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Election 2018: What to Know Before You Vote

Nov 01, 2018 04:00PM ● By Brian Saucedo

By Cate Reynolds


Election Day is less than a week away! Check out the tips below and make sure you’re prepared before you hit the polls on November 6th.


Know who and what is on your ballot:

Before deciding who to vote for, make sure you know your options. You can find a sample ballot for your county and precinct here, which includes all candidates and ballot questions. If you’re unsure of your precinct, you can find it using the Maryland State Board of Elections’ Voter Lookup tool. The Voter Lookup tool will also tell you your polling place, and whether or not you need to show an ID to vote. 


Research the candidates:

Still not sure who to vote for? There’s still plenty of time to learn about the candidates. Check out the candidate’s websites and read election previews by local papers and news channels, like this Gubernatorial Election Preview by What’s Up?. Voter Guides, like this one by The Baltimore Sun, can also help you learn more about each candidate and their stances. 


Go vote!:

Polling places are open 7 a.m.–8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6th. Need a ride to your polling place? Uber if offering $10 off a single ride to the polls on Election Day. The promo code will be available in your Uber app on Election Day. Similarly, Lyft is offering 50% off your ride to the polls. You can claim your Lyft promo code here.