Election 2020: Vote Kids
Election Day 2020 is Tuesday, November 3. The American Academy of Pediatrics is leading a robust Get Out the Vote campaign focused on the connection between health equity and voting. Everyone deserves the opportunity to live to their full health potential. Voting is one of the main ways we can influence the public policies that address health inequities in our communities.
This election, we encourage pediatricians and those who care about children to vote like children's futures depend on it. - AAP's #VoteKids Campaign
Important Dates to Remember
October 9 – Deadline to Register to Vote in North Carolina (Make sure you’re registered to vote in North Carolina and view your sample ballot here.)
October 27 – Deadline to request an absentee ballot in North Carolina. However, it is best to request your absentee ballot sooner to avoid potential delays. Start your NC absentee ballot request here.
October 15th to 31st – Vote early at any One-Stop location in the county where you are registered – just wear a mask and be prepared to observe social distancing guidelines! Find your closest One-Stop voting location here.
BEFORE November 3– Mail your absentee ballot back (allow time to have your ballot witnessed by one adult not running for office). You can also drop off your completed and signed ballot at your county elections board office. Find your county elections board office here. Your ballot must be POSTMARKED before or ON November 3rd. Plus, it needs to be RECEIVED within three days. So again, earlier is better just in case there are delays.
November 3 – ELECTION DAY! If you don’t vote early at a One-Stop location or by mail, vote November 3rd in-person. Find your polling place here. (Note: You must search your first and last name to find your polling location and view your sample ballot.)
As of August 12, 2020, you do NOT need an ID to vote at a polling place. This is subject to change, so please check the NC Board of Elections page before you vote.
More Voter Resources
Vo+ER - Health care providers across all role groups (RNs, MDs, PAs, LICSWs) and across all specialties can help get their patients registered to vote with our VotER badge backers which are created and shipped at no cost to providers. It’s as simple as giving your patient the QR code and letting them scan it on their phone. The site guides them from there! (Recognized AAP partner for the AAP Vote Kids campaign.