NDRN Partner in New National ‘Vote Early Day’ To Drive Voter Turnout

March 11, 2020
NDRN Partner in New National ‘Vote Early Day’ To Drive Voter Turnout

For Immediate Release

Contact: David Card
202.408.9514 x122
[email protected]

WASHINGTON, DC – A national group of partners representing media companies, nonprofits, technology platforms, election administrators, foundations, influencers, and other businesses is collaborating to create Vote Early Day, the first holiday designed to help all eligible voters learn about their voting options and celebrate the act of voting early.

The national event is set for Saturday, October 24 when the majority of states have in-person early voting options and most voters will still have enough time to request absentee ballots for Election Day.

Vote Early Day is a collaborative, open-source model – similar to Giving Tuesday and National Voter Registration Day – which will help ensure that millions more Americans take advantage of their options to vote early. Over 200 million Americans can now vote early in some way. While nearly all Americans can vote early there is some confusion about options, especially as election laws continue to change.

Voting early simplifies processes for election administrators, makes it easier for people juggling family and work responsibilities to participate, and keeps lines shorter on Election Day. Celebrating Vote Early Day will make it easier for voters to understand their options and could create a tipping point in how Americans vote.

“The option to vote early is essential for people with disabilities who often experience barriers at the polls on Election Day,” said National Disability Rights Network Executive Director Curt Decker. “Voting early allows people with disabilities time to find solutions if they encounter inaccessible polling places, broken voting equipment, or election officials who interfere with their right to cast a private and independent ballot. NDRN is proud to partner with Vote Early Day so all Americans can make their voices heard.”


  • The Ad Council
  • Alliance for Youth Organizing
  • ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge
  • Andrew Goodman Foundation
  • Anonymous Content
  • APIA Vote
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC
  • BallotReady
  • Ben & Jerry’s
  • BET
  • BuzzFeed
  • CAA Foundation*
  • Campus Election Engagement Project
  • Campus Vote Project
  • Campus YMCA
  • Center for Tech & Civic Life*
  • Civic Alliance*
  • Country Music Television (CMT)
  • Comedy Central
  • Defending Democracy Together
  • Democracy Fund
  • DoSomething.org
  • The Feminist Majority Foundation
  • Harness
  • HeadCount
  • Hillel International
  • Hispanic Heritage Foundation
  • Hispanics in Philanthropy
  • IMAX
  • Kenneth Cole Productions
  • LeadMN
  • League of Women Voters
  • League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
  • Levi Strauss & Co.
  • LogoTV
  • Lush
  • March For Our Lives
  • MOVE Texas
  • MTV*
  • National Disability Rights Network
  • National League of Cities
  • Nonprofit VOTE
  • Paramount Network
  • Patagonia
  • PayPal
  • Phone2Action
  • Poder Latinx*
  • Reddit
  • Refinery29
  • REI Co-op
  • Rise
  • SB Projects
  • Snap, Inc*
  • StudentPIRGs
  • Students Learn Students Vote Coalition*
  • sweetgreen
  • Twitter*
  • TV Land
  • Univision*
  • USA Today
  • US Conference of Mayors
  • UnidosUS
  • United Way
  • VH1
  • ViacomCBS*
  • Vote at Home
  • #VoteTogether
  • When We All Vote
  • WME

*Steering Committee Member 

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The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) is the nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and the Client Assistance Programs (CAP) for individuals with disabilities. Collectively, the Network is the largest provider of legally based advocacy services to people with disabilities in the United States.