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Here's Everything You Need to Know if You’re Turned Away at the Polls

11/02/2018 12:00 AM EDT by WBLS Staff

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The 2018 midterm elections are five days away, and it’s vital that we “push as many souls to the polls as possible,” as Sheryl Underwood puts it.

According to CNN, stricter voting laws went into effect in 2013 Supreme Court decision “struck down parts of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which required the approval of the Justice Department before states made any changes to their voting laws.”

It’s reported that, “In the last five years at least 23 states have placed restrictions on voting by closing polling places, cutting early voting, purging ineligible voters from electoral rolls and imposing stricter voter ID laws, reports the federal Commission on Civil Rights.”

As you head to the polls next Tuesday (Nov. 6), it’s important that you are registered to vote, identify your correct polling station, make sure your registration information matches your ID and personal information, and make sure to bring an ID even if you don’t need it.

Even if you’re registered and cleared to vote, you may still encounter problems at the polls. If so, here’s what you need to do.

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If you have questions about your voting status, you can call the election protection hotline or the U.S. Department of Justice Voting Rights Hotline.

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