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November 6, 2012

Today is Election Day – an opportunity to exercise your right to vote, one of your most basic and cherished rights as an American. So wherever you live and whatever your political views, this is the time to have your say and participate in our democracy.

A lot is at stake this year, so please be sure to make your voice heard. You’ll not only be choosing our nation’s president, but you may also be selecting your U.S. Senators and Representatives. And in 46 states, you’ll also be electing state legislators, who have a huge say about your fundamental rights and issues that affect you every day. Here are some resources to help you cast a ballot:

Am I registered? Do I need to bring ID?

  • For these questions and many more, visit the ACLU’s Let Me Vote page, where you can find state-specific information. Lea aqui en Español.
  • If you are in one of the states affected by Hurricane Sandy, make sure your polling place has not changed. You can find up-to-date information on the following affected states: New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
  • Or you can call Election Protection’s national hotline, 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683). En Español, llame 888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682).

What if my right to vote was denied?

  • Call the ACLU Voter Protection Hotline at 877-523-2792.
  • If you think that your right to vote was denied because of your race or color, or because of your English proficiency, call the U.S. Department of Justice hotline at 800-253-3931 (877-267-8971 for those who are hearing impaired).

Remember that voting is your right, and your civic duty as an American. Share these resources with friends, relatives, neighbors and others to help them cast a ballot. Now, go out and vote!

Vote your values when you go to the polls!

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