11 Actions to Take Before Election Day

The day we’ve been anticipating for four years is almost here: November 3, 2020 is Election Day! There are just 11 days to go before the most consequential election of our lifetimes. It’s on all of us to vote and volunteer: read on for 11 ways to help build a blue wave on November 3.

  1. Check Your Registration. Registration deadlines have passed in some states, but many states offer registration all the way through Election Day. If you haven’t voted yet, double- or triple-check your registration to make sure you’ll be eligible to cast a ballot.
  2. Make a Plan to Vote. If you’ve already voted early, you’re all set! But if you haven’t cast a ballot, check to make sure you know how to make your voice heard. Learn about your state’s requirements for voter ID and find your polling place.
  3. Research Your Ballot Options. Your ballot will contain a lot more than the presidential race — you’ll be voting on Congressional races and many other state and local offices, plus ballot measures in some states or localities. Use Ballot Ready to look up what’s on your ballot, read about candidates and issues, and decide how to vote.
  4. VOTE! This is an unusual election year: most states are offering various options to vote early and/or vote by mail. Explore your state’s early voting options to get your ballot in as soon as possible.
  5. Share Your Voting Story. When We All Vote is collecting voter stories nationwide: share why you’re passionate about voting, or how you’ve helped get out the vote in your community.
  6. Help Friends and Family Vote. If you’ve successfully submitted your ballot, congratulations! Now you can help your friends and family vote, too. Reaching out to your contacts is Outvote 101 — check out our guide to sync your contacts and remind them to vote.
  7. Learn About the Issues. Follow a few activist accounts on social media to stay in the loop on the issues at stake in this election and beyond. Our recent blog post featured a few accounts to get started with.
  8. Join Campaigns on Outvote. Many organizations need volunteers in the days leading up to November 3. Browse and join campaigns on Outvote, including Planned Parenthood, Community Change Action, and many more.
  9. Volunteer for Biden. There are many ways to lend your time, from texting voters to posting on social media. Find one that works for you and spend a few hours getting out the vote.
  10. Phonebank for Democrats. Make direct contact with voters to make sure they’re ready to cast their ballots. Phonebanking events are happening through Election Day!
  11. Donate to Democratic Senate Candidates. There’s a lot at stake in this election, including control of the Senate. Many key Senate races are very close: give a few dollars to help campaigns cross the finish line.

Only have time to do one thing before Election Day? VOTE. Our democracy is built upon your voice.

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