Our right to vote is so important. Social workers should be informed of who to vote for as these elected officials make key decisions on issues impacting the profession, including funding for social work related programs. Social workers are also in a unique position to help their clients register to vote and be informed about upcoming elections.
Our NASW Code of Ethics Standard 6.02: Public Participation states: "Social workers should facilitate informed participation by the public in shaping social policies and institutions." Standard 6.04: Social and Political Action states: "Social workers should promote policies and practices that demonstrate respect for difference, support the expansion of cultural knowledge and resources, advocate for programs and institutions that demonstrate cultural competence, and promote policies that safeguard the rights and confirm equity and social justice for all people."
Missouri Voter Information for the November 3, 2020 Election
During the November 2020 general election, Missouri voters will be eligible to cast ballots by mail with notarization of the ballot envelope, and voters in at-risk categories for contracting or transmitting COVID-19 are eligible to vote by absentee ballot without obtaining notarization. A links to the revised absentee application and mail-in ballot application is available below.
Request for Missouri Absentee of Mail-in Ballot
Confirm Your Voter Registration or Register to Vote