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Updated: Oct 16

Yes, you can still register to vote!

Most state deadlines are in October, and it only takes a couple of minutes. You can check your registration status here online in just a few easy clicks. Many states in the country have expanded voting access by adding a vote-by-mail option. The majority of states have several options available to vote, including early voting, voting by mail, and, of course, in person voting.


If you are planning to vote by mail, request your absentee ballot now.


In most states, absentee ballots need to be received by November third, and you can track the progress of your absentee ballot online using the systems set up. In some states, you can vote remotely without using a mailbox to implement social distancing guidelines and stop the spread of the virus. Instead of mailing your ballot, you can also hand-deliver it by dropping your ballot off at a local politician's office or your local polling place.


∙ Plan ahead and avoid busy times

∙ Bring multiple forms of identification

∙ Wear a mask

∙ Avoid touching your face

∙ Wash your hands

∙ Stay 6 feet apart from other voters


Trump vs. Biden On Key Issues


Police Violence

T: Trump has vilified racial justice protestors, and vigorously defended both violent far right vigilantes and the police.

B: Biden supports some forms of police reform, as well as reducing the prison population, but not defunding the police.


Nuclear Power

T: Trump wants to revive the industry, but there are rumblings he is not doing enough.

B: Biden supports developing new, safer nuclear reactors.


Housing Justice

T: Trump has fear-mongered that Democrats want to abolish the suburbs with their anti discrimination policies.

B: Biden supports a refundable tax credit for first time homebuyers and policies that help eliminate housing discrimination.


Medicare For All

T: Trump issued an executive order decrying medicare for all.

B: Biden claims that all we need to do is restore Obamacare and provide a public option.


Economic Inequality

T: Trump says a strong economy is the greatest thing that can happen for race relations.

B: Biden's economic plan devotes billions to a new small business opportunity fund.


Testing

T: Trump has been criticized for dangerously mishandling many aspects of the virus, including testing, and spreading disinformation about it.

B: Biden has put together a centralized federal strategy for testing and contact tracing.


Mask Wearing

T: Trump has sent mixed messages on wearing masks, as well as hosted largely indoor rallies with no mask wearing protocols in place at all.

B: Biden states that we all have to mandate to wear a mask and not as a burden, but to protect each other from the virus.


Wage Equality

T: Trump said he absolutely paid women at his company the same and sometimes more.

B: Biden says, equal pay for equal work.


Vaccine

T: Trump has promised a vaccine by next year.

B: Biden’s plan would ramp up the large-scale manufacturing of as many vaccine candidates as necessary.


Abortion

T: Trump has falsely said that legislation increasing access to abortion would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments before birth.

B: Biden supported a constitutional amendment in the past but has reversed his stance.


Maternal Health

T: Trump signed the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act.

B: Biden believes we must invest significant resources, including by gathering critical data, investigating the deaths of those lives lost, and increasing funding and access to services.


Border Crisis

T: Trump has proposed shooting migrants in the legs and building an alligator moat.

Biden's Stance: Biden's immigration plan has promised to end some of Trump's toughest policies.


Creating Green Jobs

T: Trump has promised to add thousands of new jobs to the fossil-fuel industry.

B: Biden says, we have to get rid of the old way of thinking that the clean economy and jobs do not go together.

Prescription Drug Costs

T: The FDA has approved the largest number of generic drugs in history.

B: Biden supports linking drug prices to the typically cheaper ones paid overseas.


Guns On Campus

T: Trump has proposed bonuses for teachers who get gun training.

B: If teachers determine that a child is a danger, the school should be able to take them off the campus.


Domestic Violence

T: Trump has expressed support for red-flag laws. Republicans say closing the boyfriend loophole is too political.

B: Biden supports a federal red flag law and closing the boyfriend loophole.

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