Talking to your clients and constituents about voting doesn't have to be complicated. There are a variety of approaches you can take, and any number of activities that you can conduct, both large and small. But there are a few things you should consider before you get started.
A Voter Participation Starter Kit
The Starter Kit offers an introduction to nonpartisan voter registration, voter education, and get-out-the-vote work. It emphasizes how to integrate voter engagement into your organization's ongoing activities and services--addressing clients and constituents, as well as staff, volunteers, and board members. Each section highlights basic principles and sample activities to help you select easy and effective strategies that will work for you. It also includes special one-page sections on engaging candidates, working on ballot measures, becoming a poll worker, and more. This kit was updated in 2012.
Getting Started with Voter Engagement
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Webinars and Presentations
The next election will be here soon, and it's time to start thinking about your nonprofit's plan for registering, educating, and engaging voters. Learn about when, where, and how to incorporate voter engagement activities into your work. We'll also help you develop and tailor a voter engagement timeline for your organization. Start building your voter engagement plan now!
Getting Started at Nonprofit Voter Engagement
This introduction to nonprofit voter engagement work covers the basics-: voter registration, voter education, candidate engagement, get-out-the-vote efforts and how to stay nonpartisan. The discussion focuses on ways maximize your impact while integrating outreach into services you already provide. Learn more and make sure your nonprofit is ready for the next election!
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.
Widgets and Badges
Place a Nonprofit VOTE badge on your website to show your support for voting and to share information about the upcoming election. Pick a widget or badge that works for you!