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Voting during the COVID-19 pandemic

Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D-San Jose) will host a virtual town hall in partnership with Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA), Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors President Cindy Chavez, Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters Shannon Bushey and Alameda County Registrar of Voters Tim Dupuis. The virtual town hall will provide attendees with information about safe voting options given the pandemic. The program will include a question and answer period for attendees. Attendees can send their questions to Assemblymember Chu before or during the event at [email protected]. 

“Voting is a right and civic duty. Regardless of who you want to vote for, just vote. This is the foundation of our democracy and a way to ensure our institutions reflect our values,” said Assemblymember Kansen Chu. “With the election fast approaching and mail-in ballots going out to all voters, I want to make sure everyone has all the information they need to vote and have their vote counted in November. Unfortunately, we have heard a lot of misinformation about voting by mail this election cycle, creating undue doubt in the democratic process. We have also heard intent to hinder voting by mail from our country’s highest office. This is a town hall where attendees can have all their voting questions answered accurately by our County Registrars of Voters to be ready to make their voices heard in this election.”

“With no leadership from the President, barely any tests to provide to symptomatic individuals, and more cases popping up every day, we need answers and a plan of action ahead of the November election,” said Rep. Ro Khanna. “Only 60 percent of voting-age Americans voted in 2016. We rank 26th among other developed voting democracies when it comes to voter turnout. Looking forward to this important conversation with Supervisor Chavez and Assemblymember Chu as we come together to ensure everyone is able to exercise their right to vote safely this fall.”

“In Santa Clara County we will make sure your vote counts when you cast a ballot at the polls, mail your ballot or put it in a drop-off box. We have 100 Voting Centers all over Santa Clara County that give you the freedom to vote wherever you are with ease and confidence,” said Cindy Chavez, President of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. 

 “Voting is your opportunity to make your voice heard, make a plan and vote early,” said Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters, Shannon Bushey. “Early voting starts on October 5 at the Registrar of Voter’s Office located at 1555 Berger Dr. in San Jose.”

Attendees can tune into the virtual town hall by Zoom, phone or Facebook Live.

WHAT: Voting During the COVID-19 Pandemic Virtual Town Hall with County Registrars 

WHEN: Monday, October 5, 2020 from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm 

WHERE: 

Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/scacvote20

Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/AmKansenChu

Phone: 1-669-900-6833; Access Code: 999-9659-8271

WHO: 

Assemblymember Kansen Chu

Representative Ro Khanna

Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors President Cindy Chavez

Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters Shannon Bushey 

Alameda County Registrar of Voters Tim Dupuis 

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Assemblymember Kansen Chu has hosted virtual Town Halls about public safety, unemployment benefits, insurance, mental health resources, resources for small businesses, emergency preparedness and the CalFresh benefits. Recordings of these town halls can be found on Assemblymember Chu’s website.

Assemblymember Kansen Chu is proud to represent the 25th Assembly District, comprised of the cities of Fremont, Milpitas, Newark, San Jose, and Santa Clara.

 

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