(click here to learn more about our voter engagement APAMSA swag giveaway)

What's a phonebank? Sit at home, call AAPI voters, and help make sure they know their voting rights. Training and script included!

This is completely nonpartisan. It's not about party - it's about maintaining our democracy.

Thank you to all of you that have voted early thus far! APAMSA has partnered with Vote Early Day, a collective multi-disciplinary movement working to ensure all Americans know their options to vote early. Most people can still vote early, from now until Election day. Find out your specific early voting options here: https://www.voteearlyday.org/vote-early/

Have questions or need help voting? Call 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683).

Bilingual assistance is available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali.

For more voter information in other languages, click here!

Why vote?

  1. Both medical students and AAPI voters have traditionally low turnout rate

  2. Issues critical to our communities are at stake, including the COVID-19 response, healthcare, and immigration policy

  3. Free swag!!

How do I register?

Click here for state-specific instructions. No online voter registration in your state? NVRD will mail you a pre-filled registration form – click here!
*Some states have deadlines as early as 10/3, so check now!*

How do I vote?

  1. Early Voting

In some states, there is an in-person early voting option prior to Election Day, where registered voters may cast a ballot in a designated period prior to Election Day. Each state or jurisdiction have varying rules and times, please check the details in your state.

  1. Absentee Voting (By Mail)

  • Absentee ballots are available to voters in all states, with different restrictions depending on the state. The form that absentee voting takes varies—generally, absentee voting consists of a ballot mailed to your residence, allowing you to cast a vote prior to—or by—Election Day by mail.

  • Many states allow you to vote absentee without an excuse or specific reason, while other states will require an excuse for you to vote absentee.

  • Most states require you to request an absentee ballot by a predetermined deadline before each election.

  1. Election Day Voting (voting in-person)

  • The general election in 2020 is on November 3, 2020.

  • You may vote in person on Election Day, but you may be required to vote in designated locations and within the hours the polling places are open.

  • Some states require a valid photo ID before you cast your ballot, or else you will cast a provisional ballot. Check your state's voter ID requirements here. As Election Day draws closer, you may find your polling location here.

Have questions or need help voting? Call 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683).

Bilingual assistance is available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali.

For more voter information in other languages, click here!
(Some information on this page courtesy of APIA Votes.)

Other ways to contribute to the democratic voting process:

(more details in the upcoming days--visit this page for up to date instructions/additional resources added)

Phone banking with APAMSA (coming soon!)

APAMSA has partnered with Power the Polls to help engage people to sign up to be poll workers–young people are particularly important as they are not only the future of our democracy, but also because of the current pandemic!
Sign up to become a paid poll worker here!