It’s 27 days until the next election. You’re registered to vote, you know your polling place and you’ve set aside time to review your sample ballot before the big day. Or maybe you’ve voted early / voted absentee and you’re all set. But what about your neighbors?
- Know someone who has mentioned being confused by new voting regulations? Offer to help them get registered. Click here to check current voter registration and click herefor a list of voter registration deadline dates.
- Is there someone in your neighborhood who doesn’t drive? Check in with them and see if they need a ride to the polling place on November 6th.
- Know someone who has trouble reading (29% of adults over the age of 16 read at or below the 8th grade level)? Offer to review the ballot with them.
- Know someone who’s voting for the first time (so awesome!!!)? Offer to sit with them and explain how the process will work, what kind of ID they’ll need to bring with them, etc.
The right to vote is a big deal. As citizens, it’s our opportunity to be heard, to hold elected officials accountable for their decisions and to have a say in important issues that affect our communities. Take a moment and give some thought to those around you. If you know someone who might have a bit of trouble exercising that right, offer to lend a hand.