A truly representative democracy requires all American citizens to express their voices through their ballots. While it can be exciting to cast a vote, anyone intent on making their preferences heard in the electoral process must fulfill a few steps and make a plan – to successfully vote in the 2022 primary and general elections. For some transgender persons, it can feel even a bit more complicated than that.
- What documents do I need?
- Are my records up to date?
- Does the name on my registration record match up with what’s on my ID?
- What about the listed gender on my paperwork?
On top of all that, some trans voters may feel wary facing poll workers who ask lots of questions or examine an ID card for too long. The experience may seem especially daunting if this is the first time voting since making the transition from one gender to another. Below, we provide a step-by-step guide to make sure you’re adequately prepared.