Quick Tips

We've put together quick tips and resources on engaging in election activities before diving into more detailed resources.

Voter registration

How can your program increase voter registration in your community while staying nonpartisan?

Questions or Concerns?

Contact NHSA's Senior Director of Government Affairs Tommy Sheridan: tsheridan@nhsa.org

Nonpartisan Advocacy: The Head Start Perspective

Election Season

There are a number of ways for you and your program to can get involved during election season while still being nonpartisan. One of the easiest ways to increase your civic engagement is to make sure your community’s voice is heard on Election Day by registering folks to vote.

Voter Registration

While voter registration laws differ from state to state, you can find some universal guidelines for you, your staff and your parents to follow. You can also find tips and ideas for how to hold a voter registration drive.

Get Out The Vote

You’ve worked really hard to get folks in your community registered to vote and the deadline to register has passed. Now, it’s time to get out the vote! Check out these resources to find out how you can get involved. For example, help people in your community make a voting plan. Do they know where their polling place is? What hours is the polling place open? How are they planning to get to the polling place? Being able to answer these questions ahead of time increases the likelihood of folks actually casting their ballots on Election Day!

So You’re a Voter Engagement Pro…

If you’re interested in getting further involved in the election past voter registration and GOTV, there are some ways you can do so in a nonpartisan manner. If you want to dive deeper or have any questions about voter engagement, please do not hesitate to reach out to NHSA’s Tommy Sheridan: tsheridan@nhsa.org