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37 Days: Plan Your Vote is a 2020 visual arts initiative from that harnesses the power of art to promote and encourage citizens to exercise their right to vote.


On Sundays I offer one simple thing you can do to end Trump. This one is a bit of a repeat. But with just over a month to go (and less than that in some places given the varied early and vote-by-mail rules in parts of the country), it is imperative that you have a plan. I’m sharing a few images from’s library of artist images.

But first, as I said before: make your plan before helping others. Say your plan out loud. Write it down. Tell it to another human. Tell me. Studies show you are far more likely to do something if you tell someone else you are going to do it. Here’s my plan:

  • D.C. is mailing ballots to all registered voters during the first week of October.
  • I’ll be filling out my ballot right away and dropping it off at a secure ballot drop-off site.
  • If I don’t receive my ballot, I’ll vote in person first thing in the morning on Election Day.

What’s your plan? Check if you are uncertain about voting rules and locations where you live.

OK. Here’s the art (many more here):

Update: Slate has a comprehensive guide on the best way to vote in every state, including deadlines, rules for voter registration and mail-in voting, and advice about which method of voting will most ensure your vote will actually be counted (via Anti-Racism Daily).

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