Legally Speaking, Nonprofits Can – and Should - Engage in Nonpartisan Voter Registration, Education,
Affordable homes are built with ballots as much as with bricks and drywall. Advocates for expanded housing affordability, including low income renters, need to be a significant voting bloc because raising affordable housing on the national agenda will only happen when candidates for elected office understand the issue is important to voters. Legally speaking, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations can, and should, engage in nonpartisan voter registration, education, and mobilization. The NLIHC-led Our Homes, Our Votes project shows you how.
For detailed information on legal and other considerations related to nonprofit voter engagement:
Contact the Office of the Secretary of State or Board of Elections in your state to learn your state’s rules for voter registration drives.