This upcoming presidential election is an opportunity to put our values into action and use the power we have to shape a society that treats us all with dignity and respect.

Here you’ll find reliable information and resources to get out the vote and ensure that all of our voices are heard this November!

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Why #MobilizeToVote?

  • Because the future of you and your community depends on it. Every day we hustle and sacrifice to keep those we love protected and by voting, we’ll help elect candidates that understand the issues relevant to us.

  • Because you can show up for those that can’t. Many of us have a family, friend or neighbor that isn’t eligible to vote due to their immigration status. If eligible to vote, use your political power to elect candidates that care about their well-being.

  • Because if you don’t, others will.  If you don’t take action, your voice won’t be heard when important decisions are made.
  • And most importantly, whether you’re eligible to vote or not, you have the power to take action and build an equitable system that works for everyone.

 

Am I eligible to vote in the November 3, 2020 general election?

You can vote if you meet the following requirements:

  • You need to be a U.S. citizen.

  • You need to meet your state’s residency requirements.

  • You need to be 18 years old on or before election day.

  • You need to be registered to vote before your state’s registration deadline.

  • You meet additional state eligibility requirements.

Each state has different eligibility requirements. Check with your state election office to find voting information that’s relevant to you.

Voting Checklist

Follow the checklist below to prepare and vote!

1. CHECK IF YOU’RE REGISTERED

You can check your voter registration status online by filling out these simple forms in English or Spanish, which should take only about 2 minutes to complete.

2. LOOK UP KEY DEADLINES IN YOUR STATE

Deadlines to register to vote, request absentee ballots, submit ballots, and more vary by state. Make sure you’re aware of important dates in your state by checking out these resources in English, or Spanish.

3. REGISTER OR UPDATE YOUR REGISTRATION

If you’re not registered yet, don’t forget to do so before your state’s registration deadline! It should take no more than 2 minutes to register in English or Spanish.

 

4. Decide if you are voting in person or by mail

How will you vote this election? Whether you want to vote in-person or by mail, make a voting plan to ensure that your voice is heard on November 3rd! Get voting information that’s relevant to your location and make a plan.

  • If voting in-person
    You can vote by filling out your ballot at your polling place on Election Day and – depending on your location – even before November 3rd. Many counties permit early voting, so check in advance.

    • Find your state’s in-person voting policies and key dates using these tools in English and Spanish.

    • Confirm exact dates and polling places in your area by checking with your local election officials or your county’s official website. If you live in California, find your polling place using this tool in English or Spanish.
  • If voting by mail
    Voting by mail is a safe and convenient way to vote. Because of the pandemic, voters in most states can request – or are automatically sent – a ballot to vote by mail.

    • Check your state’s mail-in voting policies and request an absentee ballot, if you can, by using these tools in English or Spanish.

    • In some states you can track your vote-by-mail ballot to make sure your ballot is delivered and counted. For CA registered voters, check out this tool. If needed, change the language from English to Spanish using the toggle located at the top-right of the page.

5. Vote early, if you can!

Make sure your vote counts on November 3rd by submitting your ballot or voting in person as early as you can! To learn more about the in-person early voting options in your county take a look at these resources in English or Spanish.

Get Out the Vote

Whether you’re eligible to vote or not, you have the power to take action and make our voices heard. We challenge you to:

  • Encourage your friends, family, and community to vote, if they can!

  • Share MAF’s Resource Page with your network.

  • Volunteer with Rock the Vote to help register and engage voters, share important information, and defend our voting rights.

  • Become a poll worker, if you can! Due to the pandemic, there’s a record shortage of poll workers this year. Make sure this election is safe, fair, and accessible for our communities by staffing your local polling place.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are my rights as a voter?

  • If the polls close while you’re still in line, stay in line – you have the right to vote.
  • If you make a mistake on your ballot, ask for a new one.
  • If the machines are down at your polling place, ask for a paper ballot.
  • If you run into any problems or have questions on Election Day, call the Election Protection Hotline:
    • English: 1-866-OUR-VOTE / 1-866-687-8683
    • Spanish: 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA / 1-888-839-8682
    • Arabic: 1-844-YALLA-US / 1-844-925-5287
    • For Bengali, Cantonese, Hindi, Urdu, Korean, Mandarin, Tagalog, or Vietnamese: 1-888-274-8683

  • If you witness or suspect voter intimidation or suppression, there are three ways you can report it:

I can’t understand or speak English well, should I still vote?

  • Absolutely! Under federal law, voters who have difficulty reading or writing English may receive in-person assistance at the polls from a family member, friend, or another person of your choice. If you live in a county that’s required to provide bilingual voting assistance for a language you speak, you can request oral assistance from a bilingual poll worker and ask for voting materials in that language.

If I have a felony conviction, can I still vote?

  • You may still be eligible to vote! Campaign Legal Center’s free tool, Restore Your Vote, can help you check.

Can my polling place accommodate me if I have a disability?

  • Under federal law, all polling places for federal elections must be fully accessible to voters with disabilities. Voters with disabilities have the right to receive in-person help at the polls from a family member, friend, or another person of your choice.

 

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