It’s finally here. Election Day 2016.
In order to safeguard your vote before Election Day—against potential hackers and a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack—print out your precinct and plan your route to the polls before Tuesday.
In the event of a DDoS attack, services like Google or Apple maps could be difficult to access, leaving those who don’t know where their polling places are.
If you don’t know where to vote, have no fear: you can make use of an easy-to-use polling place locator to find your poll and get directions.
Not registered? Remember, in many states voters can register at the polls. Voters from swing states like Colorado, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Wisconsin call all register on November 8th with proper ID.
Connecticut, Washington D.C., Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, and Wyoming also have in-person voter registration on November 8th. Note that many states require proof of identity and residency.
Be sure to also check your poll opening and closing times. Polls begin closing as early as 6:00 p.m. ET in Indiana and many polls close at 7:00 p.m. ET.
After you vote, you’ll want to follow up on the results, whether or not you’re having a celebratory Election Day bash or drowning your sorrows in tequila.
Here’s How to Live Stream the Results of the 2016 Election:
Most news outlets, including CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox, will be live streaming their election news coverage on their websites. BuzzFeed News will also live stream their coverage via Twitter in an “Election Night Live” special.
You can also follow along with the results with this live map from The New York Times.