With all the vote suppression measures afoot, the ACLU issues a reminder that it’s not enough to go to a polling place. You need to take steps to be sure your vote is allowed and is counted.

Says the ACLU:

With reports indicating a surge in voter registrations nationwide, the ACLU of Arkansas is urging Arkansans to confirm their polling location, bring a government-issued photo ID and make a plan to vote during early voting (through November 5) or on Election Day (November 6).

“With record numbers of people getting registered to vote, we want to make sure every eligible voter can make their voice heard in this critical midterm election,” said Rita Sklar, ACLU of Arkansas executive director. “Confirming your polling location and making a plan to vote is even more important this year, as many polling places in Arkansas have closed or relocated since the primary. Now more than ever we need to vote like our rights depend on it, and we’re committed to making sure all Arkansans, regardless of party, can do just that.”

Confirming your polling place is vital this year because around two-thirds of the county boards of elections in Arkansas have closed polling places that were open for the 2016 General Election & the 2018 Primary and Non-Partisan Judicial election. Some counties closed as many as half of the polling places that were open during the primary and last General Election.

You can confirm polling locations at the state’s website.

If you can’t vote election day, vote early every day but Sunday through Monday, or vote absentee.

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For help or additional information, voters are encouraged to call the Election Protection Hotline: 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) / Para ayuda o más información: 479-763-2822.

More information here on voting and voting rights in Arkansas.

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