Register to Vote Today

Registering to vote is the first step to preparing for the election on November 3. In every state, but North Dakota, citizens are required to complete a voter registration form to cast a ballot in the election. This year, it is more important than ever to encourage people to register to vote early. Want to play a bigger role in voter registration? Sign up to participate in National Voter Registration Day on September 22.

The following templates are meant to help you and your nonprofit begin to engage your staff, volunteers, members, clients, and community as potential voters by explaining how they can get registered to vote well ahead of Election Day. The templates also provide tangible steps for them to get involved in the democratic process.

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We not only encourage you to read and copy the information from the templates, we are asking you to do it! You can give us credit by tagging us in social media posts on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.


Templates
Email or Letter

Dear [Name of Receiver],

Are you up-to-date on your voter registration? Check your voter registration status today at Rock the Vote. You can use their “Am I Registered to Vote?” tool to check your registration, and their “Register to Vote” tool to submit a new form or update your current voter registration. 

If your State has online voter registration, you will be able to complete your registration with an eligible ID. If not, you will receive a PDF of your form that you can print, sign, and submit. Already registered to vote? Congratulations! Here are three ways you can help make sure others are, too: 

At [Organization Name], we believe that eligible citizens voting is critical to our democracy and making sure you are registered to vote is the first step (If you are in ND, your State does not require voter registration. Visit their Secretary of State’s office for more information). 

Thank you for making a difference in your community!

[Organization Signature]

 

Mobile Text Message

Hi! I’m [name of sender] with [insert organization] and we’re making sure our community is registered to vote for the election on November 3. Check your status here: https://www.rockthevote.org/how-to-vote/am-i-registered-to-vote/ Already registered or not eligible? Share this w/ 3 friends!

 

 Facebook Post

Are you up-to-date on your voter registration? Check your voter registration status today by visiting Rock the Vote’s website and using their “Am I Registered to Vote?” tool here: https://www.rockthevote.org/how-to-vote/am-i-registered-to-vote/

Already registered to vote or not eligible? Like and share this post so your friends, family, and community can check their voter registration status, too! [Click here for social media graphics]

 
Twitter Post

Are you up-to-date on your voter registration? Check your voter registration status today at @RockTheVote portal here: https://www.rockthevote.org/how-to-vote/am-i-registered-to-vote/

Then, like and retweet so your friends can check their voter registration status too! [Click here for social media graphics]

 
Video Chat Message (for your next webinar or video call)

[Event Title] will get started in just a few moments! While you’re waiting, you can check your voter registration status here: https://www.rockthevote.org/how-to-vote/am-i-registered-to-vote/

Already registered? Congrats! Pledge to vote here: https://www.rockthevote.org/get-involved/get-three-friends-to-vote/

Not eligible? No problem. Share the link with your friends!


Tips

Include calls to action for folks who are not eligible to vote, encouraging them to share information with friends, family, and community who may be eligible to register and vote.

Ask “Are you up-to-date on your voter registration?” to get people thinking about whether they’ve updated since they moved, changed their name, or have done other activities that may require updating your voter registration. 

Resources

Nonprofit VOTE’s Voter Registration and Education page – https://www.nonprofitvote.org/npv-resource-library/voter-registration-and-education/


Have questions or want more assistance from us? Visit our Resources pages to learn more about how we can directly assist you.