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Empowering AAPIs: Call to Action for the 2024 Elections!

Calling all Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders!

Our voices are rising, and our impact is undeniable. Today, we are 24 million strong, we are the fastest-growing voter bloc, and our unprecedented turnout in 2020 and 2022 shattered records, often deciding key battleground races.

But our work is far from over. The 2024 elections will shape the future of our communities, our families, and our nation. It’s time for us to unite and make our voices heard louder than ever before.

Join the movement and pledge to make your voice heard in 2024. Find out below how you can get involved, help build our collective power, and make a plan to vote!

Working Together

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APIAVote’s nationwide network spans 60 AAPI organizations across 30 states, empowering our communities’ civic engagement from coast to coast. With AAPI populations rapidly expanding in 49 states and D.C., our growing political power cannot be ignored. Years of grassroots efforts have built vital momentum, but we need your support to sustain this impact in every corner of the United States. Donate today to fuel APIAVote’s mission of amplifying AAPI voices and ensuring our communities’ concerns are addressed at every level of government.

Your contribution will directly invest in mobilizing voters, increasing representation, and shaping a more equitable future for AAPIs nationwide.

Want to Volunteer? Get Connected!

VOTER HOTLINE OPERATORS

888-API-VOTE is a hotline offering assistance to voters in 8 Asian languages! We need volunteers to assist voters with their questions.

Volunteer shifts are 4 hours each and fairly easy. Simply keep your computer open in the background as you go about your day. Once you hear a chime, you know there’s a voter who needs your help.

Volunteers are encouraged to sign up for multiple shifts.  Once you sign up, we will reach out to you to get you trained.

 

PHONE AND TEXT BANKERS

Volunteer phone bankers and text bankers help us communicate directly with millions of AAPIs across the country to get them educated, prepared and motivated to vote, participate in the political process, and get vaccinated!

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, email us at volunteer@apiavote.org.

Why Asian American and Pacific Islander Voters Are Important

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Fastest Growing Population

In the past two decades, Asian Americans have become one of the fastest growing racial or ethnic groups in the United States.

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We Shape Elections

The Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) electorate is a formidable community with the power to shape and influence elections down the ticket throughout the country.

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Representation Matters

Decisions made by policymakers and our representatives at all levels of government impacts our day-to-day lives – from how much funding local schools get to policies around crime prevention and gun safety.

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Impactful Economic Strength

The growth of AAPI influence and power extends beyond the political sphere, into all aspects of American society.

Voting 101:

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 has varying rules and times, please check the details in your state.

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.

Some states, like California, offer permanent absentee voting, where you will receive a ballot prior to every election. Most states require you to request an absentee ballot by a predetermined deadline before each election. States like Oregon and Washington vote entirely by mail, where every registered voter receives a ballot by mail without requesting or applying for it. See how voting by mail or absentee works in your state.

Election Day Voting

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.

Voter Registration rules

  • You have to be a U.S. citizen.
  • You need to be at least 18 years old on Election Day.
  • You must be a resident of the state you are registering in.

You may need to re-register if your address, party affiliation, or name has changed since you last registered.

Many states require you to register to vote in advance of the election.

Every State has Different Rules for its Elections

Make sure you are up-to-date with your voting rights and election information.

Make a Plan to Vote

Download our interactive planner here.

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Keep up-to-date with what’s happening at APIAVote and in our communities by subscribing to our emails. Be the first to get important voting information, press statements, announcements, events, training programs, and insightful research publications, such as the Asian American Voter Survey and State Fact Sheets on the AAPI electorate.