Voting & elections 2018


Before Election Day

  1. Register to vote: the National Voter Registration Form to register in Chinese, Bengali, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Tagalog, Khmer, and Vietnamese.
  2. Election Protection: Volunteer with the Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund to monitor poll sites and defend our community’s right to vote.

Voting on Election Day

  1. Identification is often required to vote.  Voters should not be turned away because of gender marker discrepancies.
  2. If there is a problem, demand to vote by “provisional” ballot.
  3. Limited English proficient voters have a right to bring someone with them to interpret. Some poll sites have translated ballots.
  4. Report any voting problems to AALDEF at 800-966-5946 (Multilingual Voter Hotline)
  5. Voting is only the first step in fighting for the rights of LGBT API people.  Regardless of who wins, we must also write letters, sign petitions, lobby, rally, and demonstrate for our demands. Contact NQAPIA to get involved.


9.3 million eligible Asian American and Pacific Islander voters this November.  Increase from 8 million in 2012.

By 2060, one out of ten Americans will be of Asian descent.

APIs are the nation’s fastest growing minority group and an increasing segment of the LGBT community

APIs are the largest set of new immigrants (legal and undocumented) to the United States.

In 2000, only 537 votes in Florida decided the Presidency between Al Gore and George Bush.  Every vote counts.



Candidate Voter Guides

Check out our multilingual (English, Korean, Hindi, Vietnamese, and Chinese) voter guides for upcoming Senate and Governor races:

California Governor & US Senate

Florida Governor & US Senate

Georgia Governor

New Jersey US Senate

Nevada US Senate

New York Governor & US Senate

Ohio Governor

Pennsylvania Governor & US Senate

Texas Governor & US Senate

Wisconsin US Senate