Protecting our democracy was picked as one of the top priorities for 2021 by Political Charge readers in our annual survey. 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.
August 3 (Tu)
Ohio U.S. Congressional District 11 *PRIMARY*
*This election is to replace Rep. Marcia Fudge (D)
Ohio U.S. Congressional District 15 *PRIMARY*
*This election is to replace Rep. Steve Stivers (R)
Michigan State Senate District 8
Michigan State Senate District 28
Plus local elections in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Washington (see HERE for the list)
August 17 (Tu)
Connecticut State Senate District 36
August 24 (Tu)
Local elections in Alabama, Florida & Montana (see HERE for the list)
August 31 (Tu)
California State Assembly District 18
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!