Foster the Vote
The Secretary of State's Foster the Vote project offers non-partisan voter outreach tools to encourage foster youth and their foster families to register to vote and participate in elections. Agencies and organizations that work with foster youth can help get the word out by posting voting-related reminders on websites, and in email, text messages, newsletters and social media.
Want to help foster youth become civically engaged as voters? Here are some easy ways to get started:
- Choose a simple nonpartisan message about voting from the Foster the Vote two-page sampler of ideas. Each message contains a brief reminder of a key deadline to register to vote, request a vote by mail ballot or cast a ballot on Election Day.
- Use our Foster the Vote sample article in a newsletter or email to encourage members of your organization to participate.
- Load the Register to Vote button onto your web page. It links to the Secretary of State's Online Voter registration application, the convenient and paper-free way to get registered.
- Add the MyVote Election Information website button that links to the Secretary of State's "Voting in California" page, where the user can register to vote, fill out a vote-by-mail ballot application, find ballot information and look up answers to frequently asked questions about elections.
- Print a "Change your ringtone" poster or "Just a reminder" poster and display it in your office, or promote voter registration with an Online Voter Registration poster.
Want to know more?
For more information about Foster the Vote, please contact Voter Education and Outreach Services at (916) 651-3070 or MyVote@sos.ca.gov.