SAN FRANCISCO — The November 2020 elections are shaping up to be the most consequential in recent U.S. history. With so much at stake, every eligible voter must have the opportunity to have a voice in the future of our democracy.
Today, the ACLU Foundation of Northern California released three new ‘Know Your Rights’ resources specifically designed to educate California voters. They contain important information about who is eligible to vote, how to register to vote, how to vote in person, and ways to return completed ballots during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Voter suppression tactics and structural barriers continue to leave historically disenfranchised voters underrepresented in our democracy. As a result, they aren’t voting in federal, state, and local elections that decide where our tax dollars get spent and how essential issues in our communities are addressed.
“Recent changes to California election laws and public health concerns due to COVID-19 will change how we vote in November,” said Christina E. Fletes, Voting Rights Attorney at ACLU of Northern California. “It is a critical time in our democracy, and we want to ensure that all eligible voters have the most up-to-date information and can make their voices heard by casting their vote in November.”
The new Know Your Rights Voting resources are available in English and Spanish.