Vote Early Day is an open-source holiday, so your company or organization can celebrate in the way that is most meaningful and impactful for your community. Sign up so we can support you with swag, digital tools, and national recognition for your work to help Americans vote early.
VOTE EARLY DAY TOOLKIT
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Everywhere in America, eligible voters can research their ballots and make a plan to vote. Our partners are steering voters to resources to identify options to vote early or on election day.
Through parties at the polls and community parades to early voting sites, organizations across the country will inspire more Americans to vote early. Even in states without in-person early voting, friends can come together to fill-in their mail-in ballots.
Through mass on-air or digital marketing, media companies will teach Americans how to vote early by pointing them to local events and resources to cast their ballots.
Flagship events across the country will feature major talent, local election administrators, and thousands of voters.
Thursday, October 26, is Vote Early Day. Scheduled for the Thursday before Halloween, Vote Early Day occurs just as the nation as a whole fully tunes into the election and is ready to learn about their voting options.
With cases falling and vaccines remaining readily accessible across the country, we are excited to offer suggestions for celebrations that involve in-person gatherings. Protecting the health of all who celebrate Vote Early Day is most important to us, however, and we will continue to track the pandemic and its effects on Americans’ ability to vote early. Sign up for our email list to receive the most up to date information.
In the 2018 midterm election, 33% of voters cast their ballots early. We saw that number soar to 64% in the 2020 presidential election, and we are eager to keep this new trend of voting early strong.
There are a number of ways Americans can cast their ballot ahead of Election Day. People can vote early by mailing in a ballot, dropping off a ballot at an election office or drop box, or going to a local election office to cast a ballot in person. In some states, all registered voters receive a ballot by mail at least two weeks before Election Day. Due to fast changes in the law over the last several years, the vast majority of voters (94%) can now vote early in some way. In 45 states and the District of Columbia, any qualified voter may cast a ballot in person during a designated period prior to Election Day. Two additional states will provide this option in the coming years.
If people do not live in a state with options to vote early, they can still find their polling location and make a plan to vote on Election Day. We encourage partners in the states without vote early options (Connecticut, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, and South Carolina) to celebrate the holiday by helping their friends and neighbors make a plan for how they will cast their ballot in the upcoming election to make sure their voices are heard.
We created Vote Early Day to demystify the process of voting early and make it easier for voters to understand their options. In fact, over 220 million Americans (~80% of eligible voters) have options to vote before Election Day with no excuse needed—they may just not know it! We are working to support or build new technology tools that enable Americans to more easily look up and explore their opportunities to cast their ballot ahead of Election Day—whether that’s voting by mail or in person. Furthermore, by creating a national day of action amid a patchwork of state and local laws, we are drawing attention to a set of options that have historically been hard to market nationally.
Vote Early Day is a collaboration among media companies, nonprofits, technology platforms, election administrators, influencers, and other businesses. We leave it up to each company or organization to understand what action might be best for their brand or community. Due to COVID-19, we will need to plan according to CDC guidelines. Activations might include:
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To be considered a “Premier Partner” for Vote Early Day, an organization must: