Voter Registration and Education
Voter registration is a fundamental way in which to be engaged in the decisions being made at the local, state and federal level on your behalf. CPCA is currently working with the regional consortia to put together a tool-kit for voter registration.
CPCA would like to offer this resource page which will provide updates and resources available for your continuous engagement in voter registration. Remember that you need to re-register to vote if:
- you recently moved
- you changed your name
- you changed your political party choice
CPCA has outlined a tiered level of engagement for clinics to participate in voter registration and mobilization for the possible June ballot initiatives election correlated with the state budget FY 2011-12. Below are the three clinic levels for participation in voter registration:
- Level I- Clinic participation will be limited. Clinics will offer space in their lobby areas with take-away materials that include voter registration forms and ballot initiative educational materials.
- Level II- Coming Soon
Level III- Clinics will have voter registration outreach stations on site. Clinics commit to actively register people in the lobby area and mail the voter registration forms to the SOS office. CPCA will offer the tool-kit, take-away materials and banner for all participating clinics.
All clinics choosing one of the three tiers will receive 100 Voter Registration forms from CPCA. If you need additional forms, please indicate that on the Materials Order form.
Please click here to go to the form to request your materials.
If you have any questions, or need more information, please contact Aracely Navarro at email@example.com.
Below please find information specific to Proposition 30.
Proposition 30 Materials in Spanish:
Voter Registration 2012 Campaign
Tool Kit includes:
- California Guide to Voter Registration Drives (pdf, 175 KB)
- Voter Registration Cards ( You can also register to vote via the Secretary of State’s website or your local county elections office)
- List of Possible Community Volunteers to Assist with Voter Registration (Contacts for medical students in various areas of the state, League of Women Voters) coming soon
- Q and A sheet for clinic staff responsible for registering voters (English)
- Voter Registration Fact Sheet/Declination Form (English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese)
- Social Media Tools for Staying Informed (Facebook, Twitter)
- Comparing the Propositions (pdf, 173 KB)
- Proposition 30 (pdf, 243 KB)
- Why Vote? Why Voting is Important – Fact Sheet (English, Spanish)
- VOTE Poster for Clinic Lobby (English, Spanish)
- New Registrant Fact Sheet (pdf, 224 KB)
Other CPCA Resources
- CPCA, in partnership with Alliance for Justice, hosted a webinar in 2009 titled, “Advocacy and Lobbying Rules for Non-Profits”. The presentation defines and differentiates advocacy vs. lobbying and how to manage the two as non-profits. Click here to view the presentation.
- Voter Registration Webinar PowerPoint Slides (pdf), conducted for CPCA by the California Participation Project on February 23, 2011
Tax Initiative Fact Sheets
- League of Women Voter’s In-Person Guide - The LWV’s guide details ballot information, definitions and links to personalized voting information
- 501(c)(3) Permissible Activities Checklist
- What Non-Profit Staff Can Do fact sheet
- Staying Nonpartisan: 501(c)(3) Guidelines
- Election Checklist for 501(c)(3) Public Charities (PDF, 207KB)
- Community Health Center Tool Kit
- Community Health Vote Flyer
In 2012, Mobilize the Immigrant Vote (MIV) partners across the state have continued their in-language, in-culture innovative civic engagement programs to take back the American Dream. MIV offers voter guides in seven different languages on the propositions and they can be found here.
Non-Profit Vote Printable Posters
Click here to choose from a variety of downloadable GOTV posters for your health centers.
New SOS Culturally Sensitive Voter Registration Web Pages
In an effort to reach and provide election-related materials and telephone hotline assistance for those eligible citizens who vote, and whose primary language is Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tagalog or Vietnamese, the Secretary of State, Debra Bowen, has launched New Voters web pages in these languages and English.
As leaders in your community, and in partnership with the SOS’s office, we would like to encourage you to promote this information using the tools that can be found here.
If you have additional questions, please contact Arlene Pinzler, Assistant Deputy Secretary of State, at (213) 897-6225.
- California Secretary of State - Elections
Please visit the Secretary of State website to:
• View voter guides in other languages www.voterguide.sos.ca.gov
• Research campaign contributions and lobbying activity http://caf-access.sos.ca.gov
• Find your polling place on Election Day www.sos.ca.govlefections/efections_ppf.htm
• Obtain vote-by-mail ballot information www.sos.ca.govlefections_mhtm
• Get helpful information for first-time voters www.sos.ca.govlefections/new-voter
• Watch live election results after polls close on Election Day http:/lvote.sos.ca.gov
- League of Women Voters - California
- Smart Voter - California
- California Participation Project
- Alliance for Justice or Hotline 1-866-NPLOBBY
- Rx Democracy
- NALEO’s Ya Es Hora campaign page
Voter Registration and Education - Get Out The Vote Webinar - October 3, 2012
Please click below for resources from the October 3rd GOTV webinar:
- NACHC presentation (pdf, 443 KB)
- CPCA Presentation (pdf, 286 KB)
- Recording of the webinar (35 minutes)
Voter Registration and Engagement Webinar - February 29, 2012
2012 is a Presidential election year and it offers an opportunity to elect those who can make an impact in community clinics and health centers. This webinar offered tools, resources and the rules and restrictions of doing or providing voter registration. CPCA, in partnership with the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), answered questions and provided information for members to plan successful voter registration campaigns.
Please click here to access a recording of this webinar. (50 minutes)
Please click here to access a pdf version of the PowerPoint presentation. (pdf, 698 KB)
The following documents were also used during the webinar:
Checklist for Non-Profits (pdf, 406 KB)
Instructions on filling out voter registration cards (pdf, 845 KB)
Please contact Aracely Navarro at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional questions.
CPCA Advocacy & Events Sponsorship Opportunities
Each year CPCA hosts a number of events intended to provide opportunities for members, community partners, clinic leadership, key decision makers, and health care stakeholders to learn from each other. They share best practices, discuss challenges and opportunities, and celebrate those who have been instrumental in supporting the essential work of CCHCs. In addition to our regular meetings, trainings, and advocacy opportunities, CPCA hosts five major events, each with attendance of anywhere from 100 to over 700 attendees.
CPCA advocates for CCHCs and their patients throughout the year at both the state and federal level. Part of our advocacy program includes one large event, Day at the Capitol, as well as two legislative receptions a year. In addition, we communicate with our member advocates throughout the year through our Health Care Ambassador Program, Voter Registration Campaign, and National Health Center Week communication and event promotion.
CPCA STAFF CONTACT
If you have questions, please contact Aracely Navarro at email@example.com.