No organization has done more to reshape the electorate than the Voter Participation Center.
The Voter Participation Center 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 specify “Even though you have received this mailing, it is your responsibility to determine whether you are eligible to register” and we provide a website address and phone numbers to help mail recipients instantly check their registration status. Also, our forms clearly state: “If you are not a U.S. citizen, you cannot register to vote.”
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 unregistered individuals, so VPC vendors must use commercially available databases and match them to the state’s voter file. On rare occasions, the wrong people get our forms, which we deeply regret. Our forms clearly offer mail recipients an easy way to be removed from our mailing list. They state: “If you wish to be removed from our mailing list, email this code: XXXXXX 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 a half-dozen times and clearly states: “This mailing has been paid for by the Voter Participation Center (VPC). VPC is a non-government, nonprofit, and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization. This is not an official mailing of the Secretary of State or your local election official.”
Click here to read a sample VPC mailing form.