Committed to promoting healthy communities and advancing health equity
by assuring safe voting and participation in the electoral process is available to everyone.


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What is VoteSAFE Public Health?

 

VoteSAFE Public Health is a coalition of 10 national public health organizations working to assure all Americans have the opportunity to safely vote in the 2020 election and prevent transmission of COVID-19 by:

  1. Providing guidance and public health technical assistance to election officials in creating and promoting safer polling places on Election Day.
  2. Supporting efforts to recruit an expanded workforce of poll workers and assure their safe participation and service.
  3. Coordinating and amplifying communications and education efforts with partner agencies and organizations to strengthen public health and safety messages related to the 2020 election.
  4. Encouraging voter participation on Election Day through:
    • Providing information and assurances to the public on safe voting opportunities.
    • Promoting an individual and family “Safe Voting Plan.” 
    • Sharing information on the relationship between a healthy, engaged electorate and a healthy democracy. 
    • Providing get-out-the-vote materials to public health agencies for dissemination in the communities they work with.  

How can we help? Look here for resources.

Whether you are an election official working to make polling places safer, or a voter looking for guidance on how to vote safely, we want to provide resources to help with those decisions.

Select from the tabs below to view available resources.

HealthyVoting was developed by public health and civic education experts to help voters understand their voting options and follow public health guidance, whether they are voting early by mail, in person, or casting their ballot on Election Day. The site provides state-specific updates to state election laws, deadlines, resource links, and health voting options. The site has a tool for voters to make a healthy voting plan in English and Spanish.

HealthyVoting For Public Health and Medical Professionals provides a compilation of resources for public health and medical professionals who wish to help support election officials as voters cast ballots amidst COVID-19. This site includes valuable resources such as the Healthy Voting Guides Partner Toolkit, which includes graphics, social media messages, guidelines and slides for presentations, and templates for emails and op-eds.

The CDC posted Considerations for Election Polling Locations and Voters. This resource includes:

The Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project has a variety of resources for election administrators, poll workers, and health professionals. It includes a Healthy Polling Place Guidebook with training materials, photos, and examples of practices adopted by election offices across the country.

An ASTHO Expert blog post summarizing Why Public Health Officials Should Make Voting Accessible for Everybody.

VotER helps medical and health professionals connect directly with voters. The site includes resources for direct medical care providers to promote safe voting, including links to Healthy Democracy Toolkits with materials, posters, and social media aids.

National Disability Rights Network: Each state and territory has a Protection and Advocacy System, and part of their role is to provide training, technical assistance and advocacy to assist people with disabilities to participate in the electoral process.

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued this guidance as a reminder that nursing homes must still ensure residents are able to exercise their Constitutional right to vote.

The Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council and Subsector Coordinating Council’s Joint COVID Working Group issued guidance on assisting sick, exposed, symptomatic, and quarantined voters.

PreventEpidemics.org by Resolve to Save Lives provides free public education materials public health leaders can download and use to encourage safe voting. The "Stay Safe While Voting" campaign offers evidence-based guidance, social media posts, digital banners in English and Spanish, and more.

The Become a Poll Worker page on Can I Vote, a nonpartisan site from National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), features links directly to state sites, making it easy to connect would-be poll workers to their local election offices. Even states that mail every registered voter a ballot have a need for temporary election workers.

HealthyVoting was developed by public health and civic education experts to help voters understand their voting options and follow public health guidance, whether they are voting early by mail, in person, or casting their ballot on Election Day. The site provides state-specific updates to state election laws, deadlines, resource links, and health voting options. The site has a tool for voters to make a healthy voting plan in English and Spanish.

The CDC posted Considerations for Election Polling Locations and Voters. This resource includes:

The Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project has a variety of resources for election administrators, poll workers, and health professionals. It includes a Healthy Polling Place Guidebook with training materials, photos, and examples of practices adopted by election offices across the country. 

National Disability Rights Network: Each state and territory has a Protection and Advocacy System, and part of their role is to provide training, technical assistance and advocacy to assist people with disabilities to participate in the electoral process.

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued this guidance as a reminder that nursing homes must still ensure residents are able to exercise their Constitutional right to vote. 

The Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council and Subsector Coordinating Council’s Joint COVID Working Group issued guidance on assisting sick, exposed, symptomatic, and quarantined voters.

VotER helps medical and health professionals connect directly with voters. The site includes resources for direct medical care providers to promote safe voting, including links to Healthy Democracy Toolkits with materials, posters, and social media aids.

HealthyVoting was developed by public health and civic education experts to help voters understand their voting options and follow public health guidance, whether they are voting early by mail, in person, or casting their ballot on Election Day. The site provides state-specific updates to state election laws, deadlines, resource links, and health voting options. The site has a tool for voters to make a healthy voting plan in English and Spanish.

HealthyVoting For Public Health and Medical Professionals provides a compilation of resources for public health and medical professionals who wish to help support election officials as voters cast ballots amidst COVID-19. This site includes valuable resources such as the Healthy Voting Guides Partner Toolkit, which includes graphics, social media messages, guidelines and slides for presentations, and templates for emails and op-eds.

The CDC posted Considerations for Election Polling Locations and Voters. This resource includes:

The Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project has a variety of resources for election administrators, poll workers, and health professionals. It includes a Healthy Polling Place Guidebook with training materials, photos, and examples of practices adopted by election offices across the country.

An ASTHO Expert blog post summarizing Why Public Health Officials Should Make Voting Accessible for Everybody.

National Disability Rights Network: Each state and territory has a Protection and Advocacy System, and part of their role is to provide training, technical assistance and advocacy to assist people with disabilities to participate in the electoral process.

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued this guidance as a reminder that nursing homes must still ensure residents are able to exercise their Constitutional right to vote. 

The Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council and Subsector Coordinating Council’s Joint COVID Working Group issued guidance on assisting sick, exposed, symptomatic, and quarantined voters.

PreventEpidemics.org by Resolve to Save Lives provides free public education materials healthcare professionals can download and use to encourage safe voting. The "Stay Safe While Voting" campaign offers evidence-based guidance, social media posts, digital banners in English and Spanish, and more.

HealthyVoting was developed by public health and civic education experts to help voters understand their voting options and follow public health guidance, whether they are voting early by mail, in person, or casting their ballot on Election Day. The site provides state-specific updates to state election laws, deadlines, resource links, and health voting options. The site has a tool for voters to make a healthy voting plan in English and Spanish.

We Can Vote is a nonpartisan resource center that provides regularly updated information at the state level on state election laws and rules, news and opportunities for everyone to participate in playing a part to assure safe, secure, and successful elections.

The CDC provides guidance for voting safely to the public.

Can I Vote is a nonpartisan website created by state election officials to help eligible voters figure out how and where to go vote and has links to connect would-be poll workers to local election offices.

Power the Polls is a national coalition geared towards recruiting poll workers for the 2020 election.

National Disability Rights Network: Each state and territory has a Protection and Advocacy System, and part of their role is to provide training, technical assistance and advocacy to assist people with disabilities to participate in the electoral process.

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued this guidance as a reminder that nursing homes must still ensure residents are able to exercise their Constitutional right to vote. 

The Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council and Subsector Coordinating Council’s Joint COVID Working Group issued guidance on assisting sick, exposed, symptomatic, and quarantined voters.

Patient Voting is a resource for registered voters who are unexpectedly hospitalized in the days or weeks prior to election day.   

 

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VoteSAFE Public Health Members

ACPM
APHA


ASSPH
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NACCHO
Network for Public Health Law
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VoteSAFE Public Health efforts are explicitly nonpartisan as the focus is on sharing guidelines and recommendations on how to safely vote during a public health emergency and encourage voter participation. VoteSAFE Public Health does not align with any candidate or campaign as it is a “non-issue” campaign.