This little PSA that comes in exactly in 60 seconds reminds us why each of our voices is needed.
Brian wants you to know it is safe to vote in his Florida district.
In Clay, New York – a suburb of Syracuse – so many people voted early that they were already exempt from the popular "I Voted" stickers on Saturday at 10:30 am. We hope to have them back in stock soon.
We as a country really love these stickers.
Our love for our “I Voted” stickers really shows just how cool voting is.
I voted early Tuesday and tweeted about it. Even so, I didn't peel off the back of my sticker. I'll "save" it for Tuesday.
It looks like Maria's father isn't ready to wear his sticker either. I wonder if we have the same plan.
Speaking of fathers who vote … this woman's conservative father made her proud in 2020.
Okay, that was a tear. Let's cleanse our palates with patriotic woozles.
This puppy doesn't want your sticker: he just wants you to vote.
Take a tip from that Virginia voter and cover your candidates with a jacket before stepping on the line.
This voter had no plans to vote on Saturday but was pleasantly surprised by what he found.
I was locked out of my apartment and had to kill the time, so I figured I'd wait in line and #VoteEarly.
No line! Incredibly helpful election workers.
Still locked out …. pic.twitter.com/oEC8qQq5sP
– Luis Ferré-Sadurní (@luisferre), October 31, 2020
Other people were prepared for a long wait and shared their distractions.
Friday voters were READY.
This lovely couple are old enough to remember when Ms. Neely was excluded from the vote.
Meet the Neelys: They are a married couple from West Alabama, ages 101 and 102. They are at the Tuscaloosa County polling station this morning to make sure their vote is counted and sing anthems while they wait. ❤️ I'll have the story tonight on @ abc3340 pic.twitter.com/BpJMMcU5qM
– Annie Mapp (@AnnieMapp_) October 27, 2020
Some people used their time in line to work through some things.
We're now pausing this Twitter recap to recycle a lovely GOTV message from the only, late, great, so much missed John Lewis.
“I gave a little blood on this bridge in Selma. I almost died. Some of my friends and colleagues were murdered. I am not asking any of you to donate blood. I am just asking you to vote as if you had never voted before. "
– Answer. John Lewis, 2 years agopic.twitter.com/EzKlYxmsVZ
– Robert Reich (@RBReich), October 31, 2020
Mandatory line video at Hyperspeed.
Here's one in real time. It gets painful to watch after a while, especially when you know it didn't have to be like this in Ohio and other states. Enthusiasm is part of the equation, but so is purposeful effort to suppress voting.
It wasn't just in Ohio, of course. Check out this footage from Alaska on Saturday.
In South Carolina, too, the waiting times were obscene.
The polls closed at 1:00 p.m. here at Moncks Corner, and hundreds of people are still in line at 1:30 p.m.
This is unacceptable. I spoke to voters who were here at 8:30 a.m. and are still waiting.
I warned my colleagues, but the General Assembly did not prepare for this election. pic.twitter.com/3GwpKMz3H7
– SC representative JA Moore (@ jamooreforsc15), October 31, 2020
This voter had never seen a line like this before and was utterly unprepared to wait. Brrr!
For the first time, I'll still be in line to vote #vote once the polls close for that day.
Another longer line on the other side of the building in Northern Greece. Maybe I shouldn't have been wearing shorts and flip flops. Rochester♂️ # Rochester pic.twitter.com/8rxqwqtqMg
– Keith Wozniak (@keithwozniak) October 31, 2020
Some people (um, these people) reacted to long waits in the worst possible way.
However, people were determined to wait.
Regardless of the wait, people were so happy doing what they came to do.
This could be my favorite party after the vote.
The encouraging nature of these voting reports cannot be adequately represented.
For those who are not happy with a sticker, there are some great perks to voting in one of the many stadiums and arenas across the country that serve as polling stations.
But what about people who vote on election day? Are you ready? In Lancaster County all signs are "yes".
However, it is important to understand how complex these plans are for too many. Reminder: There is only one party determined to make voting difficult.
Voter suppression example: The average American knows that millions of low-income people have to pay for babysitters to apply for time off, etc. Long lines mean they are given out by people who don't have it to vote for people who have it! pic.twitter.com/hQE2qGapJo
– Camela & Bradley (@BradleyCamela) October 31, 2020
If I had to guess, this voter was in Cleveland, where CNN reported lines for up to four hours.
Jerry in Los Angeles made a plan so solid they didn't even have to stand in line.
Today's First in Line Award goes to Jerry!
"I wanted to get my vote." – Jerry Williams
It's like poetry to our ears, Jerry! pic.twitter.com/mHk4LXVZLC
– Hollywood Pantages (@Pantages) October 31, 2020
That was not the case in Oklahoma.
In Tulsa, however, the right to vote was undeniable.
From Greenwood to Greenville:
I don't care who this South Carolina woman is honestly voting for. I just appreciate the fact that it must have brightened the waiting time of everyone waiting in this district.
And sometimes this is the greatest gift we can offer: improving the inevitable process that is queuing up to vote in this country.
I will never miss the opportunity to delve deeper into kind words about Chef José Andres and World Central Kitchen.
Sometimes the best thing you can do for someone who is struggling is to join them in the trenches. Cookies help too.
These people in Virginia don't seem to have any celebrity support, but they're not giving up.
At the elections in Kempsville. The line runs around the shopping center. We spoke to people who had been there since 8 a.m. and had not yet come to the vote. pic.twitter.com/eqOfunynAP
– Elaine Luria (@ElaineLuriaVA) October 31, 2020
These people in Michigan aren't giving up either.
Currently, a city in Oakland County, Michigan, a suburb about 30 minutes from Detroit, is waiting 2.5 hours to vote. The employees are waiting to pick up a postal ballot that they can either fill out in person or hand it in later by mail. pic.twitter.com/mcI8t5zr9m
– Annie Grayer (@AnnieGrayerCNN) October 31, 2020
If that voter can see through their ballot, so can you. So we can all.
I found out that my ballot was not accepted. I can't walk for more than 4 hours without being on a nebulizer. Being in the cold causes me great pain. I can't even stand for more than a few minutes. I will stand in line to vote.
– ijustfuckinghate45 (@mjMJohnsonewby) October 31, 2020
Make sure to check with your friends and family to make sure they have a plan to vote on. Make sure they know their rights too. Here's an easy way to get that important information along.
Don't be afraid to chat with your fellow voters. You never know who will surprise you.
The man in front of me who voted said, "I think it's going to be a landslide for Trump." I was wearing my Vietnam hat. He said, "I bet you will vote for him." I laughed and said, "If a raccoon ran against that damn dodger, I'd vote for it." Short conversation
– American Veteran (@amvetsupport) October 31, 2020
Thank you for your service, sir.
Do share your favorite early voting mails in the comments. If you haven't voted yet, please do: MAKE A PLAN.
And be prepared for what might come next.
If Trump tries to stop the vote count, we have to take to the streets. The Protect the Results coalition prepared for this by organizing hundreds of post-election events across the country. Click here to find and register for the Count Every Vote rally near you.