Republicans, too, are attempting to get their voters to vote by mail. They’re having a harder time of it, although, as a result of their standard-bearer Donald Trump insists on spouting disinformation and lies in regards to the security of vote-by-mail, suggesting that it’ll trigger him to lose the election. They’ve additionally ramped up in-person GOTV, since they’ve additionally, as a political occasion, deserted perception within the seriousness of coronavirus.
The extra sturdy new Democratic on-line portal instructs would-be voters of their choices for registering, on-line and in particular person, and the right way to request absentee ballots of their dwelling state. It facilitates requesting your poll on-line the place it is doable, or getting that absentee poll software despatched by mail, with a postage-paid return envelope to the voter’s native elections workplace offered. In states the place it’s allowed, the positioning even will permit voters to offer signatures on-line for use to confirm signatures on absentee ballots. The Democrats are additionally spending extra time on cellphone banking to stroll voters via the method of registering, requesting absentee ballots, and making a voting plan.
The Biden marketing campaign has additionally developed a strong election protection program, chock-full of high-powered legal professionals to combat voter suppression earlier than and on Election Day, and to fight what can be a vicious Trump effort to contest the election outcomes when he loses.
We are facing a national shortage of poll workers because many senior citizens, who usually make up the majority of poll workers, are staying home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Help prevent long lines at the polls, or even the closure of polling sites, by signing up to become a poll worker in your area with Power the Polls.