Where to Vote in the US Election
Since most Americans vote in the US election on November 4, we at NowPublic thought we would gather as much information we could on where to vote and other polling resources.
Where do I vote?
There are a lot of great sites for voter-related questions, including a voting locations finder, is vote411.org:
Presidential General Election Voters' Guild - For specific help with Election Day problems, call one of these hotlines: 1-866-MYVOTE1, 1-866-OUR-VOTE or 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español).
Google has a great polling station locator built into google maps, just put in your zip code and it will show you the nearest polling station.
The Google Maps team has set up a showcase for some of its favorite mashups from the 2008 US presidential election.
Rockthevote.com has a nice little locator as well.
NowPublic member nirajan has a story showing the locations for voting:
Here is a list by precinct of Election Day voting locations in Denton County. Voters must cast their ballots at their precinct’s designated polling site. Polls are open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Here's a solid blog that explains how the election is going to unfold:
First, the very fact of turnouts in states higher than in recent years, or perhaps even recent decades, may delay to varying degrees the estimates of results. For that matter, in a country that has seen a protracted agony around a final result just eight years ago, the likelihood of a higher turnout, and the telegraphing of intentions that some results may be contested, also could delay finality, at least in some cases.
Many different voting methods, including some controversial electronic machines, are being used this year:
Voters across the United States will use a variety of methods to cast their votes during the November 4 election.
The watershed 2000 vote that saw George W. Bush elected president also cast a harsh spotlight on flaws in the ways Americans cast their ballots, and prompted the federal government to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on upgrading voting equipment across the country.
A good list here of what you'll need to bring with you on voting day:
Make sure you're registered and bring your ID
Before you can vote, you have to register (except in North Dakota). Each state has a different deadline for voter registration, but in most states, you need to have registered at least 30 days before Election Day. A few states don't accept MAIL-IN voter registration forms, which means you must register in-person.