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The resources on this page are organized by presentations (archived videos, slidecasts, and PowerPoints), resource documents (reports, issue briefs, fact sheets, websites), and tools and templates (spreadsheets, modifiable Word documents, job descriptions). If you don't find what you are looking for you can search by keyword using the search field at the top of this page.



Being Nonpartisan: Guidelines for 501(c)(3) Nonprofits
2015  |  Video and PowerPoint Presentation  |  Source: NonprofitVOTE   

Voter Registration at Community Health Centers

2012, 2014  |  Videos and PowerPoint Presentations  |  Source: Community Health Vote
Learn about the importance of Health Centers offering voter registration as an ongoing to patients and other community members, and about the tools available on the Community Health Vote website (


Resource Documents

20-Plus Ways Your Health Center Can Get Out the Vote
2012  |  PDF  |  Source: Michigan Primary Care Association
Lists over 20 ways that Health Centers can participate in Get Out the Vote to mobilize voters to vote in the election.


Michigan Voter Registration Application (English)
Michigan Voter Registration Application (Spanish)
PDF  |  Source: Michigan Secretary of State
You may download and print the Michigan Voter Registration Application or you may order a bulk supply for free from the Michigan Secretary of State by calling 1.800.292.5973; they are available in a variety of languages.


Instructions for Completing the Michigan Voter Registration Application
2012  |  PDF  |  Source: Michigan Primary Care Association
Step-by-step instructions for how to complete the Michigan Voter Registration Application.


Where and When Do I Vote?
2012  |  PDF  |  Source: Michigan Primary Care Association
Explains where registered Michigan voters can find information about upcoming elections, the location of their polling place, photo identification requirements, and voting by absentee ballot.


Why Vote & How Do I Stay Informed?
2012  |  PDF  |  Source: Michigan Primary Care Association
Includes resources for Michigan voters to stay informed about upcoming elections and other voter information.


Register to Vote Here Poster
2012  |  PDF  | Source: Michigan Primary Care Association
Post in patient waiting areas to let everyone who enters your Health Center know that they can register to vote at your Health Center.


BPHC Guidance on Voter Registration at Health Centers
2000  |  PDF  |  Source: Bureau of Primary Health Care
Program Assistance Letter 2000-18 reaffirms PAL 96-17, which explains the National Voter Registration Act (also known as Motor Voter) and the role of Federally Qualified Health Centers in implementing this law.


Questions & Answers on Health Center Voter Registration Activities
2012  |  PDF  |  Source: Campaign for America's Health Centers
Includes a list of commonly asked questions and answers about the do's and don'ts of Health Centers participating in voter registration activities.


Nonprofit VOTE
Website | Source: Nonprofit VOTE
Includes resources for nonprofits to engage in nonpartisan voter engagement and voting mobilization.


Tools & Templates

Online Voter Registration Portal

2013  |  Website  |  Source: Community Health Voter
Online portal for preparing a voter registration application.


Community Health Vote Toolkit
2012  |  PDF  |  Source: Community Health Vote
Tools for running a successful voter registration program at your Health Center.


Tally Sheet
2012  |  Word Document  |  Source: Campaign for America's Health Centers
If your Health Center is registering voters, please track the number of completed voter registration applications that you submit to the clerk's office.


Michigan Voter Information Center
Website  |  Source: Michigan Department of State
Comprehensive website that includes information for Michigan Voters, such as whether they are registered to vote, where their polling location is, how to use voting equipment, viewing their sample ballot, and much more.

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