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Dear Supporter Ji,

I wanted to take a moment to reach out because tomorrow is Election Day. While millions of Americans have already voted, many others will cast their ballots tomorrow.

If you are eligible to vote and haven’t voted yet, please make sure to head to the polls tomorrow. Below is some important safety and "know your rights" information. Above all else, remember to call the nonpartisan Election Protection Hotline at 866-687-8683 (866-OUR-VOTE) if you experience or witness voter suppression or intimidation, and stay in line until you have the opportunity to cast your ballot. As always, our legal team is standing by to offer free assistance should you witness bias, bigotry, or backlash at the polls.

If you have already voted by mail, thank you! It is important to be on the lookout for formal communications from your county or state election office regarding any issues with your ballot. Many states have complex rules around voting and ballot procedures; several offer the opportunity to ‘cure,’ or fix, your ballot if they judge that you’ve made a mistake in filling it out. Efforts to contact voters who need to cure their ballots may stretch past Election Day as the authorities work to count every vote, so stay alert. If you can, track your ballot’s status online through your state’s election website, which you can find here; email gotv@sikhcoalition.org if you have any questions.

Please remind your family and friends to vote. I am proud of the work that Sikh Coalition staff and volunteers have done to encourage civic participation, including phone banking more than 15,000 calls to Sikh voters in September and October. If you can or have done anything to encourage another voter to vote, thank you for your effort!

Finally, while it is possible that we will learn the results of many races tomorrow evening, it’s also important to recognize that we may not know who won others, including the presidency, immediately. While a range of factors could contribute to delays, the Sikh Coalition fully supports a thorough and complete count of everyone’s vote, which is fundamental to the continuation of our democracy.

Regardless of the outcome of these elections, the Sikh Coalition will continue to hold those in power accountable while serving to protect the civil rights of all Americans. As always, we urge you to practice your faith fearlessly.

Chardi Kala,

Satjeet Kaur
Executive Director
The Sikh Coalition

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October 27, 2020 -- The 2020 U.S. elections are underway, and the Sikh Coalition wants to make sure you’re prepared--and that you know your rights--if you head to the polls in person over the next week. Early voting has begun in more than 35 states, and tens of millions of Americans have already cast their ballots.

Below are some important guidelines before you head out to vote in person:

While at your polling place, be sure to remember:

You can share several of these reminders in our latest graphic series on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Please continue to check out our website for more information about voting, or email gotv@sikhcoalition.org with any questions.

Finally, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and a recent surge in cases across the nation, we urge you to follow all local regulations and medical professionals’ advice--including by wearing a mask at all times and maintaining six feet of distance from others whenever possible.

As always, the Sikh Coalition urges you to practice your faith fearlessly.

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