Politics and Elections

Global Citizen Teams Up With HeadCount to Engage 1 Million Young Voters in 2020

By HeadCount on August 14, 2020

International advocacy organization Global Citizen and voter registration organization HeadCount announce a nonpartisan multi-year partnership to engage young Americans to check their status, register and vote. Through their joint initiatives, Global Citizen and HeadCount will mobilize support from artists, entertainers, media, corporations and nonprofit organizations, to give young Americans the tools to use their voice…

Power The Polls – Become a Poll Worker

By Tappan Vickery on August 3, 2020

The election will be here before you know it– and the country needs your help to make sure everyone who chooses to vote in person on Election Day can do so safely. There is a shortage of poll workers due to the coronavirus. Most poll workers are over the age of 60 and in the…

Vote With Pride

By HeadCount on June 8, 2020

This month HeadCount launches its Vote With Pride Center. The idea of the recourse center came from the Pride Centers of my youth that gave me and other LGBTQ+ people the tools to tackle simple things that we as a community had to think twice about or find an approach to that someone non-LGBTQ+ may…

United We Vote

By Andy Bernstein on June 4, 2020

HeadCount is a nonpartisan organization and civil rights are nonpartisan, too. We needed to say this earlier, and we didn’t. We’re saying it now. Black Lives Matter. Black Voices Matter. Black Votes Matter. To make our voices heard, we need more than those words. We need action, too. HeadCount has released the United We Vote…

Vote From Home During COVID-19: A Resource

By HeadCount on April 13, 2020

COVID-19 is changing everything across the world. While we drastically reduce our movement and stop holding mass gatherings– such as the concerts and festivals that anchor HeadCount’s work– our entire country is faced with new questions about how to support elections in the middle of a public health crisis.   The answers are in flux and…

Registering Voters at A Naturalization Ceremony

By Emily Gibbs on November 14, 2019

On November 5, I had the opportunity to register voters at two naturalization ceremonies in Manassas, VA. While these ceremonies represented an inspirational day away from the office for me, many of the naturalization candidates had been waiting years or decades for this moment.  The path to naturalization is difficult and confusing, to say the…

#TheFutureIsVoting

By Theo Munger on November 6, 2019

What do we think about when we think about the future? It’s always been more of an aspiration than an inevitability; in the future, my mom will say, please lock the door if you’re going to leave the house. Or, in the future just call me before you decide to foster six dogs and two…

Eight Quirky Statewide Referendums On Tuesday

By Alexandria McGurk on November 2, 2018

On Tuesday, November 6th America will vote on 435 House of Representatives seats, 35 Senate seats, 26 Governorships, and thousands upon thousands of state legislative seats. But 37 states are also voting on 155 state-wide referendums. Check out eight of the more interesting ones: California California has 11 overall propositions on the ballot for the…

Holding Lady Liberty’s Hand – A Poem for Voting

By Aaron Ghitelman on

The HeadCount blog is a forum for our community where we welcome all opinions and perspectives. Anyone wishing to write for the HeadCount blog may do so by emailing [email protected]    HOLDING LADY LIBERTY’S HAND   By Paul Lee   You would think that holding Lady Liberty’s hand Would be like holding a hand of stone….

The Future is Bright: Register Voters with Student Activists

By Jennifer Hartel on April 24, 2018

In my two years as a Team Leader for HeadCount I have had the absolute pleasure of registering voters at all types of concerts and events. One thing that I love about HeadCount is how fast and spontaneously an event can come together. This fast-paced planning happened once already this year with March for our…