Take the Pledge
Our current system isn’t set up to accommodate the needs of the moment. Our voting principles are our commitment to:
- Expand Access to Vote-by-Mail: Vote-by-mail could be the only safe and secure option for some Americans. States must offer multiple options for requesting, receiving, and returning mail-in ballots while maintaining the security of our voting system, multiple ways to request mail-in ballots, including online, in person, by phone, and by mail, and safe and secure options for returning ballots by expanding deadlines for mail-in ballots to be requested and returned.
- Expand Early In-Person Voting: While all Americans should have the choice to vote by mail, it is crucial that we recognize that many people will prefer to vote in-person. We must make in-person voting as safe and available as possible. Expanded early voting will allow voters to cast their ballot a few days or sometimes weeks before Election Day.
This will help voters adhere to social distancing protocols, ensure election officials are properly prepared, and ensure those who can’t vote on Election Day have an option to vote in-person. Likewise, states should adopt “vote anywhere” rules, to reduce lines at specific polling locations by letting voters vote at any polling location in their county.
- Expand Online Voter Registration: We should not make voter registration complicated if we really want everyone to participate. Online voter registration is a safe, accessible and secure way for voters all across this country can sign up to participate in our democracy. It allows eligible voters to quickly and easily register to vote online from the comfort of their own home. Online voter registration follows the trends of conducting government business online, which helps save taxpayer dollars each election cycle while reducing errors and cleaning up their voter registration database.
These principles are our pledge to all eligible voters in this country, and we want you to join us. Will you sign our voting principles pledge and help us fight for fair, safe, and accessible voting for all Americans?