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Suggestions* from Democracy Docket to counter Trump’s pre-election sabotage of the USPS during Covid:
✅ Vote early in person. Allowed in 41 states, it can avoid crowded or long lines.
✅ Use a ballot drop box. Find out if and where your state or county provides this secure, convenient option for sealed and signed mail ballots. Not enough boxes? Demand more.
✅ Drop your signed and sealed ballot at your own local election office or polling location. This practice is permitted in almost all states; some states allow drop-off at any voting location in your county.
✅ Organize community ballot collection. Many states allow designated organizations, election officials, or family members to collect and submit a voter’s signed and sealed ballot–crucial for high-risk or home-bound voters.
Want to do more?
👉 Help your friends vote: Voter Network is a free “relational contact” phone app that helps you help others navigate this year’s voting hoops. voternetwork.us
👉 Sign up to be an Election Protection Volunteer with Protect the Vote. If you’ve got legal experience, volunteer to field legal needs with We the Action.
👉 The Sightline Institute also has state-by-state resources for what you can do to protect vote-by-mail in your state. And check out 6 Steps to Keep Voters and Elections Safe in 2020.
*State laws vary widely, so check rules for your jurisdiction: The US Vote Foundation makes it easy to find where and how to vote. usvotefoundation.org/vote/eoddomestic.htm