On November 4th voters will decide the fate of 146 statewide ballot measures in 42 states. While nonprofits cannot endorse or oppose candidates for office, they can engage their communities around ballot measures. Your efforts for or against a ballot measure are considered lobbying not electioneering. Therefore, your nonprofit can:
- Take a stand on a ballot measure and encourage a “yes” or “no” vote.
- Provide neutral information on a ballot measure explaining what a “yes” or “no” vote means as a nonpartisan education activity.
Voters need a reason to head to the polls and you can give them one by talking about the ballot measures under consideration. Encourage voters to turn out by reminding them that they can have a direct impact on the issues simply by voting. Help voters feel more confident by providing a sample ballot to take to the polls.
Use these ballot measures resources:
- Read the Nonprofits and Ballot Measures factsheet (Spanish).
- Review Ballotpedia’s list of 2014 statewide ballot measures.
- See a sample ballot for your statewide ballot measures and offices.
- Browse all of Nonprofit VOTE’s ballot measure resources.
Election Day is just two weeks away! Use ballot content to motivate voters in your community.