Speak out: Register and Vote.
Exercising your rights at the ballot box is one way to make your voice heard! But in almost all states, you must be registered to vote. September is National Voter Registration Month. If you aren’t registered, or if you need to update your name, address or other information, now is the time to do it so you can vote in the November elections. Here are a couple of places to get started:
- Vote411.org, a project of the League of Women Voters; you can register to vote, find polling places and get information about elections in your state, www.Vote411.org; they have links to registration forms in English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tagalog, and Vietnamese;
- canIVote.org, a website run by state election officials, which has information about registration, what ID you need, how to become a poll worker, etc., www.canivote.org;
- National Council of La Raza’s ya es hora ¡VE Y VOTA!: http://veyvota.yaeshora.info
We have also released an updated version of our resource on Overcoming Voting Obstacles for Transgender People, which provides information about what to do to overcome common barriers to voting that transgender people face, such as changing your name on voting records. It also includes information about addressing issues like racism, how to get voter registration forms in various languages, and rights for those who are students, homeless, disabled or have a felony conviction.