Preparing for the Voting Process

Election Day is fast approaching. There are a few things that you might want to review before heading to the polls.

Check the Stance of Each Candidate

This might sound like an obvious piece of advice, but it’s worth mentioning nonetheless. Be sure to take the time to review the track record of all candidates on all issues before heading to the polls.

Here’s a quick review of Obama’s stance on immigration.

Here’s a quick review of Romney’s stance on immigration.

Check for Polling Places and Hours

You should know where voting is taking place in your neighborhood well-ahead of time, and you should know the hours available.  You can find out where voting is taking place by checking your state election website. If you need special accommodations, you can contact your state election website as well.

There are 32 states that allow early voting. You can also check your state election website to find out if this is available to you.

Check Your Voter Identification Requirements

States have different requirements for voter identifications. Some require strict photo IDs, and others do not require IDs with photographs. Be sure to know what you need to bring in that day; otherwise, you might be turned down.

Beware of Voter Intimidation

Obama and Romney are in a close race. Each has strong, passionate supporters, and you must know that there will great efforts to influence your vote coming from both sides. Any sort of intimidation technique, like bullying at the polls for example, is illegal.