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Absentee Voting - Voting by Mail

Date: April 22, 2020

MEC Government Affairs Committee

The COVID-19 pandemic has touched every part of our daily lives. Monitoring the crisis changes by the hour and as such we must also prepare for the inevitable impact it will have on our 2020 Elections. Specifically, the potentially adverse impact posed to voter turnout and access to the polls. We simply cannot allow the COVID-19 crisis to, in any way, directly affect our fundamental right to vote.

We have already witnessed disruptions to the campaign season. Multiple state primaries have been postponed. The Democratic National Convention has been pushed back to the week of August 17th in Milwaukee immediately preceding the Republican National Convention the week of August 24th in Charlotte. The adjacent dates mean that both parties will be utilizing expert scientific and medical health data from the same time period to assess the safety of holding an event with thousands of people and ultimately, deciding whether holding the conventions outweigh the health and medical risks.

The Coronavirus is not a political issue. But the fact remains the 2020 General Election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 3rd and we must be prepared to vote.

First things First - Are you Registered to Vote

The most important thing to do right now is make sure you’re registered to vote. Check your Voter Registration Status here >  If you are not registered, it’s easy! Just click here and follow the prompts.

The very nature of our jobs makes it challenging to vote on Election Day. The Coronavirus crisis leaves us with further uncertainty. We are all concerned about the impact of this crisis and we want to ensure you have all the information you need to vote safely in the upcoming election.

Voting and COVID-19 Information By State

For specific voting information in your state, including election dates and deadlines, please click below.

Voting Information by State

How to Vote by Mail

It’s easy to request an absentee ballot and there’s still time to do so even for most states with upcoming primaries to apply. Please visit https://www.vote411.org/register for information. 

To receive your absentee ballot click here:  Get My Absentee Ballot

We urge you to visit https://www.vote411.org/ for all the voting information you may need. This website will allow you to register to vote, check your voter registration status, and find what’s on your ballot. If you have any questions, please contact your Local Government Affairs Committee or email the MEC Government Affairs Committee at legislative@unitedafa.org.

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