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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) — Election Day is Tuesday and the anticipated file turnout to the polls means you might be questioning what occurs in the event you’re nonetheless ready in line by the point polls shut. Can you continue to vote, or will you be turned away?
The excellent news is that legal guidelines are in place that help you vote even after the polls shut, so long as you might be ready in line and have been ready since earlier than the polls closed.
That is one in all your primary rights, in line with the American Civil Liberties Union, which additionally advises:
- In case you make a mistake in your poll, ask for a brand new one.
- If the machines are down at your polling place, ask for a paper poll.
Voter intimidation is a felony in all states. You might be protected by federal voter intimidation legal guidelines to vote in non-public, with out intimidation or strain.
In case you encounter issues at your polling precinct, you might be suggested to report them.
Report all points whereas voting and at your polling precinct to the Election Safety Hotline at 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683) or by calling the U.S. Division of Justice voting rights hotline at 1-800-253-3931.
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