We plan to fill out our ballots as soon as we receive them, get them notarized (a further requirement in our state) + drop them off in the designated receptacle ourselves. Many states are allowing votes to be counted before November 3rd + ours is one of them.
I also want to encourage awareness of + investment in local + state elections...down to the seemingly most inconsequential elections. School boards are making decisions on how our children learn, how well they are protected from the virus, and the access every child has to the necessary tools of education. Sheriffs are setting the tone for police departments and determining what policies, behaviors + attitudes are acceptable. We have an elected county commissioner here who has written a long public post encouraging residents to buy guns + ammunition in order to be ready for the coming war following election day. Local + state elections matter.
Vote for our planet. Vote because black lives matter. Vote for justice for all. Vote because science is real. Vote because immigrant lives matter. Vote for unity over division. Vote because love is love. Vote because climate change is real. Vote for integrity. Vote for love over fear. Vote because differently abled and trans people and women matter. Vote for truth over lies. Vote for clean energy. Vote for healthcare for everyone. Vote for more love. Vote for our future. Vote for our right now.
Vote local, vote state + vote the $%&#* out!