GOTNV Toolkit produced by Native Peoples Action Community Fund.
What’s inside the toolkit: How to use the toolkit, Get Out The Native Vote verbiage, hashtags, key dates for general election, direct action links, absentee ballot voting information, absentee ballot links, how to vote by mail, ballot initiative information links, community resources, harmonized messaging across media outline, sample social media posts, sample email message, and VHF announcements. This toolkit is intended for partner organizations wanting to get GOTNV messaging out as well as individuals who want to be champions for getting out the Native Vote. Together our votes will make a difference!
HOW TO USE TOOLKIT
The purpose of this toolkit is to connect with initiatives and organizations doing Get Out The Native Vote work to have access to messaging to increase awareness and Native voter turnout. Copy and paste the verbiage in this toolkit across your respective email and digital platforms. All images are formatted and ready to upload to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. You may also use the images in your email or print newsletters. Download the images and text them to friends and family to remind them to get out and vote.
GET OUT THE NATIVE VOTE
Alaska is an Indigenous place. We are on Native lands. In the wake of a pandemic and social justice movement, we must connect with and activate our Alaska Native voters. Voting our values has not always been accessible by Alaska Native people. Our ancestors fought for our right to vote and now it is now our responsibility to get to the polls. We have to be electing people in positions of power who will reflect our values and fight for our continued ways of life. Voting only takes a couple of minutes and can be done in person or by an absentee ballot. It is imperative that we spread awareness of voting by absentee ballot, how to fill it out, and why voting absentee is needed during the surge of a pandemic.
We must activate our Native voters throughout the state, utilizing knowledge of the historical disparities in getting out the Native vote equipped with the creative juices of our Indigenous future.
Feel free to use these hashtags!
#GOTNV (Get Out The Native Vote) #VoteSafeAK #AlaskaVotes #VoteYourValues #MyVoteMyVoice #VotingIsSacred #VotingIsMyPower
KEY DATES FOR GENERAL ELECTION
Below are dates to be aware of in planning outreach or social media postings.
October 4, 2020: Deadline for voters to register to vote or update their registration
October 19, 2020: Absentee In-Person, early voting, electronic transmission and special needs voting begins. This is available in most urban cities and some hubs throughout Alaska.
October 24, 2020: Deadline to request an absentee ballot
November 2, 2020: Deadline to receive absentee by electronic transmission ballot applications
November 3, 2020: GENERAL ELECTION DAY – polls open from 7AM-8PM
DIRECT ACTION LINKS
- Check voter registration status, absentee application and ballot status
- Register to Vote or Update Voter Registration – Due Oct 4
- Primary Elections Results
- Language Assistance
- Find Your Polling Place to vote in person, drop your absentee ballot, or vote early
- Find Candidate Information
- COVID19 Information for Voters & Election Officials
ABSENTEE BALLOT LINKS
- Absentee Ballot Online Application – Due Oct 24
- Absentee Ballot Paper Application – Due Oct 24
- Electronic Transmission Ballot Delivery Options – Due Nov 2
- Contact Division of Elections: (907) 465-4611 or 1-866-952-8683 to request an absentee ballot application to be mailed to your home. You will need to fill it out and return it to the Division of Elections.
- How to fill out an absentee ballot application online video tutorial
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2020 Election Day!
Click any of the below images to download and post onto your social media, include in your newsletters, or send to family and friends! Right click and select “save as image” to download to your desktop. To save on mobile, hold down on the image and click save.