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2010 Voter Rights/Registration Packet

Conducting a Voter Registration Party

A very simple and fun way to register voters is to throw a voter registration party.  Simply put, hosting a voter registration party involves inviting clients, candidates, and staff (as well as anyone else) to a party such as an ice cream social or a cookout.  During this party, impress upon the crowd the importance of voting and offer registration to those who are currently not registered to vote. You cannot offer anything in exchange for registering to vote (such as money or gifts).  The party must be open to everyone whether or not they are registered to vote or are going to register to vote.

Organizationally, a voter registration party requires people to plan not only the registration but also the party. Appoint one individual or group to coordinate the registration effort and appoint another individual or group to plan the party.  Those in charge of coordinating the registration aspect should be responsible for obtaining registration forms and turning in completed forms as well as checking with the county elections office to determine the local rules for voter registration.  Reference the “Conducting a Successful Voter Registration Drive” section on page 13 for more tips on organizing the registration aspect of the party.   Below are some helpful guidelines for how to run your voter registration party.

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