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Election Day is Here!

November 5, 2012
You’ve registered to vote and Election Day is finally here. Now what? Follow these five easy steps to have your voice heard.

Step 1: Get informed.
Don’t get stumped by the ballot questions. This non-partisan voters guide, created by the League of Women Voters, translates your ballot’s jargon into easy-to-understand terms. Just visit, type in your address, and click “Get personalized information on candidates and issues.”

Step 2: Find your polling location.
Your polling location is usually printed on your voter registration card. Can’t find it? No problem. Look it up on Google or at For the most up to date information, Nonprofit VOTE’s interactive map links to your state’s official election page.

Step 3: Pack your bag.
Make sure you have everything you need to vote – download your state’s Voter Checklist.

Step 4: Transportation.
Hop in your car and head over to the poles. If you live in the city and need transportation, Uber is providing free and reduced fairs to first time members.

Step 5: Remind your friends, family, and community to vote!
Pass this post along! Text your friends a reminder or give them a call. Join Vote with Friends and display your “I Voted” badge with pride. Want to do more? Visit and download their digital toolkit or join their national phone bank.

Problems voting?
Report election issues by calling 1-866-OUR-VOTE or through twitter using the hashtag "#OVLReport". You can also submit a report online by visiting
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