Secular America Votes
The first step is registering to vote!
Voting is the bedrock of our democracy. The right to vote, essential to a well-functioning democracy, is the most enshrined right in the Constitution and is protected by five separate Amendments.
We have the freedom to choose our leaders and engage on the issues that we care about. That means we can build power in our communities and create real change. Our right to vote gives us that power.
Vote By Mail!
Vote by mail means that registered voters can get their ballot in the mail which they can cast and return from the safety and convenience of their home.
Every state has an option to vote by mail, but access to getting a ballot is not the same for each state. Currently, there are five states that conduct all elections entirely by mail and automatically send you a ballot. The rest of the country offers absentee voting that first asks for you to request a ballot, but only twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia offer no-excuse absentee voting.
Spread the Word
Now that you've ensured you are registered, signed-up for election reminders and requested your mail-in ballot; take action to ensure others have the same opportunity! Visit secularstudents.org/vote to find out more ways to get engaged and sign-up to receive updates on the Secular America Votes campaign.