HISPANAS ORGANIZED FOR POLITICAL EQUALITY'S OFFICIAL RESOURCE GUIDE FOR THE 2020 ELECTIONS AND 2020 CENSUS
2020 is a crucial year for Latinas across the country. It is not only the year we will be VOTING for President and all State Representatives, but it also marks the launch of the 2020 CENSUS. Elected officials need to hear the voices of Latinas in every election and we must be counted during the census so that our communities get the allocation of funds they deserve. Join HOPE this 2020, by making sure that LATINAS VOTES COUNT in the election and census. Stay informed and up to date with the latest about 2020 through HOPE's official resource guide.
the 2020 census
We must be counted in Census 2020 to ensure our communities receive their fair share of political representation and Federal resources. Join HOPE in sharing the resources below from organizations and partners working to make sure that on October 31st, 2020 we are all counted!
important dates for the census
National Census Day
April 1, 2020
National Census Day - By this date, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail. When you respond to the census, you'll tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020.
HOMES RECEIVE INVITATION TO FILL OUT CENSUS
March 12 - July 16
Households will begin receiving official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail.
non-response follow up begins
July 16 - October 31
Starting July 16, census takers will begin interviewing households that have yet to respond to the 2020 Census in regions managed by the area census offices on this map. The majority of census offices across the country will begin follow-up work on August 11. All offices will conclude work no later than October 31, 2020.
Last day to respond to census
October 31, 2020
Last day for households to self-respond online, by phone or by mail.
the 2020 Elections
We must participate in the 2020 Primary and General elections to ensure that the needs of our communities are prioritized in the legislative process. We have to mobilize to elect representatives that understand the unique needs of minority communities, and who will use their platform to fight for equity and social change. Join HOPE in sharing the resources below from organizations and partners working to make sure our voices are heard in this election!
important dates for the 2020 Elections
CALIFORNIA PRIMARY ELECTION DAY
March 3, 2020
Polling Places and Voting Centers will be open from 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM.
If you missed the February 18th voter registration deadline, you can conditionally register up to 14-days prior to and ON election day.
Vote-by-Mail ballots must be postmarked by no later than March 3rd.
national VOTER REGISTRATION DAY
September 22, 2020
National Voter Registration Day is a nonpartisan civic holiday focused on ensuring that all eligible voters register to vote on time to participate in the upcoming election.
Last day to register for the presidential election
October 19, 2020
In California, your registration must be postmarked or submitted electronically no later than 15 days before the election, with the latest date being October 19, 2020.
If you missed the October 19th voter registration deadline, you can conditionally register up to 14-days prior to and ON election day.
Early voting places open and early voting begins in some counties
October 24 - November 2
Early voting 10-day vote centers will open on October 24, 2020 across certain counties. Voters will be able to vote early/ drop off their vote-by-mail ballot at these locations leading up to election day. These centers vary by county. You can contact your local county office here to see if your county will be offering early voting.
CALIFORNIA General ELECTION DAY
Nov 3, 2020
Per Governor Newsom's Executive order, all Voters in California will receive a vote-by-mail ballot. Some in-person polling places will remain open, with regulations in place to observe physical distancing guidelines.
On May 8th, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order allowing all registered voters in the state to receive a mail-in ballot for November’s election. Below are some simple steps you can take to make sure your ballot counts.
Sign the envelope.
Your signature will be compared to the one you provided when you registered. If you don't recall what that looks like, make it look like the one on your license or ID. If your ballot is not signed, it will not be counted.
Get it in on time.
Ballots postmarked after election day or received more than three days after election day will not be counted.
Make sure it is not damaged.
If your ballot is damaged it will not be counted. You can always stop by a vote center to get a new ballot but you must bring your old one to exchange.
I pledge to take at least ONE new Latina voter to the polls with me on November 3, 2020. I also pledge to fill out my census card to be counted and make my voice heard in the 2020 election.