Be a Voter for the Outdoors

October 1, 2020
Mark St. JohnBe a voter for the outdoors this election by picking leaders who believe in protecting the natural places we love.

As voters, we make the future together. Join us by being a voter for the outdoors in the 2020 election. This guide will help you register to vote in your state, make a voting plan, and research the candidates who will be on your ballot this November.

Step 1: Make Sure You’re Registered to Vote

Use the links below to register to vote in your state.

Maine: Check registration status here and registration information here. 

New Hampshire: Check registration status plus learn more about voting here.

Vermont: Check registration status, poll locations, and more here.

Massachusetts: Register to vote, check your status, or request and absentee ballot here.

Rhode Island: Visit the Voter Information Center, and remember the deadline to register to vote is October 4, 2020.

Connecticut: Check registration status here and register to vote here. 

New York: Register here by October 9, 2020.

New Jersey: Register to vote by October 13, 2020, and learn more about voting here.

Pennsylvania: Register to vote here, plus learn more about voting by mail.

Maryland: Check registration status here and register to vote here. 

Delaware: Register to vote, plus look up you polling location, here.

District of Columbia: Check your voter registration status here.

Virginia: Register to vote or check your status here.

If you live outside of one of these states, please google search your state’s elections office. 

Step 2: Request a Mail-In or Absentee Ballot

If voting in person is not an option for you, or you would prefer to vote by mail, use the links below to request a mail-in or absentee ballot. Make sure to check when the deadline is for mailing in or dropping off your absentee ballot. This will differ from state to state.

Maine: https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/voter-info/absent.html

New Hampshire: https://sos.nh.gov/elections/voters/absentee-ballots/

Vermont: https://sos.vermont.gov/elections/voters/early-absentee-voting/

Massachusetts: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleev/early-voting-by-mail.htm

Rhode Island: https://vote.sos.ri.gov/Voter/VotebyMail?ActiveFlag=4

Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/SOTS/Election-Services/Voter-Information/Absentee-Voting

New York: https://www.elections.ny.gov/VotingAbsentee.html

New Jersey: https://nj.gov/state/elections/vote-how-to.shtml

Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/guides/voting-and-elections/#VotingbyMailBallot

Maryland: https://elections.maryland.gov/voting/absentee.html

Delaware: https://ivote.de.gov/VoterView

District of Columbia: https://www.dcboe.org/

Virginia: https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation

If you live outside of one of these states, please google search your state’s elections office to find how to request a mail-in or absentee ballot.

 Step 3: Learn About Your Candidates

AMC supports laws and policies that protect American land, air, and water, and ensure that all people have equitable access to these resources.

 

The mission of the Appalachian Mountain Club is to foster the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the outdoors. We support laws and policies that protect American land, air, and water, and ensure that all people have equitable access to these resources. The negative effects of climate change, such as drought and extreme weather, will only get worse if action is not taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our country. By picking leaders who believe in supporting the outdoors, we can make the future better for generations to come.

As you research the candidates who will appear on your ballot this November, we urge you to evaluate their commitment to:

  • science & addressing climate change
  • land, air, and water protection
  • equitable access to the outdoors and creating high-quality parks and trails
  • a clean energy future

Find and compare your candidates by using our online tool.

Step 4: Find your Polling Place

If you are voting in person, find your polling place using the links below. Many states offer early voting, so please check the dates and locations for early voting polls as well.

Maine: https://www.maine.gov/portal/government/edemocracy/voter_lookup.php

New Hampshire: https://app.sos.nh.gov/Public/PollingPlaceSearch.aspx

Vermont:  https://mvp.vermont.gov/

Massachusetts: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/wheredoivotema/bal/MyElectionInfo.aspx

Rhode Island: https://vote.sos.ri.gov/Home/PollingPlaces?ActiveFlag=2

Connecticut: https://portaldir.ct.gov/sots/LookUp.aspx

New York: https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov/

New Jersey: https://voter.svrs.nj.gov/polling-place-search

Pennsylvania: https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/Pages/PollingPlaceInfo.aspx

Maryland: https://elections.maryland.gov/voting/where.html

Delaware: https://ivote.de.gov/VoterView

District of Columbia: https://www.dcboe.org/Voters/Where-to-Vote/Find-Out-Where-to-Vote

Virginia: https://www.elections.virginia.gov/casting-a-ballot/

If you live outside of one of these states, use this online tool to find your polling location.

Step 5: Arrange Transportation

If you are uncertain about how you can get to the polls, consider requesting a mail-in or absentee ballot.

 

If you are voting in person, make a plan for how you will travel to your polling location. If you will be taking public transportation, we recommend checking to see if service has been reduced during Covid-19. If you are uncertain about how you can get to the polls, consider requesting a mail-in or absentee ballot.

Step 6: Encourage Others to Vote

Help us encourage others to vote by sharing this voting guide on social media or talking to your friends and family about their voting plans. Together, as voters, we make the future.

 

 

 

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AMC Digital Media and Communications Manager