Today, November 3, is Election Day! If you are registered to vote, there are many different options available to fit your needs.
Voting in Person:
Voting in Ada County is available at, but not limited to, Boise Basque Center, Meridian and Boise City Halls, Eagle Hope Lutheran Church, and Ada County Election Office. The polls are open and accepting ballots from 8:00 am-8:00 pm statewide. However, if you are not located within Ada County, visit the Polling Place Locator to find local places to vote. Social distancing and mask wearing is required at all polling locations. A form of photo identification will be requested.
Voting by Mail:
If you have not already voted by mail, ensure your vote is counted by dropping your ballot off at an official drop box. Use this guide from Vote.org to find a drop box near you.
In addition, it is important to know the 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, 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.
Also, Caring Across America has compiled a list of voting resources for especially for those giving or receiving care. They have 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. Visit USA.gov and other government affiliated websites for answers to all of your additional voting questions.