Health centers have access to potential voters who are underrepresented in the electoral process. Our position in the community provides the opportunity to be the catalyst for a dramatic increase in civic engagement through legal, permissible, nonpartisan voter engagement activities such as voter registration, voter education, and get out the vote (GOTV) campaigns. Many organizations we do not normally think of as hubs for engaging voters are playing an important role in ensuring eligible citizens are able to register and vote in the upcoming elections.
Get Out The Vote activities benefit our health centers, patients, and democracy. Health centers reach low-income consumers and new citizens that many voting campaigns miss. If we don't encourage our patients to vote, who will? When health centers provide GOTV opportunities, patients are empowered to walk out of a health center with their health issues attended to, as well as the tools to participate in the next election. Check out resources below to assist in your health center’s GOTV efforts.
Important Election Dates, Deadlines and Voter Resources
Check Your Voter Registration Status Here
Find Your Polling Place Here
National Voter Registration Day: September 19, 2023
National Vote Early Day: October 26, 2023
Election Day is November 7, 2023
Find your local, state, and federal elected officials Here
Presidential Primary Election
- Election Day: March 5, 2024
- Last Day to Register to Vote: February 20, 2024
- Ballots to being to be mailed out by county offices: Feburary 7, 2024
- Vote by-mail ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day & received by March 12, 2024