September 28, 2015
Voter Registration and Early Voting
Here’s a reminder that November general elections are coming up soon so make sure you are registered to vote. Louisiana, Kentucky, and Mississippi will have gubernatorial elections this year. Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Virginia will each have legislative elections, as well.
Registration deadlines are quickly approaching in many states (as early as October 3 in some states). If you are going to be out-of-town or otherwise unavailable on Election Day (November 3, 2015), consider voting absentee, or voting early in-person if your state allows it. Candidates we elect to office can help or hinder our policies promoting patient safety, so it is essential to choose carefully and encourage your friends and family to vote, too!
To check on your state’s registration and voting laws and to see which candidates and issues will be on your ballot, go to www.vote411.org. This is a nonpartisan website run by The League of Women Voters which provides both general and state-specific election information.
If you have specific questions about your state that the website above does not cover, please contact Erin Philp at firstname.lastname@example.org.