If you decide to vote by mail, apply ASAP &, if allowed in ur county (check), return ur ballot in person at a drop box or office, not via the Post Office, which is sufffering delays due to #COVID19 & the GOP effort 2 destroy it. SIGN envelope & follow instructions EXACTLY. TY! 1/
If you vote in person, bring your ID and your completed sample ballot, which will speed up voting no matter what type of in-person voting system you use. 2/
If you vote in person, request to vote with a ball point pen, ie, a #HandMarkedPaperBallot (HMPB) rather than a touchscreen, as most experts agree that HMPBs are more reliable and secure. (Voters w/ disabilities who are unable to hand mark are an exception to this advice.) 3/
If you must use a touchscreen, compare the paper printout (if any) to your completed sample ballot to ensure the machine didn’t drop or flip your votes. Very few voters will notice this, especially as to down ballot races, w/o doing this comparison. 4/
Down ballot races, especially state races, are critical this year bc state lawmakers will vote in 2021 on the new maps that will impact control of the US House of Representatives 4 a decade. I discussed this w/ @DavidPepper, chair of @OHDems, recently. 5/
Confirm your voter registration several times between now and the election. Save a screenshot of the registration confirmation as proof. 7/
If you have questions or encounter problems voting, contact the Voter Protection Hotline, which is run by @LawyersComm. 8/
Problems should also be reported to poll workers (if the problem occurs during in person voting) and to local media and on social media. Feel free to tag me, and I will help amplify any such problems you may encounter. 9/
Volunteer as a poll worker. We will need reliable in person voting to handle the hundreds of thousands (or millions) of voters who don’t receive their mail ballots on time & 4 those who prefer in person voting. Rs wld love to close polling locations due to a worker shortage. 10/
We also need poll observers to help prevent and report voter intimidation and other problems at the polls and to ensure everything is running as it should. Trump is deploying 50,000 monitors. We will need more. 11/
You can volunteer as a poll worker or watcher through your state or county political party. We need both workers and watchers. Pls sign up if you can! 12/
Voters & election-integrity groups shld also contact county election officials & demand backup #PaperPollBooks for in person voting on Election Day bc electronic pollbooks often connect to WiFi or blue tooth & are prone to failure & hacking. 13/
And yes, voters and voter-protection groups should also demand that county election officials give all in person voters the option to vote with #HandMarkedPaperBallots, as opposed to machine-marked (hackable) printouts from touchscreen voting machines. 14/
Election officials in some (I suspect many) jurisdictions are using WiFi or Bluetooth connected (hackable) e-pollbooks to encode the activation cards that activate hackable touchscreen voting machines. It is a recipe for disaster. Demand backup paper everything. TY! 15/
BTW, if polling places are consolidated so that voters can vote at any county center, it will be impossible to have backup paper poll books for the hackable electronic poll books. Attend county election board meetings & oppose this type of vote center. Hard. #ProtectOurVotes 16/
If you like this thread, I made it into a Medium article that can be shared with those who aren’t on Twitter. Here it is. Thx! 17/ https://twitter.com/jennycohn1/status/1290676292459696128?s=21 https://twitter.com/jennycohn1/status/1290676292459696128
You can follow @jennycohn1.
Tip: mention @twtextapp on a Twitter thread with the keyword “unroll” to get a link to it.

Latest Threads Unrolled: