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Election Update: Know Your Rights!

The General Election is less than 2 weeks away and we at Senior Planet want to ensure that every person in our community is able to vote as safely and with as much accurate information as possible.

We’ve collected some helpful resources to make sure you can cast your vote confidently –  such as links to how to find your early voting location and free online courses on how to spot election misinformation online. Check them out here:

Want to learn how to vote early in one of our geographies (California, Colorado, Maryland, New York or Texas)?

Click here to learn how to register to vote, find your county’s early voting location and more in your home state.

Don’t live in one of our geographies?

Click here to find out how you can vote early in your state!

Want to learn more about election misinformation?

Our partners at the News Literacy Project have multiple resources to help you learn more about how to get smart about news online.

-PSAs: Click here to watch and share PSAs on election information from the News Literacy Project.

Informable App: This smartphone app helps you build news literacy skills while functioning like a game. Learn more and download the app here! 

Checkology Online Course: This online classroom will help you tell the difference between fact and fiction and can be accessed on any internet-enabled device. Click here to register for this free online course anytime!

Want to compare state issues?

The League of Women Voters have a resource on their website where you can select a state and a topic (such as campaign finance information and ballot drop-off boxes) and learn more about policies on each issue in your state. Click here to explore!

Want to plan your ballot ahead of time?

If you’re voting in person, consider planning how you’ll vote ahead of time by seeing what’s on your ballot online. This will not only make the voting process faster, but help you make more highly informed decisions. Click here to make a plan!

Have another resource you think should be on the list? Email [email protected] so we can add it!

Let’s get out the vote!

 

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