The Alamance County Commission is meeting *this* Monday, June 15, at 7 p.m. at the Alamance County Historic Courthouse (1 Court Square, Graham, NC 27253) to make final budget decisions that could drastically impact where and when you can vote in the 2020 General Election. Without community voices participating in these discussions, the county could face big cuts to things like Early Voting sites and hours and Election Day precincts.
If you have personal protective equipment and feel comfortable going to this meeting in person, we have written some talking points in order to get the strongest Early Voting plans.
In order to provide public comment at the meeting, you must make an account here and submit comment no later than Monday, June 15, at 5 p.m.
Here’s an example of what you can say:
Given the new realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, without a realistic elections budget for things like a robust Early Voting plan, lines at the polls could be longer than usual, deterring voter participation and potentially endangering Alamance voters’ health. Strong Early Voting plans, with weekend voting hours and sites that work for your community, are the key to making sure this year’s elections run more smoothly.
Also, don’t forget to remind the county commission that you’d like them to fund things like:
- convenient voting locations for young and student voters in the surrounding community;
- good satellite voting locations that can serve underrepresented voters, including communities of color;
- robust weekend voting hours over the 17-day period for working voters, including multiple Saturdays and a Sunday; and
- where possible, larger voting centers that will allow voters and poll workers to safely distance.
Can’t make it on Monday? Contact the Board now (we’ve made it easy). Click here to email your county commissioner(s) and let them know to fully fund safe and secure voting options this fall.
And don’t forget, county meeting times and dates can change quickly. Call the Alamance County Commission to confirm the meeting (or if you have problems submitting comment) at (336) 228-1312. Your actions next week could make all the difference for good voting options during this fall’s 2020 General Election.