Following the election of President Donald Trump in November 2016, much was made of the probability of voters flipping the House and Senate blue during the 2018 midterm elections. Now, primary season is here, and it’s time to deviate from the nation’s history of low turnout.
Today (June 5) marks the primaries for eight states: Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota. But do you know when your state votes?
This tool from Politico has you covered; just enter your state to see who can vote, when you can vote, how you can vote, what state- and federal-level offices you can vote for, and when polls close. Still need to get registered? Click here.
Even with increased voter turnout, voting rights advocates caution that there are still suppression battles to fight. Nonprofit Indivisible joined with Leadership Conference Education Fund’s Access Democracy project to create a guide to improving access to the vote in your community via advocacy and volunteerism.