Hey, All, today’s a great time to reach out to friends, family, co-workers, whomstever and remind them to register to vote! If you’re an educator of folks eligible to vote, an email or an announcement on your LMS with resources to get registered or request an absentee ballot could be useful.
I just emailed my students the following, if you want a template:
Good morning, [class name] students!
As you might already know, today is National Voter Registration Day. The 2020 elections are swiftly approaching but you still have time to register and, if you need, request an absentee ballot. With class and, for many folks, a transition into college life, it can be hard to know where to start.
[Our college] has a resource page with links to help you get registered or check if you are registered: [link]
[On that page, the link entitled “Voting as a College Student” leads to some really helpful information, especially if you’re a first time voter (congrats!) or you’re living away from your permanent address and don’t know where/how to vote.]
I know some folks feel like one ballot doesn’t make a difference but, in 2016, some precincts were decided with as few as 2 votes—you read that right, just 2! Not 2,000 or even 200. Your vote really does matter.
I hope this information is helpful! And if you’re already registered but know some folks who might need it, please feel free to forward this information on to them.
Have a fantastic day,
And guess what! Today, I will write the last 10 postcards of the 250 I signed up to write this year. Hallelujah!