With early voting underway in many states and election day less than a week away, we cannot overstate the importance of voting on or before Nov 8. Our democratic rights are on the line and we hope that you will make your voice heard!
Making a plan to vote is a good place to start. It means that you already know when, where, and how you’re going to vote.
Below is a checklist to help you prepare for election day:
- Remember to check your voter registration status
- Determine whether you can still vote by mail, vote early, or whether you will vote in-person on Tuesday
- Locate your polling place
- Consider what time you are going to vote. Do you need time off work? Career postal workers may be entitled to administrative leave – check with your steward or local officers
- Check for potential ID requirements
- Find out what’s on your ballot
You can find the information you need about how to vote here.
It is not only crucial that you cast your ballot, but that those around you do as well. We encourage you to ask three other people to make their plan to vote. People are much more likely to vote when their friends and family encourage them.
We cannot and will not be silent this November!
Mark Dimondstein, APWU President
Judy Beard, APWU Legislative and Political Director