If you choose to vote by mail, it is recommended that you put your ballot in the mail more than two weeks in advance of the election on November 3.
, you must also follow all instructions while filling it out, including signing it correctly.
Despite the fact that voting by mail is safe, many people were alarmed by President Trump’s remarks
earlier this month about blocking funding for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) in order to hamper mail-in voting. On August 18, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy announced
that he would postpone any changes to the USPS until after the election to “avoid even the appearance of any impact on election mail.” For those who remain concerned, however, most states allow for mail-in ballots to be dropped off at election offices, polling places, or official drop boxes.
Almost every state allows voters to return their mail in ballot in person to the office of their local election official; you can look up the office closest to you here
. In addition, some states
even allow voters to return their ballots to any polling place in their county. And finally, a number of states are considering
the expanded use of secure ballot drop-boxes for collecting mail-in ballots.
To ensure that your vote counts, it is critically important for you to follow your state’s specific guidelines on ballot submissions.
Be sure to use our free tool to check your voter registration
in order to find your polling place and learn more about your state’s specific rules. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions.
As always, the Sikh Coalition urges you to practice your faith fearlessly.
Note: The Sikh Coalition is a non-partisan, non-profit organization. All Get Out The Vote (GOTV) work is being done in support of broader Sikh American civic engagement, and not for the benefit of any candidate, elected official, or political party.