What Voters Need to Know

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    NEWSLETTERS

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    Local Voters are gearing up to vote tomorrow.

    Pa. Voter Information

    • Polling hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. All those in line at 8 p.m. will be able to vote.
    • Before entering the voting booth: Review sample ballots sent by mail and available online and at the polls. New voters are encouraged to view voting machine demonstration videos at www.VotesPA.com
    • Identification: First-time voters in a precinct must show a driver's license or other approved form of identification.
    • What not to wear: Contact your county board of elections to see if campaign-related clothing and accessories are allowed at polls.
    • Awaiting trial or in jail for a misdemeanor: You cannot vote while serving time for a felony; however, felons released on parole or who have served their sentence are eligible to register and vote.
    • If voting machines fail: Voters will be offered emergency paper ballots if 50 percent or more of voting machines at a poll do not work.
    • If a voter's name isn't listed: A registered voter whose name isn't in the poll book, or who moved within the county without informing the county election office, may vote with a provisional paper ballot.

    To learn about State Candidates running for office check out the League of Young Voters.

    Not sure where you should vote or having any other questions, click here or call 1-877-868-3772.

    To report a problem at the poll, contact the election protection hotline at 1-866-687-8683

     

    N.J. Voter Information

    • Polling hours: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Lines will likely be shortest between 10 and 3. Those in line at 8 p.m. will be able to vote.
    • Before entering the voting booth: Review sample ballots sent by mail and available online and at the polls. New voters are encouraged to view an instruction video at www.njelections.org.
    • What not to wear: State law forbids anyone to wear campaign-related buttons or clothes, including hats, at a poll. Individuals will be asked to remove or cover the item; a garment may be turned inside-out.
    • If a voting machine fails: Paper ballots may be used when, for any reason, a voting machine does not work. Poll workers may authorize use of paper ballots if a district's single machine is in use for extended time by a disabled voter who requires audio aid.
    • If a voter's name isn't listed: A registered voter whose name isn't in the poll book, or who moved within the county without informing his or her county election office, may cast a provisional paper ballot.
    • To vote by absentee ballot: Registered voters don't have to give a reason for an absentee ballot. File a ballot application with the county clerk by 3 p.m. Monday. Return the ballot to county election headquarters by 8 p.m. Tuesday. Go to www.njelections.org for details.

    To check out all of the candidates who are running for office in New Jersey click here.

    You can find out where to vote and other voting information from the Department of State or by calling 1-877-658-6837.

    You can report a problem at the poll by contacting state lawyers at 1-877-658-6837 or the League of Women Voters' Voter Protection Hotline at 1-800-792-8683.

     

    De. Voter Information:

    • Polling hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Voters in line at a polling place at 8 p.m. on Election Day shall be permitted to vote. Anyone who arrives after 8 p.m. shall not be permitted to vote. Voters who are not permitted to vote at a Polling Place on Election Day may appeal that decision to Superior Court on Election Day.
    • Before entering the voting booth: View tutorial on how to use voting machines.. Read all election materials on Candidates and issues prior to voting. Bring ID to the polls. This can be a photo Id, utility bill, paycheck or any other government document with your name and address on it.
    • What not to wear: Election officials are reminding Delaware voters that it is against the law to wear campaign T-shirts, buttons, hats, literature or slogans inside the polling station or within 50 feet of the door where the station is located.
    • Voting machine problems: If you think there is a problem with your voting machine, stop and ask for assistance immediately. Delaware electronic voting machines are not "on-line" so there is no risk of anyone being able to see or change your vote electronically.
    • Absentee voting: Nov. 3rd at Noon is the last day to vote by absentee ballot at the Department of elections for New Castle County. Nov 4th at 8 p.m. is the deadline to return absentee ballots to the Department of Elections.

    To find out about all of the Candidates running for office check out Delaware State's website.

    Questions? For poll locations and other information, go to http://electionsncc.delaware.gov/ or call 302-739-4277.

    To report a problem at the poll, contact the Commissioner of Elections.