Tuesday, Nov. 6, is the big election day to decide whether Republican candidate Mitt Romney or U.S. President Barack Obama will be elected. But many may not know where or how to vote for 2012 Election Day.
Voters must have pre-registered to vote based on their state's guidelines, which generally entails being a U.S. citizen, 18 years of age and a resident in that state.
Those eligible to vote will head to the polls to choose based on their personal preferences when it comes to the deficit, jobs, healthcare, taxes and much more.
In the hopes you have your candidate chosen already, you along with the other 133 million registered voters should begin to make plans on where to vote for Election Day. Thankfully, there are multiple websites which help people all over America figure out where to cast their ballots.
However, if you live in an area affected by Hurricane Sandy, which made landfall last Monday and caused mass damages along the East Coast, check with your local elections official to confirm your polling place or learn of any changes. Visit your county or state website, which you can find at Usa.gov, to verify.
President Barack Obama has a website to confirm where candidates should vote. Simply find your polling place by typing in your street address and zip code. The website then displays the nearest polling place as well as a map of its location in relation to your home and directions. It also gives an option to send an email notification, the number to the vote hotline and an option to share on social media.
Vote411.org: Enter your email address and your polling place will be displayed. The website also lists new information, list of candidates, voting rules and deadlines. The website also gives the following hotline numbers for problems on election day: 1-866-MYVOTE1 (866-698-6831), 1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) and 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español).
Google also has voter information listed under its Politics & Elections page, which you can access by googling "where to vote." After entering your official address, Google displays your personalized polling and ballot summary with a list of candidates for the general election as well as your state's elections.
CanIVote.org is a website that can verify your voter registration and direct to your state's election website. It also lists polling places, what to bring in order to vote, information about absentee and early voting as well as information about the candidates in your state.