Three Civic Engagement Opportunities: U.S. Census, Voter Registration & Early Voting

Friday October 9, 2020

Register to Vote: Stop by the outdoor patio at A Baked Joint (located at 440 K Street NW) between 10am-12:30pm this Saturday, October 10 and register to vote. Everyone who registers will receive a free Oatly-based beverage of your choice!

Take the 2020 Census: It’s not too late to be counted in the U.S. Census! It takes just a few minutes to take the Census online, over the phone or by mail—all without having to meet someone in person. All you need is your address to respond. The Census is a once-a-decade undertaking to count every person – regardless of age, nationality or immigration status – who currently lives in the United States. DC’s response rate currently lags the national average and billions of dollars in Federal financial assistance, such as emergency funding in support COVID-19 operations, hangs in the balance. So please take a few minutes for your city and get counted!

Early Voting: Election Day is quickly approaching on Tuesday, November 3. Starting the first week of October, the District of Columbia has been mailing all active registered voters a mail-in ballot to their registered address. DC voters can also vote before Election Day during the early voting period that starts starting Tuesday, October 27 and ends Monday, November 2, but dates and hours may vary based on location. There are multiple early voting centers near our community and around the city, so visit the DC Board of Elections website to view a comprehensive list of voting locations and education yourself on the process, create a plan to make your voice heard, and vote!