Host a Voter Registration Drive
It is very important to understand the rules in your state before beginning a registration drive, both to know how forms must be filled out and for what can and cannot be done in the process of registering others. If you live in AK, CO, FL, GA, MO, NE, NM, TX and VA, please contact your District Rapid Response Coordinator BEFORE beginning any drive.
Here’s some helpful tips before you get started:
- Decide when to run your drive. Use this flyer to promote the date/time/location(s) of your voter registration effort. Take advantage of convenient times and places where people can register before or after work or on breaks. All registration drives should be completed by the end of September to ensure that state deadlines are met.
- Gather your materials. Decide if you will use the National Voter Registration Form or state-specific registration forms. * Review the enclosed instructions for filling out forms.
- Inform your team of the rules. Make sure your local Union volunteers understand the state-specific rules on voter registration drives and how the drive will be conducted.
- Turn in completed registration forms to the appropriate government office immediately. Some states require that completed registration forms be turned in within a specific timeframe. Refer to the rules to ensure you are meeting all deadlines.
- Get questions answered. Throughout the drive, questions can be directed to your District Rapid Response Coordinator, Congressional District Coordinator (PA) or the Toll-Free Voter Registration Hotline at 866-340-9279.
- Let us know how it went! Whether you registered five people or 500 people, we want your local to get the credit it deserves and be able to assess our overall efforts. Click here to fill out a form to report your results. * If you already did voter registration work earlier this year, please note that on the enclosed Certification Form. Those who registered should receive an official confirmation from the election authority within a few weeks. If they do not, they should call the local election office in advance of the state’s voter registration deadline.