Every election provides us with an opportunity to vote for mental health. We can elect leaders who understand the need to provide mental health care and services to all. We can vote for laws and measures to help individuals, families and communities impacted by mental illness.
Are you registered to vote? Have you checked your registration? Have you talked to family and friends about the importance of voting? Have you made a voting plan for Election Day 2020?
Learn About the 2020 Election
California Secretary of State Website: California Election 2020
California Election 2020: Voter Information Guide
Mental Health for US: Presidential Candidates Positions on Mental Health and Addiction
Polls will open at 7 AM across California and will be open until 8 PM.
If you’re voting in-person, bring a mask and remember to social distance. If you’re going to vote-by-mail, make sure you sign the envelope and get it to a ballot drop off location by 8PM on Election Day.
In California, your employers are required to give you time off to vote!
In California, you have the right to cast a secret ballot free from harassment or intimidation. Have questions or need to report something? Call our confidential voter hotline at 1-800-345-VOTE. More from the Secretary of State.
Make a Voting Plan
Take the pledge to vote for mental health
Consult this voting plan checklist
Get info on where and how to vote in California
Consider early voting and voting by mail
Get more voting and election information from the California Secretary of State and FAQ
Vote for Mental Health Day of Action
October 27 is NAMI’s Mental Health Day of Action for Election 2020. Join us in letting friends, family and community members know why you #Vote4MentalHealth this election. You can find NAMI graphics and a printable sign to share on social media.
Voter Resources and More
More Voter Resources from NAMI
The People We Elect Affect Our Mental Health (NAMI blog)