In-Person Voter Registration Tabling Guidelines

Mandatory Guidelines

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    No indoor tabling allowed.

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    Masks & Distancing

    Masks will be required along with maintaining 6 feet from all event participants.

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    Compliance for all

    Ensure all event coordinators and volunteers are aware of safety guidelines, and ensure all participants are adhering to guidelines throughout the drive.

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    Outdoor tabling

    Outdoor Commons tabling is limited to the six Linden tabling locations.

    The Compass tabling is limited to two spaces, Hibbs and Shaffer.

    Park Plaza, Lawns, and Compass will be available for request but organizations are required to provide their own equipment (tables, chairs, etc.).

Strongly Recommended Guidelines

Refer to the National Voter Registration Day guide for comprehensive recommendations for preventing COVID-19 risks at in-person voter registration day events.

Please contact Nicole Patterson (nlpatterson@vcu.edu) with questions or concerns.

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    Prioritize Touchless Tech

    Prioritize touchless voter registration techniques: Use touchless digital resources such as QR codes that visitors to your event can scan with their smartphones to be directed to a voter registration site.

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    PPE & Sanitizing

    Plan for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and frequent sanitizing: Wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) when out in public can help stop the spread of the coronavirus. To make sure your staff and volunteers have proper protection, budget for supplies such as masks, hand sanitizer, gloves, sanitizing wipes, and single-use pens. Sanitize frequently.

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    Social Distance Planning

    Plan for social distancing: Purchase bright tape/stickers to demonstrate six feet of social distance, and plan for extra tables to create physical barriers that prevent people from getting too close.

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    Contingency Planning

    Have a contingency plan: Be prepared to pivot to a different type of event if conditions change on campus or in the local area.