Voter Registration and Ballot Info
As people of faith, we believe in the divinely given dignity of every person. When we participate in the election process and encourage our neighbors to do so too, we declare that we are part of “we the people” and refuse to be excluded from political representation all people deserve. In order to participate in the 2020 Presidential election we must encourage our communities to register to vote and cast their ballots.
Register to Vote
– Unsure if you’re registered? Check your status here.
– Register online by visiting www.vote.org and completing the voter registration form for your state. The site walks you through the process depending on your state’s rules and you can sign up for alerts to track progress and get updates about your election.
– You can also Download the National Mail Voter Registration Form. You can fill it out onscreen and print the completed form, or print the blank form and fill it out by hand. Remember to sign the form before mailing it to the location listed for your state.
– If you’re considering an in-person registration drive, be sure you make it safe by taking precautions for COVID-19.
Casting Your Ballot
There are multiple ways in which you can cast your ballot in the Presidential election through requesting a mail ballot, submitting an absentee ballot or participating in In-person voting.
Vote by Mail/Absentee ballot
Voting by mail allows registered voters to vote safely from your home instead of going to a polling place. Mail-in ballots also known as absentee ballots, are sent to you by your local election official office. Request a mail-in ballot/absentee ballot as soon as possible at www.vote.org. When you receive your mail-in ballot it will include directions and an envelope to return. It’s important to follow the directions closely and be sure to check and see if your state requires a signature on the back of your ballot. Check your local deadlines to make sure your ballot will be counted. If you cannot mail your ballot, you may be able utilize a ballot drop-off station.
Early Voting and In-Person Voting
When choosing to vote in-person please be sure to follow the guidelines and precautions for COVID-19; we must ensure that everyone has access to a safe election process. Arrive at the polls early, wear your face mask, bring your hand sanitizer, and maybe even a snack as you wait to cast your vote. There is also the option to vote early as well and it is important to ensure your safety and the safety of your neighbors. Check to see if early voting is available in your state and find your polling place.