November 6, 2018 (Washington D.C) - Today is Election Day across the United States! Voting is an integral part of keeping our elected officials attentive to the needs of the Sikh American community. Regardless of your political affiliation, the Sikh Coalition encourages every U.S. Citizen 18 years and older to join the growing number of community members who are casting their votes today.
Click here to find your polling location and learn who is on the ballot!
“Sikhs from South Asia were not allowed to vote until a mere 66 years ago because citizenship was denied to us,” said Sikh Coalition Senior Manager of Policy & Advocacy, Sim J. Singh. “Don't let anyone undermine your right to vote; be informed and engaged before going to the polls!”
Know your rights and what to do if you are denied the right to vote! English & Punjabi guides are available by clicking here.
In the past few weeks over 25 sangats across America hosted drives for National Sikh Voter Registration Day
. It may not be too late to register to vote in your state: CA, CO, CT, HI, ID, IL, IA, ME, MN, MT, NH, UT, VT, WA, WI, WY and Washington, DC allow you to register to vote at the polls with proof of residency. Sikh communities understand the importance of this election.
Don't know where to go to vote today? Find your polling location by clicking here.
“We are at a critical moment when we must increase civic engagement to forge a path together that elevates our pursuit of civil rights locally and nationally,” said Sikh Coalition Executive Director Satjeet Kaur. “Our voices have power and can help create a better tomorrow for Sikhs and other religious minorities affected by bigotry, discrimination, bullying, and harassment.”
If you have any additional questions please email the Sikh Coalition’s Policy and Advocacy team at firstname.lastname@example.org