As unpatriotic as it sounds, some people would deny American citizens the right to vote, even those who are fully entitled to cast their ballot. The only way to make sure to avoid being the victim of such tactics is to know what your rights are and know who to talk to if you have a problem.
Keep in mind that waiting until the last minute—to vote or know what your rights are—is always dangerous. Make sure you know where to go to vote and that you bring whatever identification is required in your state. If you have problems, ask a poll worker first. If they can't help you, ask to speak with a chief election official. And if that fails, call 1-866-OUR-VOTE.
The AFL-CIO My Vote, My Right website offers hands-on information on voter registration, voter ID laws and steps to take to protect your right to vote on Election Day. Find out what you need to know to make sure your vote counts this year. Get information on voter registration, your voting rights by state and more at the AFL-CIO’s MyVoteMyRight.org.
Have questions about your voting rights? Call 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) or download the Election Protection Smartphone App.