Are You and Your Members Ready to Get Out the Vote?
As the Nov. 3 election date nears, credit unions are encouraged to get the word out on important dates regarding voter registration and absentee ballots.
Are you ready to #GetOutTheVote this November? The election is fast approaching, and while Nov. 3 is very much in view, the pandemic has certainly impacted the national discussion on how and where folks will vote this year. To help make sense of it all, here are some key registration and ballot request dates for the Northwest region. As your Association, we want to partner with you in getting this vital information out to employees and members.
In Idaho, absentee ballot applications must be received by the County Clerk by 5 p.m. on Oct. 23 for the Nov. 3 election. Not sure about your registration status or need to update your address? Check out idahovotes.gov/ for more information.
In Oregon, voters must register to vote by Oct. 13. All registered voters in Oregon will receive their ballots a few weeks before the election. Visit the Secretary of State website here to learn more about key dates and registration guidelines.
In Washington, online and mail registrations must be received by Oct. 26. Additionally, voters may register to vote in person during business hours and any time before 8 p.m. on Election Day. Visit voter.votewa.gov to learn more.
Credit Unions Get Out the Vote
How are you messaging voter registration deadlines to members? We’d love to hear from you! Follow us on Twitter, at @CUGetOutTheVote, and on Instagram, at cugetoutthevote. Additionally, creditunionsvote.com provides some great resources for messaging to employees and members.
For more information, please contact Jordan Beyer, Grassroots Advocacy Manager at the Northwest Credit Union Association.