Toolkits & Guides

A Voter Registration Toolkit

This toolkit describes the basic principles of nonpartisan voter registration for nonprofit organizations, and how to take advantage of your daily interactions with clients and constituents.

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Voter Registration Toolkit for Staff

A voter registration toolkit for nonprofits seeking to register their staff and volunteers to vote.

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Checklists

Seven Reasons for a Nonprofit to Do Voter Registration

Reasons for your nonprofit to do voter registration to strengthen your advocacy and promote your mission.

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Checklists

A Voter Registration Checklist

This one-page checklist covers the basics for successful voter registration work - from making a plan to learning about the rules in your state.

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Reasons to Register to Vote

Messaging on why registering to vote and voting are so important - for you, for your nonprofit and for your community.

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Voter Registration Training Video

This training video walks you through the process of asking a potential voter to register, as well as how to fill out a registration form. It features two scenarios, one for registering a new voter and another for updating an address.

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Sample Script for Voter Registration with Common Responses

A sample voter registration script to use to train staff and volunteers. With common responses to hesitations by voter and script for asking those already registered to "pledge to vote".

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Planning and Running a (Staff) Voter Registration Activity

How to plan and run a voter registration activity aimed at your own staff, volunteers and board members.

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National Voter Registration Day

National Voter Registration Day is annual event that mobilizes organizations across the country to register their communities to vote.

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Tips for Asking Someone to Register to Vote

These tips will help you be more effective when doing voter registration.

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Tips for Active Tabling

These tips will help you be more effective when tabling for voter registration.

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FAQ When Doing Voter Registration in Your State

Answers to common questions when doing voter registration.

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Filling Out and Returning Voter Registration Forms

Tips on how to fill out and return completed voter registration forms to elections officials.

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Toolkits & Guides

2016 National Voter Registration Day Communications Toolkit

Official timeline, media alerts, sample emails, social media posts, and talking points for National Voter Registration Day 2016.

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Factsheets

National Voter Registration Act

Learn about the role the National Voter Registration Act plays in requiring public assistance agencies to offer voter registration to clients.

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Voting and Domestic Violence: Privacy for voters

Because of privacy concerns, many survivors of domestic violence are reluctant to register to vote. However, many states administer confidentiality programs that can protect a voter's information. Learn more about what is available in your state.

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Toolkits & Guides

Disability Vote REVUP Toolkit

An online toolkit with resources and ideas from the American Association of People with Disabilities to promote voter registration and get out the vote activities.

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Voter Registration Tool

Our voter registration tool makes registering to vote fast and easy. Developed by Rock the Vote, it uses simple prompts and state specific instructions to guide voters through the registration process.

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Toolkits & Guides

Natl Low Income Housing Voter Engagement Toolkit-2016

A detailed plan for a housing groups to do voter registration and get out the vote with residents and constituents. At their homes or during services. By the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC).

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Toolkits & Guides

Homeless Voter Registration Manual – 2016

Called "You Don't Need a Home to Vote", it provides ten pages of ideas to register voters who are currently without homes. It has a GOTV section and state specific rules. By the National Coalition for the Homeless.

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NVRA Q&A – Department of Justice

This Q&A provides information and guidance to state and local officials as well as the general public concerning provisions of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) enforced by the Department of Justice.

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Toolkits & Guides

High School Registration Training Manual

This comprehensive training manual is a step-by-step guide to developing winning high school voter registration programs and encouraging young people to register and vote. It includes field-tested tips and a range of planning, training, and outreach tools.

Training Manual