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Healthy Democracy Arizona

Mobilizing the health care community in Arizona to register patients to vote.

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Vote Health Arizona!

Vote Health Arizona is a state based mobilization aimed at leveraging healthcare providers, hospitals, medical schools, and clinics through out the state of Arizona to help register their patients to vote.

Our Theory of Change

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Millions of potential voting-age Arizonans are not registered to vote. This group is disproportionately made up of the young, the poor, and people of color, the very same groups that are most hurt by our broken healthcare system. Each year, there are 20 million visits to ERs, clinics, and health centers across Arizona. Helping these patients vote in health care settings is the key to inviting this hard to reach population into the democratic process.

Health Care Provider Mobilization in Arizona

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Vot-ER has mobilized over 820 health care providers who have Healthy Democracy Kits and use them on a regular basis to help their patients check their voter registration, register to vote, or get a mail in ballot to vote from home. These Vot-ER members are physicians, medical students, nurses, and social workers who each and every shift in the hospital – see the health inequities that stem from a democratic process where millions of voting-age eligible adults aren’t registered to vote and don’t have a seat at the table.

Hospital and Clinic Sites

Throughout Arizona, we partner with over 25 different health systems, hospitals, and clinics that provide direct clinical care to patients in the state. We aim to grow this list to 200 partners in the lead up to the 2022 election cycle.

University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, CUP Clinic
Atembis LLC
UA Primary Prevention Mobile Health Unit-Tucson
A.T. Still University
El Rio Health
Community Health Center of Yavapai
Desert Senita Community Health Center
Banner University Medical Center – Phoenix
Banner – UA Phoenix
UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson
University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
Midwestern University – AZCOM
Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers
District Medical Group
Adelante Healthcare
Banner Health
A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
Valleywise Health Center
Mayo Clinic- AZ
National Association of Social Workers Arizona Chapter
Tucson Medical Center
Graduate Medical Education
Campesinos Sin Fronteras
El Rio

These sites currently register patients using three different Vot-ER programs:

Site Based

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Posters and discharge paperwork at hospitals, health centers, and clinics across Arizona used to register patients to vote.

Healthy Democracy Kits

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Used by providers to prompt patients in the moment to take an action related to civic engagement. It includes a “Ready to Vote?” lanyard and a voter registration badge.


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Supports hospitals and community health centers to directly engage patients about voting through SMS and hospital webpages.

Healthy Democracy Campaign 2021

School-Specific Badges Give Us the Ability To Track Engagement in Medical Schools Across Arizona!

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Each medical school in Arizona gets access to free Healthy Democracy Kits and resources like posters, handouts, and flyers that are unique to their own school!

Statewide Scoreboard to Track Results!


We are proud to announce that we have the ability to track the number of voter registrations and mail-in ballot requests that each individual school is able to produce! This will allow us to crown a winner in Arizona.

Read about our Arizona partners in the press!

Interview with Vot-ER ED Dr Alister Martin on KNAU Arizona Public Radio