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Black & Brown Women’s Voting Initiative

 

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The purpose of the Black & Brown Women’s 2020 Voting Initiative is to establish a collaboration among organizations and individuals to work jointly in order to implement an aggressive voter participation campaign that results in high voter turnout/participation from all communities in Greensboro, Guilford County, and throughout North Carolina with a particular focus on increasing the participation of African American and Latinx voters, as well as young voters in the upcoming local, state, and national elections.

Board of Elections

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Register to Vote

You will need a DMV License or a DMV ID Card to Register

Absentee Ballot Request Form

Or request your Absentee Ballot by calling: 336-641-6876

Vote

Tips, Tricks, & Need to Knows

Filling Out Your Ballot Correctly

  1. Fill out your ballot with Black ink.
  2. Every space with a red star next to it, must be filled out.
  3. You must sign your name on the highlighted space on your envelope meant for your signature.
  4. Your witness must sign their name on the highlighted space on the envelope meant for their signature.
  5. When filling out your address, it must include: street address, city, state, and zip code.

Obtaining and Returning Your Absentee Ballot

  1. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is October 27th.
  2. You may return your ballot, in person, at an Early voting site. You may not return your ballot on election day.
  3. Your ballot must be returned and postmarked on or before election day, November 3, and received by November 6.

Do you feel as though your vote is being suppressed?

The NAACP and coalition partners are staffing election protection hotlines with over 2,000 lawyers, law students, and paralegals to protect your vote! If you are are experiencing:

  1. Your polling location either not open on time or closed early
  2. Your polling location has moved without giving you notice
  3. When you are being prevented from voting
  4. You are not being given assistance or allowed assistance when required
  5. You are being intimidated or being given misinformation by polling officials

CALL: 1-866-OUR-VOTE or 1-888-OUR-VOTE

Registration Need to Knows

  1. You don’t need an ID to vote in 2020 unless your are doing same day registration.
  2. If you’ve missed the Oct. 9th deadline to register to vote. You may use same-day registration during EARLY voting. You must bring an identifying document with your name and current address.

Tips for Students

  1. You may call your college, in Guilford county, your home if your are not planning to return to another address. If you’ve been temporarily displaced, your college may remain your home. For campus addresses to use on the registration form click: youcanvote.org/students.
  2. You will need a NC drivers’ license to register or change your registration address online.

Convicted Misdemeanor or a Past Felony

  1. If you have been convicted of a misdemeanor or have any fines (traffic tickets, mortgage default, or civil fines) you maintain the right to vote. Register and make a plan to vote by mail-in voting or in person during early voting.
  2. If you are a convicted felon, your right to vote is restored automatically after you have completed your felony sentence, including parole or probation. Your right to vote is not impacted by court fines, fees, or restitution. No court documents are needed for you to vote.

Addressing Immediate Concerns

  1. In the state of North Carolina, for all absentee ballots, including one-stop ballots, election workers write an identifying number on your ballot; this notion is required by law. It will not invalidate you ballot. Election day ballots will not have writing on them unless they are provisional ballots, which will have a “P” written on them.

Helpful Resources

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Do you need help arranging your transportation? Call: 336-279-6201

Will provide free ride to the poll sites.

Contact: 336-335-6499

On-demand service for persons with disabilities.

Scheduling free rides to poll sites

Please contact for service 24 hrs in advance:  336-333-6589

Fixed route services on campuses throughout Greensboro

Contact: 336-373-2489

For help obtaining transportation, call: 336-382-6753

The Pulpit Forum is providing transportation to the polls between 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Contact: 336-904-3233

Lyft: 50% off up to $10 with use of promo code noted on the mobile app

Uber: $10 off one ride to poll sites (Use Uber app and tap schedule)

1. Dr. Elizabeth Mulberry & Team,

Availability on ELECTION DAY only. Call: 336-314-5489

2. Leslie
Availability:
Wednesday , October 28th 1pm until polls close
Saturday, October 31st 1pm until polls close
Election Day – November 3rd – ALL DAY
Call: 336-601-9754
3. Derrick Joyner
Availability:
Election Day: 9:00am- 2:30pm
Call: 336-508-1918

Past Events:

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Upcoming Black & Brown Women’s Voting Initiative meetings:

Black and Brown Women’s Initiative Group Meeting via Zoom: November 12, 2020, 07:00 PM Eastern Time

Register in advance for this meeting by holding down the CTRL button while clicking onto the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUucuuppzovHNTj0zLL1f2eY3-gqlyEm7WL

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting.

 See you on Thursday, at 7:00 PM via Zoom.

 If you have questions, contact the Beloved Community Center at info@belovedcommunitycenter.org or 336-230-0001

Black & Brown Women’s 2020 Voting Initiative

Get Out The Vote (GOTV) Committees

Name:  CHURCHES & PLACES OF WORSHIP #1

Convener:  Lolita Watkins                        336-540-9627                 watkinlc@yahoo.com

Purpose Statement: To provide anchor stations or destinations among our faith-based and community network in order to provide voting information, resources, and support for our voter advocates.

Name:  PRINT & SOCIAL MEDIA OUTREACH #2

Convener:  Andréa Metcalfe                      336-230-0001                 info@belovedcommunitycenter.org

Purpose Statement:  To provide information to network partners using all social media platforms, including the creation of websites, etc. for churches, houses of worships and community partners to distribute or disseminate voting information. The tasks of this committee include also the sharing of information designed to invite or attract young adults to our efforts to increase their voter engagement in the upcoming elections, contacting local media outlets – radio and print media – in promoting our efforts, and sharing check-in zoom meetings dates and invitations with others to continue growing our network of community voter advocates.

Name:  COMMUNITY, CIVIC, & SOCIAL GROUPS #3

Convener:  Sylvia Clapp-White     512-630-7905                 sclappw@aol.com

Purpose Statement:  To maintain and update a database of the individuals and community groups joining this GOTV network to share contact information, resources and support. This collection of data will be shared amongst our GOTV network.

Name:  SPECIAL EVENTS & PROGRAMS #4

Convener:  Joyce Johnson                         336-601-7041                 joycej@belovedcommunitycenter.org

Purpose Statement: To brainstorm and initiate the plan for programs, events, activities designed to appeal to disenfranchised voters to participate or vote in the impending elections.

Name:  SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITIES OUTREACH #5

Convener:  Dr. Vanessa Haygood   vphaygood@gmail.com

Purpose Statement:  To contact and engage senior living facilities in Greensboro/Guilford County, especially those serving African American and Brown residents, to provide assistance in offering absentee voter registration to residents. This committee will also facilitate follow-up to support the returning of absentee ballot. Further, this committee will assume the role of checking with the Guilford County Board of Elections to learn and share updates about the work of the local MAT Team or Multi-Partisan Assistance Team, charged with engaging residents in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, or adult care home settings for participation in the election process.

Name:  AFRICAN AMERICAN & LATINX BUSINESS OUTREACH #6

Convener: Majik Pennix               336-965-5260                 majikpennix@gmail.com

Purpose Statement:  To encourage local African American and Latinx business owners and operators to support our GOTV initiative.  The committee will enroll the support of these business enterprises and provide voting information for them to share with their customers and client base in their places of business and/or via their social media platforms.

Name:  TRANSPORTATION TO THE POLLS  #7

Convener: Elder Evelyn Teasley                                             elderteasley7@gmail.com

Purpose Statement: To facilitate safe, efficient, no-cost, non-partisan transportation services for voters during early voting days and on general election day. Responsibilities will include identifying and screening potential transportation providers, determining potential riders, polling sites, matching providers with riders, and disseminating information to the community.

Sign up for a committee below:

Please type your committee of interest in the box labeled “Message”