Join Monarch, NLIHC and League of Women Voters NJ for September 12 10 AM Voter Registration Webinar
On Tuesday, September 12th at 10:00 a.m., Monarch Housing Associates along with the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) the Housing and Community Development Network of NJ, League of Women Voters New Jersey Chapter and our partners from the Congressional Reception as well as Moms Clean Air Force NJ will host a “Our Homes, Our Votes: Voter Registration and Mobilization for Low-Income Voters” webinar.
Please use this link to register for the webinar.
As you know, the proposed HUD cuts threaten low income households in every community across the country. We must make our voices and our votes heard!
To be registered for the general election for the governor of New Jersey, your voter registration form must be submitted by Tuesday, October 17, 2017.
Our September 12 webinar will cover voter eligibility requirements, available voter registration resources, setting voter registration goals, fitting voter registration into our regular work, specific voter registration activities, and voter mobilization efforts.
Please email Kate Kelly at with any questions.
Please remember to include voter registration in any events that you are helping to organize and make your office, outreach site, shelter, etc. a voter registration site.
You can reach out to your neighbors and allies to make sure they are registered voters, so that everyone is ready to send Congress a message in the next election. And in New Jersey, the gubernatorial election on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 is the next important opportunity to exercise your right to vote.
Eligibility requirements for voter registration which can be accessed on our website by selecting NJ or providing your street address and zip code:
- U.S. Citizen,
- At least 18 years old by the next election,
- Resident of the county for 30 days before the election, and
- Must not be serving a sentence or on parole or probation, because of a conviction of an indictable offense under state or federal law.
Voter registration forms may be submitted by mail or hand delivered to:
NJ Division of Elections
P.O. Box 304
Trenton, NJ 08625-0304
NLIHC has compiled the following tips about registering tenants to vote:
Before your organization begins to register voters, you will want to prepare in several ways:
- Set Goals
- Get to Know Your Local Board of Elections
- Offer Registration Training
Once you know the voting guidelines for your state and have set registration goals for your agency, you are ready to begin registering voters. As described in the sample plan, there are three ways to approach voter registration.
- Fit Voter Registration into Your Agency’s Regular Contact with Residents
- Plan Specific Voter Registration Activities
- Organize a Door To Door Campaign
As you register votes, it is crucial that you keep records of how has registered so that you will be able to contact these people as part of your mobilization activities.
Nonprofit organizations can, and should, engage in nonpartisan election-related activity, including voter registration, education, and mobilization.
The basic rule is that 501(c)(3) organizations cannot in any way support or oppose particular candidates.
Organizations with specific legal questions related to voter registration drives are encouraged to contact an attorney who specializes in election law. It is important to remember that 501(c)(3) organizations cannot consult with campaign staff or political parties, even on simple technical questions.