Our Votes Will Count on November 6: Now is the Time to Register Voters for the November 6 Election & Then Mobilize Low-Income Voters
On September 13, 2018, Monarch Housing Associates hosted a Our Homes Our Votes webinar on “Voter Registration, Education and Mobilization for Low-Income Voters.”
Affordable homes are built with ballots every bit as much as they are built with bricks and drywall. Advocates for expanded housing affordability need to be a significant voting block in the 2018 election and to realize that they vote can make a difference and impact election outcomes.
This webinar was held in partnership with the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless, and League of Women Voters of NJ. The webinar offered the opportunity for attendees to learn tips about and share experience with voter registration, education, and mobilization for low-income voters.
Presenters on the webinar included:
- Jesse Burns, Executive Director, League of Women Voters of NJ
- Linda Flores-Tober, Executive Director, Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless
- Victoria Bouret, Housing Advocacy Organizer, National Low Income Housing Coalition
Click here to view the webinar.
- The mid-term election will take place on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
- The deadline to register to vote in the November election in New Jersey is Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Click here for the New Jersey Voter Registration Application.
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:
- 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
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.