Fight for for safe and secure voting options this fall.
The Bladen County Board of Elections plans to discuss Early Voting hours and locations for the 2020 General Election at their next meeting, on Tuesday, June 9, at 5 p.m. Due to COVID-19, the meeting will be held by telephone and the public will be allowed to listen in and make comments. Here’s how to connect on Tuesday:
Call: (571) 317-3122
Access Code: 888-495-941
Meeting times and dates can change quickly. Call the Bladen County Board of Elections to confirm at 910-648-6186.
Given the new realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, without a robust Early Voting plan, lines at the polls could be longer than usual, deterring voter participation and potentially endangering 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.
During the public comment period, take the time to remind the board of elections that you’d like to see:
- a convenient voting location for young voters in the surrounding community;
- good satellite voting locations that can serve underrepresented voters, including those serving communities of color;
- robust weekend hours over the 17-day period, including multiple Saturdays and at least one day of Sunday voting; and
- where possible, larger voting centers that will allow voters and poll workers to safely distance.
Your actions this month could make a big difference for good voting options during this fall’s high turnout election — let us know you’ll be there: