WHO IS U.S. VOTE FOUNDATION?
U.S. Vote Foundation (US Vote) provides U.S. citizens with public access to innovative voter registration and absenteee ballot request tools and services. U.S. Vote Foundation is a trademarked initiative of the nonpartisan, nonprofit Overseas Vote Foundation.
WHAT MAKES U.S. VOTE FOUNDATION DIFFERENT?
U.S. Vote Foundation’s comprehensive website provides a customized 50-state voter registration process. Users can produce a completed state-specific voter registration form together with the local election office address for mailing. This significant online customer-focused service will enable citizens to register easier and faster than ever before.
Other voter registration tools and sites do exist, utilizing the National Voter Registration Form. These submissions are sent to one state office, which is then responsible for relaying the forms to local election offices. Processing delays can occur due to information distribution time between locations. US Vote’s one-stop, customized online wizard helps voters to submit each state’s preferred voter registration form and offers direct contact information to local election offices.
WHY IS U.S. VOTE FOUNDATION IMPORTANT?
US Vote is unique in many areas:
- US Vote is the first voter registration site to produce all state-specific forms, a notable distinction as some states require substantially more information than the national form.
- US Vote accesses the OVF Election Official Directory, respected as the most comprehensive in the industry, into its site to provide voters with the most complete direct access to local election offices to submit their forms.
- US Vote is integrated with Facebook. Voters can pull in their Facebook data when registering to vote, expediting data entry and gaining efficiency.
- US Vote provides users with the “My Voter Account” tool. This private and personalized “democracy dashboard” can be accessed online anytime from anywhere. Users can revise and update their contact information when it’s convenient to them and reprint voter registration forms when required.
- US Vote will offer an online wizard to facilitate domestic absentee ballot requests. (Expected delivery: mid-2012.)
WHY RELY ON U.S. VOTE FOUNDATION?
US Vote uses the same smart software engine that Overseas Vote Foundation developed and has effectively used for the past five years. OVF’s system has enabled millions of Americans who live overseas, including our military members, to access crucial voting information and to register to vote. Nearly 4.8 million Americans accessed OVF’s website during the last U.S. Presidential election cycle (2008).