August 31, 2016

Voter Registration Guide

Are you registered to vote? Are you sure?

The UTU receives thousands of address changes quarterly from its members. But by moving to the next street, or the next town or the next state, you have likely changed your voter registration status.

Below is a link to a voter registration website called Long Distance Voter, one of the most comprehensive, non-partisan, resource sites for voter registration and absentee voting. This website will allow you to register to vote, verify your voter registration and apply for an absentee ballot.

The first thing you should do is verify your voter status. Click on the link below and select option No. 2. When you select your state, in most instances you will be directed to a website managed by the secretary of your state. By entering some basic information, you can verify your voter registration status.

If you find you are not registered to vote, return to the website below and select option No. 1 – Register to vote. Registering to vote is simple and can usually be completed in a matter of minutes.

Once you are registered to vote, you may want apply for an absentee ballot. Workers in the transportation industry never know when they may be called to service. If you want to be sure your vote is counted, applying for an absentee ballot is the way to go. Your ballot will be sent to you in the mail and can be completed in the comfort and privacy of your own home. To apply for an absentee ballot, visit the website below and select your state.

Should you have any questions on the application process, please call the National Legislative Office at (202) 543-7714.

It’s easy. Don’t wait! Get started today.

Long Distance Voter

To learn more about voters’ rights in your state and to get the facts regarding voter identification laws, visit the AFL-CIO’s Voters’ Rights web page.

AFL-CIO’S Voters’ Rights