With just about 40 days to go until Election Day on November 8th, we're on the ground with our local partners to ensure that our communities are prepared and engaged for the upcoming election, including celebrating National Voter Registration Day today.
Today, we celebrated National Voter Registration Day with Asian American elected officials, who shared their personal stories of voter registration and the importance of the AAPI vote in this year's election. Click through to hear the recording of the call!
Share with us on social media why you're registered to vote using #PowerUp and #VoterRegistrationDay!
You can do your part to celebrate National Voter Registration Day by following this checklist:
1. Register to vote
Make sure you've registered to vote! To register, you must be a U.S citizen over 18 years of age and a resident of the state you're registering in. Registering to vote is easy—you can start the process online!
2. Check and/or update your voter registration
If you've moved recently or haven't voted in recent elections, make sure you're properly registered to vote at your current address. Checking that your voter registration is up to date will ensure you have a smooth voting process!
3. Learn what's on your ballot
Being an informed voter is critical to the success of our democracy. Watch the 2016 Presidential Election Forum to hear from the presidential campaigns address issues important to the AAPI community. The Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC presidential voter guide also looks at where the presidential candidates stand on various issues, and you can visit Vote411.org to learn what's on your ballot locally.
4. Vote early or vote on an absentee ballot
In some states, you may vote early at designated voting locations before November 8th, or if vote absentee by mail. Each state has unique rules and requirements to vote early or by absentee, so check our state specific guides on how to vote early or by absentee in your state!
5. Make plans to vote on Election Day
November 8th is right around the corner—it's never too early to make your plans to vote! Know the hours that your polling location is open, where your polling location will be, and how you're going to get to the polls. Be sure to bring valid identification if your state requires ID to vote, and any other requirements!