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.
May 3 (Tu)
** INDIANA Primary **
** OHIO Primary **
Michigan State House District 15
Michigan State House District 36
Michigan State House District 43
Michigan State House District 74
Plus, local elections in California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Tennessee (see HERE for more)
May 10 (Tu)
** NEBRASKA Primary **
** WEST VIRGINIA Primary **
Plus, local elections in Newark, New Jersey (see HERE for more)
May 17 (Tu)
** IDAHO Primary **
** KENTUCKY Primary **
** NORTH CAROLINA Primary **
** OREGON Primary **
** PENNSYLVANIA Primary **
Pennsylvania State Senate District 5
South Carolina State House District 97
Plus, local elections in Arizona, New York (see HERE for more)
May 24 (Tu)
** ALABAMA Primary **
** ARKANSAS Primary **
** GEORGIA Primary **
** TEXAS Primary Runoffs **
Minnesota U.S. Representative 1st District Primary
New York State Assembly District 58
South Carolina State House District 18
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!