Voter Registration Toolkit
Register to Vote sign (2015)
Other helpful links
Kentucky Voter Information Center (to find out if you are registered, your precinct and legislative districts)
Application for Restoration of Civil Rights (former felons)
Other voter information from the Kentucky Board of Elections
Are you ready to build a healthy democracy in Kentucky?
KFTC’s Voter Empowerment work is rooted in our vision of a day when the voices of ordinary people are heard and respected in our democracy. Voting is a nessary step.
Here’s a quick slide show about how to register people to vote. Enjoy! Below is the same info with some links.
How To Register Voters
Step 1: Call up your friends! Don’t go it alone! You’ll get more folks registered when you and a friend or three work together.
Step 2: Plan it.
Check in with your organizer to:
- talk through local options and opportunities to register voters where we work and build power. You can set up a table (ironing boards work great!) in a safe spot with a lot of foot traffic. Or you can go knock on neighborhood doors. You might have an idea where you’d like to work; if you don’t, you and your organizer can work together on it.
- schedule a time to pick up supplies, if you need to.
- make a plan for turning in the voter registration cards as soon as possible.
Step 3: Do it! And bring some friends!
- Voter registration cards
- A surface for people to write on, like a table or clipboard
- A secure place to put people’s voter registration cards.
- A Register to Vote sign
Other items you might find handy:
- A sample voter registration card, with the sections to be filled out highlighted.
- KFTC Interest Cards, signs or banners, issue handouts, and ways for people to get involved.
- Water and snacks
- The number of your County Clerk’s office, just in case a question comes up. (“Do I have to put my social?” is one that often comes up, and the responses vary from county to county.)
- Application for restoration of civil rights
- A handy tabling checklist, and some helpful Do’s and Don’ts.
Step 4: Turn in your cards!!
- Make sure all completed voter registration cards go to the person who is designated to collect the data. Check boxes, cars, bags, purses, etc., just to make sure.
- Make a photocopy of the card – blacking out the SSN on the copy, and give the copies to a KFTC organizer. We can’t send people voter guides or make GOTV calls to voters we register if we don’t know their contact info.
- Submit copied voter registration cards to your local County Clerk. The deadline to register to vote for the 2015 General Election is Monday, October 11, 2016.
- Or … call your organizer and make a plan for handing off the cards to them.