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. The mid-term elections on November 6, 2018 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:
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.
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:
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 voters, 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.