2018 Partner Voter Registration Toolkit
Their Futures Are In Our Hands!
Illinois Action for Children is a catalyst for organizing, developing, and supporting strong families and powerful communities where children matter most.
Since our founding in 1969, we have successfully formed a common voice and vision for advancing high quality, accessible, and affordable child care programs and early education opportunities throughout Illinois. As a result, we are helping to provide important supports to families so that every child can reach their full potential.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018, is an important election day in Illinois. Once again, Illinois Action for Children is calling on the early childhood care and education community to help us get parents, families, and all adults that have a stake in the lives of our children, registered to vote!
Voting is an important part of advocacy. The candidates that win in this election will go on to make important decisions on policies that will impact the lives of children and working families, right in your community. As a child care provider, you are in a unique position to get the adults in your community registered to vote.
And best of all, registering voters is easy and Illinois Action for Children is here to help! We’ve put together a variety of resources for you to use to make the process simple and effective.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 – National Voter Registration Day
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 – Last day to register to vote!
October 10 – November 5, 2018 – Grace Period registration and voting.
October 22 – November 5, 2018 – Early voting
Activities for Centers to Promote Voter Registration:
Make your voice as loud as possible! One of the best ways to amplify your voice is to make sure you and every adult in your community is registered to vote. We have the power to elect officials that will advocate for stronger early care and education. Illinois Action for Children has created a list of activities that you can use to register your families, staff, and communities to encourage them to vote!
- Mock Elections
- Voter Registration Day of Action
- Roundtable on Policy Issues
- Voter Information Hub
- Pick-up and Drop-off Engagement
Videos on Election Topics:
In the weeks leading up to the election, Illinois Action for Children will release new videos about the elections – such as who is running for U.S Senate, what do all the judges do, and the ballot measures. Take a look at the videos and share them with your families and community members by visiting IAFC’s YouTube page
Voter Registration Toolkit:
Learn more about how you can engage families and community members in voter registration efforts by reading this toolkit. If you would like some help doing voter registration in your community, our Community Engagement team is here to help! You can contact them by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Register to Vote:
Please share this information with everyone you know!
Watch and share this video or, visit the Illinois State Board of Elections website:
Where Do You Register to Vote?
For more information on where to register to vote in Illinois, visit the Illinois State Board of Elections. Click here:
Register to Vote Online:
In Illinois, you can register to vote online, but you will need a state license or ID. If you don’t have a State License or ID, you can still register to vote online but you will need to print out the form and mail it.
In Illinois, you can vote early. Early voting begins October 22, 2018 goes until November 5, 2018. If you vote early, you cannot change votes or vote again. Visit the Illinois State Board of Elections to find out where you can vote early.
The Community Profiles are a snapshot of the early childhood education landscape by each legislator’s district. Use the information in the Community Profile to educate candidates running for office on the importance of early care and education for families in their districts. There are Community Profiles for each state representative, state senator, congressional member.
Find Your Legislator:
Don’t know who your legislator is? Visit the Illinois State Board of Elections website and type in your address to find out your current legislators.