FilAm Vote

We need your help engaging the community to vote!

Recently, the U.S. Census Bureau released its latest American Community Survey (ACS) data, showing that there are an estimated 4,037,564 Filipinos in the United States.

But Filipinos are under-represented when it comes to civic participation. According to AAPI Data, only 59% of eligible Filipino voters were registered and only 50% voted in the 2016 election. Since 2002, NaFFAA’s non-partisan civic engagement program, “FilAm Vote,” has aimed to unite, build, and increase political empowerment through voter registration, voter education, voter protection, and Get Out The Vote (GOTV). In 2017, NaFFAA partnered with the New Virginia Majority Education Fund and registered more than 50 new voters, knocked on almost 1,000 doors, and made nearly 5,000 calls in less than 6 weeks for the November 2017 Virginia gubernatorial election.

In 2018, NaFFAA will continue its FilAm Vote program across the country during the 2018 midterm elections targeting key Filipino American states and districts. Click on a tabs below to learn more. 

  • Register to Vote

    Voter Registration Deadlines 

    All states except North Dakota require citizens to register if they want to become voters. Registration deadlines could be a month ahead before an election depending on your state. For example, Minnesota allows for same-day registration. Check the U.S Vote Foundation to find the registration deadline in your state.

    Register to Vote 

    Click here to register to vote. Click here to register if you’re Overseas or Military.

    Not sure if you are already registered? Here are some resources and deadlines to help you check.

    California
    Primary Election Deadline: February 18, 2020
    General Elections Deadline: October 20, 2020

    Hawaii
    Primary Election Deadline: July 9, 2020
    General Election Deadline: October 5, 2020

    Texas
    Primary Election Deadline: February 3, 2020
    General Election Deadline: October 5, 2020

    Washington
    Primary Election Deadline: March 2, 2020 by mail or online; March 10, 2020 by in-person
    General Election Deadline: October 5, 2020 by mail or online; October 26, 2020 in-person

    Nevada
    Primary Election Deadline: May 12, 2020 by mail or in-person; June 4, 2020 online
    General Election Deadline: October 6, 2020 by mail or in-person; October 29, 2020 online

    Illinois
    Primary Election Deadline: February 29, 2020
    General Election Deadline: October 6, 2020 by mail; October 18, 2020 online

    New York
    Primary Election Deadline: April 3, 2020
    General Election Deadline: October 9, 2020

    Florida
    Primary Election Deadline: February 18, 2020
    General Election Deadline: October 5, 2020

    New Jersey
    Primary Election Deadline: May 12, 2020
    General Election Deadline: October 13, 2020

    Virginia
    Primary Election Deadline: February 10, 2020
    General Election Deadline: October 13, 2020

  • Voter Protection

    Voter Protection

    As long as you’re a registered voter, you have the right to cast your ballot in any election. Constitutional amendments - such as the 15th (a citizen's right to vote based on that citizen's "race, color, or previous condition of servitude"), 19th (right to vote to citizens based on sex), and 26th (lowering the voting age to 18 years old) - are laws passed to expand and protect a US citizen's right to vote.  

  • Get Out The Vote

    Voter Education

    APIA Vote has resources on finding when your state's deadlines and polling locations are.
    Please visit http://www.apiavote.org/states and click on your state to learn more.


    There are two ways to vote: in person or by mail.

    In Person Voting

    Find your polling location!

    Mailing Your Vote

    “Unable to attend the official polling station? Cast an Absentee Ballot!”

  • Get Involved

    Share What You Are Doing

    Use the following hashtags on your social media
    #FilAmVote
    #MidTerms2018
    #MidTermsOnMyTerms
    #AAPIVoices

    Connect with a Local NaFFAA Region

    Talk to a regional leader near your area to get involved.

    FilAm Vote Events and Volunteer Opportunities Near You

    Nevada

    National Voter Registration Day, Sept. 25, 2018 at Seafood City Arroyo

    Virginia

    National Voter Registration Day at The Block VA, 4221 John Marr Drive, Annandale, VA 22003

    Click here to volunteer in Virginia.

 

Giselle Rushford

FilAm Vote
Champion
Giselle Rushford

FilAm Vote
Director & Manager
Jesse Vizcocho

FilAm Vote
Manager
TJ Simba-Medel

Angeles Jelly Carandang

FilAm Vote
Manager
Jelly Carandang

Juanito Amor

FilAm Vote
Coordinator
Juanito Amor

FilAm Vote
Manager
Krystle Canare