Frequently Asked Questions

We Vote For Health is dedicated to providing biopharmaceutical industry employees with the necessary tools to be an Innovation Voter when you head to the polls on November 3:

  • Register to vote in your state: Voting is important and we can help you get started.
  • Find your polling place: Search our database for where you should vote.
  • Learn how to vote early or absentee: Some states allow voters to vote early, even if they are able to make it to the polls on Election Day.
  • Meet the candidates running for office in your community: Look up and read up on the individuals running for office at the federal, state and local level.

In addition to working to improve health and economic viability, many biopharmaceutical companies provide philanthropic outreach in local communities through grants and programs supporting access to affordable health coverage and medicine, primary and secondary education, social services, arts, and other community needs.

Supported by PhRMA, We Work For Health seeks to educate our elected leaders, the news media and the communities they serve about the important contributions these companies and their employees make to the health and economic security of individuals, local communities, states and the nation.

These biopharmaceutical companies stand together with our business and community partners to educate elected leaders on critical public policy issues that allow our sector, and the surrounding community, to thrive, so that together we:

  • Foster an environment for increased economic development and serve as a positive economic driver;
  • Lead in the research and development of new cures, which make a difference in the quality of life for millions of Americans;
  • Can invest effectively in our communities, our patients, our employees and our business and community partners;
  • Believe everyone should have access to products and services that can improve their health and quality of life; and
  • Participate in community service efforts that demonstrate good corporate citizenship and contribute to an increased quality of life in our communities.

Election Day is on November 3, 2020.

Absentee voting (aka “mail-in voting” and “by-mail voting”) is conducted by mail-in ballot before the day of Election Day.  Most states will mail a ballot to voters if certain conditions are met. The voter may return the ballot in person or by mail.  Some states will let voters apply for an absentee ballot in person before Election Day and then vote the ballot that same day.

  • Twenty-one states require voters to provide an excuse for voting by absentee ballot.  
  • Twenty-seven states and the District of Columbia offer no-excuse absentee voting.

All application and submission deadlines for the primary and general elections will be displayed on this website.

According to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, the National Mail Voter Registration Form can be used to register U.S. citizens to vote, to update registration information due to a change of name, make a change of address or to register with a political party.

Sometimes circumstances make it hard or impossible for you to vote on Election Day. Your state may permit you to vote during a designated early voting period. This lets registered voters vote on specified dates before Election Day. View your state page to see if you can participate in early voting. To learn more about early voting, visit this page

Yes! To vote when you are not in your home state, register for an absentee ballot or participate in early voting. To learn about your state’s deadlines, view your state page.

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