80 Days of Voter Registration

December 1, 2015 to February 13, 2016

On December 1st, the 60th anniversary of Rosa Parks' arrest for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama, the North Carolina NAACP, Democracy North Carolina, and the Forward Together Moral Movement launched the It's Our Time, It's Our Vote GOTV campaign. 

There are over 275,000 unregistered Black folks, over 100,000 unregistered Latinos, and over 600,000 unregistered white folks in North Carolina. It is time to get them registered! February 19th is the last day to register for the Primary Election on March 15th. Below are resources that you can use to help your registration efforts.

Best Practices for Registration

1. Engage voters by asking "Can I help you update your registration?" and "Are you registered to vote at your current address?"

2. Turn in registration forms to the elections board within two weeks of filling them out. This is not mandatory but it will help ensure that forms are not lost. All forms must be submitted even if parts are incomplete.

3. Make copies of all voter registration forms that you complete and keep track of the date that they were submitted to the elections board.

4. Be non-partisan. Don't tell people what party to register for or who to vote for; don't have signs or buttons for a candidate. You must help register anyone regardless of what party they choose. Note: you can state your position on an amendment or bond issue and still be non-partisan. 

5. Anyone can register voters. Even those who cannot cast a ballot themselves can help others register.

Registration Resources

Video | How to Register Someone to Vote

Flyer | Voter Registration Tip Sheet (English)

Flyer | Voter Registration Tip Sheet (Spanish)

Handout | Election Year Guide for Faith-Based Communities

Flyer | Been Locked Up? Don't Be Locked Out!  

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