Election day is quickly approaching, with Joe Biden and incumbent Donald Trump facing off to see which party will take control of the White House. In the midst of a global pandemic, this is already one of the most complex and historically significant presidential elections in years.

So, what do older adults need to know about Election day 2020? We will answer this question and much more, but first, let’s cover some of the most important information about Election Day 2020.

What You Need to Know About Election Day 2020

With the fast spread of fake news, it’s important to rely on simple truths to differentiate fact from fiction. Here are a few of the most important facts about Election Day 2020:

When is Election Day 2020?

The official presidential Election Day for 2020 is on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Unfortunately, it is not a federal holiday, so you may have to work or fulfill other obligations on the day of the election. Fortunately, employers are legally obligated to give their workers time to go vote. Additionally, most polling stations remain open until well-after regular business hours to allow people to vote after they’ve finished their workday.

Where Can I Vote?

Even if you live in a rural area, there is a designated polling place for you based on your address. To find the nearest polling location, check out this link. Many polling places are housed at government buildings, post offices, event centers, and even churches.

Can I Vote Early?

Yes, you can vote early. Despite the controversy over voting by mail, you can vote early and vote by mail. The process varies a little depending on where you live. Some states have different rules related to when and how you can engage in early voting. To learn more about early voting in your state, consult this early voting calendar.

Do I Need to Register to Vote?

Yes, you do need to register to vote. If you’ve voted in a recent election, you’re probably already registered to vote. You can check if you’re currently registered here.

Do I Need to Bring Anything With Me to Vote?

Yes, you will need to bring some form of identification when you vote. This could be a state driver’s license, a passport, or a similar form of government I.D. You might also need to bring your voter registration card just in case.

The Bottom Line

Election Day 2020 is right around the corner. Knowing how and when you can vote is vital. Make sure you stay informed and stay safe on election day!

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