The 2010 Election Month
By Elizabeth Spillman
In many ways it can be said that
we now have an election month in the United States. More and
more states have begun to make early voting available to voters,
and two states, Oregon and Washington, have transitioned to a
complete vote-by-mail system (except for one county).
Election "day" now comes earlier
and earlier. While this gives busy Americans more flexibility in
when they vote, it also forces candidates and campaigns to
change their voter outreach tactics. Estimates are that as much
as 40% of those who will vote in the 2010 elections will cast a
ballot before November 2.
For pro-lifers it means we need
to educate ourselves about where the candidates stand on life
issues earlier than ever. NRLC is helping you do just that. Go
This is an invaluable resource
which you should use your social networks to share with your
pro-life family, friends, and colleagues.
In 2010, 35 states are offering
early voting, some as early as September 18th. In September ,
Georgia, Idaho, Maine, South Carolina, Vermont, South Dakota,
North Dakota, Iowa, Wyoming, Nebraska, and Ohio began making
ballots available to early voters.
This week alone voters in
Arizona, California, Indiana, Montana, Wisconsin, and New Mexico
can begin casting ballots in the 2010 midterms.
Later in October, Illinois,
Kansas, West Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Oregon,
Washington, Nevada, Texas, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida,
Hawaii, Louisiana, Utah, Maryland, and Oklahoma will offer early
voting opportunities. To find out how to cast a ballot early in
your state go to:
Whether you take advantage of
early voting, or if you vote the traditional way on November
2nd, life is on the line this election, and your vote is more
important than ever.
To read a complete list of all
the early voting, go to