Launched in 2020, CHP Votes is a nonpartisan voting initiative at Community Housing Partners that seeks to educate residents and staff about the importance of voting. Taking place at CHP communities and offices in six states, the program encourages civic engagement in support of CHP’s mission and gives a voice to all through voting.
Our goal is to encourage the entire CHP family to vote on Tuesday, November 3.
Why Does Voting Matter?
Elections determine who makes decisions for us and have a big impact on where we live and work. In each election cycle, we have an opportunity to elect or re-elect leaders who will share our values and prioritize the issues that matter to us. Whether your biggest issue is affordable housing, public transportation, criminal justice reform, or school funding, voting is your chance to have your voice heard and have a positive impact for the greater good.
Voter Registration Deadlines:
Online by Oct. 13, 2020 at 9 p.m.
Postmarked by Oct. 13, 2020 at 9 p.m.
Absentee Ballot Deadlines:
Request for Postal Ballot by Oct. 27, 2020 at 8 p.m.
Request for Online Ballot by Oct. 30, 2020 at 5 p.m.
In-Person Request by Nov. 3, 2020 at 8 p.m.
Returned Absentee Ballot Must Be Postmarked by Nov. 3, 2020 and Received by Nov. 13 at 10 a.m.
Early Voting Available from Oct. 22, 2020 at 10 a.m. to Oct. 29, 2020 at 8 p.m.
Our democracy depends on having engaged citizens vote in every election.
How Else Can I Get Involved in My Community?
Voting is one of the most important ways to have your voice heard and stay involved in your community, but it’s not the only way. Here are some additional steps you can take:
Stay informed. Read or watch the local news to find out about the issues that matter to your neighborhood, school, or community so that you can be an informed voter and citizen.
Talk to your friends and family about voting. Set the example for others around you and encourage them to register and vote on Election Day.
Get to know your representatives. Whether on the campaign trail or in their offices, you can speak to your elected officials or their staff about the issues that matter to you. The more local an election, the easier it is to get in touch with the candidates.
Attend neighborhood or community meetings. Find out about projects or initiatives that affect your community.
Volunteer. Help with a voter registration drive, volunteer to work at a polling place, or connect with a local nonprofit or civic organization that shares your values.
From our roots as a volunteer organization serving housing needs in Appalachia, CHP has grown into a multi-state organization nationally recognized for our capabilities and commitment to innovation and continuous improvement. Although CHP’s footprint has greatly expanded over the decades, our mission continues to focus on creating homes and communities that are healthy, sustainable, and affordable.