Election 2020 Resources

If you can, vote in person. If you can’t vote in person, make sure you get your absentee ballot, fill it out — carefully and completely with all requisite signature and identifying information — then send it in as EARLY as possible. You can check vote.org make sure your ballot has arrived AND has been counted. Allow yourself ample time to “fix” any problems that might arise.

Repeat the same steps with anyone who you are helping to vote. 

Find your state’s election office information here: vote.org

Track your mail-in ballot here (not all states provide real-time ballot tracking). 

Let’s make sure come November 3rd, everyone who wants to vote in person can do so, safely, without intimidation. 

Sign up to volunteer to make sure everyone has access to the polls here.

If you witness serious problems or intimidation at the polls or elsewhere please report. Here is a list of national and local organizations preparing to respond.  

The reckoning after November 3 will require both patience and preparedness.  All legally cast votes must be counted and this may take some time, especially given high levels of absentee voting due to the Coronavirus pandemic. 

No one should use ordinary delays of vote tabulation to undermine confidence in the election. Intimidation of voters and electoral officials and/or unauthorized displays or use of armed force must not be tolerated. 

Because the president has been unwilling to commit to a peaceful transfer of power or tell his supporters among right-wing militias to stand down, concerns about potential violence cannot be minimized.  Given this tense situation, our strict adherence to non-violent action becomes a strategic imperative. To win a post-electoral conflict we must ultimately rely on our numbers, moral courage, and democratic legitimacy. 

This article here lays out the stakes, and battle-tested, non-violent tactics to turn back an assault on our democracy.