Nonprofit VOTE has submitted comments to the IRS regarding proposed limits on the political activities of 501(c)(4)s. While the proposal takes important first steps to stop the rising abuse of 501(c)(4) nonprofits to channel large amounts of secret, undisclosed money into political campaigns, it wrongly re-classifies even nonpartisan voter engagement activities as partisan campaign intervention. Nonprofit VOTE urges the IRS not to create two definitions of nonpartisanship and to apply the same definition of partisan and nonpartisan activites to all 501(c) exempt organizations. Read our official comments.
The Presidential Commission on Election Administration has released a report with recommendations to improve the voting experience. The report comes after a six month examination that included public hearings and consultations with state and local election officials, academic experts, and organizations and associations involved in voting or election administration.Recommendations include the expansion of online voter registration, opportunities for early voting, the adoption of new voting technology, and more. Download the full report.
Along with our new site, we are excited to debut the web’s largest library of nonpartisan voter engagement resources! It’s easier than ever to find what you’re looking for to encourage voting, talk to candidates, and promote democracy. Browse all of our resources, or filter by topic, type, media, and language. Whether you want factsheets, guides to voter and candidate engagement, or turnout reports–it’s all there. It’s public. It’s free. Find a resource.