Happy Tuesday! Today is September 1, 2020, which is also National Poll Worker Recruitment (NPWR) Day! NPWR Day was established by the US Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to bring awareness on the importance of election poll workers (paid or unpaid, depending on jurisdiction) and their role in administering free & fair elections, and strengthening the democratic system of governance in the USA.
Due to COVID-19, however, there is a current nationwide shortage of poll workers leading up to the 2020 elections. Visit the https://www.eac.gov/help-
america-vote website to learn more about NPWR Day or learn how you can work as an election poll worker. Depending on where you live, you may receive compensation for working as a poll worker.
Shifting focus, Election Day (Tue. Nov. 3, 2020) is now 9 weeks away. In some states, thanks to early voting, election day begins in September! Therefore, each weekly reminder during the month of September will focus on this theme: “Know Before You Go (Vote)!“
If you’re planning to early vote, thoroughly know your state’s early voting calendar and their requirements for obtaining, completing, and casting your ballot. That being said, I’ve included a handful of new resources that you should know before you vote:
U.S. Vote Foundation: State Voting Requirements & Information / Ballot Return Options (50 state guide)
USPS Election Mail For Voters
File an Online Complaint: USPS Office of Inspector General (USPS OIG)
Election Protection Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE)
Everything You Need to Vote
Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) for U.S. military members & overseas U.S. citizens
Center for Disease Control: COVID-19 Recommendations for Voters
In closing, be sure that you are registered to vote, and complete the 2020 Census now at https://2020census.gov/en.html to shape your own future!