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Reminder: 2020 Elections and What’s At Stake For Immigration. Your Vote Matters

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With the 2020 elections quickly approaching and much at stake in the world of immigration, we remind you of the upcoming events relating to the presidential election, where you can register to vote and secure a mail in ballot, and of who is eligible to vote in the 2020 presidential election.

Who Can Vote in the U.S. Presidential Election?

You are eligible to vote in U.S. Federal Elections if you are a United States Citizen, regardless of the manner in which you obtained citizenship. U.S. Citizen’s must meet their state’s residency requirements, be 18 years of age on or before election day and register to vote by your state’s deadline. If you are not yet registered to vote, please do so as soon as possible. Voting is one of the most important ways that Americans can participate in our democracy and protect the most vulnerable members of our society.

As a reminder, lawful permanent residents cannot vote in federal elections. Only United States citizens may do so.

For information on your state’s registration requirements please click here.


Criminal Issues May Impact Your Right to Vote

In some states, you may not be able to vote if you have certain felony convictions. If you have questions about whether you may vote in your state, contact your state county election officials where you wish to register to vote.


How Can You Vote?

You may vote either (1) in person at your designated polling place on election day (2) you may vote early in person at your designated early polling place, or (3) you may request a mail-in/absentee ballot if available and vote by mail.

To find your polling place click here.

For information on how to request a mail-in absentee ballot click here.

For information on how to check your registration status click here.


Upcoming Presidential Election Events

Mark your calendars. Important events are approaching as we get closer to election day. Immigration issues will take center stage and include topics relating to DACA, work visas, family-based immigration, asylum, border security, unaccompanied minors, and more.

  • The Presidential Debates: 9:00 pm (ET) on Tuesday, September 29; Thursday, October 15; and Thursday, October 22.
  • The Vice-Presidential Debate: 9:00 pm (ET) on Wednesday, October 7
  • Election Day: Tuesday, November 3.

The Presidential Debates and Vice Presidential Debate will be live on C-SPAN’s website.


35 Senators are up for re-election in 2020

In addition to voting for the next President of the United States, Americans in 35 states will have the opportunity to vote for U.S. Senators up for re-election on November 3rd.

23 of these Senate seats are currently held by the GOP. The Democratic party can gain control of the United States Senate if they take 3 or 4 of these seats from the GOP.   

These states include:

  • Arkansas (2)
  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Georgia (2)
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Montana
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
  • Idaho
  • Louisiana
  • Massachusetts
  • Nebraska
  • Oklahoma
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

The Presidential Candidates On the Issues

Need to know where the candidates stand on the issues? We’ve got you covered. We have prepared an election guide that provides detailed information on where the candidates stands on immigration.


Questions? If you have immigration questions and would like to schedule a consultation, please call 619-819-9204 or text 619-483-4549. Our toll free number is 866-488-1554.


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