Voter Registration, Door to Door Canvassing and Voter Education
One way that VOTE maintains accountable contact with our community is by hitting the streets. VOTE can be found knocking on doors, tabling at events and engaging with community all over New Orleans.
We take groups of volunteers and members out to neighborhoods to register voters, inform about upcoming elections, the work of VOTE and, most importantly, educate the public on the rights of formerly incarcerated people.
In Louisiana, if you are not currently serving time in prison, on probation, or on parole: you can exercise your right to vote no matter what your prior conviction. This is not widely known, so we make sure to shout it from the mountaintops that YOU CAN VOTE!
If you would like to register, click here:
student voter's guide
BestColleges.com is encouraging college students to get out the vote. They've created a comprehensive voter’s guide with everything you need to know about voting in the 2016 election:
- The state-by-state directory explores voter eligibility criteria, residency requirements, registration deadlines, and other voting guidelines in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
- The key issues guide takes a bipartisan look at the major talking points of this election, and reviews each candidate’s stance.
- The voting rights manual outlines the registration process for college students in all circumstances.
- The voting resources list includes links to campus organizations, registration portals, and other sites geared toward college voters.