To my American friends out there, now more than ever we need to stand up and use our voice. Voting is one of the most important things we can do to make a difference in our country. Are you all set to vote? Here’s what you need to know…
VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!
1. Be sure you can vote.
You need to be sure you’re registered. It a good idea to double check even if you haven’t moved.
Check here: Vote.org
In most states you just have to be a resident for 30 days. If you’ve moved, and have changed your address it just needs to be at least 30 days before the election to vote in that state. Otherwise you’ll vote in the state you were living in. But check the rules in your state!
If you aren’t registered, it’s not too late. You can register here. It’s really quick.
You can check the voting procedures in your state here. Each one is different. Some are all vote my mail and you’ll receive a ballot in the next couple of weeks to place your vote. Some you have a choice: you can either vote in person or by mail. Some states if you want to vote by mail you need to request it now. So check to see what the requirements are in your state. Get instructions for your state’s voting procedures here.
If you’re voting in person, find your polling place and hours here.
2. Be informed of the issues
You may already know who you’re voting for President, but there are so many other local races and ballot measures to research. Find them all here and set aside some time to research before.
3. Get involved!
Check with family and friends that might need help registering as new voters, have recently moved, or help getting to polling places or delivering their ballots.
Get involved in voter registration! Check out RockTheVote.org to find all kinds of opportunities to volunteer.
Take action on important issues here