Mailings from the Voter Participation Center Encourage Eligible Voters to Apply
Eligible Voters Only, Please!
The Voter Participation Center only wants eligible voters to participate in our great democracy. That’s why our forms carefully explain in multiple locations that only eligible voters should apply. We are very clear in all of our forms what the specific state instructions are and who is–and is not–eligible to register to vote. In addition, our forms ask, “Already Registered?” and provide both a website address and a smartphone scanning code to help mail recipients instantly check their registration status. And all our forms clearly state: “If you have already registered at your current address, there is no need to submit this application.”
No Pets, Please!
The Voter Participation Center uses the best technology available to ensure that our mail recipients are eligible to vote and unregistered. Unfortunately, no state makes available a list of ineligible residents, so VPC vendors must use commercially available databases and match them to the state’s voter file. On rare occasions, the wrong people (or even pets) get our forms, which we deeply regret. Our forms clearly state “Make sure your information is correct and complete” and we offer mail recipients an easy way to be removed from our mailing list. It states: “If you wish to be removed from our mailing list, please email this number to firstname.lastname@example.org.”
The Voter Participation Center makes clear on its forms that it is a non-government entity. A typical mailing from the Voter Participation Center mentions our name 7 TIMES and clearly states 3 TIMES: “This mailing has been paid for by the Voter Participation Center (VPC). VPC is a non-government, nonprofit and nonpartisan 501 (c) (3) organization.” In addition, the forms tell mail recipients twice that their home state or local elections office “is not responsible for the mailing or affiliated with the VPC.”