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The Election's Over — Now What?

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You’ve cast your vote – so now what? 

There’s much more you can do to defend the issues that matter most even after you’ve submitted your ballot. 

Here are a few actions you can take. 

Check State-Specific Results Timelines 

Election Day isn’t results day; election workers will be hard at work for a while to come counting every ballot. Find out when your state elections are estimated to be complete at 

Make sure your mail or provisional ballot is counted 

If you voted by mail, go to VOTE411 and click your state to find a link to your state’s ballot tracking tool. Use the tool to look up your ballot and verify that it was counted. If it was not, call your local election official to figure out if you need to take action to verify your ballot. 

If you voted a provisional ballot at your polling place due to a lack of ID, be sure to follow up with your local election official to provide the required ID and have your ballot counted. 

Fight Post-Election Mis- and Disinformation 

Mis- and disinformation are major threats to the democratic process. They’re especially active after elections, with people sharing inaccurate stories about election results, the voting process, and who's casting their ballots. 

Use these tips to identify mis- and disinformation across the media.  

You can also report mis- and disinformation here

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Demand Congressional Action 

With newly-elected people set to take office in 2023, it’s important to let them know which actions you stand for. 

You might demand that they: 

And more

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Thank Election Workers

Our democratic process depends on election workers doing their jobs. Let election workers know that you appreciate them by shouting them out on social media.

You can also learn more about what they do and consider becoming an election worker in the next election cycle!

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Find out actions you can take to defend democracy within your community by joining your local or state League. Leagues are constantly in action around issues like health care, the environment, voting rights, and more. We’d love to welcome you to our community!

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