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Happy Saturday, Activists! We hope you're having a good weekend. We have some ways you can help out on Election Day and how you can prepare to vote. And we still have opportunities for you to help get out the vote and make sure some are getting their mail-in ballots sent in, or help make sure voters have answers to their election questions. Take your pick below! And send this newsletter to your friends and family who may need help with voting, by giving them all the election information below.
BALLOT CHASE AND GOTV PHONE BANKS Our friends at Promote The Vote PA are holding phone banks to make sure voters are handing in their mail-in ballots and also talk to voters about the importance of this election. These phone calls are great and you are helping save democracy! There will be training and support during the entire phone bank, which is on zoom. There are a few dates left, so sign up here for one that suits you. You can even invite friends and do it "together!"
ELECTION PROTECTION HOTLINES Use these phone numbers and hours to call if you have problems at your polling place or if you know someone having problems. Below are the ACLU Election Protection hotline hours through Election Day: ENGLISH -- 866-OUR-VOTE 866-687-8683 (call or text) November 4 – 6: 9am - 9pm ET Election Day, November 7: 6am – 9pm ET November 08 - 10: 10 am - 6 pm ET SPANISH/ENGLISH -- 888-VE-Y-VOTA 888-839-8682 M-F 8am-8pm ET ASIAN LANGUAGES/ENGLISH -- 888-API-VOTE 888-274-8683 English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali Voicemail return only ARABIC/ENGLISH -- 844-YALLA-US 844-925-5287 Voicemail return only Here's a detailed summary of election rules and laws at this link.
OTHER ELECTION HELP YOU CAN GIVE Join Fair Districts PA at the polls! Hand out election information to voters as they approach the polling place at strategic locations on Election Day, November 7th. Sign up here. Ballot Curing -- Some mail-in ballots haven't been handled correctly by the voter and need to be fixed - or "cured" - by the voter in order to be counted. If you have had some curing experience and want to help with curing ballots with the election protection group VoProPros, you can sign up at this email.
MAIL-IN BALLOT & ELECTION DAY INFO Here is a whole lot ol voting information for you. Check it out for yourself and share with your friends and neighbors. You'd be surprised how many voters have questions and we have the answers here. Sharing your knowledge may get a voter to the polls! And if you've already voted, text 3 friends and remind them to vote. You'll be doing a big deal to get the vote out! If you want to see how important this election is, simply go to the Inquirer's endorsement page. Check it out here. Here are the Mail-in Ballot and Election Day tips -- 1. Election Day is this coming Tuesday, November 7th. Polls are open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. If you are in line by 8:00 you can still vote. Find your polling place at this link. 2. If you have already signed up to vote by mail, you can check your ballot status at this link. 3. Your voted Mail-in Ballot must be received by the Election Board by 8:00 pm on Election Day. Again track the status of your application and ballot at this link. 4. If you're not mailing it, drop it in a drop box. A listing of the mail-in ballot drop boxes is at this link. 5. You can find the instructions for correctly handling your mail-in ballot to make sure you follow the rules and your vote is counted. Go to this link for the instructions. 6. More information is at Linktr.ee/VotePHL or call these numbers– 877-868-3772 or 215-686-3469. 7. Want to vote at the polls after receiving your mail-in ballot? You can! Take it to the polls (with the envelopes) and they’ll take care of you. 8. If you have any problems at the polls at all, you can always vote on a provisional ballot. It will be counted. 9. Questions about what’s on the ballot? Go to the election page on our website at this link.
OUR TEXTING PARTY WAS A BIG SUCCESS! Just a quick recap of last week's texting party. We had a lot of positive reactions -- our volunteers had a lot of fun! So well be doing more of this next year. Stay tuned!