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Just a few weeks ago, the 2020 election dominated the news cycle. Our biggest concern was who would take the lead in the Democratic primary elections, and whether or not we'd have to watch yet another seemingly ineffective debate.
Then the novel Coronavirus (opens in new tab), also known as COVID-19, made its vicious appearance.
Everything seems small when you're dealing with a global pandemic and attempting to comprehend the number of people suffering (opens in new tab) both directly and indirectly, the healthcare workers (opens in new tab) risking their lives, the millions of people who are now unemployed (opens in new tab). Voting, in particular, seems like a terrifying task in the social distanced (opens in new tab) world we're currently living in, knowing how many people crowd together at the polls in a race to cast their ballot. States across the country have already postponed their primaries (opens in new tab) until the summer.
But in the midst of this silent war we are battling, we cannot forget the power we have to make a difference. We are witnessing firsthand the significance of electing a leader that will help us navigate one of the darkest eras our country has seen. It's why we must remain focused on performing our civic duty by voting in the 2020 primaries and, before we know it, the general election on November 3, 2020.
That's why Marie Claire partnered with DoSomething.org (opens in new tab) to make sure all of our readers are registered to vote. We created an easy link (opens in new tab) for you to get signed up and ready to go to the polls—no matter what your political beliefs are—while we continue to cover the election in ways that are most relevant to you. It's as simple as sharing this page (opens in new tab) (or the one you're reading!) with a friend, family member, partner, or colleague. They can also text VOTE to 38383.
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We know there's a lot going on right now. If the mere thought of voting in-person for your state's primaries or the general election makes you nervous, absentee voting (opens in new tab), a.k.a. mail-in voting (opens in new tab), is an option. (You'll need to check your state's exact rules.) In fact, it will likely become our new normal this year. It may not seem like it in this moment, but there's hope for a better future—and it begins with your vote.
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Rachel Epstein is a former editor at Marie Claire, where she wrote and edited culture, politics, and lifestyle stories ranging from op-eds to profiles to ambitious packages. She also launched and managed the site’s virtual book club, #ReadWithMC. Offline, she’s likely watching a Heat game or finding a new coffee shop.
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