Are You Ready for the 2020 Election? Here’s How To Stay Organized
by: Julia Levin
The 2020 election is just around the corner and, with so many candidates still running and a lot of uncertainty about what will happen on November 3, it’s hard to know where to begin. If you’re wondering how to stay organized during this election cycle, here are some ways to get started:
1. Make sure you have all your information in one place: Voter Registration, Deadlines, Polling Places
2. Keep track of all important dates like early voting deadlines or absentee ballot requests
3. Get a few friends together and create an election night party plan (or an election day lunch date)
4. Share your plans on social media so others can join too! It’s easier than ever before!
5. Find out where your favorite candidates stand on key issues like immigration reform and climate change policy
6. Sign up for text alerts from candidates’ campaigns or organizations working to elect them into office by texting “JOIN” at 55555555 from any mobile device (you’ll receive up to 5 messages per day).**
With the 2020 elections only a few weeks away, it’s important to make sure you’re prepared. There are several ways to stay informed and organized during this election season.
Here are a few tips on how to stay organized:
– Check Your Voter Registration
You have until October 5th to register for the 2020 election. This is an important step for everyone who is eligible to vote.
It’s also a good idea to double-check your registration status, especially if you have recently moved or changed your name. If you’re not registered, you can visit Vote.org to register.
– Make A Voting Plan
Voting can be difficult, especially when there are a lot of things going on in your life. However, it’s important that you make a plan for how you’re going to get to the polls on Election Day and cast your ballot.
Some people might need help getting transportation or childcare in order to vote—you should plan ahead so that nothing stands between you and the polls!
If you need more information about state voter ID laws or other requirements, head over USA.gov/voteridlaws for details specific to each state.
2020 is the most important election year of our lives. The stakes are incredibly high: our democracy, our economy, the climate, and so much more. And in the midst of a global health pandemic, the 2020 election could be one of the most challenging ones we’ve ever faced.
In 2016, many of us were caught by surprise. We thought Hillary Clinton was going to win, but we were wrong. It’s easy to think we can’t afford to get blindsided again.
We all have unique ways we can help defeat Donald Trump and support progressive causes and candidates. You probably already know what you want to do in this election: volunteer for a campaign or organization, donate money, write a letter to an editor or post on social media. But how do you keep track of it? How do you know what to do next?
That’s why we created VotePlan — a simple tool that helps you stay organized as you prepare for and participate in the 2020 election.
I am a planner. It’s the main thing that I learned from my parents. When I was growing up, we had a family calendar and a wall of hooks for backpacks and keys. Every week, I knew what was coming and was prepared for it.
I have tried to keep that same spirit alive in my adult life. I have a calendar on my phone and an agenda where I write down everything from groceries to deadlines to a reminder to water my plants. As an adult, this has helped me stay organized even in the midst of chaos, uncertainty, and change.
When it comes to the 2020 election, this is especially helpful. Right now, there are so many moving parts that it can be hard to keep track of them all. In order to make sure you’re ready for Election Day — November 3rd — you need to be prepared and organized every step of the way. Here are some tips:
As the 2020 election approaches, we’re all gearing up for what is sure to be a highly competitive race. With such an important election on the horizon, it’s important that voters are prepared and organized before they head to the polls this November.
In order to help our community stay organized and informed, we’ve put together a handy guide for getting yourself ready for Election Day.
1. Register to Vote
The first step in preparing for November 3rd is making sure you’re registered to vote. If you’re not yet registered, don’t worry: it only takes a few minutes! Just head over to your state’s voter registration page and fill out the form. You can find links to all 50 states here: https://www.usa.gov/voter-registration-deadlines
2. Confirm Your Registration
Once you’ve submitted your form, you should check with your state again and make sure everything has gone through properly. If it hasn’t, double check that all the required information is correct on your form and then submit it again. You can find each state’s contact information on their voter registration page: https://www.usa.
This election is unlike any other. And you’re facing new questions—about how to vote, how to protect your ballot, and what to do if you or your loved ones get sick near Election Day.
That’s why we launched our new Election Guide, which is designed to help you organize your friends and family ahead of the election. Based on feedback from volunteers like you who have been organizing in their communities for months, the guide provides a clear set of steps for anyone who wants to make sure as many people as possible can participate in voting this fall.
Check out the guide here—and if you have questions about it, ask them on our call this Thursday. We’ll be talking about how we can work together to make sure that everyone has a plan to vote this fall and that every vote is counted. Sign up here:
This is all part of our “100 Days, 100 Ways” program—which has a goal of providing 100 different ways people can get involved with the campaign over 100 days before the election. The reason is simple: We know that when people
Election season is almost here! Voting will look different this year, and with so much at stake, it’s more important than ever for us to get out the vote.
While we can’t campaign in person as we have in past years, we can still make our voices heard by voting. In order to make sure you’re prepared to cast your ballot on Nov. 3rd, it’s important to check that you’re registered and know what your state requires for mail-in votes.
Addressing the country this week, Joe Biden said, “In America, the voter is the law. That’s who makes the decision: you, the voter. And when you vote, your voice rises up and joins a chorus of millions across the country.”
If you need help getting ready to vote in 2020, follow these steps: