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To Protect the Vote
Support our Protect the Vote initiative
All funds will go directly to support MWEG's Protect the Vote campaign, including calls to action and the tools and resources in Election Central.
Use the map and links to quickly see how and when to vote in your state.
Click your state on the map to see important voting information: how you can apply for an absentee ballot, your deadline to request an application, early in-person voting dates, and your mail ballot deadline.
Click the name of your state on the right to follow links to your state's website where you can request a mail in ballot.
- District of Columbia
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
Blue States = Ballots automatically mailed to active voters.
White = No excuse needed for absentee ballots.
Red = Excuse required for absentee ballots.
Pink = Allowing for COVID-19 as a valid excuse for absentee ballots.
Please always check your state's election website for updates.
Map Sources: Axios & MWEG
Stay up to date on the latest election news.
Find information on your state's voting policies, registration deadlines, and more on this spreadsheet.
New York will allow voters to cast mail-in ballots
Kentucky will allow Covid-19 to be grounds to request a mail-in ballot
Indiana will not allow absentee voting over Covid-19 concerns
Online absentee ballot applications approved for Georgia voters
Arkansas allows absentee voting for COVID-19 concerns
Iowa restores voting rights to those with felony convictions
Nevada will automatically mail vote-by-mail/absentee ballots
to take action
Remind at least three friends that it will likely take several days to have all ballots tallied and results finalized.
Today is the day, go vote!
Calls to Action
Protecting the vote is as easy as ABC:
Find out more about MWEG's Protect the Vote initiative, including more resources and ways you can get involved.
Host a Voter Preparation Party
What is a Voter Preparation Party?
It's an opportunity to discuss candidates and issues on your ballot with local friends and neighbors, to crowdsource information and work collaboratively to be an informed voter.
Find all the information and materials you need here:
Many states are facing a shortage of poll workers for the upcoming election. Poll workers help voters check in, maintain physical distance in lines, understand their ballots, and cast their votes. They will also ensure a safe voting environment by wiping down machines and equipment.
An adequate number of election workers is essential to keeping our election safe and accessible.
100 More! Years Securing and Protecting the Vote Contest
From September 2-22, earn points as you complete actions that will help you and others be prepared for November's election.
Find out more here.
The Poll Workers Fix: New Players for an Old Problem
Join us Wednesday, September 16, 11 am MT/1 pm ET for this event with Power the Polls and March to the Polls.
Learn about becoming a poll worker - how to sign up, what poll workers do, and why you should consider becoming one this year!
Protect the Vote Deep Hive
We held a Deep Dive (well, *hive* in this case) to learn about taking action to Protect the Vote in the next critical 100 days.
Registered members of MWEG can watch the recording by going to the Members Only Video section on the MWEG Portal. Learn how to complete a Call to Action - at federal and state levels. Find answers to some of your burning questions about how to be the most engaged and informed voter possible, and how to help others do the same. And see what simple actions you can take today to Protect the Vote!
If you aren't an MWEG member you can sign up here.
Our Protect the Vote team walks you through the ins and outs of voting by mail and applying for an absentee ballot. They answer some frequently asked questions about absentee ballots, and provide resources to find the application requirements and deadlines for your state.
You can re-watch in the MWEG Discussion Group on Facebook, available to MWEG members who have created an account in the MWEG Portal. You can join future GROWs via Zoom (links in the Portal) or the Facebook Discussion Group.
Don't have an account yet? Create one here.
100 More! GROW
We're launching a fun competition to help get out the vote! Get a sneak preview of our "100 More! Years Securing and Protecting the Vote" competition by watching the recording in the MWEG Discussion Group on Facebook.
And get ready to join the fun by helping people register to vote, encouraging friends to learn about candidates and issues on their ballot, signing up to be a poll worker, and more!
To really get in on the action, you'll need to be part of your MWEG chapter. If you already have a Portal account, find your chapter here.
Don't have an account yet? Create one here.