By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff
Campaign season this year has been forced to take on a unique look as not even the presidential election has been able to escape the ongoing changes of a COVID-world. As our nation copes with this trying time, those running for public office are persevering on the remote campaign trail by holding virtual events instead of traditional in-person appearances. What began with more than a dozen presidential candidates has been narrowed to two: incumbent President Donald Trump, the Republican Party’s nominee, and former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic Party's nominee. Not only will Americans choose the nation’s next president, but voters will also elect all 435 members of the U.S. House, 35 U.S. senators, 13 governors and thousands of state and local leaders, too. With the finish line on the horizon, there is no better time to prepare for and fulfill our civic duty as Americans.
Election day will be here quickly. If you are not able to vote in person on November 3, we encourage automotive enthusiasts to vote early or by absentee ballot. The voter Information tool on the SEMA Action Network (SAN) website provides you with information on your state’s voting dates and deadlines. In advance, find out if your state and federal representatives are affiliated with the hobby-friendly, SEMA-supported caucuses at www.semaSAN.com/StateCaucus and www.semaSAN.com/FederalCaucus. Locate your elected officials under the “Legislators” tab at www.semaSAN.com.
Why wait? Take action today by planning to vote! On behalf of our industry, take part in our democracy and make your voice heard in November’s election.