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Help Consumers Get #VoteReady this October

This week is National Voter Education Week, a civic holiday created to equip voters with the tools, information, and confidence they need to cast their ballots. With less than a month until the General Election, it is a great time to provide consumers with information and tools that they can use to prepare to vote.

NCIL has created resources to help Center for Independent Living (CIL) and Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) staff and consumers get ready to vote this year. The NCIL 2020 Voter Registration Toolkit provides you with information to conduct nonpartisan voter registration. Check to make sure that your state’s voter registration deadline hasn’t passed, or see if same-day voter registration is available in your state.

NCIL 2020 Voter Registration Toolkit:

This year, it is more important than ever for voters to make a plan to vote. To help voters assess the voting options available to them and plan how they will vote, NCIL has created Plan Your Vote 2020. Plan Your Vote 2020 is a vote planning document that walks voters through:

  • Registering to vote
  • Learning what is on their ballot
  • Choosing how to vote (by mail or absentee ballot, early in-person voting, or voting on Election Day)
  • Casting their ballot
  • Getting help if they have a problem casting their ballot or have questions about voting

Plan Your Vote 2020:

The 2020 Voter Registration Toolkit, Plan Your Vote 2020, and other voting and civic engagement resources are always available to you on the NCIL Voting Rights Subcommittee webpage.