Question? You may find the answer in our FAQs below!
How do the badges work?
Vot-ER badges are our most popular tool and the fastest way to integrate civic engagement into your hospital. Here's how the badges work:
- Scan: Patients or colleagues scan the QR code on the badge with their personal mobile device.
- Nonpartisan voter platform: The QR connects to Vot-ER 's nonpartisan, self-service platform where voters can register, request a mail-in ballot, or learn more about voting.
- Assistance 24/7: The Vot-ER platform guides users through each step, and if they need further assistance, they can contact our 24/7 helpline.
- Track your impact*: Badges have unique QR codes that allow each person to track how many voters they've helped.
- Resources: Vot-ER provides online resources and training to help health care workers use the badges confidently and effectively.
* Only badges created since August 2021 have this trackable feature.
How do I bring up voter registration to my patient?
Encourage your patients to vote by sharing nonpartisan, personal examples, such as "I vote because I care about the world I am leaving for my children," rather than talking about specific candidates or parties.
For more guidance on how to start the conversation, check out our voter scripts.
How can I get started while I wait for my Vot-ER badge to arrive?
We're so excited to have you on board! To get started right away, you can print a badge, download voter registration flyers, add a voter registration message to your email signature, and more at: vot-er.org/download.
Do I have to get approval before wearing a Vot-ER badge?
The vast majority of health care workers do not need to get approval. As a healthcare professional, you’re free to place any information on your ID badge that is helpful to you and your patients. The important thing to remember is that patients choose whether to use Vot-ER’s registration platform and when they do so, they share information on their own phones. In short, you are offering patients an opportunity to access voter information—you’re not conducting the registration yourself.