While the 2020 elections have been called the most important in our lifetime, according to Jennifer Wilson, deputy director of the League of Women Voters, voter registration is down because of COVID-19.
You can still register.
Contact your county Board of Elections and ask them to send you registration materials. Don’t know where your county board is, or how to contact them?
Check out this clickable map.
If you want to register to vote online, you can only do so through the Department of Motor Vehicles with a valid, up-to-date DMV issued ID or License; a law was passed in 2019 to allow for online registration but it hasn’t yet taken effect.
Don’t forget, there are three ways to vote this year:
1. You can request an absentee ballot:
Absentee ballot deadlines:
Request: Received by October 27
Return by mail: Postmarked by November 3
Return in person: November 3 by 9:00 p.m.
2. You can vote early:
October 24 - November 1, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live (again, call your county Board of Elections. You can find it here.)
3. You can vote in person on election day, Tuesday, November 3
Registered, but don’t know where your voting place is? Visit this clickable county Boards of Election map.