2020 Elections Resources for Asian American Voters

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CALIFORNIA

Voter Information

Voter Online Registration

New Voter Information

County Election Offices (Click Here to Look Up)

Statewide Ballot Information
(Click Here for Information on California Propositions)

Ways to Vote in California

Vote by Mail

Request a vote-by-mail ballot by October 27, 2020.

Return by mail—must be postmarked on or before November 3, 2020 and received by your county elections office no later than November 20, 2020.     

Return in person—to your county elections office or any polling place in your county before 8:00 p.m. on November 3, 2020.

Vote Early in Person

Some counties offer early voting at a few locations before Election Day.

Contact your county elections office to see if they offer early voting.

County contact information can be found by visiting the Secretary of State’s website at: www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-resources/county-elections-offices.

Vote at the Polls on Election Day

Polls are open on Election Day: November 3, 2020 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The location of your polling place is printed on the back page of the county Voter Information Guide your county elections official mailed to you.

You can also find your polling place:

✆ By calling (800) 345-VOTE (8683)

 Online at www.sos.ca.gov/elections/polling-place

 By texting Vote to GOVOTE (468683)

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ILLINOIS

Voter Online Registration (Click Here to Register Online)

County Election Offices (Click Here to Lookup)

List of all Candidates: (Click Here for List)

Find Polling Place
(Click Here to Find Nearest Polling Place)

Chicago Voter Information

Cook County

Ways to Vote

This year, registered voters can vote three ways: By mail-in voting, in-person early voting, or in-person voting on Election Day, November 3, 2020.

Mail-in Voting

Mail Ballot applications for the November 3, 2020 Presidential Election will be accepted starting June 18, 2020. 

Any registered suburban Cook County voter with a driver’s license, state ID or social security number on file may request a mail ballot using an online or paper application.

Ballots must be postmarked by Election Day (November 3) in order to be counted.

To complete an online mail ballot application,
you will need: 
–  your driver’s license or state identification number or the last four digits of your Social Security Number;
–  the address where you would like your ballot mailed; and
–  an email address

More information and and downloadable ballots in other language are available. CLICK HERE FOR MORE

Early Voting

Illinois residents can vote early for the November 3, 2020 general election.

Early voting starts on October 19, and runs until November 2, 2020. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

CLICK HERE to find Early Voting Locations in Cook County

In-Person Vote on Election Day

Voters are notified of their polling place address in a mailing prior to the election. This page is your portal to maps of polling places and precincts for each of suburban Cook County’s thirty townships.

FIND POLLING PLACES IN COOK COUNTY

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MINNESOTA

Minnesota Voter Information

Voter Online Registration
(Click Here to Register Online)

County Election Offices (Click Here to Lookup)

List of Candidates: (Click here for List)

Get a Sample Ballot (Click Here)

Hennepin County

Ways to Vote

This year, registered voters can vote three ways: By absentee ballot, in-person early voting, or in-person voting on Election Day, November 3, 2020.

Absentee Voting

In Minnesota, you can vote early with an absentee ballot starting 46 days before Election Day. You can request an absentee ballot online. To vote by mail, apply to have an absentee ballot mailed to you. You do not need to be registered to apply. 

Go to online absentee application

To request an absentee ballot for the November general election, use the online absentee application, or one of downloadable applications below. Return your completed absentee application to your county election office by mail, fax or email. 

Early Voting

From September 18 to November 2, you can vote early with an absentee ballot at your local elections office. If you are not registered, you can do so in person if you show proof of residence

All voters have at least one location where they can vote early in person with an absentee ballot. Depending on where you live, there may be additional locations.

  1. You can vote in person at your county election office.
  2. In addition to your county election office, some cities and towns offer in-person absentee voting. Check with your city clerk’s office for more information.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

In-Person Vote on Election Day

On November 3, 2020, General Election Day, poll sites are open 7 AM to 8 PM.

FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE

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NEW YORK

Voter Information

Voter Online Registration: Click Here to register today

County Election Offices

List of New York City Candidates (Click Here for List)

Voter Information FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) – (Click Here)

Ways to Vote

This year, registered voters can vote three ways: By absentee ballot, in-person early voting, or in-person voting on Election Day, November 3, 2020.

Absentee Voting

All registered voters can request an absentee ballot if they are concerned about COVID-19 for the November 3 election. Signed absentee ballots can be returned to drop boxes without a wait at over 300 locations statewide.

REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT You may return the ballot in any of the following ways:

  1. Put it in the mail ensuring it receives a postmark no later than November 3
  2. Drop it off at an early voting poll site between October 24th and November 1
  3. Drop it off at a poll site on November 3 by 9pm
  4. Drop it off at your County Board of Elections Office starting September 8 until no later than November 3 by 9pm (see list of County Board of Elections Offices below)

 Refer to these instructions on completing your absentee ballot.

Early Voting

New Yorkers can vote early for the November 3, 2020 general election.

Early voting starts on October 24, and runs until November 1, 2020.

There are nine days of early voting prior to Election Day. 

Click HERE and find your county to learn the times and places where you can vote early.

In-Person Vote on Election Day

On November 3, 2020, General Election Day, poll sites are open 6 AM to 9 PM.

FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE

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WASHINGTON

Voter Online Registration: (Click Here) to register today

County Election Offices (Click Here to Lookup)

List of Candidates: (Click Here to for List)

King County Voter Information

Proposed Initiatives
(Click Here to View)

Ways to Vote

This year, registered voters can vote three ways: By mail-in voting, in-person early voting, or in-person voting on Election Day, November 3, 2020.

Mail-in Voting

If you are registered to vote in Washington, there is no need to request a ballot. Confirm your registration at VoteWA.gov.

Your local elections office mails your ballot no later than October 16. The state Voters’ Pamphlet is delivered to every household, Oct 3 – 12. You may also vote an accessible device in person at a local elections office or voting center until 8:00 p.m. on November 3.

Click Here to Learn More about mail-in voting in Washington

Voting by mail is convenient and gives you time to learn about the ballot measures and candidates before casting your vote. Return your ballot by official drop box or by mail, no stamp needed. Your ballot must be deposited or postmarked by Election Day. If mailed, the USPS recommends that you mail a week before Election Day.

In-Person Vote on Election Day

Click here to register and find out where you can vote in Washington

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Community Resources

APIA VOTE

In-Language Election Information:

Voter Assistance Hotline: 1-888-274-8683
Service Languages: English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali.

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Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC)

Language Assistance Resources for California Voters:

California Voter’s Choice Act – more ways to vote in 2020

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NQAPIA

Report Voting Problems on Election Day: 1-800-966-5946 (AALDEF Multilingual Voter Hotline) 

English 

  1. Identification is often required to vote.  Voters should not be turned away because of gender marker discrepancies.
  2. If there is a problem, demand to vote by “provisional” ballot.
  3. Limited English proficient voters have a right to bring someone with them to interpret. Some poll sites have translated ballots. 4. Report any voting problems to 800-966-5946 (AALDEF Multilingual Voter Hotline)

NQAPIA (미전국 성소수자 아시아 태평양 연합) 대통령선거 유권자 안내서

  1. 투표하기 위하여 종종 신분증이 필요합니다.  성별 표시 불일치로 인하여 유권자들이 돌아가서는 안 됩니다.
  2. 문제가있는 경우, “임시” 투표 용지로 투표할 것을 요구하십시오.
  3. 제한된 영어 실력을 가진 유권자들은 통역하기 위해 누군가를 데려올 수 있는 권리가 있습니다. 일부 투표소에는 번역된 투표 용지가 있습니다. 
  4. 모든 투표관련 문제들을 800-966-5946 (AALDEF 다언어 유권자 핫라인) 에 신고하십시오.

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  1. Thường cần phải có giấy tờ tùy thân thì mới được bỏ phiếu. Không được từ chối cử tri vì khác biệt về thông tin giới tính.
  2. Nếu có vấn đề, hãy yêu cầu bỏ phiếu bằng lá phiếu “tạm thời”.
  3. Các cử tri có trình độ tiếng Anh hạn chế có quyền mang theo người phiên dịch. Một số địa điểm bỏ phiếu đã dịch lá phiếu. 
  4. Báo cáo bất kỳ vấn đề bỏ phiếu nào đến số điện thoại 800-966-5946 (Đường dây nóng đa ngôn ngữ dành cho cử tri của AALDEF)

全美酷兒亞太裔聯盟總裁選民指南

  1. 通常需要身份證明以投票。不應因性別標記差異而拒絕選民
  2. 如果有問題,請通過《臨時》投票表決。
  3. 英語水準有限的選民有權帶翻譯陪同。部分投票點配有已翻譯的選票。
  4. 如有任何投票問題,可致電  800-966-5946(AALDEF 多語言選民熱線)進行報告。

नेशनल क्वीर एशियन पैसाफिक आइसलैंडर अलायंस प्रेसिडेंशियल वोटर गाइड

  1. मतदान करने के लिए अक्सर पहचान की जरूरत होती है।  जेंडर मार्कर अंतर के कारण मतदाताओं को वोटिंग से रोका नहीं जाना चाहिए।
  2. अगर कोई समस्या है तो वोटर के लिए “अस्थायी” बैलेट चाहें।
  3. अंग्रेजी की सीमित जानकारी रखने वाले वोटरों के पास किसी को साथ लाने का अधिकार होना चाहिए। कुछ चुनावी स्थलों ने बैलेट का अनुवाद कर दिया है। 
  4. मतदान से जुड़ी समस्याओं को 800-966-5946 (AALDEF मल्टीलिंगुअल वोटर हॉटलाइन) पर रिपोर्ट करें

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