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Have you already voted? There’s more you can do! Get others engaged, excited and ready to vote – and help make this an historic election year!

5 Ways to Focus Your Angst and Energy Before Nov. 3

“...harness that election season anxiety and put it to good use helping
your fellow Americans vote. You may find that taking action restores
your hope in this divided country.”

– New York Times, October 15, 2020

GET OUT THE VOTE!

 

We are receiving daily requests for help from various organizations working on getting out the vote (GOTV), protecting the vote and securing the election results. Send us an email at vailvalleyvotes@gmail.com and we will connect you with the most current and urgent needs.

VOTE! AND HELP OTHERS VOTE!

If you are a Colorado resident, you should have received a ballot by now. If you haven't, visit a Voter Service and Polling Center (VSPC) as soon as possible.
 
If you are not a Colorado resident, check your voter registration at votesaveamerica.com or vote.org  or rockthevote.org. Those websites will also help you register and obtain a ballot. 

MULTIPLY YOUR VOTE

 

Peer pressure works! Hearing from someone you know is more effective than hearing from a stranger. Talk to your friends/parents/kids and ask them to check their voter registration record and to confirm that they are planning to vote.

This free app makes it super easy for anyone to “get out the vote’’ among family and friends: Vote With Me.

WORK FOR A CANDIDATE

Contact the campaign offices of a candidate you want to support. They will tell you how you can volunteer, whether by sending texts, writing postcards or making calls. And if you can, donate to them. Financial support is crucial to every candidate.

REACH OUT TO VOTERS IN A SWING STATE

Vote Forward – Write postcards to voters in thirteen swing states.
Vote Save America – Work on their Adopt a State project in six key states.
Vote.org – Reach out by text to young voters, low-income voters and voters of color.

Swing Left –Join a virtual phone bank or write letters, focusing on 12 “Super States,” including Colorado.

MAKE SURE ELECTIONS ARE SAFE AND SECURE

There are numerous organizations working on voter protection, including Fair Fight, Let America Vote and Spread the Vote. Check out their websites for ways to help.

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BE AN ELECTION JUDGE

Work as an election judge. It is interesting and you are needed. Judges historically have often been over 60, and during the pandemic some may be unable to volunteer. Election judges do get paid. More information is available at the Eagle County Clerk & Recorder's website.

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THERE'S EVEN MORE YOU CAN DO

Check out the League of Women Voters site for a list of 100 things to do before the election: 

lwv.org/blog/100-days-and-100-ways-get-ready-election-day

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and does not fundraise for, endorse or oppose any candidate, ballot issue
or ballot question.