Q 1: Where are the signs for Democrats?
We have stocked up on signs in the headquarters building. NC law forbids posting political signs along public roads until September 15 this year. You have no doubt noticed that not everyone abides by this restriction, but we do.
Q 2: How can I get signs and stickers?
Please do not put out any signs on public roads until September 15. We have lots of signs for some candidates (with more on the way), and a limited number for some others. Because we have to purchase the signs for Biden, Cooper, and Cunningham, we are asking for a donation of $10 per sign to offset our costs. Bumper stickers are coming as well. The HQ building will be open from 10am to 2pm Tuesdays through Saturdays beginning Tuesday, September 8.
Q 3: Is the headquarters building open?
The HQ building in Columbus is now open for four hours on Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 10:00am to 2:00pm through Election Day. If you're interested in taking on a shift, email Pat Salomon.
Q 4: Can I vote as soon as I receive my absentee ballot?
Absolutely. As soon as you get your absentee ballot, you can fill it out and return it to the Polk County Board of Elections, either by mail or in person. We have a brand-new video on how to fill out and return your absentee ballot. Scroll down to see the video, and share it with your friends.
We recommend that you return your completed ballot to the Board of Elections office as early as possible. That way, if there's any issue with your ballot or the return envelope, it will give the elections staff time to contact you so you can correct it. If you haven't requested an absentee ballot but would still like to, there is a new online portal for you to make your request. Click here to do it now. DO NOT WAIT.
Q 5: Which method of voting do you recommend?
All three voting methods—absentee, early in-person, and on Election Day—are equally valid. However, we do recommend that you vote as early as you can. Most of your executive committee members are voting absentee because it's the earliest way get your ballot into the system—as long as you do it early enough. (If you're unsure about the security of voting absentee, check out this video.)
Early voting is another good option. It starts on October 15. In our opinion, voting on Election Day should be your last option, because last minute snafus might possibly cause problems that would make it difficult for you to cast your ballot. If you can vote early, do it.
If you need any assistance — or know anyone who does — email Andy or call him at 828-817-2999. We are here to help.
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