Voter Buddy Stories

Share your Voter Buddy story with us.  Tell us why other people voting is important to you.  If you are a buddy, who did you help?  How did you find your buddy?  Or if you have a Voter Buddy, tell us how your buddy helped you.  

  • Charlotte Coyle
    commented 2018-08-25 11:19:54 -0400
    I did voter registration at our local food pantry. Since I live in Texas, I created a simple handout that explained what voter IDs are required and a local phone number people could call to find more information.

    My favorite experience was meeting people who had spent time in jail and thought they were ineligible to vote. I got to explain that once someone is done with probation (“off paper”), then they can register and vote. I loved the look on their faces when they realized they could be full citizens again! This is Texas law (not true in every state). That’s why local Voter Buddies who understand state rules can be so very helpful to our neighbors. Thanks for creating this and helping more of us help others.
  • Jeanene Louden
    commented 2018-07-22 12:41:13 -0400
    I am 67 years old and concerned about passing the torch of civic engagement. So, I have made it a part of my standard gift giving to young family and friends to include a voter registration form in the card along with the check from grammy. I follow up with a call. I live in a Motor-Voter state (registration is automatic when you get your license) but non drivers still need a little coaxing. So far three of my birthday cards have created a new registration. Now, to help them actually vote….
  • Brendan Price
    commented 2018-03-10 05:44:05 -0500
    I volunteered on liberal, moderate, and conservative political campaigns in Oregon from 2003 until 2011. I felt very marginalized by the Right around 2010, as if my vote didn’t matter, and as if my idea of civic engagement shouldn’t matter. I believe they’re wrong and also believe that the only way to counter the currently sad state of our union is to work for a more perfect union by getting like-minded persons to the polls.

    I would specifically like to help moderate and liberal voters reach out to like-minded persons and get them to the polls in Yamhill county