The rapidly approaching November 3rd elections are a chance for us to advocate for our communities. State Voices is here to make sure you have what you need to vote. We’re partnering with Ballot Ready to help you vote by mail and to get you the information you need in order to vote:

CLICK HERE to learn about how to vote by mail, and to learn more about what is on your ballot! (Note: the Ballot Ready tool is only available in English, Spanish, and Chinese. If you speak another language, you may want to ask someone to assist you.)

State Voices is partnering with Ballot Ready to help provide you with the information you need in order to vote-by-mail in the general election.

Do you have questions about voting by mail, absentee voting, in-person voting, and more? Check out some of the tips below.

Can I Vote-by-Mail?

In many states, everyone may vote by mail and may even automatically get a ballot or vote-by-mail application. Other states have different rules about who may vote by mail. To learn more about whether you can vote by mail or absentee ballot, click here.

To learn more about whether you can vote by mail, click here.

How Can I Return My Ballot and Track My Ballot?

Once you request a vote-by-mail ballot, states generally provide multiple ways for you to return your ballot after filling it out, including in-person drop off or by mail.

Many states also have a way for you to track your ballot status online: you can see a list here. For other states and more questions about ballot tracking, call 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) or one of the other language assistance hotlines below.

Vote-by-Mail/Absentee Deadlines

If you plan to vote by mail, make sure you mail your ballot as soon as possible. For more information on deadlines, click here. If you choose to return your ballot by mail, make sure you mail it ASAP since it could take up to two weeks for it to arrive.

Language Assistance and Other Voting Assistance

There is a federal law that gives every voter in the United States the right to bring someone with them to the voting booth if they need help voting. Voters can bring someone to the polls to assist if they have trouble reading or writing English, are blind or can’t see well, or have a disability that requires assistance at the polls. Voters can choose who they bring to help as long as the helper is not the voter’s employer or union representative.

Additionally, under federal law, some jurisdictions are required to provide translated voting materials and bilingual poll workers for voters who have trouble reading or writing in English. For more information and to check if your jurisdiction is required to provide extra language assistance, click here.

Other Problems or Questions about Voting, Call:

  • English: 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
  • Spanish: 888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682)
  • Arabic: 844-YALLA-US (844-925-5287)
  • Asian Languages (Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, Bengali): 888-API-VOTE (888-274-8683)


Thank you for taking a step to ensure your voice is heard during the 2022 Elections. Your voice, your vote, your power!