Ladies & gentlemen, it’s time!
Time for what?
TIME TO REGISTER TO VOTE BY MAIL!!
Today, I received a form that I had requested online. The form is an application to vote by mail in the upcoming November 3rd presidential election.
It’s been filled in and mailed back. My ballot will arrive about 45 days before the November election.
Why This Matters
This year especially, this matters SO. MUCH.
And it’s easy to think that November is a long time from now, that we all have time to do this stuff later.
But November will be here before we know it, and now is the time to request an absentee ballot.
Rules Differ by State
All states differ, so a quick Google search of your state’s voter registration site should help you find all the information you need.
Where I live, we are being encouraged to register to vote by mail.
Your state may be different, but please be sure to find out.
Get Others Registered
Tell your friends. Tell your family.
Also, there is a frightening push against voting by mail by the Republican party, and especially the president (who voted himself by mail in the Florida March primary…).
There are many organizations fighting to defend peoples’ right to vote. The NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund (LDF) is one of them.
There’s also Fair Fight, run by Stacey Abrams. These organizations can use our support.
Typical poll workers are retired folks, people who are right smack in the most at-risk age group for infection from covid-19.
If you are young, healthy, have no underlying health conditions and feel safe doing so, consider volunteering as a poll worker in November.
Hopefully most people will be able to vote by mail, but after June’s fiasco in Georgia, who knows how things will turn out.
Vote, Vote, Vote!
Share on social media! Tell your friends! Send links! Help people navigate the site to get themselves registered.
Please let’s not be complacent about this.