5 Things You Need to Know On Election Day

The League of Women Voters has launched an important voter education and public awareness campaign throughout the nation – "5 Things You Need to Know on Election Day." This effort familiarizes voters with new election procedures and ways they can take action to ensure their votes are counted.

"Voters need to know there are simple steps they can take to protect their votes on November 7th," said Mary G. Wilson, national League president. "Important changes in our voting systems have been implemented over the last few years. All voters need to be aware of what they are and what to expect on Election Day. The "5 Things" card is a handy reference – a last minute checklist – to help voters prepare to participate in this election," Wilson stated.

This checklist includes such things as: go to the right place; bring I.D.; get a ballot; get help; and stay and vote. In order to make voting a breeze, the League suggests voters: check their names; avoid the crowds; and take a friend to vote.

The League produced "5 Things You Need to Know on Election Day" cards- in English and Spanish - and is distributing them nationwide through more than 850 state and local Leagues. In conjunction with the 2006 "5 Things" campaign, the League has also launched www.VOTE411.org, an easy-to-use, nonpartisan national Web site that provides essential information for voters.