Frequently Asked Questions
- Where does VoteRiders stand on the voter ID laws/Why doesn’t VoteRiders express an opinion on the voter ID laws?
As a non-partisan organization, VoteRiders does not address the politics and policy considerations of the voter ID issue. There is a plethora of groups fighting voter ID laws, but we are not one of them. What we care about and strive toward is that every eligible voter will be able to vote. VoteRiders is focused on helping citizens get their voter IDs by meeting the requirements of their respective state’s laws.
- How are you helping people get their voter IDs?
VoteRiders provides marketing and outreach for partner organizations that are working to secure voter IDs for eligible citizens. VoteRiders raises money for a Document Fund to reimburse partner organizations for their out-of-pocket costs charged by states for necessary documents on behalf of citizens. Click here to learn more about what VoteRiders is doing to help eligible citizens obtain their voter ID.
- What can I do to help people get their voter ID?
- I want to donate but I want to know where my money goes?
Your contribution will assist VoteRiders in providing marketing and outreach for partner organizations that are working to secure voter IDs for eligible citizens. Your support will also enable VoteRiders to produce and distribute compelling video and written stories of citizens who have problems getting their voter IDs. Additionally, VoteRiders’ Document Fund reimburses partner organizations for their out-of-pocket costs charged by states for documents required by voter ID laws on behalf of citizens. Click here to learn more about what your VoteRiders donation will do to help eligible citizens obtain their voter ID.
- You’re in California, which doesn’t have a voter ID law. Why are you so involved?
VoteRiders fundamentally believes that every eligible citizen should be able to exercise their right to vote. We are bringing efficient and effective resources to those who are on the ground and helping those citizens get their voter IDs, regardless of where they live.
Voter ID Laws
- Does my state have a voter ID law?
The National Conference of State Legislatures has created a comprehensive map of Voter Identification Requirements for each state. Click here to see if your state has a voter ID law, and if so, the requirements of the law.
- How can I know if my ID will be accepted at the polls?
Check with your local, county or state elections board/registrar/clerk NOW to make sure the name and address on your ID are the same as those listed in your voter registration records.
- Doesn’t everyone over 18 have an ID?
The short answer is no. Click here to learn more about those whom voter ID laws affect most.