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Legislative Updates

Prepare for Election Day

Prepare for Election Day

Important elections are quickly approaching. In addition to electing our next president, we are voting for members of Congress, and for state and local leaders. These will have a direct impact on your life and determine the future for our families, for USPS and for every American.

Voting has never been easier and more Americans are expected to cast a ballot than ever before. Make sure you have a plan to vote with the tools below. 

Verify your registration status
If you are registered to vote already, be sure to verify your registration status. This is especially important if you’ve moved. To check your voter registration status, click here.

Find your polling place
Sometimes polling place locations change between elections and many have different hours. To find your polling place, click here.

Know if you need identification
Make sure you know what type of voter identification you must bring to your polling place (if your state requires one). Make sure you bring that identification with you. To check what identification your state might require, click here.

Ask for help if you need it
Don’t hesitate to ask for help from the people who work at the polls—that’s why they’re there. Check posted information signs if you have any questions or need assistance.

Consider the candidates’ stances on NALC’s issues
Because the people we send to Washington oversee the U.S. Postal Service and federal employees, letter carriers are encouraged to consider the following questions before casting a ballot:
· Which candidates will protect your job and help strengthen the Postal Service?
· Who will defend Social Security and your hard-earned retirement benefits?
· Which candidates will support your right to collective bargaining and our negotiated contract?

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