Learn how best to prepare for Election Day to ensure you’re ready to vote this November.
Between the COVID-19 pandemic, a growing national movement surrounding law enforcement reform and systemic racism, and concerns about vote-by-mail and its implementation and effectiveness, the significance of the 2020 election cannot be overstated. The impact of the election spans the ballot from top to bottom—from local elections, to Congressional races, to deciding who will take a seat in the Oval Office in January. Action Button makes it easy and accessible to get prepared to cast your ballot by helping you register to vote, find your polling place, or check your representative’s position on key issues. To amplify your voice even further, Action Button gives you a direct line of contact with your legislators to discuss vote-by-mail policies in your state. Find out how Action Button can help you exercise your right to vote simply.
First things first, make sure you’re registered to vote
It sounds obvious, but it’s a question you’re guaranteed to face at your polling place. Action Button lets you check your registration status without redirecting you from your page and in only a minute or two. So not only will you have a confident answer ready when you chat with your poll worker, but you can make sure you’re registered in advance—an integral step, especially in the majority of states that do not offer same-day registration.
Register to vote, and in just a few minutes
Many states will let you register completely online and Action Button gives you the tools to do it in just a few minutes. And for an election that could see a record number of ballots submitted by mail, it’s all the more important to be sure you’re registered with enough time to send your ballot in after requesting it from your state government.
Find your polling place, if you’ll be voting in person
Even actions as integral as finding your polling place can be an impediment to voting. Action Button cuts through that complexity and tells you where you need to go regardless of where you are. Polling places will become widely available closer to Election Day, but information availability varies by state.
Stay up to date so you never risk missing an election
Through a simple email signup, you’ll receive nonpartisan updates from our partner Rock the Vote before primaries and general elections so you get information when you need it most. After your reminder reaches you, Action Button can help tie up the rest of the loose ends to guarantee Election Day runs smoothly for you.
Reach out to your legislators to discuss election policies and practices
The perspectives of constituents are powerful forces of change, especially when they’re heard. Action Button helps put you directly in touch with your legislators so you can discuss the policies you support, the areas you hope to see change, or the practices you think are working well. In just a few minutes, you can send a resounding message.
- The Brennan Center for Justice: The New York University nonpartisan law and public policy institute is working to ensure every American can vote. Through voting reform, voting rights restoration, and the fight against voter suppression, the BCJ works to make elections free, fair, and easy.
- Rock the Vote: This nonpartisan, non-profit organization has registered around 12 million voters simply, and completely online.
- American Civil Liberties Union: The ACLU has compiled a list of COVID-related litigation regarding elections in select states as well as a detailed breakdown of voting rights and election information across the country.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: The CDC is offering recommendations for election polling locations and voters to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- The U.S. Election Assistance Commission: The EAC features links to register as a volunteer poll worker in your community to help election day run smoothly. The CDC recommends, however, that those at increased risk for severe illness register for positions that minimize contact with voters.
Links are provided solely as resources, not endorsements by Action Button and/or Speakable, PBC.
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