Don’t wait until November 6th, vote early! The election is underway and your organization can encourage voters to participate now by voting early. Early voting is available in many states, but dates and requirements vary. Voting early in-person or by mail gives voters increased flexibility and the chance to address any problems that may arise at the polls ahead of Election Day.  Nationwide, early voting has become increasingly popular: In 2008 about 33% of votes were cast before Election Day and in 2012 that number could top 40%. Avoid potential lines on November 6th and encourage your community to give the convenience of voting early a try!

Promote Early Voting by:

  1. Arranging to transport groups of voters to early voting sites.
  2. Distributing absentee ballot request forms.
  3. Providing details in your online and in-person communications.
  4. Communicating with staff in meetings and all-staff emails.
  5. Discussing it during classes, trainings, and events.

Early Voting Tools:

  1. Use our 50 state map to contact your local elections office for deadlines and details on how to vote early.
  2. Check your state’s early voting rules, compiled by Long Distance Voter.
  3. Request an absentee ballot using the U.S. Vote Foundation’s state-specific tool.

Encourage your community to get a head start on Election Day by voting early!

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