NOT THE VIRUS
Last year LegallyBLACK. put together a campaign to make sure you had all the tools you needed to get smart on facts, cast your General 2020 Election votes, and encourage your family and friends to do the same. We made it a personal goal to educate and increase the total number of BIPOC registered voters, a demographic that traditional sees less registration and voter turnout for local, state, and federal elections.
Help us continue to spread the importance of voting by checking out the info below from last year....
Check Your Registration Status & Get Registered!
It just takes 2 short minutes! If you're a Washington State resident head over to VOTEWA.GOV to check your registration status and/or get registered. If you live elsewhere, visit vote411.org to connect to your state's verification tool.
WA State Requirements*:
Must be at least 16yrs old (yup, you can register now in preparation for ability to vote in elections when you turn 18)
Must be a U.S citizen and WA state resident
Must have proof of identification & residence - WA state Drivers License or ID are accepted
WA Registration deadlines*:
OCT 26, 2020
OCT 26, 2020
NOV 3, 2020
*Registration requirements and deadlines may vary by state.
find out who's on Your Ballot!
You aren't just voting for Presidential & Vice Presidential candidates. Your ballot will likely also include candidates for your county, judicial, legislative, and/or state levels of government. Don't vote blindly. It's important to know who these individuals are and where they stand on issues that are important to you BEFORE Election Day.
In addition to 411.org and voteWA.gov, Ballotpedia is a great resource for identifying the candidates you can expect to see on your ballot, based on where you're registered. You can search by office type or use the map toward the bottom of the page to search by state. It also breaks down party affiliations in an way that's easy to understand. Find your candidates then research, research, research.
Fun Fact: There are a total of 470 seats in the U.S. Congress (35 Senate seats and all 435 House seats) up for election on November 3, 2020, including two special elections for U.S. Senate.
Encourage others to vote!
Get yourself situated then join our Voter Challenge to help increase BIPOC voter registration. We may be putting emphasis on the BIPOC community but ANYONE you can influence to register, learn, and vote is thumbs up in our book! Did we mention we're giving away FREE MERCH and GIFTCARDS TO LOCAL (PIERCE COUNTY, WA) BLACK OWNED-BUSINESSES? Share your knowledge and do what you can to get those around you registered and ready to ready.