The Poder Portal

Voice+Action=Poder

Welcome to the Poder Portal, a comprehensive (and living) voter resource and civic engagement hub. The word poder carries multiple meanings: action, power and possibility. That’s why we’re taking action and wielding our power into endless possibilities—and we need you!

We know you’re busy taking care of familia, going to school, running businesses, and standing up for our comunidad—so take a deep breath—we’ve got you! Whether you’re voting yourself, or want to ensure that we’re flexing our collective power, you can use our portal to access information and resources you need to use your voice and take action!  

In the upcoming Nov. 8 election cycle, 34 Senate seats and all 435 House seats are up for election at a national level, along with critical races up and down the ballot in every state, county, and city across the country. Recently, we’ve seen just how deeply state and local politics can impact our daily lives—sometimes seemingly overnight. Local elections are often decided by small margins and they’re some of the most consequential because they determine who decides how our cities allocate resources for policing, education, public works, libraries, parks and more.

YOU have the power to voice your choice. 

Follow these 3 easy steps to get started:

  1. Register: Use our portal to register, update your registration, or help someone register.
  2. Make Your Voting Plan: Use the interactive map to note important deadlines and voting methods available in your state to make your election day plan.
  3. Volunteer: Maximize your impact by volunteering to help your community vote.
Step 1:

Register

Registration Status
Not sure if you're registered or need to verify that your registration information is up to date?
Register To Vote
Voting for the first time? Click below to register via your local state website.
Help Someone Register
Voting is better when we do it together! Show your comunidad some love by helping someone register.
Step 2:

Make a Plan to Vote

We’ve made it easy for you to have the state-specific information you need to vote right at your fingertips. Make space on your fridge for your new favorite ‘to do’ list and download our “Make A Plan checklist to fill out and keep handy this election season!

Latinxs are everywhere and we’re growing—there are 32 million of us who are eligible to vote. Our population heat map below shows that coast-to-coast, we exist in every single state. As the fastest growing voting bloc, we have an opportunity to show that we can make a difference—wherever we live.

Using the interactive map below, click on your home state to find registration deadlines, primary voting dates, absentee ballot information, early voting, voter ID laws and more.

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Step 3:

Volunteer

From language access to voter ID challenges, Latinxs often face additional barriers when voting. You can make sure our comunidad gets to use their voice by taking action to help ensure they have what they need to vote. Below are some opportunities for you to get involved:

Join Our Voting Squad
Want to receive training and tools to help you host your own registration drive in your community? Join our squad to connect with other Poderistas in your community who want to do the same.
Sign Up
Become a Poll Worker
Not only do Poll Workers get paid, but you get to do it all while supporting your community. Bilingual services are especially needed to ensure language access. Learn more about becoming a poll worker.
Voter Helpline & Chatbot
Like talking to people in your community? Join our friends at VoteRiders who are running a helpline to ensure voters have the info they need to vote in this election. Spanish speakers are needed!
Write Letters to Voters
Too shy to make a call, but want to connect voters? Letter writing gives you an opportunity to reach eligible voters directly to ensure they have what they need to vote in this election.

Calendar

JULY
Jul. 28
Poderistas x Vote Riders: Letter Writing Party
SEPTEMBER
Sep. 20
National Voter Registration Day
OCTOBER
Oct. 14
Cafecito Chat - Las Vegas
Oct. 15
Cafecito Chat - Phoenix
Oct. 28
National Vote Early Day
Oct. 29
Cafecito Chat - San Antonio
NOVEMBER
Nov. 8
Election Day

Ready to vote - ahora qué?

3 Ways To Prep Your Vote
Once you’re registered and made a plan to vote — ahora qué? From choosing candidates to your position on issues, these tips will help you flex your poder.
3 Qs To Ask Yourself Before Voting
Asking yourself these questions will help you hone in on your REAL views.
6 Ways to Debunk False Claims
Let’s talk about the  “d-word” — disinformation — and its close primo, misinformation.

Partners in Poder

Thank you to our organizing partners who have dedicated their time, expertise and resources to ensure our community votes.