The What, Where, When, and How of voting
Welcome to 2020! The year of murder hornets, pandemics, and a presidential election for the United States! All joking aside, this year has been one of strife around the globe. Voting and politics have come in a distant second to other issues facing the world today. Our users have reached out for us to provide templates, clipart, and animations supporting voting and political announcements, and our team delivered. However, some folks were struggling to put together resource packets for their local communities, so we’ll be listing some great resources for voting in the remainder of this blog. Let’s get to it! Voting resources for one and all.
What is voting?
According to Cambridge.org, the definition of the word Voting is
the activity of choosing someone or something in an election
By definition, when there is an election, there is also a vote. Voting is how people show their preference between policies, lawmakers, and public decisions. So, voting is how you let your leaders know how you feel about their policies that they are supporting, and which policies you want them to support. In the bigger picture, those leaders ultimately choose who the President of the United States is.
Where does voting happen?
You can vote one of three ways: in person on election day, by mail, or as an absentee ballot which can be turned in via the mail or in-person at a designated location up to election day. Voting in person has taken place since 1776 in the United States, although mail-in ballots gained popularity during the Civil War.
If you’re wondering where you can vote, check out vote.org for their polling place locator here.
When will voting happen in 2020?
Voting happens in person on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 all across the United States. Additionally, absentee voters and mail-in voters may have already turned in their ballots.
How do you vote?
To vote, the process is a few steps long. First, register to vote in your local district, to register or check your registration status, visit vote.gov. Second, if voting by mail or absentee, make sure you’ve registered to vote that way early enough (usually the first part of October). Finally, on election day, go to your registered voting poll location, bring a photo ID, and fill out your ballot.
Voting resources for clipart, animations, and video backgrounds
If you are trying to get the word out for people to vote, or want to express your political views with imagery, check out the large variety of images, animations, and more on our website.