Can You Register To Vote Online? Here’s How You Can Get The Process Started

Elroy Mariano

As you make a plan for how you’ll cast your vote in the 2020 presidential election, you may be wondering what your registration options are. If you want to avoid in-person registration due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, here’s what you need to know about registering to vote online. Most states offer online registration, but you’ll also want to take a look at the deadlines to make sure you’re registered in time for the upcoming election.

Election Day is coming up on Tuesday, Nov. 3, which means the deadline to register to vote is coming up even sooner. Deadlines vary by state and can depend on whether you register by mail, online, or in-person, but your best bet is always to register as soon as possible. You can check your state’s guidelines on your state’s election office website for information specific to your state. Organizations like Vote.org also offer a

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Here’s How You Can Register to Vote from The Comfort of Your Couch

Elroy Mariano

The first election I voted in was 2016.

I was 19, a sophomore at UNC-Chapel Hill, and swung by Chapel of the Cross on Franklin Street  between classes. I’d been on the fence about whether to register in my home county or in Orange County, so I put off doing it until the first week of November without realizing that I couldn’t just click a button on a website and presto. 

Even so, the process was relatively painless: A nice elderly lady helped me fill out the registration form, and I just kinda just guessed on some of the down-ballot races (again, I was 19). I got my sticker, and I left.

This year, voting was complicated by a pandemic that spread across the country and to every single county in North Carolina. With this in mind, the State Board of Elections implemented a lot of “new” ideas like registering

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Will Your Social Security Benefits Be Taxed? Here’s How to Know

Elroy Mariano

Millions of seniors depend on Social Security to pay their bills and enjoy the retirement they’ve always dreamed of. But many are also shocked to learn that those benefits are, in fact, taxable in some situations.

But will you have to pay taxes on your benefits? These two questions will give you the answer.

1. What will your annual retirement income amount to?

If Social Security constitutes your only form of retirement income, then there’s a good chance you won’t have to lose some of your benefits to taxes. But the more income sources you have, the greater your likelihood of paying some taxes on your benefits.

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To see if your benefits will be taxed at the federal level, you’ll need to calculate your provisional income, which is your non-Social Security income (including all tax-free income you collect, such as municipal bond interest, but not including

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The pandemic is putting a strain on Internet speeds. Here’s what you can do for the best connection

Elroy Mariano

CHICAGO: Nothing kills work-from-home motivation like slow Internet. It’s an issue some are facing for the first time as the Covid-19 pandemic sent them out of the office and into remote workspaces at home.

With many school districts opting for some degree of e-learning, a torrent of video calls and downloads from multiple family members could test the mettle of even the hardiest Internet connections. And for families with limited income, it can seem like high-speed Internet is out of reach financially.

For those looking for ways to improve their connection or get their homes hooked up for the first time, here’s some advice.

Make sure your router is in the right place

Jack Segal, regional vice president of communications at Comcast, said your router’s effectiveness relies on where it is in the home. Keeping the router in an open, central location can offer the best coverage so you don’t

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Here’s how many times you need to have sex to make a baby

Elroy Mariano

LifeStyle of Friday, 7 August 2020

Source: Pulse Ghana

2020-08-07

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On average, couples have sex 78 times from the time they decide to start trying to the time they get a positive sign of a pregnancy test.

Making a baby is a serious business. While some couples seem to get pregnant on the first attempt, others can spend what feels like forever trying.

But there’s an actual number of times it takes a couple to get pregnant. Those 78 times are spread over 158 days, or about 6 months, according to a new survey.

ChannelMum.com, a parenting site, surveyed 1,194 parents and found that most couples have sex 13 times per month when trying to conceive. Although this may sound like 13 times the fun, there are certain anxieties that come with trying to become parents. Eighteen

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Slow internet speeds? Here’s how to get the best connection

Elroy Mariano

Nothing kills work-from-home motivation like slow internet. It’s an issue some are facing for the first time as the COVID-19 pandemic sent them out of the office and into remote workspaces at home.

Add in online-learning, a torrent of video calls and downloads from multiple family members and it’s easy to test the mettle of even the hardiest internet connections. And for families with limited income, it can seem like high-speed internet is out of reach financially.

For those looking for ways to improve their connection or get their homes hooked up for the first time, here’s some advice.

Make sure your router is in the right place.

Jack Segal, regional vice president of communications at Comcast, said your router’s effectiveness relies on where it is in the home. Keeping the router in an open, central location can offer the best coverage so you don’t lose connection throughout the house.

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