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Make a plan to Vote Earth this year

What are you doing November 3?

That can be difficult to answer for many reasons: It’s five months away; we don’t know what public health conditions may dictate; it could be a cold, rainy day.

Regardless, November 3 is the final day for Americans to vote in the 2020 national election. And you need a plan.

All of us have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, and the normal process of primary elections has already been disrupted. Plus, health officials warn that an increase in cases of the virus could begin again next fall. 

Absentee voting, early voting and mail-in voting all are options that ensure your ballot is cast and counted, regardless of conditions or restrictions on election day.

Find out about early voting options in your state. Make sure you are registered and pledge to vote. And, finally, make a plan to vote. Research shows that people are more likely to vote if they plan for a day, place, and time to vote.

Absentee voting, early voting and mail-in voting all are options that ensure your ballot is cast and counted, regardless of conditions or restrictions on election day.

Earth Day Network is working with many other organizations — like National Voter Registration Day and Vote Early Day — to promote voter turnout this year. We’re organizing to provide voter education, registration and get out the vote efforts in the fall. You can do your part by making a plan and getting three friends to do the same

The coronavirus pandemic has hit state budgets particularly hard, making it difficult to provide resources for voter access options. With a national election on the horizon, it is important for Congress and the administration to support local and state voting efforts with funding that should be made available in the next federal relief package.

The 14th, 15th, 19th, 24th, and 26th amendments to the United States Constitution speak to individuals’ rights to vote. It is enshrined as a manner “to form a more perfect Union.” Let’s not forsake that democratic right.

Learn more at Vote Earth.