Learn ways to vote without relying on the United States Postal Service (USPS), just in case.
We need to support and defend the USPS from this unprecedented onslaught.
At the same time, we need to strategize to ensure we can safely deliver our ballots when and where they are needed to count in the fall presidential election taking place on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
In this instance, “safely” also means avoiding voting on Election Day because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lawyer Marc Elias created Democracy Docket, a progressive organization that advocates for voting rights and election-related issues. He specializes in defending voting rights. Recently, he published a piece on the Democracy Docket website that gives a good overview of your options for 2020.
Four Ways to Safely Cast Your Ballot Without USPS details the following choices:
Vote early, in person
Use a ballot drop box
Drop off your ballot at an election office or polling location
Organize community ballot collection
See the full article here:
Also see FiveThirtyEight’s piece on How to Vote in the 2020 Election, which gives early voting deadlines for American states and territories.
Another good supporting piece to reference is the National Conference of State Legislatures’ webpage on Voting Outside the Polling Place.
And it’s worth reading this Washington Post opinion piece from August 13, 2020, titled Vote Like Miss Sylvia: Hand-deliver your mail-in or absentee ballot:
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