Seventy-four percent of homeowners were registered to vote in 2018, while only sixty-one percent of renters were registered. This disparity is a big reason why federal policies on housing often favor homeownership. Elected officials need to know that renters matter too, and it is essential to expand the number of eligible voters who can be mobilized on election day.
In some states, voter registration has gotten easier with expanded online registration. In other states, voters are registered automatically. To learn more about the process for registering voters in your state, visit www.nonprofitvote.org/ and click on “VOTING IN YOUR STATE,” or contact NLIHC’s field team at [email protected] for help accessing information.