In less than 24 hours, polling places in many communities across the country will open their doors and welcome voters to cast their ballots for thousands of ballot initiatives and state and local elections. Do you and your loved ones have the information you need to vote tomorrow?
Nationwide, more than 5,500 races and ballot initiatives will be decided this election season. These races are about jobs, economic security, the environment, health care and more. We all need to weigh in.
Election Day is less than a month away in most states. Millions of voters will participate in important state and local elections this year. We hope you’re planning to participate if there are elections in your area and hope you’ll encourage your loved ones to do the same.
The first time I voted it was by absentee ballot. It was 2004 and I was studying abroad. In between semesters, when I’d been back home in the States, I’d watched the debates between presidential candidates, and I was excited to finally be able to participate in our democratic process by voting in the presidential primaries. I knew my candidate wouldn’t become the nominee, but it was exciting to know that my vote was being recorded and counted.
Does the early voter get the proverbial “worm”? We think all voters, whether voting early or absentee or on Election Day, get the “worm.” Voting is our chance to take control over our future by having a say in which leaders will represent us and the issues that will shape important policies for the years to come.
Tonight, Vice President Joe Biden and Representative Paul Ryan square off in the vice presidential debate, but that isn’t the only important election related issue to think about today. Now is also the time to learn about early voting options in your state or request an absentee ballot if you or your loved ones won’t be able to vote in person on Election Day.