Note: All Voter Registration Volunteers must receive qualification-renewal training once a year. Annual training is required due to changes in election law and our responsibility of ensuring compliance, accuracy, quality, and privacy.
Completed and collected Voter Registration Applications MUST be mailed or delivered to the Election Office within 5 days of its completion. An applicant may return their own application or entrust a volunteer to return it for them.
All applications that are distributed by a Voter Registration Volunteer (VRV) must include a “V” next to the signature/date in Box 12. (Indicating the source of registration or change – Volunteer)
Individuals who are 16 years of age can register to vote. A letter will be sent to confirm that their application has been processed and held in a pending status; this is until they are 18 years of age before or on a general election.
DO NOT, under any circumstances, discuss political/candidate preferences or advise applicants to select one party over another. If the applicant is unsure of which party affiliation to select, they may leave Box 9 blank, which will indicate that the voter is Unaffiliated/Independent of any political party.
Remind voters that they may register with any political party that they wish. If they would like to take part in the political party’s Primary Election, caucus, or convention they must affiliate with the associated party. Please refer to the “What You Need to Know for 2018” materials for more information regarding closed primary elections.
Please verify that the application is complete, signed, and legible. If we are unable to clearly read the applicant’s penmanship, we will not be able to ensure the accuracy of their registration. Therefore, it is beneficial for applicant’s to include a phone number so that we may contact them if we experience difficulties.