The 2016 presidential election seems to be on every screen, in every paper, and in every conversation. Despite all the attention, it is likely that fewer than half of voting-eligible renters will vote on or before November 8. The presidential elections of 2008 and 2012 were considered to have had high-turnout rates, achieving 62% and 59% voter participation, respectively. For renters, however, turnout rates for those elections were only 42% and 40%, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey.
NLIHC’s Voterization efforts inform organizations and community groups interested in registering voters, engaging with candidates, and getting voters to the polls. The final presentation in the 2016 Voterization webinar series will be “Mobilization: Getting Out the Vote,” on Thursday, September 15, at 2:00pm ET.
The webinar will cover producing strong get-out-the-vote (GOTV) materials, using voter registration lists to conduct phone banks leading up to Election Day, and coordinating rides to the polls for people with disabilities or with transit access issues. Attendees will also learn about common challenges voters face related to ID requirements and voting without a permanent residence. The presentation will also discuss key considerations for states that allow early voting and voting by mail.
In case you missed them, PowerPoint slides and recordings of our first two webinars—“Understanding and Overcoming the Challenges of Voter Registration” and “Voter Education and Candidate Engagement”—can be viewed online at http://nlihc.org/library/voterization. NLIHC also offers its Voterization Plan and Voterization Narrative Guide as resources to support the work of housing organizations engaged in nonpartisan electoral activities.
Register for “Mobilization: Getting out the Vote” at: http://bit.ly/1Zh1AL2
NLIHC’s Voterization Plan is at: http://bit.ly/1Y5Oekd
NLIHC’s Voterization Narrative Guide is at: http://bit.ly/24nonv5
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