10 Ways You Can Make Election Day a Success

Election Day is only 10 days away. And while you may be tempted to stay home this year, don’t.  Just look at what’s happening in Washington, and you know elections have consequences. This year is just as important as every other. Whether it's your local municipal elections or statewide races like the ones in New Jersey and Virginia, we need you to get out and vote -- and vote Democrat.

In New Jersey, while Chris Christie continues to flaunt his failed record as governor -- slashing education funding, giving tax breaks to the wealthy and corporations,  and vetoing equal pay legislation -- Barbara Buono has put forward a strong plan to grow New Jersey's middle-class, improve education and reduce gun violence in our communities.

And in Virginia, while Terry McAullife is focused on creating jobs and expanding opportunity for all Virginians, Ken Cuccinelli continues to push an extreme Tea Party agenda that would limit women's rights -- including one measure that could ban most common forms of birth control.

It's critical that we get your help in these races and every race across the country.

Take these steps to prepare for Election Day:

1. Make a plan to vote now: Figure out when will you vote, how will you get there and who you'll go with.

2. Look up your polling place: If you live in NJ, find yours here. If you live in VA, find yours here.

3. Be in line to vote before polls close: Polls are open in NJ 6:00 am until 8:00 pm and in VA 6:00am to 7:00pm. If you are in line when the polls close, STAY IN LINE. You will be allowed to vote if you are in line when the polls close.

4. Do you need an ID to vote? If you live in VA, you do. Find out what you need here. New Jersey voters do not need an ID to vote, but bring a form of ID to be safe. Click here to find out more.

5. Get involved to make sure others vote: Volunteer for Buono and Volunteer for McAuliffe

6. Text 5 friends to remind them to vote on Election Day.

7. Post about the election to remind your friends to vote on social media. Buono Facebook or Buono Twitter. McAuliffe Facebook  or McAuliffe Twitter.

8. Campaigns need a lot of resources to finish strong on Election Day. Chip in to help Buono or McAuliffe win.

9. Leave all political items at home when you go to vote including buttons, lapels, t-shirts, signs, etc.

10. Organize a carpool to your polling place. Voting is more fun with friends.

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