Be a Housing Voter

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1. Register to Vote!

2. Get Informed!

    The Housing Alliance endorses ballot measures that will move Washington state and local communities closer to our goal of ensuring access to a safe, healthy, affordable home for everyone in Washington. Check back in mid-July for our endorsements.

    3. Participate in the Primary Election August 7, and the General Election November 6! It's important that you vote in your state and local races, and don't forget about ballot measures!

    IMPORTANT DATES:
    July 9 - Deadline to register by mail or online, or update your registration for the Primary Election
    July 30 - Last day for in-person voter registration for the Primary Election
    Oct 8 - Deadline to register by mail or online, or update your registration for General Election
    Oct 29 - Last day for in-person voter registration for General Election
    Nov 6 - GENERAL ELECTION

    4. Take it to the next level!

    • Be a volunteer: Participate in a Get Out the Vote (GOTV) outreach event and help us call or door-knock other housing voters. Contact teresac@wliha.org
       
    • Attend a candidates forum: Elevate affordable homes and an end to homelessness in this year's election. Put your questions to the candidates, find out more about how they plan to tackle these urgent issues, and be an informed voter.

    The Housing Alliance can work with member organizations and partners to create Voter Engagement Plans, individualized strategies for increasing registered voters in your community. Voter Engagement Plans have the following components:

    1. Voter Registration and Engagement

    • Register new voters
    • Update voter registrations
    • Educate community members about their voting rights
    • Support the Housing Alliance’s door knocking efforts at one or more residential properties

    2. Pledge to Vote Postcard Campaign

    Securing pledge-to-vote cards from housing community members who are registered to vote, in order to demonstrate to elected officials that these communities are engaged and care about the issues, particularly policy decisions impacting housing and homelessness.

    3. Get Out the Vote (GOTV)

    GOTV engages newly registered voters and lapsed voters to vote and mail in their ballots.
    Reminders: email, postcard, signage, etc.
    Events: ballot parties, phonebanks, community canvasses, etc.

    To create a Voter Engagement Plan for your organization, contact Teresa Clark at teresac@wliha.org.