What Is Vote By Mail?

Voting by mail is as easy as 1-2-3.

At least three-quarters of all American voters will be eligible to receive a vote-by-mail ballot (Absentee ballot) for the 2020 election — the most in U.S. history. In the Southwest, voters in California, Nevada, Utah, and Colorado will receive their ballots in the mail. In Arizona and New Mexico, voters will need to request a vote-by-mail ballot.

If recent election trends hold and turnout increases, as experts predict, roughly 80 million mail ballots will flood election offices this fall, more than double the number that were returned in 2016. Therefore, it’s important to get your ballot returned as soon as possible.

You can start your mail-in voting process by making sure you’re registered to vote at your current address. Next, when you receive your ballot in the mail, visit swcarpenters.org/vote or reference your slate mailer to find the list of candidates and measures that support Union Carpenters.

Voting by mail is done in three easy steps:

  • Fill out your ballot.
  • Sign and date your ballot.
  • Mail it back or drop your ballot off at any authorized ballot drop box. Ballots are postage-paid in California, Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico.

Signed. Sealed. Delivered!

Lastly, it’s very important that you fill out and mail your ballot as soon as you receive it to assure that your vote is counted. Our Union Carpenter careers and families depend upon it.