2020 ELECTION RESOURCES
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MAKE A VOTING PLAN: KNOW HOW AND WHEN YOU WILL VOTE
- Have you checked that you’re registered to vote?
- Will you vote by mail?
- Did you receive your mail-in ballot?
- Do you need to request a vote-by-mail or absentee ballot?
- Will you vote early?
- Do you know where and when to vote early?
- Will you vote in person?
- Do you know what time you will vote?
- Do you know where you’re polling place or vote center is and what hours they’re open?
- Do you know how you will get to the polls and who you can bring with you?
- Do you know your voter I.D. laws and what you need to bring to the polls?
- Do you know that you can vote at the WGA Theater from Oct. 30 to Nov. 3?
Report voting problems to the nonpartisan Election Protection Hotline: (866) OUR-VOTE.
BE A POLL WORKER
- If you live in L.A. County, volunteer to be a poll worker.
- If you don’t live in L.A. County, check here.
PROTECT THE VOTE
- You can help protect voters’ rights as a nonpartisan election protection volunteer.
- Are you a lawyer? Volunteer to provide nonpartisan voter information and document problems.
- Watch this WGAW PAC panel on Voting Rights and Voter Suppression
IMPORTANT CALIFORNIA DATES & INFO
- MONDAY, OCTOBER 5 – County election officials will send out mail-in ballots to all active registered voters. If you have moved or haven’t voted in the last few elections, you may need to request a mail-in ballot. Track the status of your ballot.
- MONDAY, OCTOBER 19 – Deadline to register to vote. Your registration must be completed online or postmarked by October 19.
- Same day voter registration: If you miss the deadline to register, you can “conditionally” register to vote up until and on election day at the county election office, polling place or vote center. These ballots will be processed and counted once the county elections office has completed the voter registration verification process.
- TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27 – Vote-by-mail application deadline. All active registered voters will automatically receive a vote-by-mail ballot by October 5. However, if you are not an active voter or if you need a new ballot because you made an error on the original one, you must apply by October 27.
- TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3 – ELECTION DAY. Polls in California are open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
- Returning ballots: Personally delivered ballots must be received by the close of the polls on November 3. Mailed ballots must be postmarked on or before November 3, and received no later than November 20.
If you live outside of California, check important election dates here.
The WGAW PAC supports the candidates who support writers’ interests. See our 2020 candidate endorsements and our positions on California Propositions 16 and 22.
The California Federation of Labor (CalFed) has issued these endorsements.
Know what’s on the California ballot.
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- Props to you, Californians: A preview of what’s on your November ballot
NONPARTISAN ORGANIZATIONS REGISTERING VOTERS AND PROTECTING THE VOTE