qnotes takes a look at how mobilization campaigns drive LGBTQ and ally turnout to the polls and what you need to know to prepare yourself for the 2020 Election.

Turn OUT the Vote

There are many factors from voter suppression efforts to voter-ID laws that target transgender people creating major barriers to equitable voting opportunity in our country.

An Army of Equality Voters

The Human Rights Campaign Fund was founded by Steve Endean in 1980 as one of the first gay and lesbian political action committees in the United States.

HRC Rallies Behind Biden

The organization has built a membership of more than three million LGBTQ and allied people, making it the largest LGBTQ civil rights organization in the country.

To Vote is Power…If You Can Do It

Voting is a key part of our defined participation in society, and as Ung says provides a chance for us to “take back our power.” 

Voting in America

Can the protests and civil rights movement which we are all witnessing transform into higher numbers at the polls?

Primary Watch

Each issue we take a look at the latest in the 2020 Primary news.




    Voter Resources – North Carolina

    North Carolina Election Center

    To register in North Carolina you must

    • Be a citizen of the United States.
    • Be a resident of North Carolina and the precinct in which you live for at least 30 days prior to Election Day.
    • Be 18 years of age by the day of the next general election.
    • Have your rights of citizenship restored if you have been convicted of a felony. Restore Your Vote
    • Not be registered or vote in any other county or state.
    • Voters are not required to show photo ID in North Carolina. (Until further order of the courts, voters are not required to show photo ID. The law was enjoined by a federal district court on December 31, 2019.)

    Find your polling place

    Learn more about Absentee Voting in North Carolina

    More information about COVID-19 and voting in North Carolina


    Voter Resources – South Carolina

    South Carolina Election Center

    To register in South Carolina you must

    • Be a citizen of the United States.
    • Be at least 18 years old on or before the next election.
    • Be a resident of South Carolina, and live in the county and precinct where you are registering.
    • Not be confined in any public prison, resulting from a conviction of a crime.
    • Never have been convicted of a felony or offense against Election Day laws, or if previously convicted, have served your entire sentence, including probation or parole, or have received a pardon for the conviction. Restore Your Vote
    • Not be under a court order declaring you mentally incompetent.

    Find your polling place

    Learn more about Absentee Voting in South Carolina

    More information about COVID-19 and voting in South Carolina


    Additional Resources



    This project has been supported by the Solutions Journalism Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rigorous and compelling reporting about responses to social problems, solutionsjournalism.org.