Join Major League Soccer, Black Players for Change, and the MLS Players Association in participating in the November 3 general election
In-person early voting is underway in: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
- Most states have early voting.
- You don't need an excuse to vote early.
- In some states, you may cast an absentee ballot in person before Election Day.
- Check with your state or territory for details on how to vote early (below).
Confirm You're Registered to Vote
Confirm your voter registration status before election day. If you have changed your name, moved, or have not voted in the past couple of elections, it’s a good idea to check your registration now to make sure you can vote on Election Day.
"Participation in local and national elections is one of the most important responsibilities we have as citizens. Major League Soccer and our players recognize the opportunity we have to leverage our platform to amplify the importance of voting. We hope to inspire MLS fans and the entire soccer community to educate themselves about the voting process, register to vote, and vote on Election Day."
— MLS Commissioner Don Garber
VOTING BY MAIL/ABSENTEE VOTING
Absentee voting allows you to vote by mail. Though every state/territory has absentee voting, rules on who can take part vary. Also, your state/territory's rules may change in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Check with your state/territory for details:
WORK AT THE POLLS
Staffing polling places keeps our democracy strong.
MLS is partnering with Power the Polls to help America vote this November by recruiting poll workers.
- Elections officials are facing a dire shortage of poll workers to help staff the November election. Even states that have all-mail elections need election workers to help process large quantities of mail-in ballots.
- More than half of the poll workers who served in the 2016 and 2018 elections were over the age of 60, and a quarter were older than 70 (communities who are at high risk for contracting COVID-19).
- Get paid to help your community!
Find Your Polling Place
Your polling place is where you go to vote on Election Day. Changes to polling places are possible due to the coronavirus. Find out where yours is located, its hours, and if you can change your polling place.
VOTER ID REQUIREMENTS
Two-thirds of states expect you to provide identification to let you vote at the polls. Your state’s laws determine whether you will need to show an ID and if so, what kind.
RESPOND TO THE 2020 CENSUS
The 2020 Census is for everyone. Census results affect your community every day and elections. The 2020 Census will determine congressional representation, inform hundreds of billions in federal funding every year, and provide data that will impact communities for the next decade.
It's quick and easy - takes about 10 minutes.