What better way to protect our democracy than to encourage folks to participate in it? (Well, that and expanding voting rights, of course.) One of the ways we can do that is by sharing the information about elections that are happening year-round!
Turnout drops by A LOT in what is called “off-cycle” 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, 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.
February 1 (Tu)
Alabama State House District 63
Plus a Commissioner recall in Shasta County, California
February 8 (Tu)
Arkansas State Senate District 7
Plus a ton of local elections in Oklahoma and Washington (see HERE for specifics)
February 15 (Tu)
**Wisconsin Statewide Spring Primary Election**
–> Note: Absentee ballot boxes WILL be available! (More info here)
New York State Assembly District 60
New York State Assembly District 72
Plus local elections in California and Nebraska (see HERE for specifics)
February 22 (Tu)
Connecticut State House District 71
Kentucky State House District 42
Plus a local election in Jacksonville City, Florida
Easy ways you can help
If you live in one of these states, check to see if this is your district and vote! Use this tool to find out what state districts you are in.
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!
This year, I’ll be focused on winning the 2022 midterms, pushing positive Democratic messaging, and bringing some relief in the form of good news and cartoons. If you’d like to support my work, you can do that at my Patreon page!