Time Until Election Day
Action 1: Make the commitment.
Tell at least one person that you’re committed to voting this fall.
Action 2: Verify that your voter registration address is 100% correct.
Officials are removing people from voter rolls when when election-related mail is returned. Don’t let it happen to you.
Check here that your registration is 100% correct. Contact your elections official if there are any corrections.
Action 3: Request an absentee ballot.
45 states now allow voting by mail or voting absentee during covid. Delays may be possible, so complete this step as soon as possible.
Action 4: Decide how you’ll vote for candidates and on ballot measures.
One benefit of voting from home is time to reflect on the issues on your ballot. The sites linked below are objective and nonpartisan.
- Review your candidates’ platforms locally and nationally.
- Review your state’s ballot measures.
- When available, review your district’s sample ballot. (May not yet be available.)
Action 5: If your state requires a notarized ballot, locate a notary.
Action 6: Hand deliver your ballot.
- If it is legal to do so (check with your state’s election official), hand deliver your ballot to your local elections office. (look up location).
- If available, use a ballot drop box (find locations)
- Or use curbside drop-off if available.
- If someone else will be delivering your ballot, or if you are planning to deliver anyone else’s ballot, check the law in your state.
Action 7: Mail in your ballot by October 20, 2020.
Get stamps for your household (unless you live in a state that covers your ballot postage.)
To ensure delivery, put your ballot in the mail no later than two weeks before Election Day, October 20, 2020.
(Note: Date could be moved earlier and is subject to change; We object to the administration’s efforts to delay mail movement and delivery.)
Action 8: Report voting issues or voter suppression.
Action 9: Post on social media that you voted. Be creative!
Sharing why you vote (rather than how or for whom you voted) is inspiring and can motivate apathetic citizens to participate too.
Action 10: Encourage others to vote.
Use AoCC’s fun, thorough list of actions to encourage others to participate in our democracy. Click here!
Read about this Election 2020 Challenge from Americans of Conscience Checklist.