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The US election 2020 has caught the attention of the entire globe as Democratic challenger Joe Biden takes on incumbent President Donald Trump. The final hours of campaigning are currently taking place and the coronavirus pandemic has been the main focus for both candidates.
What time does voting start tomorrow?
The US election 2020 will be held on Tuesday, November 3.
The opening and closing times for polling stations vary depending on states, cities or counties.
In some states, eligible voters will be allowed to vote after the polling station has closed if they were already in the queue.
Most polls open at 6am and the latest stay open until 9pm, such as in New York.
In some places, including Vermont, voters will be able to cast their ballots from 5am in the morning.
All polling stations will have shut by 9pm ET on November 3, which is 2am GMT on November 4.
Record numbers have already voted early this year, but if you plan to vote on election day, check where your polling station is ahead of the day.
What do you need to bring to the polling station?
Check your voting location and requirements in advance because they may have changed due to COVID-19.
You need to check if wearing a face covering or face mask is mandatory at your polling station.
Two-thirds of states also expect you to provide identification to let you vote at the polls.
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You can check if you’re required to bring ID to vote at theNational Conference of State Legislatures.
To see exactly what you are required to do and bring to be able to vote on election day, visit BallotReady.org and put in your address.
If possible, you should complete any registration forms prior to arriving at the polling location.
You should also bring your own black ink pen to the polling station or a stylus or similar object for use with touchscreen voting machines.
Who can vote in the US election 2020?
You can vote in US elections if you:
Are a US citizen
Meet your state’s residency requirements – You can be homeless and still meet these requirements
Are 18 years old on or before Election Day
Are registered to vote by your state’s voter registration deadline – North Dakota does not require voter registration