Here are some steps to make sure you cast your vote on Election Day

Planning ahead is essential for making sure you vote is counted for

Your plan doesn’t have to be extensive, but you should have a plan, so Local 4 wanted to break down the big things to think about to make sure you can get out and vote on Election Day.

The plan starts at home. Make sure you know your polling place. You can find that through our Local 4 voter guide or the Secretary of State’s website. Just put in your information, and it will show you where to go.

It’s also a good time to get your pens together, preferably blue or black or even a black sharpie. If you’re using your ID, make sure you’ve got that, and if you’re using a sample ballot, you’ve already marked it for reference.

There are also many free options to get to your polling place Tuesday (Nov. 8). The rideshare app Lyft is giving 50% off rides if riders use the code vote22. MoGo bikes are giving free ride passes on its app and stands. Lime Electric Scooters is also giving two free rides up to $15, and SMART Bus fares will also be free on Tuesday.

Once you’re at work, you can talk to your boss about leaving work to vote. By law, employers can’t prevent you from voting or force you to vote on your lunch break, but it’s good to work out a plan, so everyone is happy.

A voting plan is essential for Election Day, especially if you want to save time while also making sure you cast your vote.

About the Authors:

Brandon Carr is a digital content producer for ClickOnDetroit and has been with WDIV Local 4 since November 2021. Brandon is the 2015 Solomon Kinloch Humanitarian award recipient for Community Service.