National Voter Registration Day
Is Today--September 22, 2015
Please join Nonprofit VOTE, the National Low Income Housing Coalition and OhioVotes in celebrating National Voter Registration Day, today, Tuesday, September 22.
National Voter Registration Day is a national campaign, to ensure that everyone in the nonprofit community has updated voter registration and is registered to vote.
Individuals Can Take Action
- Register to vote. In Ohio, the deadline for voter registration is October 5 for the Nov. 3 general election. Download the voter registration form here. While you cannot register to vote online in Ohio, you can change your address electronically. If you have moved since you last voted update your information by clicking here.
• Encourage your friends and family to register to vote before the October 5 deadline.
Organizations Can Take Action
Nonprofits are in a key position to practice voter engagement with low income and marginalized populations. These populations are chronically underrepresented when it comes to participating in elections. Because of this, many of the issues facing low income communities go unaddressed by elected officials. More than 1,200 nonprofit organizations across the country will join this effort on September 22.
If you are an organization in direct contact with low income and historically marginalized voters:
- Register as a partner organization of National Voter Registration Day.
- Encourage clients, co-workers, and volunteers to register to vote now. Set a voter registration goal for your agency. For more information and voter registration materials visit the NonProfit Votes Count resource center.
From Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio