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Voter Registration Badge Backers

Help your patients register to vote in 1-2-3!
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A Black man wearing blue surgical mask holds up a voter registration badge with a QR code that reads, “Ready to Vote?
Your free Vot-ER badge features a QR code that links to a nonpartisan voter registration platform.
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Once patients scan the QR code with their phone, they can choose to check their registration status, register to vote, or request a mail-in ballot.
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A Black person places a mail-in ballot in a silver mailbox
The Vot-ER platform takes care of the rest. If patients get stuck, there's a helpline available 24/7.

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It takes less than one minute to place an order. 
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What Clinical Nurses are Saying About the Vot-ER Badge

It’s nonpartisan, it’s not pushy, but the work that Vot-ER does is directly impacting change, and it can directly impact the health and longevity, and prosperity of our patients.
Family Nurse Practioner
Helping patients register to vote is advocacy at its highest core, and it’s one of the noblest things we can do as nurses.
Emergency RN

FAQs

Do I have to get approval before wearing a Vot-ER badge and helping patients register to vote?

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.

Where are Vot-ER tools currently used?

Vot-ER tools are used at hundreds of healthcare sites, ranging from large academic medical centers like Massachusetts General Hospital and UPenn, to community hospitals like Tuscon Medical Center and primary care clinics like First Choice Primary Care. You can view an updated list of participating sites at vot-er.org/map. 

What about HIPAA?

Patients choose whether to use Vot-ER’s platform, and when they do so, they share information on their own phones. Thus, voter information is not subject to HIPAA regulations.

In the event that you help a patient enter their information on the voter registration platform, do not use patient data from their medical record. Only use information you received directly from the patient.

Is it legal to conduct voter registration activities in hospitals and other healthcare settings?

Yes. The IRS explicitly states that “501(c)(3) organizations may conduct voter engagement", and the Health Resources & Services Administration has affirmed that community health centers can run "non-partisan voter registration efforts as a means of reducing barriers to civic engagement within the communities they serve."

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