I bet many people like me have a hundred questions about the 2008 US presidential elections voting. Here’s help! I’ve put together answers and relevant links for most common questions. If you have any other poll related questions, a comment on this post will help me mail you the answer.
Presidential Election Day is tomorrow, 4th of November, 2008 (Tuesday) .
The voting will start in different states at different times. Find out more below:
Where to vote?
To find out where to vote, please go to: http://vote411.org/bystate.php , select your state -> enter your address and a list of closest polling booths/places/stations will pop up.
Make sure you find out your voting times as polls open in different states in different hours. Read below for voting hours:
Am I registered to vote? How can I register to vote online? or
Where am I registered to vote?
To find out where you have registered to vote, please go to: http://canivote.org/
You will need to enter your exact address. The site will search the database to find whether you’ve registered to vote or not, and if yes, what is your nearest voting poll location/booth/station.
If you have not registered to vote in the 2008 election polls or don’t remember whether you have, you can register or cross check registration at: https://electionimpact3.votenet.com/lwv/voterreg2/index.cfm . Again, this is state dependent and you’ll need to enter your address and other details to register for voting.
You can also use Google Maps’ special voting station finder to find your closest voting location by entering your home address.
What are voting times in my state or region?
To find the exact voting times in your state, please go to: http://vote411.org/bystate.php -> select your state -> on the next page you’ll find polling place hours in your region. If you have any questions or if you don’t see polling timings, then go to: https://vote411.overseasvotefoundation.org/overseas/eod.htm -> select your state and region. You will be shown the local website and telephone numbers of your local county clerk’s office. Please call them and they’ll be able to answer all your questions.
What do I require to vote? (ID requirements or documents required)
Most often your driving license or other forms of ID are valid for you to vote. However, it is best to go to: http://canivote.org/ -> click on “What kind of ID to bring” -> Select your state. You’ll be shown a document detailing which forms of identification are valid in your state and area.
Can I vote online?
No, unfortunately you cannot vote online. This is obviously to prevent rigging, fraud and any sort of errors. You will need to go to a polling station and vote. For disabled people it can be a major problem, for which your county clerk should be referred to using the steps mentioned above. Most polling stations across the country will be disabled friendly (I hope).
If you’re looking for more information on voting for the 2008 presidential elections, your best bet is to visit the following web sites. If you still can’t find answers to your questions, please post your question as a comment and I’ll try to answer as quickly as possible or will refer you to the right place.
Can I vote.org
Following are local web sites of every state where you can find up to the minute information on voting, timings, requirements, registration your local polling station.
California, San Diego County
California, San Mateo County
California, Almeda County
Connecticut, Southington County
Connecticut, Vernon County
District of Columbia
Illinois, Champaign County
Illinois, Cook County
Illinois, Lake County
Illinois, Madison County
North Carolina, Durham County
North Carolina, Gaston County
North Carolina, Johnston County
North Carolina, New Hanover County
Ohio, Franklin County
Ohio, Hamilton County
Texas, Collin County
Texas, Dallas County
Texas, Denton County
Texas, Fort Bend
Texas, Harris County
Texas, Midland County
Texas, Nueces County
Texas, Travis County
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