Today is National Vote Early Day! Do the people in your life have the information they need to cast their vote?
A record 50 million Americans have already voted in the 2020 General Election – exponentially outpacing any previous election year. That’s great news – but our work is not done.
This weekend is a critical opportunity for voters in many states to cast their votes early – whether by heading to a polling site or filling out their ballot to mail or drop off. Time is running out. Now is the time to reach out to your relatives, coworkers, neighbors, and friends and encourage them to act now and make a plan to vote.
Voting early isn’t just personally empowering – it also helps reduce the strain on our elections systems and goes a long way to keeping us, our communities, and our election workers safe in an unprecedented year. If you have the option to vote early or submit your ballot by mail or at a drop box, do it now and help other people understand their options.
Today, on the first-ever national Vote Early Day, thousands of organizations, companies, celebrities, and voters across the country are spreading the word about the importance of taking part in this important election. We all have one goal in mind: Make sure every American has the opportunity to vote this year.
Here are a few steps you can take to help, right from the safety of your home:
- If people you know aren’t sure how they plan to vote, or may need help navigating new election processes due to a move, being displaced by COVID, or any other reason, point them toward VOTE411.org—LWV's source for accurate and localized election information.
- Text at least five people and offer to help them make a voting plan.
- Check out #VoteEarlyDay on social media and help inspire Americans everywhere to cast a vote.
Thank you for everything you’re doing to empower voters this year.