At the risk of being Captain Obvious, it’s Election Day. Have you voted?

Unlike any other, this election has seen a record number of Americans casting their ballot days, even weeks before today’s official voting day. COVID-19 made many of us wary of being exposed to the virus, so states took steps to make voting more convenient and to limit the need to visit a polling place.

That doesn’t mean you can’t vote in-person. Just be sure to check where before you head out. This year, your traditional polling place may no longer be available.

If you have a mail-in ballot, some states – but not all — will count your vote if it’s postmarked today. If you’re not sure what the rule is where you live, you can always turn in your ballot at a polling place.

Elections officials nationwide say they expect a record turnout. With the huge number of mailed ballots and pre-election day voting, results could take even longer than usual to be known. In very close races the results may take days or even longer to be known.

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