You can use your credit card to pay for all your basic necessities like rent and food, but that may be more difficult after Hurricane Jose destroyed homes and businesses.
Here are the steps you’ll need to take to get back on the road.
Pay your bills, or cancel them If you have credit cards, pay them off and cancel them if you have to.
If you don’t, you may still be able to use them later.
Check your credit score, and do a full credit report on your cards.
You can find out more about the process here.
Register to vote and vote in November You can get registered to vote in Puerto Rico, but it’s not easy to do.
If your credit reports are spotty, you can still register to vote on Election Day in the United States.
You’ll need a new card or a card that’s approved by the United State government.
Puerto Rico elections are not held on the same day as the United Kingdom elections, so you won’t be able the same ballot.
You also won’t need to bring a photo ID, but there are some things you should do to be eligible to vote.
Make sure your photo ID is a current photo ID and that your name, address and date of birth match the information you have on your driver’s license.
Read more about voter registration in Puerto Rica.
Get medical care If you’re already registered to be an absentee voter, you should get to vote as soon as possible.
Puerto Rican elections are held on November 3, so your ballot will be counted on November 2.
You may need to register to get a medical appointment or visit a doctor, but you don�t have to do anything more than sign an affidavit saying you want to vote for President Juan Orlando Hernandez.
Read our guide to getting an absentee ballot in Puerto Ricans elections.
Get a job You don�ve to go to a job to get work.
If Puerto Rico does have elections, you need to have a job.
If not, you might be able use a work visa to work in Puerto Rican government.
If that’s not an option, you’ll have to go through a process called provisional registration.
This is when you get a provisional ballot, but don� t have to register and vote until you can get a job and get your ID in order.
Read the guide to provisional registration in Florida and Puerto Rico.
Register and vote for the general election You can register and cast a ballot for the U.S. House of Representatives in Puerto Rico, the U, or the Senate.
You don’t need a driver�s license or to get to a polling station, but if you register to be a provisional voter, they will automatically put your name on the ballot.
Puerto Ricos elections are nonpartisan, so it doesn�t matter if you’re registered as an independent or a Democrat.
Read how to register as a provisional voting elector.
Vote for the Senate You can vote for a senator in Puerto Ro�o if you don´t already live there.
You will need to get registered, but Puerto Rico has a number of provisional offices that you can use to vote there.
Puerto Ricos elections aren’t scheduled to take place until November 30, so if you�re not registered to get an absentee vote, you won�t be able vote on November 9.
The next elections are scheduled for October 6 and November 3.
Learn about Puerto Rico election laws If you want more information about Puerto Rican election laws, check out our guide.