South Asian Americans Vote

We are exact­ly 1 week away from the 2020 Presidential Election and South Asian Amer­i­cans around the coun­try are orga­niz­ing to #GetOut­TheVote. More than 60 mil­lion peo­ple have already cast their bal­lots for the 2020 Elec­tion.

With near­ly 2.5 mil­lion eli­gi­ble South Asian vot­ers, the South Asian Amer­i­can dias­po­ra is among the most rapid­ly grow­ing com­mu­ni­ties in the U.S.  It’s absolute­ly essen­tial we exer­cise our polit­i­cal rights.

If you are eli­gi­ble and reg­is­tered to vote we want to make sure that you have all the tools and infor­ma­tion you need to cast your bal­lot on or before Tues­day Novem­ber 3rd.

Election Process Resources:

Bilingual Voter Hotline: Do you have ques­tions or need help vot­ing? Call 1–888-APIAVote (1–888-274‑8683). Bilin­gual assis­tance is avail­able in Eng­lish, Urdu, Hin­di, Ben­gali, Man­darin, Can­tonese, Kore­an, Viet­namese, Taga­log.

For more infor­ma­tion about vot­ing fol­low the links below:

See what’s on your Ballot: It’s impor­tant to know where can­di­dates run­ning for office in your area stand on the issues, and be informed about bal­lot mea­sures on your bal­lot.

Election Protection and Post-Election Scenario Resources:

  • Know Your Rights as a Voter: If any­one tries to stop you from exer­cis­ing your right to vote call the Elec­tion Pro­tec­tion Hot­line at 1–866-687‑8683.
  • Election Defenders Training: De-esca­la­tion, bystander, pro­vid­ing safe sup­port (ppe/water) and mon­i­tor­ing at polling loca­tions.
  • Hold The Line Trainings: Ensure that the elec­tion is free and fair, and that the results are respect­ed by join­ing a train­ing ses­sion Octo­ber 27th at 7:30pmET. Reg­is­ter here.

Uplift and Inspire: Fill this out and post it on your insta­gram sto­ry! Be sure to tag @saaltgram and @southasiansvote.