NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether you're at home or far away, your vote counts! With absentee deadlines closing soon, it's time to act – and turn your opinion into action to help decide the future of our nation!
To mobilize America's absentee community, DoSomething.org has launched the first-ever National Absentee Ballot Day. On October 9, hundreds of DoSomething's hand-selected VIP members will run voter registration drives and host on-the-ground parties to help students request and submit their absentee ballots. DoSomething will also host a Reddit AMA to answer questions about the absentee voting process.
Nearly 40% of votes in the last presidential election were cast early. And out-of-state college students prefer voting absentee 2:1. For millions of college students who are often far away from home, absentee voting will be critical in deciding the election. Join us on October 9th to celebrate the power of your voice by securing your absentee vote!
In addition to participating in on-the-ground events for National Absentee Ballot Day, by visiting votingabsentee.org, millions of young Americans can:
- Register to vote – it just takes two minutes and is the most important thing you'll do today.
- Request an absentee ballot – it's easier and faster than you think.
- Help friends get registered – be part of the movement and empower others.
- Check registration status – triple-check you're ready to make your voice heard!
"Absentee ballots could literally decide the election...before the election," says DoSomething.org CEO Aria Finger. "Problem is, millions of young and first-time voters want to vote absentee and just don't know how. National Absentee Ballot Day solves that problem by bridging the information gap and giving young voters the resources, community, and information they need and deserve to cast their ballot and speak up – no matter where they are. Let's do this!"
DoSomething.org has already driven 75,000+ voter registrations in 2018 alone. Now it's teaming up with influencers, brands, and the most civically engaged generation of young people ever to make absentee voting easier (and more exciting!) than ever. Don't miss out -- join us in celebrating and empowering the millions of young voters making their voices heard from around the world.
DoSomething.org is partnering with incredibly influential and impactful brands to register young people, including theSkimm, Warby Parker, PopSugar, When We All Vote, Upworthy, Quizlet, Reddit, Twilio, CAA, Smosh, Sweetgreen, Splashthat, and DMV.org. Notable activists and celebrities supporting DoSomething include Chelsea Clinton, Katie Couric, Laverne Cox, Adam Levine, actor and official under 18 ambassador Joshua Rush, environmental activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, actress Gina Rodriguez, actress Alisha Boe, activist Lane Murdock, activist Nupol Kiazolu, and Women's March founder Breanne Butler.
For more information on National Absentee Ballot Day and to see events near you, visit votingabsentee.org.
DoSomething.org is the largest tech company exclusively for young people and social change. We're activating 6 million young people (and counting!) to do good in every US area code and in 131 countries. Using our digital platform, members join DoSomething's volunteer and civic action campaigns to make offline impact at scale. Our members have clothed half of America's homeless youth. They've cleaned up 3.7 million cigarette butts. They've run the world's largest youth-led sports equipment drive. And more! Young people have the power and the passion to transform their communities -- we help them get it done. Let's Do This.