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Have You Made a Voting Plan?

Election Day is only 11 days away! If you are registered to vote, there are many different options available to fit your needs. Early voting in Ada County is available at Boise Basque Center, Meridian and Boise City Halls, Eagle Hope Lutheran Church, and Ada County Election Office. On weekdays, the polls are open from 8:00 am-5:00 pm and 10:00 am-4:00 pm on Saturdays. However, if you are not located within Ada, visit the Polling Place Locator to find local places to vote early. 

If you are voting by mail, the deadline in Idaho to request an absentee ballot is today, October 23, 2020 at 5 pm. Visit Idaho Absentee Ballots to fill out a request that according to the website, will not take longer than two minutes to fill out. When you are voting by mail, there are some mistakes that can disqualify your ballot. Business Insider reveals some of the most common mistakes, such as not signing the back of your ballot or signing it with a new signature, mailing back your ballot too late, not including required documentation, and filling it out with the wrong pen/pencil. Business Insider recommends reading the directions on the ballot carefully and double checking everything is filled out properly. 

If you are voting in person, social distancing and mask wearing is required at all polling locations. Caring Across America has compiled a list of voting related resources for especially for those giving or receiving care. They have specialized instructions for voting in person with COVID-19 regulations, making a voter plan for busy caregivers, and finding time to vote while experiencing personal distress. Caring Across America urges those eligible to vote, as this election impacts seniors, disabled people, and other important individuals. Election Day is November 3, 2020. Visit USA.gov and other government affiliated websites for answers to all of your additional voting questions.

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