With just five weeks before Election day, it’s time to ensure you’re registered and ready to vote. Monday is the voter registration deadline in battleground states like Florida, Ohio, and South Carolina, and we’re organizing volunteers across the country to register and mobilize as many voters as possible.
In our recent polls, 35% of women said they plan to vote by mail. With the uncertainty around COVID-19, requests for absentee ballots have increased across the country and many states have adjusted their policies to offer safer alternatives to in-person voting.
This #TakeActionTuesday, take time to understand your state’s mail-in voting process and vote early.
- Research – Nine states, plus the District of Columbia, will conduct their elections primarily by mail by automatically sending ballots to registered voters. Another 35 states will allow any voter to request a ballot to vote by mail. Voters need to provide an acceptable excuse to vote by mail in the remaining six states – Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. Find your state’s absentee rules using our voting guides.
- Plan Ahead – Make sure you’re registered to vote, whether voting by mail or in-person, it’s important to make a plan.
- Reach Out – Do you have friends or family who aren’t registered to vote? Ask if you can help sign them up, or help them request their ballot, it only takes a few minutes.
- Donate – Support the grassroots education and mobilization AIT does to get women to the polls in 2020 and beyond.
Do you usually vote by mail or in person? Do you have a preference? We want to share your stories, email firstname.lastname@example.org.