Important 2020 Election Dates
General Election Dates
Jul 15: Registered voters receive mail-in ballot applications.
Early Vote: Sat 8/22 - Fri 8/28
Aug 26: Last date to request mail-in ballot application.
Primary Day: Tue, Sep 1. Mail-in ballots must be recived on or before this day.
Breaking: After a funding stumbling block, registered voters are receiving mail-in ballot applications (as of July 18)! Don't wait, send your application now!
Sep 14: Registered voters receive mail-in ballot applications.
Early Vote: Sat 10/17 -Fri 10/30
Oct 28: Last date to request mail-in ballot application.
General Election Day: Tue, Nov 3
Nov 3: Mail-in ballots must be post marked by this day and received by 11/6.
Registration reduced from 20 to 10 days prior to election day. Receipt of mailed-back ballots by the SOC will be acknowledged. You are strongly advised to:
make a timeline in your calendar for all the steps, including receipt back of mail-in ballot confirmation.
start your steps early - don't count on mail working on a tight schedule.
All are welcome - You need not be a member or even a resident! We have unenrolled volunteers too. The CDTC has member and associate member openings. CONTACT us if you would like to talk.
The Key States
Convenient map showing the swing states for President, Senate, House, re-districting.
Choose your favorite method and sign up. Due to covid-19, only remote canvassing has been explored so far.
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Text for Sara Gideon, Senate, against Susan Collins in ME
Sara Gideon won the primary on July 14th, so it is on now to defeating Susan Collins who gave the Supreme Court Bret Kavannaugh. ThruText provides voter lists and status, standard messages, and ability to respond to voters. Keep a Slack channel open where you can get help from ME experts if you need it. To get invitations, email NancyCDTC@rosepath.com.
Help the US Postal Service
Support the USPS Fairness Act in the Senate. The Senate needs to see that we care about the USPS.
The US House passed the USPS Fairness Act in Feb 2020 with a unanimous Democratic vote and even 80+ GOP representatives. The same bill was introduced in the Senate in December 2019, and since then has been languishing in the Homeland Security committee. The bill's sponsors are few, and includes three Republicans. Help by writing our Senators and asking them to support and co-sponsor the bill, and ask their colleagues to do the same. Both delivery of essential supplies to the population, and enabling a full complement of voters to be heard are depending on full USPS service.
Biden Campaign - we have built a list of town volunteers in the state VoteBuilder database.
We have recruited about 20 Carlisle residents to volunteer for the Carlisle for Biden campaign! We have been notified that our first deployment will be as soon as next week - in PA. We will be contacting volunteers for their email addresses and they will be hearing from us regularly. Our first deployment is Monday, July 20, 4pm. You may join the phone bank - click below to find the zoom link (through which help is available) and the VPB link if you have not got a Vote Builder Account (aka Action ID.)
Smart Choices with analysis from Force Multiplier and Nate Silver's 538
These sites let you track candidates you like who are in tight races. This is where your money makes a difference. For instance, 538 shows Amy McGrath just having declined precipitously against Mitch McConnell in KY from -4 to -22, July 16 to July 22, two different polls. This bears tracking.
Environmental Voter Project texting prior to FL primary Aug 18. EVP targets voters with interest in the environment and spotty voting records.
Text with the Environmental Voter Project, Get Out the Vote. Training and Texting Wed Aug 5, 5pm.
By seeking environment supporters, EVP targets voters others do not, including unenrolled. They have numerous texting and phone banking events.
Write Postcards encouraging Mail-In & helping purged voters get enrolled
Kits, which contain everything needed, are delivered to your door in safety by a CRTA volunteer. You write and mail. Currently we are writing to FL (24 pks) and TX (20 pks) urging voters to apply for mail-in ballots. The TX list is part of Reclaim Our Vote, which contacts voters on the NAACP list of purged names. We are in our 5th round. To join the Post Card Warriors, email NancyCDTC@rosepath.com.
This effort is being done in partnership with our local Indivisible chapter.