What You Need to Know for the 2020 Voting Season
by Alex Machado on Sep 11, 2020
2020 is a year for the books! From Coronavirus, social justice issues, the 100th year of women’s suffrage, and now, the upcoming General Election, we are all witnesses to history.
Voting provides citizens an opportunity to express patriotism and to stand up for what they believe in. Additionally, elections at both the local and national levels are vital to the democracy of the United States and its people. Everyone counts!
When is the Presidential Election?
Tuesday, November 3rd 2020
If November 3rd is not convenient for you or you want to avoid any possible waiting lines, most states offer early voting for eligible voters!
Due to the Coronavirus, many people are concerned about the accessibility of voting this year.
Each state has different rules regarding mail-in absentee voting. Therefore, if you don’t feel comfortable going to the polls this Super Tuesday, make sure you are aware of your state’s options!
Are You Registered to Vote?
Let’s check! If you’re unsure if you are registered to vote, you can visit the usa.gov website to confirm your registration status. This is an easy process to follow! It’s important to check if you are registered to vote at least 30 days before the upcoming election.
Who can vote?
To vote in the United States, one must be:
- A U.S citizen
- At least 18 years of age
- Meet the state’s residency requirements
- All 50 states offer voter eligibility for those experiencing homelessness. A chart listing the specific rules for each state can be found here.
- Be registered to vote (Those living in North Dakota do not need to be registered to vote.)
The legal voting age in the United States is 18 years old. However, each state has different age requirements in order for individuals to register to vote. If you are unsure about the requirements for voting, this link provides the voter registration age details for each state!
How to register to vote in your state
Visit https://vote.gov/ to learn about your state’s registration options! These options may include online registration and mail-in application registration.
If you are curious about mail-in absentee voting, visit your state election office website to find out if you can vote by mail.
Patriotism & Patches
Express yourself through patches that highlight this election season! The patches you choose can amplify your voice and can encourage others to stand up for what they believe in too.
“Elections belong to the people.”
We can’t wait to see how you use your patriotic patches! Don’t forget to follow and tag @Patch_Collection on Instagram and @PatchCollection on Facebook!