MTPC, Equality Arizona, and Equality Federation have partnered to create a national trans voter protection hotline. Strict voter ID laws, coupled with legal and financial barriers to documents that accurately reflect an individual’s gender identity, mean that trans voters across the country can face discrimination at the polls.
Save and share the number (239) 946-2718, and if you are kept from voting, give us a call or send us a text message. The hotline will be open from 6 a.m. EST November 3 to 12 a.m. EST on November 4, and can also be reached by webchat at outvoters.org.
Voting is an important way to have your voice heard on issues that you care about or that affect you. Trans, nonbinary, and gender-expansive people’s voices often go unheard in government and policy, yet it’s vital that we are heard because there are so many different policies and laws that affect the trans community.
The deadline to register to vote for the 2020 elections is October 24th.
(2) Once your application is approved, the state will mail an election ballot to your address. That ballot must get to your local election office postmarked by mail or in-person to be counted by no later than 8 pm on November 3rd.