Election 2016

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Election Day is November 8! Make sure you know where to vote — the location may have changed since the last election in 2014.

Visit the League of Women Voters Education Fund where you can find key voting information like early voting or Election Day polling places (they may be different) and ballot information. If the tool returns no information after you enter your address, go to the Election Protection state pages for local information.

Make your voice heard, make your vote count!

 

Voter Registration Campaign

TWU’s 2016 voter registration campaign will involve the International Campaign Unit, the Government Affairs Department, International Staff Representatives, State Conferences, and volunteer mobilization organizers—and you!
 
TWU has a goal of increasing our voter registration to at least 80 percent across the union and throughout the country. Locals and State Conferences will receive lists of unregistered voters so that we can register new voters before the upcoming election.
 
Here’s how the campaign will work:

  • Local presidents will receive a list by e-mail of the local's unregistered voters.
  • The lists are based on the TWU membership database. They could include bad addresses, former members, or people who are registered to vote. If you identify these issues, notify IT Director David Moses with the updated address and membership information.
  • If the member is registered to vote but has moved, give him or her a change of address form or new voter registration form to notify the local board of elections of the address change.
  • Locals and volunteers will contact members on the list and ask them to register to vote.
  • Campaign materials are available below.
  • Report your progress on May 1 and June 1. A reporting sheet is also provided at the end of the script and talking points.

 
Voter Registration Campaign information for all:

Voter Registration Campaign information by state: General Election is Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016

State Background Primary Date Voter Registration Deadlines Legal Information Voter Registration Forms
Arizona Background Info Aug. 30 Primary: Aug. 1
General: Oct. 10
State Legal Guide Arizona
California Background Info June 7 Primary: May 23
General: Oct. 24
State Legal Guide California
Colorado Background Info June 28 Primary: June 20
General: Oct. 8
State Legal Guide Colorado
Connecticut   Presidential: April 26
State: Aug. 9
Pres: 4/21 mail; 4/25 in person
State: July 19
General: Nov. 1
State Legal Guide Connecticut
Delaware   Sept. 13 Primary: Aug. 20
General: Oct. 15
State Legal Guide Delaware
Florida Background Info Aug. 30 Primary: Aug. 1
General: Oct. 11
State Legal Guide Florida
Georgia Background Info May 24 Primary: April 26
General: Oct. 11
State Legal Guide Georgia
Illinois Background Info held March 15 Primary: passed
General: Oct. 11
State Legal Guide Illinois
Indiana Background Info May 3 Primary: April 4
General: Oct. 11
State Legal Guide Indiana
Maryland   April 26 Primary: April 5
General: Oct. 18
State Legal Guide Maryland
Massachusetts   Sept. 8 Primary: Aug. 19
General: Nov. 8
State Legal Guide Massachusetts
Michigan Background Info Presidential: passed
State: Aug. 2
Presidential: passed
State: July 6
General: Oct. 11
State Legal Guide Michigan
Nevada Background Info June 14 Primary: May 14 (5/24 online, in person
General: Oct. 8 (10/18 online, in person
State Legal Guide Nevada
New Jersey Background Info June 7 Primary: May 17
General: Oct. 18
State Legal Guide New Jersey
New York Background Info Presidential: April 19
Congress: Sept. 13
Presidential: passed
Congress: June 3
General: Oct. 14
State Legal Guide New York
Ohio Background Info passed Primary: passed
General: Oct. 11
State Legal Guide Ohio
Oklahoma Background Info Presidential: passed
Primary: June 28
Presidential: passed
Primary: June 28
General: Oct. 14
State Legal Guide Oklahoma
Pennsylvania Background Info April 26 Primary: passed
General: Oct. 10
State Legal Guide Pennsylvania
Rhode Island   Presidential: April 26
State: Sept. 13
Presidential: passed
Primary: Aug. 14
General: Oct. 9
State Legal Guide Rhode Island
Texas Background Info passed Primary: passed
General: Oct. 10
State Legal Guide Texas
West Virginia   May 10 Primary: April 19
General: Oct. 18
State Legal Guide West Virginia

 

Who can help you with this campaign?
This is a great opportunity to build your volunteer mobilization team by recruiting your local executive boards, stewards, activists, and volunteers.
 
Please reach out to TWU staff below for assistance or questions, or call the Government Affairs Department at (202) 719-3870.

Locals:             Carl Martin  or  Theotis James
State Conferences:     Andrew Rangolan
Data distribution:     Heather Laverty