Can you believe the election is one week away?! With record-breaking early voting numbers across the country, now feels like a good time to remind everyone about the importance of ballot research. Aside from the Presidential Election, all 435 House seats are up for election, along with 35 senate seats in 34 states. Eleven states will elect new governors, and portions of 86 of the country’s 99 state legislative chambers are on the ballot. Some states and cities have judicial and local council races as well. Do you know the candidates on your ballot?
This #TakeActionTuesday, Research Your Ballot!
- Research – This year there are 95,000 races on the ballot. Take some time today to research your ballot and find out where candidates stand on issues that matter to you.
- Plan Ahead – Early voting wraps up this week in lots of states, so check out our website to review the deadline in your state. While you’re there, research questions like, does your state require ID, what are the hours of your polling place, and can you vote early?
- Mail-In Ballots – Yesterday the Supreme Court ruled that mail-in ballotsin Wisconsin must be received by Election Day to be counted. If you can, utilize absentee ballot drop-off boxes. If you’ve requested your absentee ballot but still haven’t received it, you can reach out to your State Board of Elections to track your ballot and ensure you don’t miss your state’s mailing deadline.
- Donate – Supportthe grassroots education and mobilization AIT does to get women to the polls in 2020 and beyond.
Are you surprised by any of the races on your local ballot? What do you think is most important when researching candidates? We want to share your stories, email firstname.lastname@example.org.