Please read first: Vote.org is a non-profit organization founded by a group of voter advocates that initially sought to provide greater access absentee voting online. The organization is staffed by paid employees and volunteers who work to put together online voter guides for every state, which include voter registration forms, and absentee ballot applications, as well as information on deadlines, directions, and ID and residency requirements.
- Strong desire to impact the 2018 mid-term elections
- A enthusiastic attitude about citizens’ right and responsibility to vote
- Your grandchild’s address, email or phone number
- A script with a few questions to ask your grandchild
Directions:Go to vote.org and use the platform to check your own voting status, i.e. whether you are registered to vote. You will see how easy it is. This will help you to understand how the application works.
- Start by asking your grandchild this question: Can I help you to update your voter registration? Most individuals are more likely to respond if you ask a general question first rather than can I help you to register to vote. If the answer is “yes” proceed to the following steps:
- If your grandchild is with you: Use your computer to link up with vote.org and follow their quick and easy process of determining whether they are registered. If they are not registered, they will be able to follow the directions to register in the state in which they reside.
- If your grandchild is away at school or lives elsewhere: Choose the most effective way to communicate with them- postcard, email or text. Send them a friendly note asking them to link to vote.org. Vote.org will tell them what they need to register based on their state of residence.
- Follow-up: Make sure your grandchild has also gotten information about where to vote and how to do early voting.