How To Conduct A
Voter Registration Drive
To organize your voter registration drive:
· Set up a time and place for the drive: Voter Registration Drives work well at large public events with lots of people such as music and art festivals, parades, community events, etc. Arrange to have a table and a video player available (if an electrical outlet is close by) for the drive.
Make sure you have all other
necessary supplies: Pens,
clipboards and volunteers. Don’t be shy – have some volunteers standing with
clipboards and registration forms in-hand, ready to ask passers-by if they are
registered to vote.
· Assist voters in filling out the voter application to the checklist. The Voter Registration Deadline is 5 p.m. on the Wednesday preceding the day of the Election. The Voter must include his or her Vermont Driver's License Number. If a person does not have a Vermont Driver's License Number, he or she must include the last four digits of their Social Security Number.
Step 2: Get the word out!
There are many ways to get the word out. You can use our voter registration posters or design your own. Click here to download and print our voter registration posters! Many local radio stations will run free public service announcements, and you can ask governmental, civic and religious organizations to announce the drive in their bulletins and at their meetings. Also, be sure to set up in a prominent location!
Step 3: Have Fun!
You are helping the citizens of Vermont fulfill one of their most important civic responsibilities – feel good about what you are doing!
Step 4: After the Drive
Completed registration forms must be returned to the town clerk where the applicant lives before the filing deadline for the next election. Click here for contact information for all town clerks.
For more information about how to set up a Voter Registration Drive contact
Olivia Gay – Voter Outreach Coordinator, Vermont Office of the Secretary of State
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org By phone 1-800-439-VOTE
By mail: 128 State Street, Montpelier, Vermont 05633-1101