Election Day is November 3, 2020

Primary Calls to Action: 

⇒  Register to vote: https://studentvote.org/
(And get your friends to register!)

⇒  Sign up for election reminders:

⇒  Request a mail-in or absentee ballot:

⇒  VOTE!
Mail-in your ballot with plenty of time.
Drop your ballot at a ballot-box.
Find your polling location (which might be your living room sofa if you are a Washington state voter):

Your Voting To-Do’s:

Step 1: Register to vote

Registering now ensures you can vote in the U.S. presidential election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020—along with elections for 35 of the 100 U.S. Senate seats, all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, and elections for state legislative and municipal officeholders across the nation. Please take action now to register to vote—and then vote!

Voter registration deadlines vary by state—but generally range from early to late October, so register ASAP. Find out your state’s deadline at studentvote.org/voting-resources/.


Step 2: Plan how you’ll vote

Washington state voters vote by mail. A handful of other states also use a vote-by-mail system. In other states, you can vote in person or request an absentee ballot to vote by mail. The deadline to request an absentee/mail-in ballot varies by state. The U.S. Postal Service recommends that you budget extra time to request/return mail-in ballots, meaning you should act as soon as possible!

Absentee voting (a.k.a “mail-in voting” and “by-mail voting”) is conducted by mail-in paper ballot prior to the day of an election. If you can’t or don’t want to vote in-person, learn how you can request an absentee ballot.


Step 3: Get reminders

Sign up for email and text message reminders of upcoming voting news and deadlines.