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Tips and Resources
Navigating Nonpartisan Advocacy in the 2018 Election
The Head Start Perspective

Quick tips

We've put together quick tips and resources on engaging in election activities before diving into more detailed resources.

Voter registration

How can your program increase voter registration in your community while staying nonpartisan?

Guidelines for Nonpartisan Election Activities

Nonpartisan Advocacy: The Head Start Perspective

Election Season is in Full Swing

The November midterm election is fast approaching and there are a number of ways for you and your program to get involved while still being nonpartisan! One of the easiest ways to increase your civic engagement during the election season is to make sure your community’s voice is heard on Election Day by registering folks to vote.

Voter Registration

While voter registration laws differ from state to state, you can find some universal guidelines for you, your staff and your parents to follow. You can also find tips and ideas for how to hold a voter registration drive.

Get Out The Vote (GOTV)

You’ve worked really hard to get folks in your community registered to vote and the deadline to register has passed. Now, it’s time to get out the vote! Check out these resources to find out how you can get involved. For example, help people in your community make a voting plan. Do they know where their polling place is? What hours is the polling place open? How are they planning to get to the polling place? Being able to answer these questions ahead of time increases the likelihood of folks actually casting their ballots on Election Day!

So, You’re a Voter Engagement Pro…

If you’re interested in getting further involved in the election past voter registration and GOTV, there are some ways you can do so in a nonpartisan manner. If you want to dive deeper or have any questions about voter engagement, please do not hesitate to reach out to NHSA’s Tommy Sheridan at for more details.