Getting souls to the polls isn’t just about casting our own vote, but about working together so everyone can vote and vote faithfully, according to election engagement resources provided by the Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations, available here.
In Massachusetts, the deadline to register to vote is 10 days before the election date. Vote-by-mail applications are due by Aug. 26 for the primary election and by Oct. 28 for the general election. Find more information on voting and voter registration in Massachusetts here.
The Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston, as part of its commitment to help get out the vote and encourage others in the diocese to do so as well, has created additional materials congregations can use to promote voting this fall. An online folder will offer social media posts and sticker templates in Episcopal Church colors, as well as “discerning your vote” postcards, which can be used by any congregation in the diocese. Questions may be directed to Dean Amy McCreath (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Rev. Emily Garcia, a Cathedral Chapter member (email@example.com).
To learn more about how to navigate the voting process during a time of pandemic, and to understand the importance of voting throughout history, all are invited to join the Ministry of Immigration Partnership convened through the diocesan Office of the Canon for Immigration and Multicultural Ministries for a free online event, "Safeguarding Your Vote," on Sunday, Sept. 13 from 3-5 p.m. Find more information and registration here.