISTRATION Registration is closed for the 2018 elections. Good News: You can still vote on a "Questioned Ballot." ❗️To Do: Check your registration status, HERE. EARLY VOTING Starts: October 24th. Ends: Election Day. VOTER ID ​​​​​Good News: Picture ID is not required, though some form of ID is. Such as: a signed voter ID card, or any other signed ID, like your driver's license, military ID, Indian ID, fish and game license, state ID card, passport, or senior citizen ID card. ❗️To Do: Bring one or more of the above. ​Good News, If you don't have any of the above ID, be sure to bring one or a few of the following items, that include your name and current address: a current utility bill or pay check, government check or bank statement. VOTER SUPPRESSION: There doesn't appear to be a voter suppression issue in Alaska. FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING: ​Good News: Convicted felons who have completed their sentences can vote. ❗️To Do: To re-register after your sentence is finished, go: HERE. OTHER ​​If you are disabled and need assistance you can bring along one person to help, or vote by absentee ballot. Language assistance is available. PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




HAWAII


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Voting Hours: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m Early Voting Hours: Varies by county. Candidates of Color: at least 2, HERE Racist Candidates: it appears that there are no racist candidates for federal office, governor or secretary of state. VOTER REGISTRATION ​​Good News: Same Day Registration. Voters can register and vote on the same day during the in-person early voting period. ​​Good News: Election Day Registration. You may be able to register Election Day. ​​Good News: Portability. Registered voters who move within the state without updating their registration can, on Election Day, fill out a change of address form at their new polling place and cast a regular ballot. ❗️To Do: Check your registration HERE. EARLY VOTING Begins—10 working days before election day. Ends—Varies by county. VOTER ID ​​Good News: While you will need a valid form of ID, you do not need a photo ID. Valid forms of ID in Hawaii include driver's licenses, state ID cards, utility bills, bank statements, and other government-issued documents.​ ❗️To Do: Be sure to bring one or more of the above when you vote. VOTER SUPPRESSION: ​​Good News: There are no known reports of voter suppression in Hawaii. FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING ​​Good News: Voting rights are automatically restored upon release from prison, and people on parole or probation can vote.​ ❗️To Do: Ex-offenders should re-register to vote. OTHER: For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




INDIANA


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Voting Hours: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m Early Voting Hours: at least 7 hours on each of the 2 Saturdays preceding election day, but a county with fewer than 20,000 voters may reduce this to a minimum of 4 hours on each of the 2 Saturdays preceding election day Candidates of Color: at least 3, HERE Racist Candidates: it doesn't appear that there are any racist campaigns for federal office, governor or secretary of state. VOTER REGISTRATION Voter registeration has ended for the 2018 election.​ ❗️To Do: Check your registration HERE EARLY VOTING: Begins—Twenty-eight days before election (in-person absentee). Ends—Noon, day before election. VOTER ID Indiana voter ID law is strict. It requires that you bring a government-issued photo ID before casting a ballot at the polls on Election Day, and, that it has the exact same information on it as is on your voter registration. ​ ❗️To Do: Bring proper ID. VOTER SUPPRESSION: ​Bad News: It does appear that voter suppression has been an issue, specifically via purging of inactive registered voters.​ 10/15/18 Article claims thousands of Indiana voter registrations purged ❗️To Do: Check the Voter Purge List HERE FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING ​​Good News: Voting rights are automatically restored upon release from prison, and people on parole or probation can vote.​ ❗️To Do: Ex-offenders should re-register to vote. OTHER: For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




LOUISIANA


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Voting Hours: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Candidates of Color: it does not appear that there are any running for federal office, governor or secretary of state.
Racist Candidates: it does not appear that there are any running for federal office, governor or secretary of state. VOTER REGISTRATION Registration has closed for the 2018 elections. ❗️To Do: Check your registration HERE EARLY VOTING: Closed for the 2018 elections on Oct 30th. VOTER ID Louisiana voter ID laws are fairly strict. You must present one of the following forms of identification at the polls: a driver's license, a Louisiana special ID, or another generally recognized photo ID that contains the voter's name and signature. If a photo ID is not presented, a utility bill, a payroll check, or another government document that includes the voter's name and address can be presented. However, you’ll have to sign an affidavit if so. ❗️To Do: Bring one or more of the ID above. VOTER SUPPRESSION: Bad News: Voter suppression is an issue in Louisiana. Though Louisiana law requires that every precinct has a polling place, of the 3,904 precincts there are only 2,068 about half many. This in due in part by over one hundred former polling places being consolidated with others. There have also been complaints about accessability by citizens with disabilities. ❗️To Do: Vote for candidates who oppose voter suppression. ❗️To Do: Plan ahead, especially if you’ll need a ride to the polls and to give yourself enough time. FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING Good News: Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. ❗️To Do: Ex-offenders should re-register to vote. OTHER: For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE. ​​​​​​​ PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




MARYLAND


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Voting Day Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Early Voting Day Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m Candidates of Color: at least 3, HERE Racist Candidates: it does not appear that there are any running for federal office, governor or secretary of state. VOTER REGISTRATION Good News: Same Day Registration. You can register and vote on the same day during the early voting period, though you cannot do so on Election Day.
Good News: Portability. If you have moved within the state at least 21 days before an election and have not updated your registration you can, on Election Day, vote a provisional ballot at their new polling place. If you have moved within the state fewer than 21 days before an election can cast either a regular ballot at your old polling place or a provisional ballot at your new polling place. ❗️To Do: Check your registration HERE EARLY VOTING: Starts: Second Thursday before the election. Ends: Thursday before the election. VOTER ID Good News: You do not have to present identification at the polls unless you’re a first-time voter who registered by mail and did not provide a valid form of identification. ❗️To Do: Bring ID if you’re not yet registered, as noted above. VOTER SUPPRESSION: Good News: It does appear that voter suppression is an issue in Maryland. FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING Good News: You can register to vote upon your release from incarceration, even while on probation or parole. ❗️To Do: Ex-inmates should register to vote. OTHER: For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE. PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




MASSACHUSETTS


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Voting Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Early Voting Day Hours: Regular government office hours. Candidates of Color: at least 2, HERE Racist Candidates: it does not appear that there are any running for federal office, governor or secretary of state. VOTER REGISTRATION Voter registration has expired for the 2018 elections. ❗️To Do: Check your registration HERE. EARLY VOTING: Starts: Eleven days before the election Ends: Second business day before the election (Friday before). VOTER ID Good News: You do not have to present identification at the polls unless you’re a first-time voters who registered by mail. Valid forms of identification include both photo and non-photo identification ❗️To Do: Bring ID if you’re a first time voter who registered by mail, as noted above. VOTER SUPPRESSION: Good News: It does not appear that voter suppression is an issue in Massachusetts. FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING Good News: Voting rights are automatically restored upon release from prison, and people on parole or probation can vote. ❗️To Do: Ex-offenders should re-register to vote. OTHER: For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE. ​​​​​​​ PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




MICHIGAN


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Voting Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Candidates of Color: at least 3, HERE Racist Candidates: it does not appear that there are any running for federal office, governor or secretary of state. VOTER REGISTRATION Voter Registration is over for the 2018 election. ❗️To Do: Check your registration HERE. EARLY VOTING: Bad News: Michigan does not offer early voting. ❗️To Do: Vote for candidates who support citizen-friendly voting. VOTER ID Michigan requires a photo identification at the polls, though your ID does not need to include an address. ❗️To Do: Bring photo ID. Good News: If you don’t have photo identification you may sign an affidavit attesting that you aren’t in possession of photo identification. VOTER SUPPRESSION: Bad News: It appears that voter suppression is an issue in Michigan. ❗️To Do: Vote for candidates who support robust, citizen-friendly voting. 11/6/18: Voters turned away due to missing voting machines at precinct in Detroit 10/10/18: Michigan’s dirty secret: Tens of thousands of absentee ballots trashed with no oversight. FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING Good News: Voting rights are automatically restored upon release from prison, and people on parole or probation can vote. ❗️To Do: Ex-offenders should re-register to vote.​​​​​​​ OTHER: For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE. PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




MISSOURI


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Voting Hours: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Candidates of Color: at least 1, HERE Racist Candidates: it does not appear that there are any running for federal office, governor or secretary of state. VOTER REGISTRATION Registration has expired for the 2018 midterms. ❗️To Do: Check your registration HERE EARLY VOTING: Missouri does not have early voting. ❗️To Do: Vote for candidates who support voter-friendly policies. VOTER ID Voters in Missouri must generally present identification at the polls. Valid forms of identification include the following: a driver's license or state-issued ID card, a military ID, a U.S. passport, or a copy of a utility bill, bank statement, or paycheck. ❗️To Do: Be sure to bring photo ID. Good News: If you don’t have any photo or non-photo identification, you will be permitted to cast a provisional ballot. VOTER SUPPRESSION: Bad News: There do appear to be efforts to suppress the vote in Missouri. 10/10/18: Judge calls Missouri voter photo ID advertising 'misleading' ❗️To Do: Be sure to Vote for candidates who will support voter’s rights. FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING Good News: Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. Except for anyone convicted of a voting crime as they are prohibited from voting. OTHER: For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE. PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




NEBRASKA


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Central time zone); 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Mountain time zone) Early Voting Day Hours: Varies by county. Candidates of Color: it does not appear that there are any running for federal office, governor or secretary of state. Racist Candidates: it does not appear that there are any running for federal office, governor or secretary of state. VOTER REGISTRATION Registration has expired for the 2018 midterm elections. ❗️To Do: Check your registration HERE EARLY VOTING: Starts: 30 days before election. Ends: Election Day. VOTER ID Good News: You do not need to present identification in order to vote in Nebraska. You may be asked for identification if you are a first-time registrant who mailed in your registration application and did not provide identification at that time ❗️To Do: Be sure to bring photo ID. VOTER SUPPRESSION: Bad News: It appears that there are voter suppression issues in Nebraska, including the purging of voter registrations. ❗️To Do: Check to see if you've been purged from the voter rolls HERE ❗️To Do: Vote for candidates who support voter-friendly laws. FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING Voting rights are automatically restored two years after the completion of all supervised release (except if convicted of treason). ❗️To Do: Ex-offenders should re-register to vote. OTHER: For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




NEW HAMPSHIRE


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Voting Hours: Varies. In general, polling places open between 6 a.m. and 11 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. Early Voting Day Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Friday of the first and second weeks; at least four hours on Saturday. Clerk may extend until 8 p.m. during the second week; and, may include Sundays and holidays. Candidates of Color: it does not appear that there are any running for federal office, governor or secretary of state. Racist Candidates: it does not appear that there are any running for federal office, governor or secretary of state. VOTER REGISTRATION Registration has expired for the 2018 midterm elections. Good News: Election Day Registration: You may register and vote at the polls on Election Day. ❗️To Do: Check your registration HERE EARLY VOTING: New Hampshire does not have early voting. ❗️To Do: Vote for candidates who support voter-friendly laws. VOTER ID You must present photo identification at the polls. ❗️To Do: Bring at least one photo ID. Good News: If you are unable to present a valid form of identification, a poll worker will take a photo of you and attach it to an affidavit that you must sign. Exceptions are provided for those who object to being photographed for religious reasons. VOTER SUPPRESSION: Good News: There does not appear to be a voter suppression issue. . FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING Good News: Voting rights are automatically restored upon release from prison, and people on parole or probation can vote. ❗️To Do: Ex-offenders should re-register to vote. OTHER: For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE. PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




NORTH DAKOTA


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Hours: Open between 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.; close between 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Early Voting Day Hours: Check with your county auditor. Candidates of Color: it does not appear that there are any running for federal office, governor or secretary of state. Racist Candidates: it does not appear that there are any running for federal office, governor or secretary of state. VOTER REGISTRATION You do not need to register to vote in North Dakota. EARLY VOTING: Starts: Fifteen days before election day. Ends: The day before election day. VOTER ID North Dakota has new Voter ID requirements. You will be asked to show your ID, which must include your name, current residential street address, and date of birth. Acceptable forms include: a current driver's license or non-driver's ID card; tribal-government-issued ID card; or a long-term care certificate (provided by ND facility). ❗️To Do: Be sure to bring ID with your current name, address, and date birth. Good News: If you are not able to show a valid form of identification, you may mark a ballot that will be securely set aside. If you provide valid identification to the proper election official prior to the meeting of the canvassing board, your set aside ballot will be presented to the canvassing board for proper inclusion in the tally. VOTER SUPPRESSION: Bad News: There do appear to be voter suppression issues in North Dakota. ❗️To Do: Vote for candidates who support Native Americans and voter-friendly laws. 11/1/18 Judge refuses to block voter ID law for Native Americans in North Dakota 10/18/18 New Laws in North Dakota Make Voting Harder for Native Americans FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING Good News: Voting rights are automatically restored upon release from prison, and people on parole or probation can vote. ❗️To Do: Ex-offenders should re-register to vote.​​​​​​​ OTHER: For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE. PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




OHIO


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m Early Voting Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday. Some extended weekday evening hours the week prior to the election. 1-5 p.m. on the Sunday before Election Day. Candidates of Color: at least 3, HERE Racist Candidates: at least 1, HERE VOTER REGISTRATION Registration has expired for the 2018 midterm elections. Portability. If you’re a registered voters who moves to a new precinct within Ohio without updating your registration, you can cast a provisional ballot on Election Day. For it to count, however, if you move within your county you must cast your ballot either at your new polling place or at a location designated by the local board of elections; and, if you move to a new county you must cast your ballot at a location designated by the local board of elections. If you move within the same precinct you can just complete a change of address form at your polling place and will be able to cast a regular ballot. ❗️To Do: Check your registration HERE EARLY VOTING: Starts: 28 days before election day. Ends: 2 p.m. the day before election day. VOTER ID You will need to provide some form of ID. You’ll also be required to announce your full name and current address. A photo ID is not required. ❗️To Do: Be sure to bring ID. Good News: If you’re unable to present a form of valid identification, but, can provide your driver's license number, state identification number, or the last four digits of your Social Security number you can cast a provisional ballot. VOTER SUPPRESSION: Bad News: There does appear to be voter suppression issues in Ohio. ❗️To Do: Be sure to vote for candidates who will fight for voter rights. ​​​​​​​ 10/31/18: Court orders Ohio boards of election to count provisional ballots in midterms for certain voters purged from rolls. FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING Good News: Voting rights are automatically restored upon release from prison, and people on parole or probation can vote. ❗️To Do: Ex-offenders should re-register to vote. OTHER: For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE. PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




OKLAHOMA


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Early Voting Day Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday and Monday; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday Candidates of Color: at least 2, HERE Racist Candidates: it does not appear that there are any running for federal office, governor or secretary of state. VOTER REGISTRATION Registration has expired for the 2018 midterm elections. ❗️To Do: Check your registration HERE EARLY VOTING: Starts: Thursday before election day. Ends: 2 p.m. the Saturday before election day. VOTER ID You will need to show photo ID to vote in Oklahoma or vote a provisional ballot. Valid ID include your Voter Identification card issued by your County Election Board, or any document issued by the United States, the State of Oklahoma, or a federally recognized tribal government if it includes your name (must substantially match your name in the Precinct Registry), a photo, and an expiration date that is later than the election in which you are voting. Acceptable forms include: Oklahoma driver's license; Oklahoma ID Card; US passport; tribal ID; or US military ID. ❗️To Do: Be sure to bring ID. Good News: If you are unable to provide ID, you will be able to vote a provisional ballot. VOTER SUPPRESSION: Good News: There does not appear to be voter suppression issues in Oklahoma. FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING Good News: Voting rights are eventually automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release, but only after a period of time equal to the length of sentence passed. ❗️To Do: Ex-offenders should re-register to vote. OTHER: For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE. ​​​​​​​ PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




OREGON


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Hours: Check with your municipal clerk’s office. Candidates of Color: HERE Racist Candidates: HERE​​​​​​​ VOTER REGISTRATION Registration has expired for the 2018 midterm elections. Good News: Automative Registration. If you interact with Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles, you will be automatically registers, and, will be sent a form you can send back either to opt-out of registration or to select a party affiliation. ❗️To Do: Check your registration HERE VOTING Oregon is an all-mail voting state. A voter is able to vote on Election Day at a local municipal clerk's office. All ballots must be received by 8 p.m. Pacific time. VOTER SUPPRESSION: Good News: There does not appear to be voter suppression issues in Oregon. FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING Good News: Voting rights are eventually automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release, but only after a period of time equal to the length of sentence passed. ❗️To Do: Ex-offenders should re-register to vote. OTHER: For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE. PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




RHODE ISLAND


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Candidates of Color: HERE Racist Candidates: HERE VOTER REGISTRATION Registration has expired for the 2018 midterm elections. Good News: Automatic Registration. Rhode Island passed automatic registration last year, to be implemented at the DMV. But, it’s unclear how much this has rolled out. ❗️To Do: Check your registration HERE EARLY VOTING Rhode Island does not offer any early voting option. ❗️To Do: Vote for candidates who support early voting and other citizen-friendly laws. VOTER ID Photo identification is required at the polls in Rhode Island. ❗️To Do: Be sure to bring one or more photo ID. Good News: If you voter is unable to present photo ID, a provisional ballot may be cast that will be counted if the signature given matches the one on the voter registration record VOTER SUPPRESSION: Good News: There do not appear to be voter suppression issues. FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING Good News: Individuals incarcerated for a felony conviction are ineligible to vote. Voting rights are automatically restored upon release from prison, and people on parole or probation can vote. ❗️To Do: Ex-offenders should re-register to vote. OTHER: For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE. PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




SOUTH CAROLINA


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Candidates of Color: HERE Racist Candidates: HERE VOTER REGISTRATION Registration has expired for the 2018 midterm elections. Good News: Automatic Registration. Rhode Island passed automatic registration last year, to be implemented at the DMV. But, it’s unclear how much this has rolled out. ❗️To Do: Check your registration HERE EARLY VOTING South Carolina does not offer any early voting option. ❗️To Do: Vote for candidates who support early voting and other citizen-friendly laws. VOTER ID You will be asked to show one of the following Photo IDs at your polling place: SC Driver's License, SC Department of Motor Vehicles ID Card, SC Voter Registration Card with Photo, Federal Military ID, US Passport; ❗️To Do: Be sure to bring one or more of the forms of photo ID, above. VOTER SUPPRESSION: Good News: There do not appear to be voter suppression issues. FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING Good News: Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. ❗️To Do: Ex-offenders should re-register to vote. OTHER: For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE. PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




SOUTH DAKOTA


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Early Voting Hours: Regular Business Hours Candidates of Color: HERE Racist Candidates: HERE VOTER REGISTRATION Registration has expired for the 2018 midterm elections. Good News: Automatic Registration. Rhode Island passed automatic registration last year, to be implemented at the DMV. But, it’s unclear how much this has rolled out. ❗️To Do: Check your registration HERE EARLY VOTING Starts: 45 days before election day (in-person absentee) Ends: 5 p.m. the day before the election. VOTER ID You must present photo identification at the polls. Approved forms include: South Dakota driver’s license or nondriver ID card, U.S. government photo ID, U.S. military ID, student photo ID from a South Dakota high school or accredited institution of higher education, or tribal photo ID. ❗️To Do: Be sure to bring one or more of the forms of photo ID, above. Good News: If you do not have a photo ID, you can sign a personal identification affidavit VOTER SUPPRESSION: Good News: There do not appear to be voter suppression issues. FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING Convicted felons must serve their full term of incarceration, parole, and probation before they may register to vote. ❗️To Do: Ex-offenders should re-register to vote. OTHER: For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE. PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




UTAH


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Early Voting Day Hours: At least four days per week, and on the last day. Saturday, Sunday, or holiday days may be added. Candidates of Color: at least 1, HERE Racist Candidates: it does not appear that there are any running for federal office, governor or secretary of state. VOTER REGISTRATION Registration has expired for the 2018 midterm elections. Good News: Election Day Registration. You may register and vote at the polls on Election Day and during the early voting period by casting a provisional ballot that will be counted. ❗️To Do: Check your registration HERE EARLY VOTING Starts: 14 days before election day Ends: Friday before the election, though may be extended to day before the election. VOTER ID You can either present a form of identification that bears your name and photograph or two forms of identification that bear both your name and address ❗️To Do: Be sure to bring one or more of the forms of photo ID, above.​​​​​​​ VOTER SUPPRESSION: Bad News: There do appear to be voter suppression issues in Utah, particularly in areas where Native American rights have long been suppressed. ❗️10/25/18: Why Is It So Hard For Native Americans To Vote In This Utah County? FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING Voting rights are automatically restored upon release from prison, and people on parole or probation can vote. ❗️To Do: Ex-offenders should re-register to vote.​​​​​​​ OTHER: For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE. PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




VERMONT


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Hours: Open between 5 a.m. to 10 a.m.; close at 7 p.m Early Voting Days Hours: At least four days per week, and on the last day. Saturday, Sunday, or holiday days may be added. Candidates of Color: it does not appear that there are any running for federal office, governor or secretary of state. Racist Candidates: it does not appear that there are any running for federal office, governor or secretary of state. VOTER REGISTRATION Good News: Automatic Registration If you interact with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) you are registered to vote or have your existing registration information updated, unless you decline. Good News: You can register to vote any day up until and including Election Day. Good News: Election Day Registration. You may register and vote at the polls on Election Day and during the early voting period by casting a provisional ballot that will be counted. ❗️To Do: Check your registration HERE EARLY VOTING Starts: 45 days before election day Ends: 5 p.m. day before the election. VOTER ID Good News: Only first-time voters who registered by mail are required to present identification at the polls. ❗️To Do: If you’re a first time voter, be sure to bring one or more of the forms of photo ID, above. VOTER SUPPRESSION: Good News: There do not appear to be voter suppression issues in Vermont. FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING Good News: The right to vote is never taken away from individuals convicted of a felony, even while incarcerated. OTHER: For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE. PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE Election Day Voting Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Early Voting Days Hours: 8:30 a.m - 7 pm (not open Sunday) Candidates of Color: HERE Racist Candidates: HERE VOTER REGISTRATION ​​Good News: D.C. automatically registers all voters who have a state ID or have filled out government forms. ​​❗️To Do: Check your registration HERE. EARLY VOTING: Begins: 7 days before the election, and, ends the Saturday before election day. In-person absentee voting begins 15 days before election day. Ends: Saturday before election day. VOTER ID ​​Good News:No ID is required for registered voters. First time voters, however, do need ID. ❗️To Do: If you’re a first time voter and not sure if you’re registered be sure to bring current driver’s license or state-assigned unique number or last 4 digits of social security number; Or: Photo ID; Or: Copy of utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document including check that includes your preprinted name and address. VOTER SUPPRESSION: It does not appear that voter suppression is an issue. FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING ​​Good News: Voting rights are automatically restored upon release from prison, and people on parole or probation can vote. ❗️To Do: Ex-offenders should re-register to vote. OTHER For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




WASHINGTON


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Hours: As an all-mail voting state, Washington does not have polling places. Ballots must be postmarked no later than Election Day. They can also be returned to designated ballot drop box or in person to the county elections department by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Early Voting Days Hours: Normal business hours. Candidates of Color: it does not appear that there are any running for federal office, governor or secretary of state. Racist Candidates: it does not appear that there are any running for federal office, governor or secretary of state. VOTER REGISTRATION Registration has expired for the 2018 midterm elections. Good News: Automatic Registration was passed in 2018. However, it is unclear if it is fully implemented. ❗️To Do: Check your registration HERE EARLY VOTING Starts: 18 days before election. Ends: 8 p.m. Election Day. VOTER SUPPRESSION: Good News: There do not appear to be voter suppression issues in Washington State. FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING Good News: Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. However, the Secretary of State’s website states that persons who have “willfully failed to make three payments in a 12 month period” on any court imposed fines may have their ability to vote revoked by the prosecutor. ❗️To Do: Ex-offenders should re-register to vote. OTHER: For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE. PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683




WYOMING


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE What to Expect When You Vote: HERE Election Day Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Early Voting Days Hours: Regular hours on normal business days. Candidates of Color: it does not appear that there are any running for federal office, governor or secretary of state. Racist Candidates: it does not appear that there are any running for federal office, governor or secretary of state. VOTER REGISTRATION Registration has expired for the 2018 midterm elections. Good News: Election Day Registration. ❗️ To Do: Check your registration HERE EARLY VOTING Starts: 45 days before the election. Ends: Day before the election. VOTER ID Good News: If you've voted in Wyoming before, you do not need to show ID to vote. ❗️To Do: If you're a first-time voter who registered by mail, you will need to show ID to vote. Acceptable forms include: Wyoming driver's license or Wyoming-issued ID card; or a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document that shows your name and address. Good News: Voters without ID: If you are unable to provide ID, you will be able to vote a provisional ballot. Your ballot will be counted if you are able to provide ID to your election office before the close of business one day after the election. VOTER SUPPRESSION: Bad News: There is an increasing concern about what appear to be voter suppression issues in Wyoming. ❗️To Do: Vote for candidates who support citizen-friendly voting laws. 11/1/18 Fremont County voting incident raises questions​​​​​​​ FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING Voting rights restoration is dependent on the type of conviction: first-time non-violent felony offenders can apply to the Wyoming Board of Parole five years after completion of sentence. All others must apply to the Governor for either a pardon or a restoration of rights, but must wait ten and five years, respectively, after completing their sentence. OTHER: For information on voting with disabilities, go HERE. PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683





COLORADO


Official Voter Information: HERE Locate Your Polling/Voting Place: HERE Election Day Voting Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Early Voting Hours: Early Voting Hours: Every day but Sunday during the early voting period. Normal business hours, but may be expanded. Candidates of Color: at least 1, HERE Racist Candidates: It does not appear that Colorado has racist campaigns for federal offices, Governor or Secretary of State. VOTER REGISTRATION ​​Good News: Automatic Registration. If you have any current California ID or while conducting business with the state filled out state forms with your personal information and address, you are automatically registered. (Unless you choose not to). ​​Good News: Election Day Registration. If you're not already registered, you can do so on Election Day. Just be sure to bring ID. ❗️To Do: Check your registration HERE EARLY VOTING Starts: 15 days before election day. Ends: Election day. VOTER ID ​​Good News: All registered voters are mailed a ballot which can be dropped off at the locations shown HERE ​​Good News: Colorado accepts many different forms of ID, including: Colorado driver’s license or CO Depart of Revenue ID card; U.S. passport, government employee photo ID, FFA or other valid U.S. agency pilot’s license, U.S. military or veteran photo ID, Certificate of Degree of Indian or Alaskan Native Blood, or Tribal ID; Medicare or Medicaid card, certified copy of a U.S. birth certificate for the elector; Certified documentation of naturalization; student photo ID from a qualifying Colorado college. ​​Bad News: Colorado does not accept any document produced by Colorado’s statewide voter registration system as voter ID. Or if you don’t have photo ID: A copy of a current (last 60 days) utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address. ❗️To Do: Be sure you bring one or more of the above. VOTER SUPPRESSION There are reports that Colorado may be purging inactive voters. ​To Do: Check to see if you're on the voter purge list HERE. 10/24/18 Thousands of Colorado Voters Still Waiting for Mail Ballots FELON RE-ENFRANCHISEMENT VOTING ​​Good News: Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of parole, and people on probation can vote. ❗️To Do: Ex-offenders should re-register to vote. OTHER Colorado offers numerous options for voters with disabilities: HERE PROBLEMS VOTING? Call 1-866-687-8683





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