According to the 2010 U.S. Census, 73 million students, workers and citizens over the age of 18 are not registered to vote.
During the past two years, we have seen more attempts to block Americans from casting ballots than in decades. Many states across the country have altered their voter registration rules and instituted more bureaucratic obstacles for voters on Election Day. The more hurdles, the fewer votes. The fewer voters, the more likely the corporate agenda wins while our agenda loses.
Why might someone need to register or re-register? The possibilities can include a name change, moving, completing punishment for a felony (rules vary by state), clerical errors and being purged from the rolls by mistake.
Check your voter registration status today at canivote.org or by calling the Election Protection Hotline at 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683).
If you’d like to do more by hosting a voter registration drive in your community, contact your Local Union President or Rapid Response Coordinator. These resources can help get you started:
- National Voter Registration Form*
- Voter Registration Drive Flyer
- Voter Suppression Information
- Social Media Resources
*The state instructions for Kansas, Maine and Washington are out-of-date:
- Kansas – the current registration deadline is 21 days before the election.
- Maine – The current mail registration deadline is 21 days before the election (or a voter may register in-person up to and including Election Day).
- Washington – The current registration deadline for Washington is 29 days before the election (or delivered in-person to the local voter registration office eight days before the election).