The place do I vote? The right way to discover your polling place on Election Day 2020


Know your polling location earlier than Nov. 3.

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This story is a part of Elections 2020, CNET’s protection of the run-up to voting in November.

You are registered to vote and have every thing you want to solid your poll on Election Day, like an ID card — however are you aware the place your polling place is that this 12 months? Because of the coronavirus pandemic, your regular polling location could also be someplace else to higher accommodate your county’s social distancing protocols. 

If you would like to keep away from the polls this 12 months, you possibly can ship your poll by mail (here is the way it works to your state). You can too select to vote early at your polling place to keep away from the lengthy traces. What you should not do, nonetheless, is try and vote by mail and solid a poll in-person, as a result of double voting is a federal, and sometimes native, crime punishable by positive and/or incarceration.

Now that we have all that cleared up, here is the best way to discover your polling place on Election Day this Nov. 3.


1. Open in your desktop, pill or cellphone.

2. Faucet Polling Place Locator.

3. Choose the state you are registered to vote in from the checklist. 

4. The data you will have to enter will differ primarily based on the state you reside in. For instance, Kentucky requires residents to enter their full title, date of beginning and the final 4 digits of their social safety quantity as a way to discover your polling place. In California, you solely want to supply your deal with.

Word that the polling location data might not be out there but, so you could have to maintain checking for updates.

Contact your native county clerk

If the data for polling locations is not out there on-line but, you possibly can contact your native county clerk’s workplace to see if they’ll offer you extra particulars. They might additionally be capable to let when the voting data can be despatched out within the mail.

Prepared for extra voting data? Listed below are seven methods to verify your vote counts within the 2020 election, the best way to keep protected whereas voting in particular person and what you want to learn about vote by mail, on-line ballots, polling locations.

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