SEA/SEIU Local 1984 members are deeply invested in the 2020 Primary and General election. To help our members stay informed, we have compiled information on voting, candidates who support labor, and state resources. Subscribe to our bi-weekly newsletter for regular updates.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ABSENTEE VOTING
Absentee voting is safe, reliable, and a necessary part of our democracy. These are the most important updates:
- Any person can request an absentee ballot due to fear of contracting COVID-19
- The USPS recommends voters mail back completed ballots two weeks prior to the election.
- Requesting an absentee ballot will not prevent you from voting in person, if you choose to do so. This does NOT allow you to vote twice.
Who benefits from Absentee Voting?
Absentee voting allows Americans who are unable to vote in person to exercise their unalienable right to vote. This primarily benefits members of the armed forces serving overseas, working parents, and the elderly. In 2012, 23.3 million Americans cast their vote securely via absentee ballots.
On July 17 2020, Governor Sununu announced that any eligible voter in New Hampshire can request an absentee ballot due to fear of contracting COVID-19.
How do I cast my ballot?
How can I be sure my vote is counted?
Submit your ballot EARLY! The USPS recommends voters mail completed ballots two weeks before election day
Mail completed ballots: October 24
General Election: November 3
Additionally, the New Hampshire Secretary of State launched a new program that allows voters to track their absentee ballots from their mailbox to the ballot box.
Apply for a ballot
Track your ballot
Is the union sending a mailer to members?
Yes! Check out our digital mailer above.
How can I find information on local and state candidates?
How does SEA/SEIU 1984 decide on endorsements?
SEA/SEIU Local 1984 endorses local, state, and national candidates who have publicly pledged to support workers and advance the labor rights movement.
The Political Education Committee, made up of union members, reviews candidates and makes their recommendation based on interviews, public statements, and the candidate’s history of supporting labor. SEA/SEIU Local 1984 does not make any endorsements based solely on political party affiliation.
In Person Voting
Can I vote in person?
You may vote in person on election day ONLY. New Hampshire does not allow early voting.
Please be aware that face masks are required for voting in person this fall. Social distancing will be enforced to keep voters and poll workers healthy.