Get Out the Vote 2018
November 6 is one month from today, and it’s an extremely important day in 2018 — Election Day. There’s no better way to make your voice heard in our democracy; it’s quick and easy and SO critical. I would highly encourage you to donate to a cause or candidate you’re passionate about and/or volunteer your time to them (here are some events to think about joining). But at the bare minimum, you’ve got to cast a ballot. Here’s how to vote in the 2018 midterms:
Go to IWillVote.com right now. Register to vote.
Or check your registration status. Make sure you’re registered at your current address.
Check to see when you can vote.
You can find this information by visiting your state’s board of elections website, or check out Vote Save America’s tool that has up-to-date information for every state.
Understand your early vote options.
Worried that you might not have time to get away from work on November 6th? It happens — so check now and see how your state handles early or absentee voting. Every state is different, so make sure you understand the rules where you live. In North Carolina, you can register AND vote at the same time (anywhere in your county!) from October 17 - November 3. I have never voted on Election Day because I always vote early. It’s always been fast, easy, and fun — plus you get a special early vote sticker.
Make a plan to vote.
What day will you vote? What time? Which polling place? Who will go with you? How will you get there? Do your friends and family have a plan to vote? And what autumnal sweater will you wear to best complement your “I Voted” sticker? Plans are critical — just ask Joe Biden.
Really, this is what it all comes down to. Have you been complaining about this administration? Horrific conditions at the border? Lack of action after school shootings? Flaunting law and order as an accused sexual assaulter is poised to ascend to the Supreme Court? Your complaints mean nothing if you don’t vote. So show up, and tell the people you love to show up to. Vote like our future depends on it — because it does.