Here in the U.S., the general election is less than 26 days away. From the top of the ballot to the bottom, it’s a very important election. Because of COVID-19, I urge you to make a plan to vote now. Don’t wait to think about it until November 3 when your options will be severely limited.
I outlined the Missouri voting options in my previous post, Ready, set, vote!. Missouri has a particularly complicated set of rules about voting before election day, so if you’re a Missouri and it’s not clear to you, please check out that post. And remember, if you’re in St. Louis I am happy to notarize your ballot for you. Just shoot me an email to make arrangements to come to my porch.
Less than four weeks to the election, I urge you to decide whether you’ll vote early, vote absentee, do a mail-in vote, vote at the polls on election day or whatever other option your state might offer. You can go to Vote.org to see your options and to Vote411 to see all the issues on your ballot.
Personally, I did a mail-in ballot, which required notarization and had to sent through the U.S. Mail. I sent it on October 2 and was thrilled today to see that it has arrived at the election commission. I’m in good company. My understanding is that more than 4.5 million people have already voted in this election. It feels great to have my voting completed!
If you’re planning to vote before the election, I urge you to do it as soon as you can. The earlier you do it, the less stress you’ll experience, I expect. If you plan to vote at the polls, be sure and schedule plenty of time because you might encounter lines.
Voting is always important. But this year it is vitally important. If you haven’t already, please make a plan today to vote!