Civic Sunday

It is estimated of the 82 million Evangelicals in America, 40-50 million do not vote and as many as 25 MILLION are NOT REGISTERED.
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A Quick Reference Guide to Holding a Successful “Civic Sunday” Voter Registration Drive

What is Civic Sunday?

Civic Sunday is a targeted voter registration effort conducted in churches all across our country. To make it a success, it is vital your church participates and ensures all its members are registered to vote.

Why have A Civic Sunday?

In order to be successful in achieving our goals of preserving the Biblical values of life, family, and religious liberty, we must begin by focusing on the most basic act that a citizen can perform – voting. Studies have shown conservative, faith-based voters are just as bad as everyone else when it comes to registering to vote and actually voting on Election Day.

How can my church get involved?

1. Permission

Be sure to get permission from your pastor to conduct a voter registration drive. By making sure he approves, you can clear the way to having him help you promote it ahead of time – or even participate!

2. Promotion

Place an announcement in the bulletin several weeks in advance. If there is an announcement board or a video screen, try to use these as well. If possible, get your pastor or other leadership to make an announcement from the pulpit and give directions to where the registration table is located.

3. Necessary Materials

You should be able to get copies of the voter registration form for your state (most likely your Secretary of State’s website) or from your local, voter registration office. Make sure to have enough copies for your church. A good number would be enough for at least half of your membership. Don’t forget to have plenty of pens on hand to fill out the forms.

4. “Stand-up Sundays”

The most effective method of registering voters is to have the pastor or other leader ask everyone to “stand up” if they are registered to vote, then have ushers pass out voter registration forms to everyone who is still seated. Then ask them to fill those forms out before the service is over.

Talk about accountability and civic responsibility to participate in self-government and the policy changes that could occur if more people of faith participated in our political process. Tell them that the church will mail them in for them. Then collect them before everyone leaves.

5. Voter Registration Tables

Be sure to set registration tables up in areas that have heavy traffic (i.e., near the exits). Spread the registration forms and other materials out on the tables in such a way that everyone can easily access them. Make sure to have plenty of pens available.

Don’t sit down behind a table. Either stand behind or beside the table and engage people in conversation and ask them if they are registered to vote. If you’re not pro-active, people will tend to pass by you. Encourage people to fill out their form immediately at the table – telling them you will make sure it gets sent in. This avoids the chance that they might forget.

6. Follow Up

Make sure to copy down the names and contact information of people who register so you can follow up with them prior to the election and can remind them to vote.

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Dated July 5, 2020
Dated 2020

Voter Registration By State

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Alabama Alabama Votes Alabama Voter Registration PDF
Alaska Alaska Online Voter Registration Alaska Voter Registration PDF
Arizona EZ Voter Registration Arizona Voter Registration PDF
Arkansas N/A Arkansas Voter Registration Form PDF
California California Online Voter Registration California Voter Registration PDF
Colorado Go Vote Colorado Colorado Voter Registration PDF
Connecticut Connecticut Online Voter Registration Connecticut Voter Registration PDF
Delaware I Vote Delaware Delaware Voter Registration PDF
District of Columbia District of Columbia Online Voter Registration District of Columbia Voter Registration PDF
Florida Register to Vote Florida Florida Voter Registration PDF
Georgia Georgia Online Voter Registration Georgia Voter Registration PDF
Hawaii Hawaii Online Voter Registration  Hawaii Voter Registration PDF
Idaho Idaho Votes Idaho Voter Registration PDF
Illinois Illinois Online Voter Registration Illinois Voter Registration PDF
Indiana Indiana Online Voter Registration Indiana Voter Registration PDF
Iowa Iowa Online Voter Registration Iowa Voter Registration PDF
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Kentucky Kentucky Online Voter Registration Kentucky Voter Registration PDF
Louisiana Geaux Vote Louisiana Voter Registration PDF
Maine N/A Maine Voter Registration Form PDF
Maryland Maryland Online Voter Registration Maryland Voter Registration PDF
Massachusetts Massachusetts Online Voter Registration Massachusetts Voter Registration PDF
Michigan Michigan Online Voter Registration Michigan Voter Registration PDF
Minnesota MN Votes Minnesota Voter Registration PDF
Mississippi N/A Mississippi Voter Registration PDF
Missouri Vote Missouri Missouri Voter Registration PDF
Montana N/A Montana Voter Registration PDF
Nebraska Nebraska Online Voter Registration Nebraska Voter Registration PDF
Nevada Nevada Online Voter Registration Nevada Voter Registration PDF
New Hampshire N/A New Hampshire Voter Registration Info
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New Mexico New Mexico Online Voter Registration New Mexico Voter Registration PDF
New York New York Electronic Voter Registration  New York Voter Registration PDF
North Carolina N/A North Carolina Voter Registration PDF
North Dakota N/A North Dakota Voter Registration Info
Ohio Ohio Online Voter Registration Ohio Voter Registration PDF
Oklahoma Oklahoma Voter Registration Information Online Oklahoma Voter Registration PDF
Oregon OreStar Oregon Voter Registration PDF
Pennsylvania PA Online Voter Registration Pennsylvania Voter Registration PDF
Rhode Island RI Online Voter Registration Rhode Island Voter Registration PDF
South Carolina S.C. Online Voter Registration South Carolina Voter Registration PDF
South Dakota N/A South Dakota Voter Registration PDF
Tennessee GoVoteTN Tennessee Voter Registration PDF
Texas Texas Online Voter Registration Texas Voter Registration PDF
Utah Utah Online Voter Registration Utah Voter Registration PDF
Vermont Vermont Online Voter Registration Vermont Voter Registration PDF
Virginia Virginia Voter Registration Virginia Voter Registration PDF
Washington MyVote Washington Voter Registration PDF
West Virginia West Virginia Online Voter Registration West Virginia Voter Registration PDF
Wisconsin MyVote Wisconsin Wisconsin Voter Registration PDF
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