The other day, I asked folks on Twitter what their plan was for voting in the upcoming election. In person? By mail? Early voting? Election Day?
Wow! There is a lot of planning going on. So glad to see I’m not the only one who relishes the prospect of casting a vote.
Turns out, the stars of that beloved White House drama The West Wing are also thinking about how to get out the vote, so much so that they are staging an unprecedented performance featuring the cast of the show.
It’s coming up this Thursday, October 15, on HBO’s streaming channel HBO Max. There’s a 7-day free trial if you want to tune in for free. (Wondering if you already have access to HBO Max? Me too. Here’s how to check.)
They’re tapping into all the West Wing luv out there to raise money for When We All Vote, a non-profit, nonpartisan organization on a mission to increase participation in every election and to close the race and age voting gap by changing the culture around voting.
Every state has its own schedule and rules for voting, so be sure to check with Vote.org for your state’s requirements, especially if you’re thinking of voting by mail.
I’m going to mask up, anoint myself with a gallon of Purell, and vote this week, in person, at the least busy early voting site in town. (I happen to know this because of my work on a campaign a few years ago.) I’ll go midmorning on a weekday.
I’d originally planned to vote by mail, but I want to see my vote show up on that big map on election night. No doubt about it.
What’s your plan? If you write it down, it’s real—so please feel free to memorialize your plan to vote in the comments below. Please, no campaigning in the comments—just your plan!