NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY: 9/22/2020
As an organization dedicated to providing and ensuring services for people with I/DD, we encourage that everyone registers to vote. Voting impacts crucial components throughout our democracy that protect the rights of those we support and their families.
We are asking that you all do the following:
1. Register to Vote via the Nonprofit Online Voter Registration link here.
2. If you are registered, Pledge to Vote by completing the Alliances online form. (You will receive timely reminders of voting deadlines for this fall only.) Pledge now!
3. Check your voter registration status here.
The information will show:
Party affiliation (if you are registered with a major political party); and
Absentee ballot status (once it is mailed).
The expansion of absentee voting this election cycle (due to the pandemic) will be a new option for many voters. The Office of the Secretary of the State announced that absentee ballot applications will be mailed to all registered voters between Tuesday, September 8 and Friday, September 11, 2020.
Ballots themselves cannot be mailed before October 2, 2020. State officials have also recommended bringing your absentee ballot to an official drop box, rather than mailing it back to the town to avoid mail delivery delays. We will share information on the location of official drop boxes when available.
We understand that for many individuals and families, this is the only option. We encourage you to read the information provided by the state regarding the absentee ballots to ensure your vote is counted.
Read more information about Absentee Ballots here.