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Video:How to Find Your Voting Location

with Nathan Buck

You're ready to vote but do you know where you are going? Watch this About.com video to see where you can find your designated voting place.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Find Your Voting Location

Hi, my name is Nathan Buck for About.com. Today I'm going to show you how to find your voting location.

Polling Place Locator

Every state has an online polling place locator. You can either go directly to your home state's government site, and search for the part of the website pertaining to the election - or you can first go to canivote.org or rockthevote.org which are both great websites that will then redirect you to your State's information page. When you are redirected to your home state's page, you will be asked to input your name first and it will then check to make sure you are registered to vote. In this case you will receive confirmation both that you are registered as well as informing you of your polling place.

Call the Board of Elections

Alternatively in all States, you can call up your State Secretary's office and ask to be directed to the board of elections to speak with someone who will assist you in finding your polling location. Rockthevote.com has an excellent page with all of the States' Secretary of States phone numbers and you can call them up.

Updating Your Voter Registration Information

Do remember that if you have moved since you last voted you might still be registered at your old address. If it is too late to change your registration information for the upcoming election, depending on your States rules, you may have to travel to the polling location for your old address.

If your name is not on the list of registered voters at the polling place first make sure that you are at the right polling place. If you are sure that it is the correct polling place you can still cast a provisional ballot which will be checked after the polls close to see if a mistake has been made. The state is legally required to notify you whether or not your ballot was counted.And that's some information about finding your voting location.

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