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Our voice counts.

Our vote counts.

Our generation counts.

We call upon all teens, alumni, and supporters to join us as we unite to ensure every person is registered to vote, plans to vote, and has safe, fair access to vote.

Register to VoteBecome a BBYO Field Organizer

We, the youth, are showing up big for the U.S. Election this November. Can't vote? No problem.

This fall, Jewish teens across the United States will go all out ahead of the U.S. Election by registering our friends and networks (Jewish and all others) to vote, volunteering to ensure there are no barriers to voting for anyone, attending events to learn about today's issues, and have fun participating in, while also protecting, our democracy. Voice Your Vote is a non-partisan initiative.

There are 47 million 18 to 29 year olds who are eligible to vote in the 2020 election, and 15 million of them have turned 18 since the last presidential election. After expanding the youth vote in 2016, and surging in 2018, the youth vote will have its say this year.

We’re counting on you to make sure of it. This is your time to Voice Your Vote.

Already registered? Get a mail-in ballot →


Rabbi Yitzhak said: One may only appoint a leader over a community if he consults with the community.

'תלמוד, מסכת ברכות נ"ה א

אמר רבי יצחק: אין מעמידין פרנס על הצבור אלא אם כן נמלכים בצבור

Democracy has been a core value of the Jewish People since the beginning of our tradition. Judaism instills values in us that help inform our choices so that we can ensure our world is made better than we found it. We must choose leaders that represent the best of our community’s ideals, hopes, and values, and we are privileged to live in a society where we can have a say in that decision. Democracy works best when we all take part.

Join the BBYO Field Organizing Corps 📋

We're building a national team of committed, enthusiastic Jewish teens who can help make the youth voice heard and show the world the future we wish to build. We'll be accepting new Field Organizers on a rolling basis, so sign up right away. Organizers will earn funding for their chapters and communities, too. This is a volunteer, opt-in experience through Election Day, and we’re seeking to build an army of local ‘Get Out the Vote’ teen ambassadors in school districts, communities, and states across the country. 

Each BBYO Field Organizer will help:

Register and Pledge Hundreds of Voters

Organize Events Online or In-Person (Where Safe)

Work the Polls in Your Local Community

Promote Important Deadlines and Election Updates

Check back soon for details on becoming a BBYO Field Organizer for the U.S. Election in 2022!

Sign up for text reminders for the U.S. Election →

Upcoming Events

Join special events leading up to the U.S. Election including National Convention Watch Parties, Debate Night Parties, Town Halls with political and community leaders, fun democracy-inspired chapter activities, and Election Night celebrations.

We'll be back for the 2022 U.S. Election. Stay tuned for details and upcoming plans.

Voice Your Vote from Anywhere 🌍🌎🌏

Voice Your Vote is a campaign open to all of BBYO’s communities around the world. Exploring democracy, participating in active citizenship, and championing the issues facing society are core to what we do in BBYO everywhere across the globe. If you’re in a community outside of the United States, you can still participate in this campaign by running events, hosting conversations, and connecting with your local and national leadership in any way we can. Our goal is for every BBYO global community to hold one event this year with an elected leader in their community. Let’s get to work!

Voice your vote (literally). Share an opinion. Submit a story for The Shofar 🗞️ →

Promote the Deadlines

Don't let the deadlines get the best of you or anyone for that matter. One of the most influential things we can do as young people ensures everyone we know is aware of voter registration deadlines, mail-in and absentee deadlines (especially this year!), early voting deadlines, and poll closure information.

State by State Deadline Graphics

NBC News: Plan Your Vote

All State Registration and Ballot By Mail Deadlines

Voting Resources

Voting should be easy. There are hundreds of websites that have details on the voting process and educational tools about this year's candidates. Use the links below to find the information you need to make your voting experience as smooth and informed as possible. If you can't vote yourself, the resources below will help you register others, advise others where they can vote, and educate voters on this year's most important issues. Not to mention, it's good to learn how to be involved early. In some states, you can register to vote in advance of being eighteen.

Four Ways to Cast Your Ballot without USPS

1. Vote early in person
2. Use a ballot drop box
3. Drop off your ballot at an election office or polling station
4. Organize a community ballot collection

If you have questions about voting, call 866-OUR-VOTE.

Partners and Issue Advocacy Networks

Explore these links to learn more about political parties, issues, candidates, and voter education initiatives. Have an issue you care about that you'd like to see featured here? Email us!

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