Nonprofit Vote

There are countless reasons why people involved with nonprofits should vote in every election, and encourage their communities to do the same. We represent a large network of people that deal with social issues that are important to everyone.

There are over 1.5 million registered nonprofits throughout the country, reaching a population into the tens of millions. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nonprofits in the District represent 26% of the country's entire nonprofit sector. Why shouldn’t nonprofits take advantage of their positions in local communities to make sure that the issues they hold dear are taken seriously during elections?

According to NonprofitVote.org, "voter engagement is a critical part of nonprofit work because it not only empowers the people and the communities we serve, but it also helps us further our missions.

Voter engagement makes our nonprofits relevant both during and after elections, helping to make us part of critical public policy discussions and allowing us to weigh in on our issues. Voting is associated with better health outcomes, cohesive communities, more effective advocacy, and more."

Registering to Vote:

The first step to making sure the nonprofit sector’s voice is heard in all elections is to encourage widespread voter registration. The more people who are registered to vote, the louder the sector’s voice can be!

To register to vote in the District of Columbia, click this link.

To register to vote in the State of Maryland, click this link.

To register to vote in the Commonwealth of Virginia, click this link.

Finding Your Polling Place:

The next step to ensure that all registered voters take advantage of this civil right is that everyone should know where their polling place is ahead of Election Day.

*Please be advised, to receive an accurate polling location, your address of residence must match the address on your voter registration form.

To find your polling place in the District of Columbia, click this link.
Additional resources concerning DC polling places

To find your polling place in the State of Maryland, click this link.

To find your polling place in the in the Commonwealth of Virginia, click this link

NONPROFIT VOTES COUNT

The National Council of Nonprofits, of which the Center is a member and partner, has teamed up with Independent Sector, Nonprofit VOTE, and United Way Worldwide in an initiative to encourage nonprofit staff, board members, and other volunteers to get registered and to vote.

Called Nonprofit Votes Count, the nonpartisan campaign provides a wealth of resources that make it easy to ensure that all people connected with our nonprofits are registered and ready to vote this fall – and in 2016.

National Voter Registration Day is on September 26, 2017! Find out more info here.

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