• IT'S TIME TO GET ENGAGED!

    If not now, when? If not you, who?

    SIGN UP FOR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES, VOTING NEWS, AND MORE INFORMATION ON VOTING!

  • WHY WE EXIST

    If you want to see change in your community, the real work begins AFTER elections.

    Founder: Tanisha Manning

    During 2020, in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, racial injustice, and political chaos, Tanisha Manning recognized a missing link in the voting process in America. Elections are not promoted or deemed popular enough for the media or news unless there is a Presidential Election. When there is a Presidential Election, the messaging is always simply, "Go Vote". However, there are local elections every year and even more, during Presidential Election years, there are many other local, state, and federal positions on the ballot. And most important of all, the real work begins AFTER elections. Tanisha therefore created Engaged Voters to provide vital civic engagement information to the average citizen who simply "does not know." It is an organization and platform that teaches, encourages, and reaches all Americans, but especially those in Houston, Texas. Its mission is to inform citizens about not only the process of registering to vote and voting, but more importantly, what each position on the ballot is responsible for and how to engage elected officials after they're elected to those positions.

  • AN OVERVIEW

    What Does It Look Like To Be An Engaged Voter?

  • VOTER REGISTRATION

    The first step to becoming an Engaged Voter is Registering to Vote.

    1

    Register to Vote

    Each state has different deadlines for registration (some allow same day registration) as well as different requirements on how to register (online vs. mail in). We have found the easiest national site is www.vote.org. Visit this site to register to vote if you haven't done so yet.

     

    Harris County/Houston, Texas/State of Texas:

    You must register by January 31st, 2022 in order to vote in the primary election on March 1, 2022. Also, Harris County, for all voter registration questions, visit https://harrisvotes.org/VoterRegistration/VoterIntro?lang=en-US.

    2

    Check Registration

    For most states once you register to vote and remain an active voter, your registration won't expire. You don't have to re-register for each election. However, if you move states or even counties, you want to be sure that your registration is now active for your new place of residence and therefore re-register.

     

    VOTER PURGING is where each state purges, or deletes, inactive voters from their lists. This is supposed to occur way before an election, but you never know. If your name is purged from a list, you will be turned around at the polls. CHECK YOUR REGISTRATION BEFORE THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE to make sure you are still registered. You can check via multiple voting sites, but here's a link for your convenience: https://www.vote.org/am-i-registered-to-vote/

     

    Harris County/Houston, Texas: You can check with the link above or click here: https://harrisvotes.org/VoterRegistration/Search.

    3

    Register Others to Vote

    Did you know you can become certified to register other people in your county or state to vote? WE NEED EACH OTHER! Search your county's election and/or voter registration website to determine if this exists and whether or not you are eligible to become certified to register voters as well as what steps you should take. If you are having difficulties with locating this information, shoot us a message at info@engagedvoters.org.

     

    Harris County/Houston, Texas: We strongly encourage you to sign up to register voters. Click this link (https://harrisvotes.org/VoterRegistration/Deputy) to read all the information you will need. The trainings are now online and last approximately one hour. If you have any questions, our leader, Tanisha Manning, has went through the training and can answer any questions for you. Shoot us an email at info@engagedvoters.org!

  • WHAT'S ON THE BALLOT?

    It's important to know what positions are on the ballot. There is an election this year!

    STATE BALLOTS

    To see what's on your individual state's ballot,

    visit www.vote411.org or www.ballotpedia.org.

     LOCAL BALLOTS

    To see what's on your local city's ballot,

    visit www.vote411.org or www.ballotpedia.org

    HARRIS COUNTY | HOUSTON BALLOT

    To see what's on your zip code's ballot,

    visit www.vote411.org or www.ballotpedia.org or harrisvotes.org/sampleballots

    MARCH 1ST ELECTION!

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: January 31, 2022

  • STAY CONNECTED!

    If you have any questions or feedback/suggestions, let us know as we would love to hear from you. Also, follow our Instagram page to stay up to date with current happenings.

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