State Focus: Does Yours Offer Early Voting?


Which one of these affects your daily life more: Decisions made in Congress or your state legislature?

Hands down, it is your state legislature. 

Hopefully, you are getting more engaged with politics in your state. (Read THIS as to why that’s so important.) Today, we’re going to take a quick look at which states may need your help to secure early voting for its citizens.

Currently, 37 states offer some type of early voting. Three offer all-mail voting and the rest offer either an early voting period or a combination of early voting plus no-excuse absentee ballots. Here’s what your state offers:

Now if you are a voter in one of the gray states, there’s some work to do. The good news is that there is currently active legislation to expand voting in these 7 states: Alabama, Delaware, Missouri, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and South Carolina.

Be sure to call your state legislators (get their contact info HERE) and ask them about the legislation (exact bill numbers can be found HERE). Tell them that you believe expanding voting is essential to our democracy and that you want them to help get these bills enacted into law.

Thank you for focusing on local issues!

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