Here are 7 free things you can get right now for voting

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Technically, it's illegal for businesses to give freebies to voters on Election Day — but it's become an enduring tradition, and you might as well take advantage of it.

Whether you got up at 6 a.m. to head to the polls or will be heading there after work, be sure to look out for these deals and rewards.

1. Free child care

If you're a parent or caregiver looking to make Election Day easier, check out your local YMCA. The organization is providing free or discounted child care service. To learn more, call your local YMCA or visit their website.

Then, once you have your "I voted" sticker, you can enjoy these additional perks.

2. Free coffee

7-Eleven is giving customers a free coffee at participating stores through their app, 7 Rewards.

Customers can also cast their votes for one of three election-themed cups by choosing a blue cup for Democrat, a red cup for Republican or a purple nonpartisan cup.

3. Free doughnuts

Krispy Kreme announced that anyone wearing a sticker that he or she voted will receive a free doughnut on Tuesday.

"We want to sweeten Election Day by saying 'thank you' to those who participate at the polls," said Jackie Woodward, chief marketing officer of Krispy Kreme, in a statement. "It has been a long election season, and we think a free treat is the perfect way to reward voters."

4. Free cookies

Great American Cookies Nationwide is giving customers sporting their "I voted" sticker one free regular cookie at participating stores on Tuesday.

"You chose your candidates, now Great American Cookies invites you to choose one free regular cookie," a company statement reads. "Talk about a fun decision to make!"

"We can all agree that this election season has been anything but sweet and Great American Cookies wants to end it on a positive note for customers," said David Kaiser, executive vice president of Great American Cookies, in the statement.

5. Free gym access

After enjoying your free coffee and sweets, head over to Gold's Gym, which is offering voters a free day to work out. Simply bring your "I voted" sticker or voter registration card.

6. Free drink

Show your "I voted" sticker and get a free medium-size drink at Firehouse Subs.

7. Free pizza

Technically you have to make a purchase to receive your "free" Election Day meal, but it might just be worth it. With any pizza purchase, Chuck E. Cheese's will give you an additional personal pepperoni pizza for free using a coupon code.

Marco's Pizza announced it was offering a voucher for a free pizza, without purchase, until Tuesday at midnight. But the company's website crashed due to an influx of traffic, leaving hungry voters unable to redeem the vouchers. Keep an eye on the company's Facebook page for any updates.

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