How do voters know what precinct they're in?


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The League of Women Voters' Vote411 website tells users what precinct they are in and the location of their designated polling place. The tool only requires the user's address and zip code; it does not require a name, telephone number or any other sensitive personal information.

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Vote411 also has information about any upcoming elections or ballot measures in the user's precinct. For elections, Vote411 provides information about the major candidates up for election, including what party they represent and their stances on a number of political issues. For ballot measures, the site provides information about what the details of the ballot measure are, as well as what impact the measure is likely to have if it is passed.

For politicians already in office, Vote411 provides information about who represents the user's district at the local, state and national levels. In addition to party information, Vote411 also links to the politician's voting record, showing the user whether or not an elected official is really representing their interests.

Users can register to vote or update an existing voting registration on the Vote411 website. Users in states allowing electronic voter registration can register or update directly from the website, while Vote411 provides printable forms for states that require paper applications.

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