Methods to Vote in the General Election
In this article, we review the different methods that New Mexico voters can use to cast their ballot in this year’s General Election.
As we prepare to vote, let us keep in mind words of wisdom from the late Civil Rights Leader John Lewis , “The vote is precious. It is almost sacred. It’s the most powerful non-violent tool we have in a democratic society and we’ve got to use it.”
Remember, everything we can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19 will make voting safer. Regardless of the voting method that you choose, you can continue to protect yourself, your family, and your community through social distancing, regular hand washing, and donning a face mask in public spaces.
Preparing to Vote in the General Election
The General Election is set to happen on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. In the coming weeks, the OAAA will publish a few articles on voting during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this first article, we review a few to-do items that must be completed as we prepare to vote.
Voting during a pandemic is an uncommon experience. Our health and continued safety are of foremost importance. Everything we can do to make our community safer ahead of time will make voting safer. Regardless of the voting method that you choose (i.e.: in-person, mail), you can continue to protect yourself, your family, and your community through social distancing, regular hand washing, and donning a face mask in public spaces.
Self-Care: Staying Active
The current health crisis can present challenges for both adults and children to stay physically active. According to the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, it is recommended adults get at least 150-300 minutes/week and kids and teens ages 6-17 get 60 minutes of activity each day. Kids younger than 6 also need physical activity which helps support growth and development.(i)
This article will give you strategies to maintain physical activity along with FAQ both from Exercise is Medicine, while still social distancing as we navigate Covid-19.