Protecting our democracy is one of the top priorities of Political Charge readers this year. One of the ways we can tackle that is by being engaged around elections year-round.
Turnout drops by A LOT in what is called “off-cycle” elections, unless there is a monumental effort like in the Georgia runoff elections. And historically, Democratic turnout falls quite a bit more than Republican turnout. At a time when Republicans everywhere are embracing the most radical beliefs and voter suppression tactics, I believe we can’t afford to not fight hard for every position in government.
When I publish these monthly calendars, I encourage you to take at least one action to help build awareness of these elections. I have a few suggestions as to how to do this below. Thank you for taking action!
Elections This Month
Click on highlighted text to learn the specifics about that election. You can also go directly to your state’s election website (lookup HERE) to learn more.
May 1 (Sat)
Texas U.S. House 6th District
Plus a TON local & school board elections all over Texas (see HERE for the list)
May 4 (Tu)
California State Senate District 30
Plus local elections in Nebraska and Ohio (see HERE for specifics)
May 11 (Tu)
Local elections in Alaska and Nebraska (see HERE for specifics)
May 18 (Tu)
California State Assembly District 54 (primary)
Pennsylvania State Senate District 22
Pennsylvania State Senate District 48
Pennsylvania State House of Representatives District 59
Pennsylvania State House of Representatives District 60
Plus local elections in Idaho, Oregon, and Pennsylvania (see HERE for specifics)
May 25 (Tu)
Plus one recall election in Newton Falls, Ohio (see HERE for specifics)
How you can help
If you live in one of these states, check to see if this is your district and vote!
If you know anyone who lives in one of these states, let them know they might have an election to vote in. You can share this post or the election link above.
Share this post on your social media and encourage your followers to vote in ALL of the elections they are eligible to vote in.
Thank you for spreading the word!