BONUS ODP Interview: The Brennan Center’s Hannah Klain on How To Make Sure Your Vote Counts

Hannah is an Equal Justice Works Selbin Family Fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice where she works on protecting everyone’s right to vote and vote safely this year.  She also happens to be my (Monica’s) daughter!  She has some practical tips for everyone on how to make sure your vote gets counted, and how to vote safely in person.  The must-know information can be found at the minute marks noted below, but watch the whole interview for a deeper dive on protecting your right to vote. VOTE! We know you will!  

Minute 00:45: How can people prevent simple mistakes at the ballot box, like forgetting your ID? Also, what’s a provisional ballot?

Minute 3:40: What do you do if you’re still in line when polls close? What are the resources for reporting something happening at your polling place that’s not right?   Call or Text 866-OUR-VOTE!

Minute 5:52: What do you do if you have a mail-in ballot but you haven’t yet mailed it in? DON’T MAIL IT!  Take it to a Drop Box.

Minute 9:30: What are some steps people can take to stay safe from COVID-19 while voting in person? Mask, Bring Your Own Pen, Hand Sanitizer, Social Distance.  

Minute 13:03: Should you be worried if you see long lines?

Minutes 14:33: What if you’re waiting in a long line and you have to use the restroom?

Graphic: Annabel Driussi for Our Daily Planet

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