Ready to Vote?
October 29, 2020
MEC Government Affairs Committee.
Election Day is November 3. Through Early or Absentee Voting, millions of Americans have already cast their vote. Voting is at the core of our democratic way of life and every one of us must ensure we exercise this fundamental right. Due to COVID-19 and Flight Attendant schedules, we should plan to vote early by mail or in-person this year. It’s important each of us make a successful plan to cast a ballot in the General Election.
Are you Registered to Vote?
Have you checked your voter registration status? If you have moved recently, have you updated your registration and verified your registration is active? If you are not registered, it may not be too late! You can still register and vote on November 3 in certain states.
86 million Americans eligible to vote, or one-third of eligible Americans of the national total, can sign up and then proceed to cast a ballot on Election Day. Eligible residents will be able to show up at their assigned polling places or county election office on November 3 and vote. Same day registration requires voters to present proof of residency and a valid photo ID.
Below is a list of states which enable you to register on election day. Again, please note some states allow voters to register directly at the polling places, others require same-day registrants to register at the county election office. Be sure to double check where to go in your county if you are registering on Election Day.
States which enable you to register and vote on election day are California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and Washington DC.
Make a Plan to Vote — Determine How you will Vote
Most states have expanded early voting or voting by mail this year due to COVID19. Get all the dates and election information you need, by state, at:
- Confirm you are registered to vote.
- Know your options for early voting. Early voting dates and times vary by state
- Know how to apply and return an absentee ballot. It’s best to return your ballot at the election office
- Know which polling place you are assigned to and what time the polls open and close
- If you live overseas, go to www.fvap.gov for voting information
- Learn the issues and check what is on the ballot.
Know Your Voter Rights
If you witness voter disruptions, you can seek assistance from the National non-partisan voter protection hotlines.
- 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) – English language hotline
- 888-Ve-Y-Vota (888-839-8682) – Bilingual English/Spanish language hotline
- 888-API-VOTE (888-274-8683) – Bilingual English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, and Tagalog.
Only you can make sure your vote counts on Election Day. Make your voice heard.