With local elections taking place next month, NCBA CLUSA is partnering with America’s Electric Cooperatives‘ non-partisan Co-ops Vote campaign to register voters. You can help by hosting a voter registration drive at your cooperative on Tuesday, September 24—this year’s National Voter Registration Day.
Every year, millions of eligible voters are unable to cast a ballot because of a missed registration deadline, outdated registration information, or other problems with their voter registration. You can help make sure your co-op and community members don’t get shut out of the electoral process.
To host a local voter registration drive and receive free event stickers and posters, fill out this form by September 12, and be sure to choose “Co-op” on the organization drop-down list. If you register after September 12, you will need to print your own event materials.
Democratic Member Control is one of the 7 Cooperative Principles at the heart of every co-op, and Co-ops Vote is an opportunity to put that principle into action. As a non-partisan campaign, Co-ops Vote does not support any one party or candidate; rather, it seeks to encourage robust democratic participation by cooperative members and their communities.
If you can’t commit to hosting a voter registration drive, you can still help by:
- Adding a link to vote.coop on your website
- Sharing the campaign on social media and in any employee or member communications (see the Communications Toolkit)
Need more information? Reach out to Laura Vogel at Laura.Vogel@nreca.coop or (703) 907-5717.