Get Ready to Vote
- Register to vote or update your registration if you’ve moved or changed your name.
- Check your voter registration! It’s always good to check the information your local election official has on file for you.
- Share an “I’m registered” image after registering, updating your registration, or checking your registration status and share widely on social media.
- Ask 10 people you know if they’re registered to vote or if they need to update their registration. Make it a community affair by ensuring your family and friends are prepared to vote.
- Learn about early and mail-in voting opportunities in your state.
- If you’re eligible to vote by mail in your state, request your ballot by mail as early as you can.
- Encourage your friends and family to request their mail-in ballot as early as possible if they’re eligible to vote by mail in their state.
- Check VOTE411 to find your polling location, if you’ll be voting in person.
- Know someone who will be voting for the first time? Share our First Time Voter Checklist to help make sure they're prepared.
- Find out who’s funding the candidates running for office on your ballot. (FollowTheMoney.org is a good resource for this.)
- Find out if any of the organizations you trust are endorsing any of the candidates on your ballot.
- Use VOTE411 to print out a list of your preferred candidates so you can take it to the polls with you to help speed up the voting process.
- Share which candidates you’re supporting with your friends and family. Share why!
- Learn about the ballot measures, if any, you’ll be voting on. Who’s funding them? What organizations are supporting or opposing them?
- Volunteer for an organization that is supporting or opposing a ballot measure you feel strongly about.
- Check if you need an ID to vote. Some states require it.
- Sign up as an organizational or individual partner for National Voter Registration Day.
- Have friends or family who speak Spanish? Let them know that VOTE411.org is fully translated into Spanish so they can find all the election information they need.
- Return your ballot as soon as you can. Don’t forget to sign and seal it, as required.
- If returning your ballot by mail, make sure you added enough postage and return it by your state’s deadline!
- If you are voting in person, make an Election Day plan. Find your polling place. Decide when you’re voting and how you’re getting there.
- Ask 10 friends and family to make an Election Day plan as well.
- Remind your friends and family to sign and seal their ballot and return it as soon as possible.
- Check polling hours. Know when the polls open and when they close.
- Encourage your friends to vote early, if that’s an option in your state.
- Secure the supplies you may need to protect yourself and others from COVID. The Center for Disease Control has great guidance for voting safely.
Volunteer and Participate in Your Community
- Reach out to your neighbors and friends to see if they need help mailing their ballot or getting to the polls.
- Remind your networks we're fewer than 100 days to Election Day!
- Research the candidates on your ballot. Find out who stands for what you care about!
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- Sign up to volunteer with your local League of Women Voters.
- Sign up to be a poll worker and work to help voters!
- Talk to your friends and family about the issues you’re prioritizing this year.
- Donate to a candidate or ballot measure you believe in!
- Watch a candidate debate and talk to your friends about it.
- Host a debate watch party for friends and family on Zoom! Watch the debate and discuss it afterward.
- Ask your employer to provide paid time off for employees to vote.
- If you are a business owner, give your employees paid time off to vote.
- Check in with a young person in your life. Are they registered? Do they need help voting?
- Connect with a local campaign or nonpartisan organization and sign up to make phone calls, hang door hangers, write postcards, or otherwise help get out the vote!
- Host a virtual postcard writing party to encourage registered voters to vote.
- Order a yard sign or bumper sticker to support the candidates and issues you care about.
- Talk to kids about voting. Research shows, early exposure matters!
- See or hear a problem with voting in your area? Call the Election Protection Hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE for help.
- Volunteer to be an election observer through a local campaign or nonpartisan organization.
- Learn the difference between a poll worker and an election observer!
- Read a book/article about civil rights or voting rights.
- Now watch a movie about civil or voting rights!
- Read about how the 19th Amendment left behind many women, including black women, from equal voting opportunities.
- Volunteer, protest, donate, and make your voice heard on racial justice issues in your community.
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