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2020 GCSAA Election Resources - Early Voting Has Started

by Government Affairs Team | Oct 05, 2020

Early voting for the 2020 Elections has started in your state! Although Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, some states – including yours – have already started voting. Voting is a key part of the democratic process and a vital part of our nation’s political system. By voting you can make your voice heard, not just as a citizen but also as an advocate of the golf course management industry. Below are tools and resources to ensure that you are prepared to vote according to your state’s guidelines. Once you have voted, don’t forget to share a selfie on social media using the #GolfVotes hashtag!

Advocacy doesn’t end after election season! Help support and defend the golf course management profession year-round by becoming a GCSAA Grassroots Ambassador. Grassroots Ambassadors serve as the “go-to” people for lawmakers and their staff on golf course management issues. The goal is to have all 535 Members of Congress paired with an Ambassador by the end of 2020! There are only a few spots remaining, sign up here!

Voter Resources

Visit’s 2020 Elections Page for a full breakdown of the presidential, congressional, and gubernatorial elections and more voter resources!

U.S. Chamber state-by-state absentee/early voting resource

The U.S. Chamber has created a state-by-state map including information on absentee ballots, early voting, voter registration, and more. View the voting resource to determine if an excuse is required to vote by mail in your state and whether COVID-19 qualifies as an excuse.

Check your registration status

This U.S. Chamber tool allows you to check and verify your registration status, party affiliation, registered address, and other important election day officials. If you are not yet registered, you can register here.

Find your candidates

GCSAA’s Voter Voice action alert center allows you to look up the elected officials running for office in your area. Using the Find Officials tool at the bottom of the page, select the Candidates button and enter your ZIP code to find out who is running for elected office near you.

Pre-Election Analysis: States
The National Conference of State Legislatures released a pre-election analysis tool tracking partisan control in legislatures and states, statewide ballot measures, and election administration information. 


The #GolfVotes campaign demonstrates golf’s active engagement in the political process and presents a unified voice for the golf course management industry by demonstrating golf’s active engagement in the political process. Our vote helps to decide who takes office and is charged with drafting and voting on legislation impacting the golf course management industry.

Tweet #GolfVotes

Click “Tweet #Golf Votes” to join the movement on social media. The link will send you to a draft tweet including the hashtag, snap a selfie with your I Voted sticker and share it on your timeline!

For more election assistance, reach out to Bob Helland, director of congressional and federal affairs, at (800) 472-7878.