Want to vote? Here's how.
The 2020 Election is on everybody's mind as the DNC and the RNC conventions are here, with the official nominees being Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Regardless of your political leanings, it is still imperative that you vote.
First, check your registration. Make sure that you are registered to vote at your current address. You can even go to Vote.org, Rock the Vote, I am a voter, or the US Vote Foundation, all nonprofit, nonpartisan websites providing detailed information about the voting process!
Not Registered? There is still time, in fact September 22nd is National Voter Registration Day! You can still register on Vote.org, but make sure to check your own state's guidelines.
Next, make a plan to vote. You need to find out when to vote, and where to do it. Election Day is November 3rd, 2020. If you want to vote in person, make sure to find your assigned voting location (hence the current address!). If you want to vote by mail, make sure to do it far in advance. Go online to your local Supervisor of Elections, enter in your information and
request a mail-in ballot! Ideally you should send it as soon as you receive it in the mail, but the latest you should send it in is at least a week before the deadline.
This nation is an idea that has lit the world for two centuries. Voting is vital to
that idea. Voting is how we can have a say in our democracy, keep our leaders in check, and change the course of history for decades to come. It is our single most important civic duty, and it is only an hour out of our daily lives to prepare for Election day. At the very least, you'll get a sticker saying you voted!