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.
April 5 (Tu)
California U.S. House of Representatives District 22 — Primary for Devin Nunes’ old seat
Georgia House District 45
Pennsylvania House District 19
Pennsylvania House District 24
Pennsylvania House District 116
Wisconsin statewide judicial Spring Election
Plus, local elections in Alaska, Missouri, Oklahoma (see HERE for more)
April 7 (Th)
New York State Assembly District 20
April 9 (Sat)
April 12 (Tu)
California local elections (see HERE for more)
April 19 (Tu)
California State Assembly District 17
California State Assembly District 49
Local elections in Missouri & New Jersey (see HERE for more)
April 23 (Sat)
April 26 (Tu)
Local elections in North Carolina & Washington (see HERE for more)
April 30 (Sat)
Louisiana House of Representatives District 101
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!