Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless and Family Promise Register New Voters
In conjunction with National Voter Registration Day, The Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless and Family Promise Union County Program, offered voter registration to the new voters impacted by homelessness that they serve.
- Kim Siehl, the Elizabeth Coalition’s Community Education/Policy Intern served as their registrar. Robbin Sims registered people who came to the First Baptist Church food pantry.
- Many of the 200 families who visited the pantry were already registered to vote.
- And it is not too late for you join The Elizabeth Coalition and Family Promise in thier efforts!
The deadline to register to vote in the November mid-term elections in New Jersey is Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Click here for the application to register to vote in New Jersey.
Every year, millions of Americans find themselves unable to vote because they miss a registration deadline, don’t update their registration, or aren’t sure how to register. Don’t miss your opportunity vote this November!
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 bloc in the 2018 election. Learn more about the Our Homes, Our Votes campaign which supports the work of housing organizations engaging in elections.
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.
To register to vote in New Jersey, you must be a:
- 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.
Please keep in mind that as you register voters, it is crucial that you keep records of who 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.