US Travelers Take Extreme Measures to Get to Polls on Election Day
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It’s finally here: Tuesday is Election Day across the nation.
And while most people are getting out to their local polling places, some travel influencers and frequent flyers were working a little harder to cast their ballots for the 2018 Midterm Elections.
— Scott Mayerowitz (@GlobeTrotScott) November 6, 2018
Heading back home to Austin today so I can vote! Be sure you vote today! Remember if you’re in line when the polls close, you’re still eligible to vote! They can’t send you home!
— Nomadic Matt (@nomadicmatt) November 6, 2018
I could have easily spent a few more days (or weeks) in Bora Bora, but I had to get home to VOTE! If you’re a citizen of the US, please make time to visit your polling place today!!! #ivoted https://t.co/W6YP7gbp72 pic.twitter.com/zcnFT0BOnP
— Zach Honig (@ZachHonig) November 6, 2018
Frequent travelers can also consider voting by absentee ballot. Barring any mail debacles, that process should be easy to complete before you travel. If you do need to request an absentee ballot to be sent to a long-term trip destination, keep in mind a remote locale could present logistical obstacles.
Managed to vote from #fiji but it took a village. One hotel worker helped me tape ridic NYS address printout to envelope with packing tape we cut with our teeth bc neither of us had scissors. 1/
— Jada Yuan (@jadabird) November 3, 2018
Another hotel worker called her son who works for the post office to see if I could mail something from a tiny village on a Saturday, since none of the hours were posted. 2/
— Jada Yuan (@jadabird) November 3, 2018
My absentee ballot didn’t come so I’m taking an all night bus to NC, voting, and flying back to be at work at 11 in DC. Stay tuned as I live-tweet my venture into madness for the sake of civic duty. #VoteSaveAmerica #iguess
— Emi Anne (@f_emi_nist) November 6, 2018
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