Thank you for your interest in supporting healthy elections this year. Public health and medical professionals are trusted messengers who can help support election officials this year as voters cast ballots amidst COVID-19.
HealthyVoting.org is designed by public health and civic education experts to help voters understand their voting options and follow public health guidance, whether they’re voting early by mail or in person, or casting their ballot on Election Day.
These are the most important ways you can help this year:
- Work with local election officials. You can work with your local Medical Reserve Corps to support election officials at polling sites and ballot counting locations. You and your peers can also serve as poll workers.
- Share Healthy voting guidance with your network. Please see our Healthy Voting Guides Partner Toolkit, which includes graphics, social media messages, guidelines and slides for presentation and templates for emails and op-eds.
- Cast your own ballot and let your network know how you followed public health guidance.
For more expert guidance on health and voting, please see:
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Considerations for Election Polling Locations and Voters.
- The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials’s summary of research regarding voting and public health outcomes.
- Vot-ER, which helps medical and health professionals connect directly with voters.
- The Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project has a variety of resources for election administrators, poll workers and health professionals.