You may have heard, but the U.S. is electing a president (and 435 U.S. representatives, and 30-odd senators, along with countless statewide and local officials) Tuesday, Nov. 4.
That's tomorrow, if you live stateside.
Not every state is fully compliant with the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) – New York falls into the "not compliant" category – and we're expecting at least some trouble, though hopefully it won't be as widespread as some people think it could be.
If you're in New York, by the way, you're probably using one of those lever machines. If you're not familiar with how they work, watch the video above.
If you run into minor issues (long lines, people holding signs too close to a polling place entrance), use a #votereport hashtag. Also add a #ZIPcode hashtag to be entered as a location. Check out the
If you have major troubles – people blocking entrances, not being allowed to vote, not being allowed to fill out a provisional ballot, that sort of thing – get
What it comes down to is, the more information that's out there, the better. The more people know you plan to exercise your right to vote, the better.
I've also set up some hashtags for local folks. If you're writing about the election in Central New York, use a #votecny hashtag to get into the mix on
The bottom line is, we're having an election tomorrow. This stuff's important, people.