Voting Securely

  1. I Am a Voter - US-wide Voter Information
  2. How to Vote in the 2020 Elections
  3. The Best Way to Vote in Every State (slate.com)
  4. Participate in National Voter Registration Day (9/22/20)
  5. Find Your State's Election Office
  6. California Resources (for you Californians!)
    1. California How-To Vote Slides 
    2. California Vote By Mail Ballot Drop-Off
    3. TRACK YOUR CALIFORNIA BALLOT (BallotTrax)
  7. Vote-By-Mail Information
    1. Vote-By-Mail Risk Assessment by CISA
    2. Vote-By-Mail State-By-State Ratings
    3. Is Vote By Mail Secure? Bipartisan Policy Center Article.
    4. Postal Service Regulator: Don't Panic
  8. A Non-Partisan PSA for Young Voters - OurTurn2020
  9. Volunteer to Be a Pollworker
  10. USA Election Security Resources (from University of Southern California)
  11. OpenSecrets - Tracks $$ in US politics
  12. Vote Smart - Provides free, factual, unbiased information on candidates and elected officials to ALL Americans.
  13. Getting from November to January - Preparing for a Peaceful Transition
  14. An Open Letter to General Milley
  15. Cybersecurity Guidance for State, local and private organizations
  16. Barack Obama's Endorsements
  17. Non-Partisan Fact Checking
    1. FactCheck.org, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center. Monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.
    2. FactChecker by The Washington Post is a website and a column in the Sunday print edition of the paper to evaluate, provide context, and analyze the statements of political figures. It also explains politically-charged “code words” used to obscure the truth.
    3. PolitiFact.com by the Poynter Institute for Media Studies looks at specific statements made by politicians and rates them for accuracy with its “Truth-O-Meter.”
    4. Snopes.com investigates urban legends, hoaxes, folklore, and misinformation to uncover the truth..
  18. Worried About Getting Your Ballot to Count?  If you feel unsafe about voting in person but now fear the USPS will be unable to deliver a “mail-in” ballot in a timely fashion.
    There is a way around it:
    1. Request a mail-in ballot.
    2. Do not mail it.
    3. Google your supervisor of elections to see where you can drop off your mail-in ballot. It's usually NOT THE POLLING PLACE. All states allow this!
    Here is what you're accomplishing by doing this:
    1. You're not relying on the USPS to get your ballot in on time, so no matter what, your ballot gets in on time.
    2. You don't have to worry about standing in long lines and risking infection. You're just stopping by to drop it off.
    3. You still voted! Hooray!
    Also, when you drop it off find out how to track it online to make sure it is verified. California, Oregon, Washington Colorado have systems that can track your ballot just like tracking a package from Amazon.
  19. Worried About Vote By Mail: Writing an Email to USPS Board of Governors:  

    Robert Duncan:
    mduncan@inezdepositbank.com

    John Barger:
    barger.jm@gmail.com

    Ron Bloom:
    ron.bloom@brookfield.com

    Roman Martinez:
    roman@rmiv.com

    Donald Moak:
    lee.moak@moakgroup.com

    Wiliam Zollers:
    directoraccessmailbox@cigna.com

    Sample letter:
    I am writing to you today to address the highly publicized undermining of the U.S. Post Office functions and funding.

    As a member of the Board of Governors, I implore you to take action and stop the deliberate dismantling of the operations of this vitally important entity.

    As you know, the U.S. Postal system was established by our founding fathers in the 18th century and became an essential part of the success of our republic. It provided the public with the ability to communicate while securing their privacy and fostered economic growth. European writers such as Alexis de Tocqueville remarked in the 19th century about its achievements.

    The USPO is a fundamental democratic institution. It cannot be allowed to be damaged for political reasons. It is required by our Constitution and should never become a political issue.

    During the current pandemic, we have relied on deliveries and communication for our very survival. Every household receives food, clothing, supplies and medications in addition to correspondence through our local post offices.

    Does the administration and the Postmaster General want to be responsible for hobbling the economy further by harming companies and billing departments everywhere?

    As a taxpayer, I demand that you act immediately to remove the Postmaster General and return the post office to its full functions - our democracy and our economy is at stake.
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