Two key political events of the decade are happening in March 2020 – the California primary election and the US Census. Check out the following information for more resources on the primary and the Census.
GET OUT THE MUSLIM VOTE
Below are several key ways for you to inform yourself to vote and get out the vote ahead of the upcoming primary election.
Ongoing: If you requested a mail-in ballot, look for that in the mail starting the first week of February, through February 25. To track your mail-in ballot if it is still on its way to you, contact your county elections office (information below).
Tuesday, February 18: Your registration must be postmarked or submitted electronically no later than this date in order to be able to vote with a regular ballot in the primary election
What if I’m not registered by February 18? If you miss the February 18 deadline, you will still be able to register in person at your county elections office (see below) to submit a conditional ballot (that will be verified, then counted along with all ballots) in person on March 3. You can register and vote conditionally in person on March 3 at your polling place.
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What if I am about to become a new citizen? If you are naturalized as a US citizen after February 17, register to vote between February 18 and March 3.
Tuesday, February 25: Last day to apply for a vote-by-mail (AKA ‘absentee’) ballot by mail. After this date, you can only apply to vote by mail in person at your county elections office (scroll down to find your county’s webpage below and check the details for your county).
Tuesday, March 3: California primary election.
You can vote:
1) in person at your polling place (arrive between 7am and 8pm)
2) by mailing your mail-in ballot (postmarked on or before March 3)
3) by dropping off your mail-in ballot at your polling place, at your county elections office or in one of your county’s ballot drop boxes on or before March 3.
NOTE: Employees are eligible for paid time off for the purpose of voting if they do not have sufficient time outside of working hours to vote.
LOOK UP information on voting in your county:
Voter’s Choice Act Counties where all registered voters will automatically receive a mail-in ballot and will be able to vote in person starting February 22:
NOTE: Voters in these counties can go to Vote Centers to register to vote and vote, starting February 22.
All Other Counties:
CAN’T VOTE? BECOME A CEC!
Even if you aren’t able to vote in this election, you can help us get others registered and out to vote! Join our team of Civic Engagement Champions, who are calling and knocking on doors of thousands of community members to ensure that everyone is informed and engaged in the election and the Census. All are welcome to apply to join this team of Champions!
All volunteer mobilizations will be posted on our Facebook page and emailed through our email newsletter.
ACCESS our voter engagement resources including:
- COMING SOON: CAIR-SFBA’s Voter Guide on local measures
- Our Events page which shows upcoming candidate forums
- Your Voter Bill of Rights
- Voter FAQ
- Tools provided by CAIR National
- CAIR-SFBA Advocacy Department (408.986.9874 ext. 24)
GET OUT THE MUSLIM COUNT
Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Counted! This spring, the decennial US Census will count every person residing in the country. Even if you can’t vote, you can and should fill out the Census questionnaire for your residence.
For every person not counted, we could lose up to $10,000 in federal funding for resources for education, housing, transportation, healthcare, food assistance and other needs in our community. Immigrants and people of color are historically undercounted.
Be informed and help others understand the importance of the Census to #BeSeen #BeHeard #BeCounted. See CAIR-CA’s home base for pledging to take the Census as well as other resources to understand what the Census is and how to participate when it goes live on the US Census website on March 12.
SHARE THESE RESOURCES! We need your help to make sure everyone is registered and votes who can vote, and that everyone is counted.