Make Your Voice Heard, Register to Vote!

Are you registered to vote? Are your friends and family registered to vote?

Many in your community may NOT be registered to vote and/or planning to vote. As an organization of action, AFSA is conducting a voter registration drive this year to ensure that every voice of our community is heard. Help us register at least three people to vote by visiting: where you can look up the particulars for your state. Voter registration time takes an average of two minutes or less to complete!

Our goal is to make sure that all members of the labor community are able to utilize and the supporting legal hotline of 1-866-Our-Vote to ensure we educate and empower our movement to fully exercise their right to vote this election cycle and beyond. If you or someone you know is experiencing difficulty registering or voting, we urge you to use these resources for help.

Important Voting Dates

  • SEPTEMBER 20, 2016– Earliest day for a registrar to mail an absentee ballot for the General Election/November Special Election.
  • October 11, 2016- Last day a person may register and be eligible to vote in the General Election/November Special Election/Runoff Election.
  • October 17, 2016- Advanced (In-Person) Voting begins for the General Election/November Special Election.
  • October 29, 2016- Absentee ballots shall be mailed out as soon as possible to the General Election Runoff/November Special Election Runoff for Local and State Offices.
  • November 8, 2016- General Election Day. Polls open 7 am to 8 pm.

More Info:

Absentee Ballot Information- can be downloaded from secretary of state’s website

Acceptable forms of I.D.:

1. Any valid state or federal government issued photo ID,

including a FREE Voter ID Card issued by your registrar’s office

2. A state Driver’s License. Even if expired

3. Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department,

agency, or entity of the U.S. Government

4. Valid U.S. passport ID

5. Valid U.S. military photo ID

Qualifications to register to vote:

1. Be a citizen of the U.S.A.

2. Be a legal resident of the area in which you are voting

3. Be at least 17.5 years old to register

4. Be at least 18 years old to vote

5. Not be serving a sentence for conviction of a felony

6. Not be found mentally incompetent by a judge