Vote Health North Carolina

Mobilizing the health care community in North Carolina to register patients to vote.

Vote Health North Carolina!

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

Our Theory of Change

Millions of potential voting-age North Carolinians 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 25 million visits to ERs, clinics, and health centers across North Carolina. 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 North Carolina

Vot-ER has mobilized over 700 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 North Carolina, we partner with over 20 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.

Appalachian State University Women’s Center
Arosa+LivHome
Atrium Health
Burkhart Pediatric & Adolescent Dermatology
Burlington Pediatrics PA
Chapel Hill Children’s Clinic
Duke Health System
Fresenius Kidney Care-North Charlotte
Karen L Smith Family Clinic
Kinston Community Health Center Inc.
MAHEC FHC
NHRMC
Piedmont Health Services
Prospect Hill Community Health Center
Raleigh Children & Adolescents Medicine
Sunrise Pediatrics
UNC Ob/Gyn
Wake Forest Hospital System
WakeMed Health and Hospitals

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

Site-Based

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

Healthy Democracy Kits

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

Digital

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


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

Each medical school in North Carolina 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 North Carolina.

Read about just a few of our North Carolina partners in the Press!

North Carolina rural partners highlighted in the Fayetteville Observer

Classic Duke vs UNC Medical School Rivalry in the Daily Tarheel