New Voices for Reproductive Justice

Voice Your Vote!

Voter Engagement Approach

We’re committed to increasing voting power among Black women in Pennsylvania and Ohio. The Voice Your Vote! Project is our integrated voter engagement program that works year-round to provide accurate and timely information about local, state and federal elections, connect our supporters to important Reproductive Justice issues impacting our communities, and advocate for policies that make elections accessible, fair and protected.

We have been traumatized and are trying to make a way out of no way during a time when Black people are being indiscriminately killed by police. We have been here before – confronting white supremacy and anti-Black racism peacefully and powerfully.

It feels like it has not mattered just like our lives have not mattered for the over 400 years since the first known enslaved Africans were brought to this nation. Again and again, Black people in America have been oppressed, terrorized and killed for the color of our skin.

Black people have righteous anger and we can channel it however we need by any means necessary to bring justice to the past, present and future.

One of the many channels is voting. And the truth is there is every obstacle in our way to stop us from voting TODAY. It’s imperative that everyone make a plan to vote and encourage your families, friends, and communities to also make a plan to vote.

This election will determine what the next four years of policies may look like in our communities. Don’t just focus on the candidates at the top of your ballot, but also pay close attention to all the candidates up and down the ticket.

MAKE A PLAN TO VOTE, SHARE YOUR PLAN WITH OTHERS!

Are You Ballot Ready?

Dive into the background of every candidate and referendum on your personal ballot. Use the tool below to compare candidates based on their issue stances, biography, and endorsements and save your choices as you go.

Pennsylvania

Early Voting is Available in Pennsylvania. Make a Plan, Share a Plan.

PA Frequently Asked Questions:

How did you get my information?

Voter records are public information. We can see if you voted but not who you voted for. We are a community-based organization that turns out Black women and our families to vote in every election.

What time are the polls open in PA?

7A-8P – if you are in line by 8P, you can still vote.

Where do I vote?

Find your polling location at votespa.com. If they have time, you can tell them where their polling location in Allegheny County is at: https://www.alleghenycounty.us/uploadedFiles/Allegheny_Home/Dept-Content/Elections/Docs/General%202020%20Polling%20Locations_10-20-20.pdf.

Can I still vote early?

Yes, you can vote early by dropping off your mail-in or absentee ballot at the Board of Elections Downtown, 542 Forbes Avenue (Monday: 8A-8P, Tuesday: 7A-8P). If you do not have a mail-in or absentee ballot, go to your polling location as you normally would.

I did not get my ballot. What do I do?

Go to your normal polling location and complete a provisional ballot.

I have my ballot. Should I mail it or drop it off?

Drop it off by 8p on November 3 at the Board of Elections. It is too late to mail it.

I have my ballot but I want to vote in person. What do I do?

Go to your normal polling location with your absentee ballot (bring all contents), surrender your ballot and vote as you normally would at the poll.

How do I track my ballot?

You can track your ballot at votespa.com.

What elected offices are on my ballot?

President, U.S. House of Representatives, State Representative, State Offices, i.e. Treasurer, Auditor General – you can see your specific ballot at newvoicesrj.org/2020elections.

What if I have an issue on Election Day?

Call 866-OUR-VOTE.

CHECK YOUR REGISTRATION

Not sure if you’re registered to vote in Pennsylvania? Click here to check and register if you can. 

VOTE BY MAIL

Can’t or don’t want to vote in person on Election Day? Request an mail-in ballot or absentee ballot.

Mail-In Ballot: Apply Online | Apply via Mail | Apply In-Person
Absentee Ballot: Apply Online | Apply via Mail | Apply In-Person

EARLY VOTING

Voting early is a new option in Pennsylvania. You can vote early-in person at your County Board of Elections, satellite locations in certain counties and by dropping off your vote by mail ballot. Dates, times and locations vary by County where early voting is available.

Allegheny County
Delaware County
Erie County
Philadelphia County
Washington County

TRACK YOUR BALLOT

Haven’t received your ballot? Concerned you will not receive it by the Election. Track your ballot from submitting your ballot application to your ballot being submitted online.

POLLING PLACE LOCATOR

Need to find your polling place? View the list of state polling place websites.

Allegheny County
Delaware County
Erie County
Philadelphia County
Washington County

VOLUNTEER TODAY

Volunteer with our Voice Your Vote! Project contacting Black womxn voters via phone and text, mobilize in the field and support our efforts on Election Day.

Ohio

Early Voting is Available in Ohio. Make a Plan, Share a Plan.

CHECK YOUR REGISTRATION

Not sure if you’re registered to vote in Ohio? Click here to check and register if you can. 

VOTE BY MAIL

Can’t or don’t want to vote in person on Election Day? Request an absentee ballot.

Apply Online, Download and Print

Pick-Up, Complete and Submit a Ballot In-Person

EARLY VOTING

Voting early is a available in Ohio. You can vote early-in person at your County Board of Elections or Early Vote Centers in certain counties and by dropping off your vote by mail ballot.

Cuyahoga County
Geauga County
Lake County
Lorain County
Summit County

TRACK YOUR BALLOT

Haven’t received your ballot? Concerned you will not receive it by the Election. Track your ballot from submitting your ballot application to your ballot being submitted online.

POLLING PLACE LOCATOR

Need to find your polling place? View the list of state polling place websites.

Cuyahoga County
Geauga County
Lake County
Lorain County
Summit County

VOLUNTEER TODAY

Volunteer with our Voice Your Vote! Project contacting Black womxn voters via phone and text, mobilize in the field and support our efforts on Election Day.

General Voting Rights

  • If the polls close while you’re still in line, stay in line – you have the right to vote.
  • If you make a mistake on your ballot, ask for a new one.
  • If the machines are down at your polling place, ask for a paper ballot.
  • If you run into any problems or have questions on Election Day, call the Election Protection Hotline:
  • English: 1-866-OUR-VOTE / 1-866-687-8683
  • Spanish: 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA / 1-888-839-8682
  • Arabic: 1-844-YALLA-US / 1-844-925-5287
  • For Bengali, Cantonese, Hindi, Urdu, Korean, Mandarin, Tagalog, or Vietnamese: 1-888-274-8683
  • Voters are entitled to a provisional ballot, even if they aren’t in the poll book.
  • After Election Day, election officials must investigate whether you are qualified to vote and registered. If you are qualified and registered, they will count your provisional ballot.
  • If you are turned away or denied a provisional ballot, call the Election Protection Hotline at 1-866-OUR-VOTE or 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español).

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