Missing Voter Project National Resources

Community-based, faith-based, and worker-friendly local organizations can use the resources listed below to aid in efforts to motivate citizen involvement, expand voter registration, combat voter suppression, eliminate election day logistical barriers to voting, and monitor local election procedures.

 

FREE Resources for Local Organizations

 

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

https://naacp.org/campaigns/fighting-for-democracy/

The NAACP’s Civic Engagement focus, Turn Out 2018, is a voter registration and mobilization program designed to reach voters and convey the message “Defeat Hate. Vote!” Extensive FREE resources for local organizations and individuals are available for download.

 

Vote411.org

 

http://www.vote411.org/

VOTE411.org is a FREE "one-stop-shop" for election related information. It provides state-specific nonpartisan information to the public. An important and very popular component of VOTE411.org is the polling place locator, which enables users to type in their street address and retrieve their poll location.

 

Voter Identification Requirements for Every State

https://www.voteriders.org/get-voter-id/voter-id-info-cards/

Vote Riders will print and mail FREE state info wallet cards to any non-profit organization in any state. These cards summarize the forms of voter ID required to vote for each state.

 

Voting Rights Organizations

Advancement Project

https://advancementproject.org/issues/voting-rights/

Advancement Project is a next generation, multi-racial civil rights organization. Advancement Project is deeply involved in movement-based work aimed at blocking barriers to the ballot for voters of color and expanding access to the vote before Election Day.

 

Common Cause

https://www.commoncause.org

Common Cause is a nonpartisan grassroots organization with chapters in 35 states that works to promote government transparency, equal voting opportunities and fair representation in the political process.

 

Demos

https://www.demos.org/issue/voting-rights-voter-registration

Demos (“the people”) is a public policy organization working to reduce political and economic inequality and to guarantee the freedom to vote, through research, advocacy, litigation, and strategic communications.

 

League of Women Voters (LWV)

https://www.lwv.org

The LWV encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. State and local leagues work to ensure equal participation in voting.

 

Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)

https://www.splcenter.org/our-issues/voting-rights

The SPLC is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society, using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy for equal opportunity.

UNIDOS US

https://www.unidosus.org/issues/voting/

UNIDOS US (formerly National Council of La Raza) and its network of nearly 300 affiliates serve the Hispanic community through research, policy analysis, and state and national advocacy, and community programs.

 

Voter Participation Center

https://www.voterparticipation.org/

The Voter Participation Center’s mission is to increase civic engagement among the Rising American Electorate: unmarried women, people of color, and millennials.

 

Voto Latino

http://votolatino.org/election-center/election-center/

Voto Latino is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to civic engagement, issue advocacy, and leadership development. They provide extensive resources to promote voter participation among young Latinos.

 

Youth Organizations

Alliance for Youth Action

https://www.allianceforyouthaction.org/campaign/democracy-done-right/

Alliance for Youth Action is a nationwide network of organizations building political power of young people. The Democracy Done Right campaign supports automatic voter registration for all citizens.

 

March for Our Lives

https://marchforourlives.com/vote-for-our-lives/

Created by, inspired by, and led by the students of Parkland High School, the mission of March For Our Lives is to assure that no special interest group or political agenda is more critical than the timely passage of legislation to effectively address the gun violence issues that are rampant in our country.

 

Rock the Vote

https://www.rockthevote.org/voting-information/

Rock the Vote is a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to using pop culture, music, art, and technology to engage young people in politics. They provide extensive state-level information on voting requirements.

 

Disability Organizations

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)

https://www.aapd.com/advocacy/voting/

The AAPD advocates for policies that allow people with disabilities to fully participate in the political process, including accessibility of polling locations and voting technology.

National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)

http://www.ndrn.org/en/public-policy/voting.html

The NDRN provides legal advocacy services for individuals with disabilities including access to voting, throughi the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy Systems and the Client Assistance Programs.

 

Education Organizations

American Federation of Teachers (AFT)

https://www.aft.org

The AFT is a union of professionals who champion fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for students, their families and communities.

 

National Education Association (NEA) Education Votes

https://educationvotes.nea.org/who-we-are/

The NEA’s Education Votes informs public education advocates on the issues, and supports the mission of providing every student—regardless of their ZIP code—with the strong public schools they need to succeed.

The National Parent Teachers Association (PTA)

https://www.pta.org/home/advocacy/advocacy-resources/Election-Guides

The National PTA encourages members from across the country to get involved by reviewing PTA election guides, rolling out voter registration and pledge campaigns, and engaging with their communities about registering to vote and the significance of the voting process.

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