RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Election Day is today and this unusual year has left many voters unsure about what they need to do.

ABC 8News has compiled a list of answers to your biggest questions. Check out the FAQ below to learn more about where to vote, what to bring and what you can, and can’t do, at your polling place.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I find out where to vote?

What times do the polls open and close?

What identification do I need to take to my polling place?

How will polling places be cleaned and sanitized on Election Day?

How can I see what’s on my ballot before Election Day?

Can you wear clothing supporting a candidate to a polling place?

Can I take a selfie in the polling booth?

Can I carry a firearm to my polling place?

Do I have to wear a mask at my polling place?

Do I have to vote in every election on my ballot?

What happens if you test positive for coronavirus but you were planning to vote in person?

How are votes on amendments handled?

How can I get a ride to my polling place on Election Day if I don’t have a car?

What happens when a President dies in office? What’s the line of succession?

What happens if neither candidate wins the majority of Electoral College votes?

How does the Electoral College work? What’s the role of electors?

How common is voter fraud in Virginia? 

How does USPS know when they’re carrying election mail and how do they handle it differently?

How are absentee ballots counted?

How to ballot drop boxes work?

What happens if I die after I cast my absentee ballot, but before Election Day? Will my vote count?

Why are some people getting multiple ballots or the wrong ballot? How common is this? 

What’s the last day that I can vote early?

Is there a witness requirement for absentee ballots?

What’s the difference between absentee ballots and mail-in voting?

What should I do if I still haven’t sent in my absentee ballot? Should I still mail it in?

Does expanding voting by mail increase the risk for election fraud? 

How do I report voter intimidation at the polls?


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