Early Voting 101
You may have seen pictures of long lines and crowded polling places on election day — and it’s true! Millions will vote in person on election day, and because of racism and voter suppression, polling places in communities of color and low-income neighborhoods are often under-staffed and under-resourced. Add a pandemic to that, and we’re looking at potentially very long lines on election day.
That’s where early voting comes in. It’s a GREAT way to skip election day lines and get your vote in the bank safely before election day.
Early voting is exactly what it sounds like–it’s specified dates before election day that registered voters can vote during. Early voting gives you more options on days and times to vote, so you can vote around your schedule instead of changing your schedule on election day. Not only that, but there are a lot of benefits to in-person early voting.
We know life happens and that involves the unexpected. If you get busy with work or if your kid gets sick on election day, early voting guarantees your vote is cast! .
Make sure to wear a mask, keep six feet apart, and wash your hands to have a safe voting experience!