VoteYour Vote Matters

Getting Involved in the Election – YOUR VOTE MATTERS
There are many ways for you to get involved in the upcoming election on November 3, 2020. Our young children and families need your voice. Every child deserves a good start – an Early Start.
Register to Vote
Make sure you are registered to vote. Check your registration status to confirm that your address and other details are up to date. The California Online Voter Registration website provides you with information on how to register online.
Deadline to register to vote:
Online: October 19 (This can be completed by going to RegisterToVote, where you have to enter your citizenship status, name, and mailing address, among other details)
By mail: Postmarked by October 19
In-person: November 3
Absentee ballot deadlines
Request: October 27
Return by Mail: Postmarked by November 3
Return in person: November 3 by 8:00 pm
Early Voting
October 5 – November 2, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live
Disability Accessible Voting System
For more information on accessible voting, go to the State of California Voter Website. Here is the link. Also, since it’s creation two years ago through a collaboration with The Arc Ca, The State Council on Developmental Disabilities, and Disability Rights CA, the campaign now has more than 35 organizations, of which IDA is a supporter. The website, provides and continues to expand with valuable resources and videos.
Who can vote through the mail: Everyone!
If you do not have access to internet, it is also possible to get a physical paper registration form at your local Department of Motor Vehicles, library, post office or county election office.
Additional Information
You can also register and vote on Election Day (November 3)
Other Ways to Get Involved:
This can be done by getting involved in a campaign from the school board to the senate that you care about or an issue important to you. By building relationships with candidates, you can share your knowledge and elevate issues that have a tremendous impact for young children with special needs and their families.