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10 Things You Can Do To Help People Vote in 2022

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Written by Maggie Bush and Megan Brown

Primary election season officially kicks off in March, when voters across Texas will weigh in on the issues that matter most to them. With many more primary elections scheduled this year, and with all of the House of Representatives and dozens of US Senate and Gubernatorial seats up for grabs in November, the results of this year’s elections will be felt for a long time to come.  

Here are ten ways YOU can help make sure this election year matters:  

  1. Check your voter registration and ask at least five friends to do the same. If you’ve moved or changed your name since the last time you voted, you most likely need to update your registration record. Don’t wait until it’s too late: check your status now.  

  2. Find out where the candidates stand on the issues that matter most to you. Bookmark our Webby award-winning site, VOTE411.org, and check back closer to your state’s elections to see who is on your ballot, what they stand for, and what options you have for voting. Our info is available in both English and Spanish —  and we’re committed to keeping the facts up to date even if voting rules change in your state.  

  3. Sign up to join the election workforce! Our elections depend on thousands of people working to staff and secure them every year. If you have time to spare, sign up as a poll worker. It’s a paid gig in many states!  

  4. Volunteer to help get voters ready for Election Day! Find your local League of Women Voters or another org whose work you admire.  

  5. Put your money to use for democracy! Support brands that value civic engagement and voting. The Civic Alliance is a great place to start

  6. Know a young person, new citizen, or someone else who will be voting for the first time? Share our First-Time Voter Checklist to help make sure they're prepared. 

  7. Find out who’s funding the candidates on your ballot. FollowTheMoney.org is a useful resource. 

  8. See or hear a problem with voting in your area? Call the Election Protection Hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE for help (find election helplines in additional languages at VOTE411.org). 

  9. Learn about our nation’s historic – and persistent – struggle for voting rights, then get involved in organizations whose mission you believe in.  

  10. Seriously, VOTE411 has everything you and your friends need to successfully cast your votes this year. Spread the word!  

Find voting tools at VOTE411!

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