UU the Vote

UU The Vote is a nationwide UUA campaign to engage UU congregations in the 2020 electoral process. The focus of UU the Vote includes voter registration, voter turnout, and combating voter suppression, particularly in marginalized neighborhoods. Democracy and the right of all people to have a vote are at the heart of our Seven Principles. The work is nonpartisan and involves taking concrete actions.

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AUUC wrote 500 postcards supporting Reclaim the Vote for the North Carolina NAACP 2020 Pledge to Vote Campaign and Do More.  In addition, there were donations for stamps which were greatly appreciated.  

Our UU the Vote team is working with UU the Vote on Phase II, our next round of postcard writing. UU the Vote is partnering with Reclaim our Vote to focus on voters who have been purged from the voter rolls in Texas.  We’re organized and have our cards ready to distribute as we await word on the grant we applied for from UU the Vote to help pay for stamps. If you would like to volunteer or have questions, please contact Dotty Smith, Suzy Porth, or Mary Kringer to volunteer.

Text and Phone Banking Volunteer Opportunities

The Reeb Project (All Souls’ project dedicated to increasing voter participation) and UUSJ are partnering with NextGen Virginia for a series of phone and text banks to reach voters across Virginia.  NextGen is working to turn out people under the age of 35 who are less than likely to vote or who are not currently registered to vote. The text/calls will be helping new voters register to vote and encouraging current voters apply to vote by mail. 

Sign up with NextGen:

Key Virginia Voting Dates & Information

Oct 13 – Deadline to Register to Vote
Oct 27 – Deadline to request absentee ballot 
Oct 31 – Last day to vote absentee in person
Nov 3 – Election (Now a state holiday!)

Register to Vote or Update Registration

  • Online: You must have a VA Driver’s License or DMV ID to register online. You must re-register if you have moved or changed your name.
  • In person: Visit Fairfax County Office of Elections. Call 703-222-0776 for hours, address, and other information. 
  • By mail: Download a PDF of the Voter Registration Application or pick up at the library, DMV, District Government Offices. 

Absentee Ballot: You can request an absentee ballot for the November 3 General Election online today!  Log on to the Virginia Department of Elections citizen portal to apply to vote absentee, register to vote, or check your status.  In addition, you can access your Virginia voter record to update your registration, and view your polling place, election district, absentee ballot status, and voting history