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Currently, there are pretty much two things on everyone’s minds: the coronavirus pandemic and the upcoming 2020 election. So why not combine the two? Face masks are recommended by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, and you can find a ton of masks that promote voting by displaying the word “VOTE” on the front as well as other patterns that exercise your right to vote. Even better, some of these masks are giving back to voter advocacy groups and other non-profit organizations with each purchase.
While none of these masks are the best face mask we’ve ever tested (that would be the Athleta Non Medical Face Masks) and are non-medical, they are still highly-rated and have multiple layers of fabric for increased protection. Plus, they’re the perfect accessory to wear in anticipation of Election Day (it’s November 3, FYI) or while you vote. Here are 10 face masks that you can wear to promote voting, no matter who you plan on voting for.
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1. Masks you can wear after Election Day
If you want a face mask that says “VOTE,” but also want something that you can wear after the election, look no further than this 3-pack from Gap. It includes one mask with “VOTE” in white letters over a denim-like pattern, while the other two feature blue patterns that can be worn long after Election Day is over. Each mask has three layers of 100 percent cotton, features adjustable ear elastics, and a bendable nose guard for secure, comfortable fit. You also have the option of adding a filter.
2. A simple mask that reminds us of our civic duty
Don’t want a flashy mask, but still want something that encourages voting? This simple black mask from Etsy gets the job done, and reviewers love it. At just $5, people claim this mask fits well and that they get a ton of comments every time they wear them in public.
3. A voting themed mask in a ton of pattern options
Vistaprint has an entire collection of election face masks that come in a wide variety of patterns and colors. You can opt for a simple “VOTE 2020” mask or find one thats covered with the word “VOTE” repeating in a fun font. When we tested Vistaprint’s masks, we found that they were comfortable but made of a thinner fabric, so we recommend getting additional filters with this mask. Plus, the company has also donated more than 500,000 masks to encourage safety at the polls this year.
4. A mask that features a pattern with a purpose
This mask is a perfect reminder that every person should vote. It’s available in colored, black, and white, so you can choose one that suits your style. Decorated with figures holding signs with the word “VOTE,” these masks are made of 100% polyester fabric and have an insert to fit over a disposable mask. They’re quite popular with a 4.8-star rating from over 2,000 reviews on Zazzle. Reviewers love the comfort and fit, as well as the plethora of designs that are offered.
5. A mask that makes you speak out
Popular sunglasses brand Quay began making face masks in response to the coronavirus pandemic, including this stylish “speak out” mask. It features “VOTE” in spray painted letters and offers three layers of protection, is machine washable, and has an adjustable nose wire and adjustable straps for a better fit. You can also donate 100% of your purchase to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund by using a DailyKarma button on the page. Lizzo even models this mask, so you can wear it knowing you’re 100% that voter.
6. A mask that supports a better republic
Banana Republic has updated its two-layer, adjustable masks with some voting flair. Available in black or gray, one mask features the phrase “vote for a better republic” (a play on the brand’s name) while the other says “VOTE” with a checkmark next to it. With every purchase $5 will be donated to Rock The Vote, a non-profit that encourages young people to vote.
7. A subtle mask that encourages voting
This mask from Fossil is perfect for a more subtle voting look. The simple chambray two-layer cotton mask features “vote” embroidered in cursive. A quarter of each mask purchase will be donated to Team Rubicon, a disaster relief volunteer organization made up of military veterans and first responders.
8. A bold mask that reminds people to vote
Want to remind others to vote? This mask gets the message across loud and clear with “VOTE” in huge, bold letters. Made by Sol & Selene, these masks have a triple-layer design as well as adjustable straps. Even better, $10 from each mask purchase will be donated to When We All Vote, a non-profit committed to making sure every eligible voter is registered and ready to vote.
9. A mask that encourages voting for human rights
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has taken its own spin on voting masks. Scattered within the repeating word “VOTE” is the organization’s logo. Every purchase of this two-layer cotton mask will go to the HRC’s fight for LGBTQ equality.
10. A highly-rated blue ‘VOTE’ face mask
For a pop of color, consider this bright blue mask with the word “VOTE” on it that’s available on Amazon. The mask has adjustable ear loops, is constructed with three layers of 100% cotton, and is available in adult, extra-large, and child sizes. It’s highly recommended from reviewers with a 4.7-star rating from more than 70 reviews.
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