Voter Registration is an important part of the political process.
- People move, and working people tend to move a lot.
- New citizens need to be registered.
- New generations of voters need to be registered when they turn 18. In some states they can pre-register at 16 and 17
- People who are returning from prison need to be registered.
It takes a lot of work to make sure everyone is prepared to vote and organizations work to make that a reality. Here are some national organizations that make a difference. Think about volunteering!
League of Women Voters — focuses on voter registration across the country
Million Voters Project — collaboration of California’s strongest community networks
NAACP — oldest civil rights organization. Focused on voter registration and outreach
Spread the Vote — 21 million eligible voters in America do not have ID cards. You need ID cards to vote in 20 states. Spread the vote helps through hyper-local chapters.
The Voter Participation Center — working to register the rising American electorate: unmarried women, millenials, people of color.
Voto Latino — voter registration, civic engagement, issue advocacy for the Latino Community