Engaging America’s nonprofits in voting and elections.

Use these Election Day tools to assist and encourage voters on Tuesday, November 4th. Voters are more likely to participate if they believe turnout will be high, and your reminders can convince people to head to the polls.

While nonprofits cannot endorse or oppose candidates for office, they can engage their communities around ballot measures. Learn about the activities nonprofits can do on ballot measures with these resources.

Voting early by-mail or in-person is often more convenient than casting a ballot on Election Day. Learn about your options for voting early and request an absentee ballot.

Ballot Measures: What Nonprofits Can Do

Nonprofits can either 1) take a stand on a ballot measure and encourage a “yes” or “no” vote, or 2) provide neutral information on a ballot measure explaining what a “yes” or “no” vote means. Voters need a reason to go to the polls, and you can give them one by talking about the ballot measures under consideration–146 statewide ballot measures will be decided on November 4. Encourage voters to turn out by reminding them that they can have a direct impact on these issues simply by voting. Browse all of our ballot measure resources.

Nonprofits Get Out the Vote

You’ve been registering voters, but now it’s time start making sure they turn out to vote! Focus on sharing information about how and where to vote. Be prepared to answer questions about voting logistics and ask voters about their plans to cast a ballot. Research has shown that being asked to think about or visualize your plan to vote increases the chance that you will actually vote. Browse all of our nonpartisan get-out-the-vote resources for nonprofits.

What Nonprofit Staff Can Do

Nonprofit staff members often have questions about their personal involvement in political campaigns or work with candidates. Outside of work, employees are free to volunteer for candidate campaigns or engage in other partisan political activities. However, it is important to make clear distinctions between personal and professional efforts. Learn about nonprofit staff and elections.