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CHP Votes

CHP VotesLaunched 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.

Where Can I Register to Vote?
Visit Vote.gov

The people who show up at the polls determine the outcome of elections. When you vote, you have a say in your community's and your country's future.

Where Can I Find More Information About Voting?

Learn more about voter registration, absentee ballots, early voting, and polling places in your state:

You can also visit Vote.gov to find out how to register in your state or check out one of these nonpartisan voter information websites:

When Is the Deadline to Register? To Request an Absentee Ballot?

See below for state-by-state information from the U.S. Vote Foundation:

  • Florida

    Voter Registration Deadline:
    Oct. 5, 2020

    Absentee Ballot Deadlines:
    Post Received by Oct. 24, 2020 at 5 p.m.
    In-Person, Received by Oct. 31, 2020
    Returned Absentee Ballot Must Be Received by Nov. 3 at 7 p.m.

    Early Voting Available from Oct. 24 at 8 a.m. to Oct. 31 at 5 p.m.

    More Information

  • Kentucky

    Voter Registration Deadline:
    Oct. 5, 2020 at 4 p.m.

    Absentee Ballot Deadlines:
    Request by Oct. 27, 2020
    Returned Absentee Ballot Must Be Received by Nov. 3, 2020 at 6 p.m.

    Early Voting Available from Oct. 13 to Nov. 2, 2020
    In-Person Absentee Voting Available (Deadline Dates Vary by Locality)

    More Information

  • Maryland

    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.

    More Information

  • North Carolina

    Voter Registration Deadline:
    Oct. 9, 2020

    Absentee Ballot Deadlines:
    Request by Oct. 27, 2020
    Returned Absentee Ballot Must Be Received by Nov. 3, 2020

    Early Voting Available from Oct. 15 to Oct. 31, 2020

    More Information

  • South Carolina

    Voter Registration Deadline:
    In-Person Request by Oct. 2, 2020 at 5 p.m.
    Email or Fax by Oct. 4, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.
    Postmarked by Oct. 5, 2020

    Absentee Ballot Deadlines:
    Request by Oct. 30, 2020 at 5 p.m.
    Returned Absentee Ballot Must Be Received by Nov. 3, 2020 at 7 p.m.

    In-Person Absentee Voting Available from Oct. 5 to Nov. 2, 2020 at 5 p.m.

    More Information

  • Virginia

    Voter Registration Deadlines:
    Online by Oct. 13, 2020
    Postmarked by Oct. 13, 2020
    In-Person, Received by Oct. 13, 2020

    Absentee Ballot Deadlines:
    Request for Postal Ballot by Oct. 23, 2020 by 5 p.m.
    In-Person Request by Oct. 31, 2002 at 5 p.m.
    Returned Absentee Ballot Must Be Received by Nov. 3 at 7 p.m.

    In-Person Absentee Voting Available from Sept. 18 to Oct. 31, 2020

    More Information

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.

Community Housing Partners

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.

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