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Civic Engagement

We believe that everyone has a voice, and that voting is one way for people to have their voices heard. Choosing to exercise your right to vote is a choice for equality, for effective policies, and for your community to thrive. 

The Hispanic Affairs Project believes that active civic engagement is key to immigrant integration.

We promote this by:

  • Encouraging active voter participation in local, state and federal elections.
  • Promoting voter education and participation through community forums and outreach to eligible and current voters.
  • Helping voters understand the electoral system, ballot information and where to seek assistance if they have difficulties with the voting process.
  • Providing opportunities for community members to advocate for issues impacting their community.

Are you ready to vote?

  • Check if you are registered to vote and find your polling location here 
  • Register to Vote: 

Do you have questions about voting or need help in your language? Call HAP at 970-249-4115 or visit one of our offices!

What candidates and issues are on your ballot?

Plug your zip code or address into any of the below to find out more:

Not sure you can make it to the polls? HAP can help!

Do you need a ride to the polls on November 3rd?

HAP volunteers can provide transportation for voters in Montrose, Gunnison and Grand Junction! Call 970-249-4115 to request this if needed.

Are you unable to get your mail-in ballot to a mailbox?

HAP volunteers can pick it up and put it in the mail for you! Call 970-249-4115 to request this if needed.

Get in your vote!

  • Your vote makes a difference! Hispanic voters have 15% of the voting voice in Colorado–use yours to shape your state!

Option 1: Vote early from home!

All registered voters will receive a mail-in ballot in the mail. Once completed, make sure you sign the ballot and mail it in the envelope provided. All ballots must be received by 7pm on Election Day to count, so mail it in early! If your address has changed, request a new ballot at least one month in advance so that you have enough time to receive and mail back a ballot. If you are a first-time voter in CO and voting by mail, you will also need to include a copy of one accepted form of ID if you did not provide this when registering. You can also drop off your ballot in a designated ballot drop box in your community.

Option 2: Vote in person on November 3rd!

Remember to bring the requested form of ID and to go to your assigned polling place. Need language assistance? When you arrive to vote, HAP interpreters will be available to assist in Spanish if you need it!

Census Participation

 Have you filled out the census form for your household yet? Forms are due September 30th!

In less than 15 minutes, you can fill out the census form here.

Why does this matter? Information from the last census helped Colorado to decide how much money to allocate to things like: Medicaid, SNAP, the School Lunch Program, health care centers,health insurance for children (S-CHIP), housing vouchers, and much more. By filling out your household’s census before September 30th, you will help to ensure a healthier, safer Colorado!

Interested in getting involved? 

 

Volunteer to...

  • Canvas homes to share literature with potential voters
  • Conduct phone and/or text outreach with potential voters
  • Drive voters to the polls on November 3rd 
  • Pick up and drop off sealed mail in ballots for voters who are unable to get to the ballot box on election day 

Take action on local issues!

Here are ways you can get involved locally to make positive change in your community:

  • Mobile Home Park campaign to improve local neighborhoods
  • State legislative campaigns to protect immigrants
  • Welcoming activities to build bridges between immigrant and U.S. born communities
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