The 2020 General Election is just 61 days away and our nominees for president are set. This important election will determine control of the White House, U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, as well as many state and local races. According to The Cook Report updated August 21, 2020, there are 28 toss-up races and 28 lean-Democrat or lean-Republican races in the House, for a total of 56 races to watch this November. In the Senate, there are six toss-up races, all Republican-held seats, and six lean-Democrat or lean-Republican races out of 33 total Senate contests in 2020. Make sure your voice heard by voting in the 2020 general election.
Are you registered to vote? Do you have a plan for voting in the upcoming election? If you answered no to either of these questions, we have resources for you to get registered, update your registration and make a plan to vote on or before November 3.
The Co-ops Vote website has information on how to register to vote or update your current registration, as well as options for how to vote depending on where you live. Vote.coop also has information on the candidates up for election in your area. Start making a plan to vote now! If you plan to vote by mail, find out how to do it and those deadlines. If you are voting in person, decide if you will vote early in person (as states allow) or on November 3. Have a plan for waiting in line, being social distanced, bring snacks, etc.
This year’s National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) will be held on September 22, 2020. Co-ops Vote and NRECA are once again NVRD Premier Partners. While COVID-19 may change how NVRD looks in 2020, it has also increased the importance of registering voters. With DMVs shuttered across the nation and field campaigns on hold, a backlog of unregistered voters is building. As many election officials consider sending mail-in ballot requests to all registered voters, it’s more important than ever that voters are registered at their current address. Your co-op has the opportunity to participate in NVRD by hosting a registration drive or posting voting information at the co-op. For more information on participating in NVRD, click here.
Voting is important to ensure that our co-ops and communities are represented in the best way by the officials we elect. Take action now to make sure you have the opportunity to vote and make your voice heard.
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