2020 is a Watershed Election Year: Nationally, we’ll elect a new President and Vice President. In California, we will elect US Congressional representatives, State elected officials and local lawmakers. Californians will also decide on important state and local ballot measures.
The CAFP is urging members and their patients to VOTE for the health of our country! We are making it easy to help your patients learn more with downloadable information and e-resources.
A Few Dates to Remember:
October 5 – Vote-by-mail ballots sent to all California registered voters
October 19 – The last day to register to vote; your registration must be postmarked or submitted electronically by 10/19.
November 3 – Election Day
Voting has Never Been Easier:
All California voters will receive a vote-by-mail ballot. You can drop your completed ballot in a mailbox anytime until November 3. You can also drop your ballot off or vote in-person at a polling place on election day (don’t forget your mask!). Some counties even offer in-person early voting before Election Day. Find an early voting location at www.CAEarlyVoting.sos.ca.gov.
Lost your Ballot? No Problem! You can contact your local elections official https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-resources/county-elections-offices/ and ask for a new one, or go to a polling place to vote in person on election day or at an early voting location.
We’re happy to provide two Register to Vote posters for your office or clinic. They have been produced in English and Spanish and are yours for a “click.”
To Register to Vote, You Must Be:
Are there legal barriers or rules against voter registration promotion in clinics?
Can patients with felony convictions register to vote?
What if my patient is homeless?
VoteHealth 2020 is a growing nonpartisan coalition of health professionals collaborating to increase the number of our peers and patients who register and vote this November. Check the website periodically for updates on how you can get involved at votehealth2020.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For complete voting/election information go to the California Secretary of State’s website: