Originally posted on November 3, 2020
Today is Election Day.
You’ve probably been bombarded with dozens or hundreds of emails, social media
posts, text messages, yard signs and more, all SCREAMING at you to get out and
VOTE! They’re telling you that it’s your right, your privilege and your responsibility to
To the hundreds of thousands of FloatMe community members: we encourage you
to let your voice be heard. We know that many of you are hurting right now from the
COVID-19 pandemic, the stress of your jobs and concerns about your future. We
understand this because we’re experiencing that same uncertainty. As a small team,
we’re no strangers to the uncertainty of waiting for COVID test results, taking pay
cuts to keep the lights on and wondering how we can help to change things for the
Today, we have a chance to let our voices be heard by casting a ballot that will
shape the future of our country. Joe Biden and Donald Trump have outlined their
visions for America, but it’s up to you to decide which vision better matches the
future you want to see. Your local elections are just as important, allowing you to
elect mayors, judges, state representatives and more.
We’ve offered all of our employees half a day off to go and vote if they want to. Not
every company is this committed, so we’ve also put together some resources to help
you make it to the voting booth so that you can exercise your constitutional right to
cast your vote.
Thank you for being part of such an important day with us.
Ryan, Josh, Chris and the FloatMe Team
This list of resources is designed to help you make it to the voting booth and cast
your ballot while staying safe.
Where’s my voting location?
Vote.org has a lookup tool and provides links directly to state websites to help you find where you need to go to vote.
What documents do I need to cast my ballot?
Before leaving, you’ll need to make sure you have the right documents to cast your ballot legally. Vote.org has a simple table available that lists the required documents. Vote411 also has an in-depth state election guide available.
Who should I vote for and what is on my ballot?
We love Ballotpedia since it allows you to look up your ballot before you arrive at the voting booth. If you are having a hard time deciding on a major candidate, you might also find isidewith.com helpful as well.
How do I get to my polling location to vote?
This year there are many options to help get you to the polls.
- Uber is offering 50% off roundtrip rides to and from the polls or up to $14 for the two trips.
- Lyft is offering 50% off for everyone using the code 2020VOTE to one polling place or drop box. However, you can get a free ride (up to $15.00) using code LWV2020 through a partnership with the League of Women Voters.
Both of these options also work for a bike or scooter through the Uber and Lyft app.
Many cities are also providing free public transit on election day, so check your city's website for further detail on that.
Is there anything else I should bring?
We encourage all voters to bring the following:
- Masks – There's still a pandemic on!
- Water – Stay hydrated, the lines may be long.
- Snacks – Just in case you get hungry.
- An umbrella – In case it rains!