how to create a voting plan
Creating a voting plan helps to ensure voters turn out to the polls prepared and ready to have their voice heard. The goal is to identify any potential barriers you might have or encounter and have a plan to navigate through them. Ask yourself questions like these to make sure you're prepared on voting day!
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create your plan
- Research the candidates - due diligence is important! Try to at least spend an hour or two one day looking into the candidates and deciding who aligns with your values.
- What time will you be voting? - what’s your schedule that day? Are you a morning person or a night person? Take all of this into consideration!
- How are you getting there? - are you going alone? Are you going along with someone else? There’s power in numbers and may make a long wait time more entertaining (of course safely with masks and social distancing)!
- Do you need to take off work or secure childcare? - getting time off to vote is an area of the law dealt with on a state-by-state basis. Depending on where you live, you may, or may not have the right to take time off to vote. Visit the Workplace Fairness Organization’s website to learn more about your specific area.
- Are you mailing in a ballot or going to the polls in person? - if you’re mailing in a ballot, refer to one of our earlier articles to avoid common mistakes.
- Where are you voting? - know exactly which polling location you want to go to if you’re voting in person. Click here for info on where to vote near you.
- Do you have all the necessary documents needed? - 2/3 of states expect voters to have identification in order to vote. Click here to see what your state requires you to bring before voting in person.