With so much confusion surrounding voting this year, you might be wondering what you should do if you show up at your local polling place on Tuesday and find that your name isn't on the roster of registered voters.
Take this advice from Electoral-Vote.com, a daily, nay hourly, read for political junkies:
First, be absolutely sure you are in the correct precinct. If you are in the wrong precinct, in most states, your vote won't be counted. If you are not 100% certain of your polling place, go to www.mypollingplace.com and check. Alternatively, call the toll-free number 1-866-OUR-VOTE or your county clerk. If you are sure you are in the correct polling place and the officials claim you are not registered, ask for a provisional ballot and fill it out correctly. You are entitled to one by law. Politely, but firmly, insist on being given a provisional ballot.
If you've moved recently, it's doubly important to check where you are registered. In New York the difference of only a few blocks can put you in an entirely new voting district. And in New Jersey, where polls show the two presidential candidates in a statistical tie, having your vote count could make all the difference.
While Gothamist recommends you get to your polling place early, remember that as long as you are in line before the polling place closes you have a right to cast your ballot.