As trusted messengers, nonprofits are well positioned to help their communities participate and vote. Consider how your nonprofit can ensure that your constituents, staff, and community members have the assistance and information they need to vote on or before Election Day. Sometimes all it takes is a simple reminder. Whether you use in-person contacts, phone calls, social media, mailings, or other strategies, start by reviewing the seven principles of voter mobilization.
Ten Things to Do Before Election Day
Seven Principles for Getting Out the Vote
501(c)(3) Permissible Activities Checklist
Be a Poll Worker
Election Day Registration
What Nonprofit Staff Can Do
Webinars and Presentations
Voter Education and Get-Out-the-Vote for Nonprofits
In the final weeks leading up to the election, you should focus on both voter education and getting out the vote. Your organization can provide information about what's on the ballot, where and how to vote, or offer reminders that Election Day is approaching. Learn more about best practices for doing education and get-out-the-vote activities at your agency and in your community.
In Your State
Select your state to learn about voting, with current information from your state's elections officials on eligibility, how to register to vote or check your registration status, upcoming deadlines, and how to register under special circumstances.
Voter Pledge Card Samples
- Native Vote
- Minnesota Participation Project
- NACHC - Community Health Vote
- Michigan Voice
- Minnesota Planned Parenthood