We meet new voters were they are – in churches, on college campuses, in their neighborhoods – to share information about how to register and how to vote. We are turning new registrants into voters, many for the first time ever.
We are listening to the stories of registrants who wanted to vote but did not. Many, like Stanley N., never received a precinct card and did not know where to vote; Some, like Annie A., tried to vote but were told their names did not appear on the rolls; Still others, like Dee M., were unable to leave work in time to make it to the polls. NGP is listening and learning.
In 2015, NGP is piloting a voter education program called the Advocates for Change Institute that is a multi-week civics course with a goal to increase participants’ civic engagement.