If you’ll be traveling on November 8th, Election Day, don’t fret, you can still make your vote count. I was asked to visit an out-of-state client on election day. I panicked a bit until I learned that I could accept this invitation AND have my vote count.
How to vote while traveling on business
If you will not be in your polling precinct on election day, you’ll need to file an absentee ballot. There are several very helpful, non-partisan websites to assist you.
- Try USVoteFoundation.org or Vote.org. Absentee ballot requirements vary by state, but these sites will guide you in the right direction. Simply select your state from the drop down menu and you’ll get state-specific information on eligibility requirements, identification requirements and you can also request your absentee ballot online.
- The first step is to fill out an absentee ballot application. It takes less than one minute.
- Next, you’ll need to mail in your application or hand deliver it to your county. This is a basic verification process to be sure you’re on the voter rolls and you will receive your ballots. It’s that simple.
- Hint: Have your voter identification card handy when you visit these sites. You’ll need your voting precinct number.