This fall, many counties will consider their Early Voting plans for the March 2020 Presidential Primary. Given the short timeline for decision-making on Early Voting plans, it’s important to have Early Voting advocates like you ready to take action for your communities. Help us advocate during our “month of action” (Nov. 12-Dec. 9).
Note: Counties have until December 9, 2019 to provide their 2020 Primary Early Voting plans to the State Board of Elections. The State Board of Elections plans to take up non-unanimous county plans on December 20, 2019.
With the passage of Senate Bill 683 / SL 2019-239, during the 17-day one-stop period, counties are required to offer Early Voting on weekdays between the hours of 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on the final Saturday prior to Election Day. No matter the changes, there are still plenty of opportunities to fight for more sites and weekend hours!
# 1 – Look up your County Board of Elections and call or visit their website for meeting times. And don’t forget to check these Early Voting advocacy opportunities in key counties here.
# 2 – Print our Early Voting Advocacy Packet, full of resources to learn the best ways to influence the hours and locations your county offers voters during Early Voting and a paper report form for documenting what happens.
# 3 – Review prior Primary Election Early Voting plans for your county and use it as a guide to prepare to advocate for similar (or better) plans in 2020.
# 4 – Want to quickly share out information about Early Voting discussions and planning from your County Board of Elections meeting? Fill out our online Early Voting Advocacy Report Form.
Questions? For more information about how to advocate for better Early Voting Plans, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888-OUR-VOTE.