Social Work and Vot-ER
The National Social Work Voter Mobilization Campaign has joined with Vot-ER, a nonpartisan civic engagement initiative that is making voter registration quick and easy in health care and all the settings where social workers practice and live. Vot-ER knows that for decades social work has been out in front doing the hard work of voter registration. It was a social worker who inspired Vot-ER, according to its founder, Dr. Alister Martin. Vot-ER's Healthy Democracy Kit includes tools like lanyards, badges and posters as well as digital tools that allow people to register to vote on their own phones in 90 seconds or less.
How it Works
Vot-ER’s new Healthy Democracy Kit provides simple ways that social workers in all settings--including online--can help clients, students, staff, communities and others exercise their fundamental right to vote. Individuals and communities that vote are better off in significant and meaningful measures of well-being. It's non-partisan, giving people information and access to voting, and never about who to vote for.
Vot-ER's tools use TurboVote's nonpartisan platform that not only helps individuals register to vote in all 50 states but will send text messages and/or emails to those who sign up with important information like how to request an Absentee Ballot, where to vote on election day and reminders to vote in ALL elections, even special elections.
Registering Voters In Person
- Vot-ER's Healthy Democracy Kit's Badge Backers - Individuals can simply point the camera on their phone to the QR Code on the badge or Text 'Vote SW' to 34444. The TurboVote site guides them from there! Register for your free healthy democracy kit now!
"Thank you for filling out these intake forms. We are also assisting people with registering to vote. Are you registered to vote at your current address? You can use your phone to register or update your registration in less than 2 minutes by pointing to this code on my badge or texting ‘Vote SW’ to 34444."
- Posters, signs, and flyers. Create your own using Vot-ER's QR code or request site-based materials from Vot-ER's website.
Registering Voters Digitally
- Send text and chat room messages to clients, friends, and contacts.
- Customize and post on social media using their toolkit.
Registering clients in telehealth settings
I want to help you prepare to have a healthy and safe voting experience. You can register or update your voter registration or request an absentee ballot by texting 'Vote SW' to 34444 on your phone.