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Support Strong Early Voting Plans in Your County

Counties are already considering 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.

NOTE: In 2018, Senate Bill 325 eliminated the final Saturday of Early Voting in elections after 2018. Weekday scheduling mandates — requiring uniform (7 a.m.-7 p.m.) weekday hours — remain. If it’s in place for 2020, this strenuous weekday schedule will force counties to reduce the number of Early Voting sites and reduce popular weekend hours. Legislation is currently being considered to restore that flexibility, including the popular last Saturday. Learn more at demnc.co/moreflex.

5 Important Ways You Can Help Fight for Early Voting:

# 1 – Look up your County Board of Elections and call or visit their website for meeting times.
# 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. 

Other ways to help later in 2020 (coming soon!):

  • look up Early Voting sites in your county for the 2020 elections to share with your friends and neighbors to help them get ready to vote.

Questions? For more information about how to advocate for better Early Voting Plans, please contact info@democracync.org or call 888-OUR-VOTE.