Get Out the Vote (GOTV)
Between federal, state, and local elections, there are nearly 7,000 seats up for grabs across the country in this year’s Midterm elections on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. These elections will set the tone of the nation for years to come.
This is Your voice. Your vote. Your future.
Oct. 14: Voter Registration Deadline
Oct. 20 – Nov. 5: Early Voting
Nov. 1: Deadline for Board of Elections to Receive Absentee Ballot Requests
Nov. 8: Election Day!
STEP 1: REGISTER TO VOTE!
YWCA USA has partnered with When We All Vote to make registering to vote and encouraging others to register as easy as possible.
Scan the QR code or click here to get started!
Tip: When We All Vote and YWCA USA want to make spreading the word and encouraging others to vote as easy as possible: Post this printable flier in public spaces to encourage others to be sure they’ve registered.
If you’re already registered to vote, you’ll need to check your voter registration to confirm it is still active. Make sure to update your registration if you’ve moved or your name has changed since you last voted.
STEP 2: GET TO KNOW THE ELECTION PROCESS IN YOUR STATE!
The 2022 General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 across the United States, but the voting process varies widely by state. Check your state or local election office’s website to find registration deadlines and early voting information, to request an absentee ballot.
Tip: Make sure you’re up to speed with the rules and requirements for your state (remember: they may have changed since the last time you voted!.
JOIN US FOR
An Asheville Mayoral Candidate Mix & Mingle Forum
At the YWCA on Thursday, Oct.13 at 6 pm
Meet your Mayoral Candidates in a mix-and-mingle forum that offers the opportunity to get to know our potential Mayoral Candidates. This casual meet and greet give you direct access to getting to really know who is running for office. This event is hosted by the Delta Sigma Theta Alumni Sorority Chapter of Asheville at the YWCA of Asheville. Click here to share the Facebook event with your networks.
STEP 3: DEVELOP YOUR PLAN TO VOTE!
Will you be voting early in person? By mail? On Election Day? If you’re voting in person, do you know how you’ll get there?
Tips: If you need help getting a ride to the polls, campaign offices in your neighborhood may be able to help! Consider adding reminders of upcoming deadlines to your calendar!
REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT Here
Democracy NC’s nonpartisan voter guide
Buncombe County early voting dates and locations
STEP 4: SPREAD THE WORD!
Share the GOTV tools and resources above with everyone you know digitally, through social media, text, or email, and use the hashtag #YWomenVote to amplify your efforts!
Consider contacting your neighbors to share the tools above, joining phone or text banking efforts, or printing and posting the resources, like this flyer, in well-frequented places such as your local library, laundromats, or grocery stores — it’s time to get creative!
Because together we can help build political power in our communities and make sure women get to the polls and that our experiences and needs are valued, represented, and made a priority to those we elect to public office.
This is your voice. Your vote. Your future. #YWomenVote!