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2010 Voter Rights/Registration Packet

Registering Tenants to Vote

Community housing and tenant groups can help people make their voice heard by offering voter registration and voter education.  As with other registration efforts, it is best to have a point person in charge of organizing the voter registration drive and obtaining all the necessary registration forms. Voter registration methods include going door-to-door to talk to each tenant, registering tenants when they pay their rent, and offering registration during tenant meetings. Staff, board members, property managers, and tenants can all help. Remember to keep records on those you register to vote so you can include them in your voter education and get out the vote efforts.

Download full report as pdf | Acknowledgements | Introduction | Overcoming Agency Resistance | Frequently Asked Questions by Organizations about Conducting Voter Registration | Incorporating Voter Registration into the Intake Process | Conducting a Successful Voter Registration Drive | Overcoming Resistance by Individuals | Frequently Asked Questions by Individuals | Conducting a Voter Registration Party | Registering Tenants to Vote | Having Candidates Volunteer at Your Agency | Holding a Candidate Forum on Housing and Homelessness | Media Tips for Hosting Events | Letter Writing Power Hour | Leading Up to Election Day | On Election Day | Voting & Registration Information Flyer | Legal Issues and Practical Barriers to Voting for Homeless People | State-by-State Chart of Homeless People’s Voting Rights | State-by-State Chart of Disenfranchisement Categories | State-by-State Chart of ID Requirements | State-by-State Chart of Registration Deadlines & Residency Requirements | Court Decisions on Homeless People’s Voting Rights | Sample Phone Script | Sample Invitation Letter | Sample Media Advisory | Sample Press Release


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