Our Homes, Our Votes: 2020, NLIHC’s non-partisan, voter and candidate engagement project recently released two new tools for engaging and supporting voters as they exercise their civic duty to vote. Voter engagement is critically important, but it may look different this year due to the pandemic.
The Our Homes, Our Votes Engagement Plan is an assessment tool and checklist to help organizations build an effective voter engagement plan. Completing a voter engagement plan for helps an organization to assess how best to incorporate voter registration, education, and mobilization into the agency’s work. This template presents a menu of activities that organizations may want to consider.
To support organizations doing voter engagement during the pandemic, the new resource, Organizing Voter Engagement Events Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic provides concrete tips and solutions. Voter engagement efforts can still take place, organizations just need to take the proper precautions to ensure everyone’s safety. This includes considering whether to host an in-person or virtual event, properly planning before the event, and the implementing the needed precautions to protect attendees, volunteers, and staff during the event.
There are more tools and resources for doing voter engagement on the Our Homes, Our Votes: 2020 website, including state pages with detailed information about voting deadlines, voting without an address, and more.