What We Do

About VoteRiders

VoteRiders is a non-partisan, non-profit organization with a mission to ensure that all citizens are able to exercise their right to vote. VoteRiders informs and helps citizens to secure their voter ID as well as inspires and supports organizations, local volunteers, and communities to sustain voter ID education and assistance efforts.

Kathleen Unger founded VoteRiders in 2012 as a direct response to the increasing number of stringent voter ID laws across the country.

Today, our team works alongside more than 500 partner organizations and thousands of volunteers (including an army of pro bono lawyers) across the country.


 

Our programs and services fall into three main areas:

 

INDIVIDUAL VOTER ASSISTANCE

We provide information about voter ID requirements for every voter in every state, via our nationwide toll-free Voter ID Helpline (844-338-8743), online resources, and our on-the-ground teams. We assist voters who need to obtain an ID to vote in their state, including:

  • covering the cost of required documents (birth certificates, Social Security cards, name-change court orders, etc.),
  • arranging transportation to their local DMV to secure voter ID
  • pro bono legal assistance with documentation

VOTER ID EDUCATION

We inform people about voter ID requirements so that they have confidence their vote will count. We bring clarity to the widespread confusion about voter ID and its relationship to voter registration and other voting rights issues. We highlight developments in voter ID laws, their implementation, and their consequences. This includes our outreach through traditional and social media.

PARTNERSHIPS

We partner with local organizations to find, inform, and help voters with voter ID, especially those most at risk of losing their right to vote. Our Partner Organizations are crucial to the work we do. Their community connections and volunteer programs multiply and sustain our impact across the country. In our experience, the most effective way to organize to assist voters is to support local VoteRiders Voter ID Coalitions that include on-the-ground organizations, local election, as well as other government officials, community institutions, and businesses (like taxi companies).

 


 

Organizational Information

 

TAX STATUS

VoteRiders was incorporated as a non-profit organization in California on April 6, 2012. Contributions to VoteRiders, a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, are deductible for computing income and estate taxes. VoteRiders’ tax ID EIN is 45-5081831.

FINANCIALS

VoteRiders adheres to the highest standards of nonprofit accountability, earning a Bronze Seal of Transparency from Guidestar.

MAILING ADDRESS

171 Pier Avenue, Suite 313
Santa Monica, CA  90405