Every Vote Counts

Every Vote Counts

Originally published by The Asian Americans Advancing Justice affiliation, a group of five, independent Asian American civil rights organizations, issues a statement following election night results:

In this time of the pandemic and increased use of mail-in and absentee ballots, we knew there was a chance that we might not know the winner of the Presidential election on Tuesday night, but democracy  depends on trust in the elections. Every vote counts, and it takes time to count every vote so we must prove that nothing will stop us from confirming the will of the people. When we stick with the process for counting every vote, we demonstrate our deep commitment to democracy–even when that takes time to do. Asian Americans Advancing Justice is committed to ensuring that everyone, including Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, are heard and represented in an equitable democracy.

You can track your ballot if you want to!

Questions about tracking your ballot or other voting concerns? Track your ballot at ballotready.org and call the 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683) hotline if you need help through Friday, November 6. Bilingual assistance is available in English, Mandarin (普通話), Cantonese (廣東話), Korean (한국어), Vietnamese (tiếng Việt), Tagalog, Urdu  (اردو), Hindi (हिंदी), and Bengali/Bangla (বাংলা). Share your voting experience! Good, bad or ugly – let us know how it went!  This will help us advocate for improvements.

Visit bit.ly/nationalvoterq and share your story in English or 19 other languages.

Was my vote counted?

Sometimes your ballot may not be counted. Ballot counting takes place for days after Election Day, so you may have time to fix some of the problems for why your ballot was not counted. See our new factsheet on Was My Vote Counted? What To Do After You Vote! in English, Bengali, Simplified Chinese, Traditional ChineseHindi,HmongJapaneseKoreanKhmerTagalogThaiUrdu, and Vietnamese to see common issues and what you can do to make sure your vote is counted.

Again, you can also call the 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683) hotline if you need help.

If you have any questions regarding voting or the resources above, please e-mail us at [email protected].

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