How will my vote make a difference? We do not personally endorse any candidate or party, but we do encourage every U.S. citizen to exercise their right to at least be educated about voting. Your silence implies your consent. If you don't use your voice, someone else will speak for you. In many parts of the world, people risk their lives for the basic right to vote. It is a privilege to take part in our right to influence the direction of the government and our quality of life.
”Nearly 30% of eligible citizens are not registered to vote.
Among the registered, only 60% actually make it to the polls…
Less than 50% of Americans vote on issues that impact the nation in its entirety.”
How to vote for the upcoming presidential election. STEP-BY-STEP:
- Be at least 18 years old on or before Election Day.
- Be a U.S. citizen; “usually acquired by birth when a child is born in the territory of the United States, through citizenship of a parent, or naturalization. https://bit.ly/3fvuaGL
- Meet your state's residency requirements (California for example: CA Driver’s license or ID card, or use a local address; no length of time required).
- Know when election day is: Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 – California General Election.
- Find your state’s voter registration deadlines: CA Online by Tuesday October 20, 2020, Postmarked by Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020. https://www.usvotefoundation.org/vote/state-elections/state-election-dates-deadlines.htm#CA
- Register to vote in CA: https://registertovote.ca.gov/ *Here’s how to fill out the form: https://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/pdfs/quick-guide-vrc.pdf ; or through the CA Department of Motor Vehicles https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/california-motor-voter/
- Find your polling place. In most elections in the United States, you either need to vote in-person at an official polling place. https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/polling-place/
- OR, request an absentee ballot https://www.usa.gov/absentee-voting#item-37337
- COVID-19 Update: On May 8, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-64-20, which, among other things, orders the November 3, 2020, General Election to be conducted as an all-mail ballot election. Accordingly, all registered voters in California will receive a vote-by-mail ballot in the mail prior to the election.
- Know who the candidates are: Joe Biden/Democrat, Donald Trump/Republican, and Jo Jorgensen/Libertarian https://ballotpedia.org/Presidential_candidates,_2020
The right to vote is one of the most important granted to a US Citizen. We hope this guide supports you to exercise your rights in the upcoming 2020 election.
Your voice matters.