This year, a critical component of every candidate’s GOTV plan is providing credible information about all aspects of voting. From checking their registration status to finding out what will be on their ballots to encouraging early ballot return to tracking ballots to voting security, voters will be looking to you for guidance. Make sure that you include links to the California Secretary of State’s website, www.sos.ca.gov/election-2020, on your website and in your materials to make it easy to check registration status and deadlines. Also, let voters know how to find in person polling location, www.sos.ca.gov/elections/polling-place. When you’re planning your GOTV strategy, make sure that all your campaign staff and volunteers encourage voters to make a plan to vote early and to reach out and make sure that their friends and family are voting, as well.
Some important deadlines:
OCTOBER 5, 2020: Counties will begin mailing vote by mail ballots to all registered voters.
OCTOBER 19, 2020: Last day to register to vote.
NOVEMBER 3, 2020 ELECTION DAY: Polls are open 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.