In so many ways, 2020 has already been a big year, and most of it was definitely unexpected. But come November, it's about to get even more important for Americans. The general election is on November 3. It's an opportunity for us to participate in democracy, do our civic duty, and have our voices be heard in regard to crucial issues and the direction of our country. For sure, the biggest decision in the election is who will become president for the next four years, but there are also critical races in Congress and state and local ballot measures on the line.
Participation is key here, so we've all got to vote. It's the best thing you can do for your community, family, and friends and for the future. First things first, you should confirm that you're registered to vote. You can check your status here.
If you're not registered to vote, it's a process that won't take you more than a couple of minutes. Go here to register. And if you're all set, that doesn't necessarily mean you're off the hook. There are still a lot of ways you can get involved now and throughout the election season. To start, we have some action items to consider for your to-do list: