Election Day - Be Prepared, Know Your Rights and Vote
November 6 is fast approaching and 25 local and national Civic Engagement partners are in the final stages of their voter education and mobilization efforts in 14 states through the Asian American and Pacific Islander Civic Engagement Project.
National CAPACD was founded with the mission to create neighborhoods of hope and opportunity and a key path to community building and revitalization is through the full civic participation of our communities. On Election Day, you will be voting on the presidential ticket and many federal, state, and local offices and propositions --- all of which will determine the future of America. There are 2 million AAPIs living in poverty, high percentage of AAPIs without access to quality health care, and government social safety net programs are at risk.
Whether you are voting early, absentee, or at the polls, let your voice be heard on November 6! Here are some resources to assist you.
For general information on voting contact the State Election Committee.
Check the status of your voter registration by going to canivote.org.
To learn about ballot initiatives in your state, go to Ballotpedia.org.
Locate your polling place by using the Poll Place Lookup created by Google.
Multilingual voter resources can be found at Every Vote Counts created by the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance Education Fund.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
The Voting Rights Act and the Help America Vote Act has protections to ensure that all voters, including those with special needs are able to exercise their voting rights. Some states have enacted additional voter protections. A list of state specific voter education materials can be found by visiting 866ourvote.org. In addition, the Asian American Justice Center has created Section 208 translated fact sheets that are available in Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Tagalog, Urdu, Vietnamese. Section 208 ensures that voters who need assistance in the voting booth because of blindness, disability, or the inability to read or write receive assistance from the person of their choice in order to cast a ballot. Download a copy to share with family and friends, especially those who limited English proficient or first time voters.
Call 1-866-OUR-VOTE Hotline
If you are encountering any issues with voting process - from registering to vote, finding your polling location, or reporting problems with the election system - call 1866-Our-Vote (1-866-687-8683). The Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law has opened this national elections hotline to take any questions you may have regarding the elections—. Reports can also be documented through their online election protection website.
For more information on how you can get involved in your area, contact one of our civic engagement partners.