Be prepared to vote

August 27th, 2020

As a democratic union, NUHW depends on members to interview candidates and determine which ones have earned our endorsement. Endorsement meetings are currently underway, and NUHW’s full slate of endorsements for the November election will be available in September.

In the meantime, make sure you’ll be eligible to vote and have a plan to cast your ballot. The last day to register to vote online or by mail for the November election is October 19, 2020. To register, please visit RegisterToVote.ca.gov. If  you miss that deadline, you can still register conditionally in person and cast your vote at your polling place on Election Day.

You can check the status of your voter registration 24 hours after you submit it at https://voterstatus.sos.ca.gov. This website also includes your polling place, information about upcoming elections, and contact information for county election offices. 

In May 2020, Governor Newsom issued a resolution declaring that, due to the coronavirus pandemic, all Californians eligible to vote in November will automatically be mailed a ballot in October. Completed ballots must be postmarked on or before Tuesday, November 3. Given recent changes to the operations of the U.S. Postal Service that have resulted in significant mail delays, you should mail your completed ballot as early as possible. If in doubt, you can hand deliver it to your polling place on Election Day.

You can check https://voterstatus.sos.ca.gov to confirm when your ballot was received. 

A voter guide from the California Secretary of State on statewide ballot initiatives is available here, and NUHW”s official slate of endorsements will be available soon.