The midterm elections are here! Black and brown people need to be #woke and on point — voter suppression is real. Bring your ID, even if you don’t think you’ll need it. No ID? VoteRiders can get you one. If there is a Black wave coming, we all need to be proactive. Are you registered to vote? Find out in 30 seconds at Vote.org. Need more information? The National Association of Secretaries of State has state-by-state information on where to vote. Some states allow you to register online.
Who’s on the ballot this year?
- All 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives
- One-third of all U.S. Senators. See which Senators are up for re-election or plan to leave office.
- Thirty-six state governors and three U.S. territory governors. See which states have elections for governor this year.
- Many city mayors. See which cities have mayoral elections this year.
- Want to know more about the candidates in your area, down to the municipal level? Check out Ballotpedia.
Not sure how to vote? These PDF downloads will get you up-to-speed:
- A Voter’s Guide to Federal Elections
- 14 Facts About Voting in Federal Elections
- U.S. Democracy: Midterm Elections
Black and/or Civil Rights Voter Drives
Black Voters Matter Fund
Electoral Justice Project: The Movement for Black Lives
#Wokevote18: African American Voter Registration, Education, and Participation
NAACP Voter Registration
Your Vote Your Voice
When We All Vote
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