David Yarnold, CEO of the National Audubon Society wrote in 2018, “When you protect birds, you protect the planet. And each one of us has the power to make things better for birds. You are what hope looks like to a bird. “
David, recently shared his call to action for voting in the Summer 2020 Audubon Magazine: “If you value birds, vote for candidates who will uphold laws that will protect them like the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Endangered Species Act. If you value clean water and clean air, vote for candidates who will uphold and strengthen the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act.”
Much has happened over the last several years. These laws are under attack. Many important protected bird areas (National Arctic Wildlife Refuge, Western Sage Grouse habitats) are being opened to gas and oil exploration.
To make your vote for the birds be counted this November, here’s what you need to do:
1. Visit the Clark County election website or call as soon as possible:
(702) 455-VOTE (455-8683)
2. Sample ballots will be mailed to all registered voters. The sample ballot booklet will contain the list of candidates running for each office. Additionally, it will list the schedule and locations for early voting, all the drop-off locations for mail-in ballots and your specific voting location on Nov. 3.
3. Mail-in ballots will be automatically mailed to ALL registered voters who are listed as active the first week in October. There is no need to request an absentee ballot if you are out of state. Out of state voters should verify with the County Election Department that their mailing address is correct. If you plan to cast your vote using the paper ballot mailed to you, be sure to SIGN THE INNER ENVELOPE in the designated area as this is used to validate your vote. You may mail in your ballot or drop it off at a designated site. Drop off instructions will be mailed to you with your ballot.
4. October 17 to 30 - Early voting will be available for those who wish to cast a ballot in person rather than take advantage of mail-in voting. Instructions will be mailed.
5. November 3 - General Election Day when you can cast your ballot in person. Voting hours are 7:00am to 7:00 pm. As long as you are in line by 7:00pm, you will be able vote.
6. Encourage your family and friends to vote for the birds.
Here’s a link to Clark County Elections Department’s information on “What’s New in Nevada Elections”:
Clark County is actively recruiting for people to work the polls. You must be a registered voter. You can get more information here:
You can download this document by clicking the link below