Just can’t wait to get to the polls to support your presidential candidate on Nov. 8? Luckily you don’t have to! You can vote early so that all you have to do on election day is sit back, relax, and watch the votes roll in. Here are 5 things you need to know about the process.
1. It’s already open! In most places at least. The early-voting polls are located in your local election office, and all you have to do is show up within your state’s time frame (ranging from 10 to 30 days before the election, and cast your vote. You can find the calendar, here.
2. Anyone can do it. At least, as long as you’re a registered voter and go to the election office you’re registered with. You just walk on in with an ID and vote your little heart out. Or mail in your vote-by-mail or absentee ballot!
3. A LOT of women are doing it this year. Donald Trump, 70, has done everything in his power to push female voters away from his campaign, and they’re responding by rushing to the polls early in droves! The battleground states of North Carolina, Florida and Georgia are voting early in “disproportionate numbers,” with way more Democrats than Republicans hitting the polls, according to Politico.
4. The same goes for Latinos. This is crazy. A whopping 99% more Latinos have already voted in Florida than in 2012, reports Buzzfeed, and that’s just out of the early ballots! This is huge because Florida is a swing state, and over 133,000 Latinos have already come out to vote. It seems like they’re just as motivated as women are to fight Donald!
5. It could affect the outcome of the election. Early voting sets the stage for the big day. It may lead people to feel more secure or more urgent about voting for their candidate, so it could potentially change the game. Whether it’s early or on Nov. 8, just VOTE!
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