Bare ballots might make us lose Pennsylvania. Here is how one can assist


The polls could also be trying superb for Joe Biden, however we can’t be complacent. As a result of if Republicans can disqualify sufficient ballots, Donald Trump might nonetheless win.

Sign up to call Pennsylvania voters on Monday or Tuesday and walk them through the process of correctly casting their ballots to ensure they are counted. Our friends at NextGen America are running a remote phone bank to young Democratic voters.

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Pennsylvania is the tipping level state that ought to ship the 270th electoral vote that might award Biden the presidency. However on account of a latest state court docket choice on vote-by-mail ballots, hundreds of principally Democratic voters might have their ballots disqualified.

For those who vote by mail in Pennsylvania (which many extra individuals are doing due to COVID-19), you need to now put your poll inside a further “secrecy” envelope. Voters who mail out their ballots with out this further envelope can have their ballots disqualified. This has come to be often known as naked ballots, and it might lead to hundreds of voters being disenfranchised.

However NextGen America has a plan. Whenever you signal as much as telephone financial institution (which you are able to do out of your private laptop), you’ll be linked with younger, Democratic-leaning voters in Pennsylvania who’ve requested a vote-by-mail poll. You’ll stroll them via the method and clarify the mandatory steps to mail of their poll in order that it’s counted.

Telephone banking is tough work and can be intimidating, however these calls are very efficient and may have a tangible impression. You might be calling voters who already plan to vote by mail in a swing state, and you might be giving them concrete recommendation. And whilst you make these calls, you possibly can talk instantly with employees at NextGen on their Slack channel to reply your questions.

Click to volunteer on Monday or Tuesday to call Pennsylvania voters about naked ballots, making sure they will correctly mail in their ballots and have their voices heard.