Celebrate National Voter Registration Day this September 22: National Voter Registration Day celebrates our country’s democracy and helps register every eligible American to vote! Help the community you serve get #VoteReady on #NationalVoterRegistrationDay by getting your university, library, nonprofit, government agency, or business to organize a voter registration drive in person or online.
All partners are encouraged to use the official National Voter Registration Day hashtags – #NationalVoterRegistrationDay and #VoteReady across their social media accounts.
REGISTER TO VOTE!! It is MOST important that everyone tuned into your social media channels, on your email lists, and in your community registers to vote TODAY! And once they’ve done so, they need to get everyone else they know to do the same. Share the link to the voter registration tool on our website OR whatever tool(s) or methods your organization uses to help us make today a success!
If you would prefer to vote by mail, click here to get started by entering your zip code and get registered to vote by mail.
- States where mail-in ballots will automatically be mailed to active registered voters:
California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, Utah, Vermont, and Washington.
- States that allow any registered voter to apply for a mail-in ballot and vote by mail:
Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
- States where voters can request a mail-in ballot and be excused due to coronavirus concerns:
Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Kentucky, and West Virginia
- States where eligible voters must meet state excuse requirements in order to receive a mail-in ballot:
Delaware, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas
- Some states have ID requirements when voting by mail. Be sure to check your state’s requirements when applying for a mail-in ballot.
CWLA encourages voters to follow guidelines put forth by state and local officials, as well as the CDC. The CDC recommends that voters take precautions against COVID-19 such as washing hands upon entering and exiting the polling location, frequently using hand sanitizer while inside, covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue or elbow, wearing a face mask, and maintaining a distance of 6 feet at all times, even while wearing a mask. Voters are encouraged to utilize alternative forms of voting, such as mail-in ballots and early voting. To avoid large crowds, voters can vote at off-peak times and monitor the voter line and join when it shortens. For more information from the CDC, click here.
Healthy Voting is another helpful resource for voters to stay safe while voting. When visiting the website, select the state in which you will be voting for specific health information in your state.
TurboVote is a voter registration tool that helps you complete a voter registration application. Voters can also opt in for election reminders via email or text.
Rock the Vote contains information for each state on election deadlines, registration processes, voting rights restoration, where to vote, mail-in ballot processes, early voting, and voter ID requirements. It also has additional resources for those with disabilities, convictions, those overseas, military members, and students.
Nonprofit VOTE has an interactive state map that provides voter information for each state.
Facebook has created a Voting Information Center for the 2020 election. You must have an active Facebook account to use the tool.
The Nation Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) webpage allows you to check your voter registration status in your state.
I Will Vote provides information to check your voter registration status, register to vote information, and options for voting.