The 2020 elections are right around the corner. A number of states will hold their primaries and other local elections in late spring; and the 2020 presidential election is just months away. While the COVID-19 pandemic casts a shadow over voting in-person, voting remains a right—and a critical civic duty. Our Homes, Our Votes: 2020, NLIHC’s nonpartisan candidate and voter engagement project, has redesigned its website with new resources to support voters in the weeks ahead.
State and national policymakers have started to explore how voters can safely exercise their right to vote without having to go to the polls—a protection that is crucial as the nation continues to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Such solutions include expanding absentee—or vote by mail—options which make it easier and safer to vote. The new Our Homes, Our Votes: 2020 website has state-specific pages with resources to help navigate your state’s unique voting environment. The site also features our candidate and voter engagement guides with tips, best practices and templates for advocates and voters to use with their local, state and national candidates.
NLIHC will continue to provide an array of tools to assist organizations working to engage candidates and low-income renters leading up to the 2020 elections. During the primaries and throughout the 2020 elections, engaging candidates during town halls, forums, roundtables and more on affordable housing and registering, educating, and mobilizing low-income residents are of the utmost importance.