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.
Virginia Voter Registration Deadline: Monday, October 15, 2018
Check if you are registered at the Virginia Board of Elections
Virginia General Elections: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
New Jersey Voter Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Check if you are registered at the New Jersey Department of State
New Jersey General Election: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Michigan Voter Registration Deadline: Sunday, October 7, 2018
Check if you are registered at the Michigan Board of Elections
Michigan General Election: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Nevada Voter Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Check if you are registered at the Nevada Board of Elections
Nevada General Elections: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Texas Voter Registration Deadline: Sunday, October 7, 2018
Texas General Elections: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
California Voter Registration Deadline: Monday, October 22, 2018
Check if you are registered at the California Board of Elections
California General Elections: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
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.
- Know specific voting rights in your state and review voting rights resources.
- Click here to report incidents with your voting experience online.
- Learn about new voting restrictions in your state.
- Take steps to make an informed choice.
Get Out The Vote
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!”
Share What You Are Doing
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FilAm Vote Events and Volunteer Opportunities Near You
National Voter Registration Day, Sept. 25, 2018 at Seafood City Arroyo
National Voter Registration Day at The Block VA, 4221 John Marr Drive, Annandale, VA 22003