Equitas Health Votes
We’ve demonstrated. We’ve raised our voices. Now, we vote.
This year we’re electing officials at the state, local, and federal levels who will implement policies that directly impact the work Equitas Health does and the communities we serve.
Equitas Health understands how important this—and future—elections are and we believe that in order to make good policy, we have to elect good policy makers. We believe in providing care for all, but we can’t do that if access to affordable healthcare is stifled by bad policy.
What’s at Stake in 2020?
This year, access to affordable and affirming health care is on the ballot.
Reproductive rights are on the ballot. Racial justice is on the ballot.
Environmental sustainability is on the ballot.
The future of fair maps and accessible elections is on the ballot.
Legal protections and equality for the LGBTQ+ community are on the ballot.
By voting in this election, we send a powerful message to our elected officials that we will continue holding them accountable and that we demand policies that promote community health and justice for marginalized people. Our voices are only as strong as our presence at the polls—and we simply cannot afford to sit this election out.
What’s Your Voting Plan?
Whether you’re voting by mail, voting early in-person at your local county Early Vote location, or you’re waiting to cast your ballot on Election Day, it’s important to make a plan for how you’re going to vote. Check out the days and hours for Early Vote and Election Day below—and then make your plan!
1. Voting Absentee by Mail:
All voters who wish to vote absentee by mail must complete and return an absentee ballot request form. This form must be filled out, printed, signed, and mailed back to your respective county board of elections by Oct. 31. Please consider that voting absentee by mail is the best way to ensure you cast your ballot while also remaining healthy because you will not have to stand in line with other people.
2. Voting Early In-Person:
Cast your ballot in-person early at your local county board of Elections.
2020 Statewide Early Voting Hours
|Weekdays||Tuesday Oct. 3 – Friday Oct. 16||8 AM – 5 PM|
|Weekdays||Monday Oct. 16 – Friday Oct. 30||8 AM – 7 PM|
|Weekends||Sat. Oct. 24 and Sat. Oct. 31||8 AM – 4 PM|
|Weekends||Sun. Oct. 25 and Sun. Nov. 1||1 PM – 5 PM|
|Monday||Mon. Nov 2||8 AM – 2 PM|
3. Vote on Election Day:
Cast your ballot on Election Day (November 3, 2020) at your precinct’s polling location. Verify your polling location here. Polls are open from 6:30 AM – 7:30 PM – and as long as you are in line by 7:30 you cannot be turned away.
Sign Up for Our Public Policy Action Alerts
If healthcare access, HIV/AIDS advocacy, racial justice, and reducing LGBTQ+ health disparities are important issues for you, then subscribe to Equitas Health Advocacy Alerts. We’ll keep you updated on key pending legislation and policies, voter deadlines, and opportunities for action.