Due to COVID-19, voting by mail will be more important than ever in 2020. Get Your Ballot is a voter outreach campaign to push Democratic voters to request their absentee ballots early to avoid overloading existing vote-by-mail systems.
We also aim to educate voters in every state about when, where, and how to request a ballot. We seek to be part of the solution to encourage participation and ensure safe and accessible voting in the 2020 presidential election.
We are a group of Washington state voters who met while volunteering on the Warren 2020 campaign. Now more than ever, we consider ourselves lucky to live in an 100% mail-in voting state. In the early days of the coronavirus lockdown, we watched in stunned disbelief as thousands of voters scrambled to navigate vote-by-mail systems that were ill-equipped to handle the surge in demand during this time, to say nothing of those in states without access to vote-by-mail at all. Ultimately, too many voters have been forced to choose between their health and their right to vote.
We started Get Your Ballot to educate voters across the United States about their vote-by-mail options and to encourage voters to request their ballots NOW.