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Want to Vote Early or See Your Ballot? VotePlz Can Help!

Election Day is right around the corner, and it’s understandable if you’re a little freaked out. Maybe you’re not sure where you have to go, when you’ll have time to head to the polls, or what choices you’ll have to make on your ballot. VotePlz, a non-partisan, non-profit organization, wants to help you out. They’ve registered 75,000 people to vote, and have helped 250,000 people check their registration—so this is an organization that knows what they’re doing. Now, check out their tools to help people actually vote!

If you’re totally fed up with this election cycle and just want to turn in your ballot, you’re in luck—you may be able to vote early. If you’re ready to do that, you can find your designated early voting location here, thanks to VotePlz. They’ll show you where and when you can vote early to skip the lines before next Tuesday. After you fill out your ballot, you can block every Tweet and article about the election until Nov. 9—sounds pretty nice! But if you can’t even think about voting early because you still need to research what exactly you’ll be voting on…

Check out the VotePlz tool to see your ballot! Believe it or not, there actually are choices to make on your ballot besides the presidential race. This tool will show you exactly what those choices are, including senator candidates, representative candidates, county positions and ballot measures. Knowing about these other issues before you get to the voting booth is super important, because your vote can make a huge difference at the state and local level. Brush up on your ballot here.

These tools can help you make a smart and informed vote, either early or on Nov. 8. Happy voting!

Sarah Nelson is senior at the University of Iowa pursuing a Journalism major, English minor, and Fundraising and Philanthropy Communication Certificate. When she's not binge-watching One Tree Hill or Jane the Virgin on Netflix (again), she's is probably rereading the Harry Potter series or writing for her blog, SarahNdipity. With an addiction to books and coffee, Sarah hopes to take the world by storm as a book editor. Or social media marketer. Or blogger. (She hasn't quite made up her mind yet, but that's okay because who says you have to be just one thing?)
Katherine Mirani is the News Editor for Her Campus. She graduated from Northwestern University's journalism school in 2015. Before joining Her Campus full time, she worked on investigative stories for Medill Watchdog and the Scripps News Washington Bureau. When not obsessing over journalism, Katherine enjoys pasta, ridiculous action movies, #longreads, and her cockatiel, Oreo.