How To Be Prepared Voting on Election Day

5:09 PM, Oct 30, 2020

Our 2020 voter engagement campaign, Protect 50+ Voters, is focused on helping you cast your vote safely and making sure you know all of your voting options.

Ohioans have three options to vote this year: absentee ballot, early voting, and on Election Day.

Please make sure that you have requested your absentee ballot - you have until noon on October 31st, but due to the overwhelming response and participation in absentee and early voting this election, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose strongly encourages you make your request by Friday October 30th. All mail-in ballots must be post-marked by November 2nd. You can check that your absentee ballot is being sent by going to voteohio.gov to track your ballot.

While many have participated in absentee voting and early voting, there are some that are going to wait until Election Day. At AARP, we have some tips on how to be prepared if you decide that voting in person is best for you.

· Bring proper protection for the weather in case the line stretches outside. Please dress for any kind of weather: dress in layers, bring a head covering or umbrella.

· Don’t forget your mask and hand sanitizer.

· Make sure that you have the proper form of identification or your government ID.

AARP also wants you to know the election protection hotline number, 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683). This number is a toll-free, nonpartisan phone number with trained specialists and attorneys on the other end of the line. The election protection hotline may be used if you have any concerns, don’t feel safe, or have any questions either prior to the election or while you are standing in line.

AARP will never tell you who to vote for, but instead make sure that you have the resources and information needed to safely make your voice heard this election.

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