Whether you’re voting for big changes or small ones, to secure your rights or win new ones, for your future or your present, voting is critical to our democracy. With Election Day just around the corner, we’ve partnered with some of our friends to develop a special collection supporting voting rights for all & have worked up a few resources to assist us all in raising our voices this November.   

The first step in making sure you can vote in this election is registering to vote. States have different requirements and deadlines for registering to vote. To understand how to vote in your state, visit vote.gov and select your state.

 If you’re already registered and want to check your information before voting, visit your state’s Secretary of State’s website for instructions on confirming your voting status.

Información en español: vote.gov/es

While the presidential election is the one that will have the largest spotlight this season, important state & local elections for senators, representatives, governors, city councils, and many other officials will be on your ballot. In addition, local initiatives and referendums for issues big and small will be up for a vote.

There are plenty of places to get both partisan and nonpartisan information for the upcoming elections. Our favorite is vote411.org, sponsored by the League of Women Voters. It’s a one-stop shop for getting objective and straightforward details on local and national elections.

Información en español: vote411.org/es

Many states will require some form of ID to be eligible to vote. A reliable resource to learn what’s needed in your state is vote.gov. In many states requiring voter ID, you may still be able to cast your ballot by signing a document under oath even without your ID. You may also be able to cast a provisional ballot, asking for a phone number or written instructions to follow-up and ensure your vote was counted.

Información en español: vote.gov/es

As there will likely be new or fewer polling places this election, you should check your state’s Secretary of State’s website for the most up-to-date list for where to vote in person. 

Should you experience any issues or obstacles with voting in early voting or on election day, you can call the Election Protection hotline at 866-687-8683 to report the issue or get additional direction to ensure you’re able to vote. More information on this can be found at vote.org.

Información en español: vote411.org/es

More Americans than ever will be using early voting and vote-by-mail (absentee ballot) options this year to avoid busy polling places and reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19. Like many other parts of the election process, eligibility and requirements will vary by state. Go to vote411.org and select your state from the map to learn more about your options.

Información en español: vote411.org/es

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd.

Most states allow some time off for voting. Talk to your employer about your options when determining your plan to vote. Should you need a ride to the polls, many ride-sharing services and public transportation options are offering free or discounted rides to your polling location.


In addition to those noted above, other great resources for information on voting, the election process, candidates & issues include Ballotpedia.org, Politifact.com, Rockthevote.org, Whenweallvote.org, & Fairfight.com.

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