One way or the other, cast your vote. However, we want you to do everything possible to cast your vote using a paper ballot (mail-in ballot or an absentee ballot). Only use an electronic voting machine as a last resort.

This year, you must do your homework. Contact your Board of Elections and find out everything you need to know about voting using a paper ballot, including:

1. Who can get a paper ballot.

2. When you must request a paper ballot.

3. If you must return your own paper ballot or if someone else can return it for you.

4. Whether you can return a paper ballot during early voting.

5. When early voting begins.

6. If the Board of Elections has ample paper ballots on hand and will not run out.

7. If and when you can hand deliver your paper ballot to the Board of Elections and what you must do when you arrive.