Your role in an election is about much more than marking a ballot. You need to know your voting rights and learn about the midterm election before you vote.
Here’s how to prepare:
- Know what’s at stake.
If you’re a resident of Colorado, North Dakota, or Tennessee, your ballot will offer the chance to stand up for reproductive rights — and against restrictions on women’s personal health choices. Also, in five states — Alaska, Arkansas, Illinois, Nebraska, and South Dakota — voters will decide whether to increase the minimum wage. Almost two-thirds of minimum wage workers are women, and raising the minimum wage would help shrink the gender pay gap.
- Know the facts on the issues you care about.
- Know what to bring on November 4.
Some states have made it harder for women, students, and minorities to access the polls. Look up what ID your state requires. Also, plug this phone number into your cell phone, or write it on a slip of paper: 866.OUR.VOTE (888.VE.Y.VOTA in Spanish). This is the number to call if you have trouble voting. Protect your vote!
- Know where you’re going.
Check out our at-the-polls resources, including a map to look up your polling location and hours, details on early voting, and information on voting by absentee ballot.
- Know your power.
Women changed the outcome of elections in 2012. We can do that again.
Study up, then speak up! Your vote is your voice. Be heard on Election Day.