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Voter Guide

Make A Plan to Get Out and Vote

COVID-19 has changed so much in this country and that includes Election Day. In normal times, letter carriers would have a few more months to prepare for Election Day, but these are not normal times. Numerous states have either transitioned fully to vote-by-mail or absentee so that voters don’t have to sacrifice their health for their vote. In North Carolina, voters began requesting ballots on September 4 and several states are following suit. With so many changes, NALC is encouraging members to make their voting plan and make it now.

Without question, this election will be one of the most consequential for letter carriers. This year, letter carriers will be the backbone of our democracy, delivering more ballots than any other election in history.  Amidst this prideful responsibility to the American voting public, we must not lose sight of our own plans to vote.

If you have not voted yet, make a plan using the form below.

Form works best in Chrome and Firefox web browsers.


GOTV Volunteer Opportunities


 Volunteer opportunities are available only on your time off. If you have questions about these opportunities or other volunteer opportunities in your state, contact your LPO.

Power to the Polls

As coronavirus continues to impact Americans across the country, there has been a staggering decrease in the number of people who are able to work the polls -- which could mean closed polling places and long delays during the November election.

The labor movement is partnering with with Power the Polls, a first-of-its-kind initiative to recruit poll workers to ensure a safe, fair election for all voters.

Will you help us address our nation’s critical poll worker shortage? You can help make sure we have a safe, fair, efficient election for all voters, and potentially get paid to do it.

Sign up to Power the Polls today.

Once you’ve signed up, depending on your jurisdiction, you will either be contacted by Power the Polls, a partner organization, or your local election administrators regarding your application.

The process to become a poll worker can be a bit complicated, but don’t worry: the Power the Polls team will help you along the way. In the coming weeks, Power the Polls will host briefings to provide you with more information about the application process and what to expect when you become a poll worker.

In the meantime, we also ask that you encourage your friends and family to sign up to be poll workers and help ensure a safe and fair election.


The free NALC apps for smartphones provide convenient access to tools and information about issues affecting active and retired letter carriers. Information on downloading and using the apps is in our apps section.