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Avoid early voting lines: Request an absentee ballot
You have until 5 p.m. on Oct. 27 to request a ballot. But experts say, do it as soon as possible to allow time for you to get the ballot, fill it out, and send it back.
BUT THIS IS JUST ONE IN DECATUR. PEOPLE ARE ENERGIZED. >> ABSOLUTELY. PEOPLE ARE EXCITED TO VOTE IN THIS STATE. >> IF YOU DON'T WANT TO WAIT IN THOSE LONG LINES, CAN YOU VOTE BY MAIL. YOU HAVE UNTIL OCTOBER 27th TO DO SO. BUT EXPERTS SAY DO IT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO ALLOW YOU TO FILL OUT THE BALLOT AND GET IT BACK. GO TO THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS WEBSITE TO MAKE THAT REQUEST. YOU'LL NEED YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE. A DMV NONOPERATOR I.D. NUMBER, OR THE LAST FOUR NUMBERS OF YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER AND THEN WAIT. BALLOTS MUST BE POST MARKED ON OR BEFORE ELECTION DAY.