Local chapters of Humanity+ are autonomous, and members of H+ chapters do not have to join Humanity+. However, recognized chapters may collect dues for membership, and may purchase voting (supporting) memberships in Humanity+ for their local members who desire them at half the usual amount. To be recognized as a Humanity+ chapter, groups must appoint a leader or liaison to Humanity+, and submit a Chapter Registration Application to Humanity+ defining the chapter and the geographic area to be served (if any; chapters may also serve occupational or interest groups). Local groups seeking recognition as chapters must have at least three basic members, and one voting (supporting or sustaining) member. Members of Humanity+ are not automatically members of any local chapters of Humanity+ however; local chapters may have additional membership dues and requirements. Liaisons should subscribe to the general discussion list and any local Humanity+ list for their area.