Health Care Based Voter Registration
Working with Hospitals and health care providers across the country to provide convenient nonpartisan voter registration platforms for patients while they wait.
Across the country there are more than 51 million Americans who are eligible but are currently not registered to vote.
Unregistered voters are disproportionately made up of three groups: the young, low income Americans, and people of color.
Welcome to ERs and Community Health Centers
ERs often have Fast Track sections where low acuity issues are addressed. These areas are often non-urgent, not fast, and not prioritized when sicker patients come in. Patients in Fast Track are most often made up of the ‘walking well‘ who sometimes wait hours until they are discharged. Many community health centers also play this role in the communities they serve.
Patients who utilize ‘Fast Track’ portions of the ER at higher rates for non-emergent chief complaints are often patients who lack stable access to care and are disproportionately made up of three groups: young patients, low income patients, and patients of color. These same demographic groups utilize community health centers at higher rates than average.
We believe this demographic overlap is an opportunity to help patients get registered to vote while they wait.
VotER Kiosks, QR code enabled posters, and health care provider badge backers offer a convenient nonpartisan way for patients to register to vote while they wait in health care settings.
Click below to join our growing list of partnering sites and individual providers across the country or reach out to learn more.
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