Get Out the Vote

We’re one week from the Election so let’s first take this moment to say THANK YOU. Nonprofits like yours are the true engine driving nonpartisan voter engagement at the local level — engaging the voters that campaigns often overlook. Thank you for all of the hard work you have done to make sure the people you serve, your staff, and community have the information and tools they need to vote. 

In the days leading up to the election, we encourage you to add the election protection hotline to the vital information you’re already sharing. The election protection hotline is coordinated by the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights and gives people a number to call if they have questions or issues while voting. 

We not only encourage you to read and copy the information from the templates, we are asking you to do it! You can give us credit by tagging us in social media posts on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.


Templates
Email or Letter

Dear [Name of Recipient], 

We’re [Insert days] from Election Day on  November 3! If you have not voted yet, we want to make sure you have everything you need to cast a ballot. 

If you’re voting by mail…

This close to Election Day, we encourage you to drop off your ballot at designated ballot drop-off location or an appropriate voting site. You can look up a ballot drop location by visiting your state webpage or visiting canivote.org

If you’re voting in person…

Make a plan! Look up your ballot information, identify your polling site or vote center, and confirm your employer’s policy regarding  time off for voting. You can look up your polling site and ballot information at vote411.org.

Save and share this phone number

If you have questions or face difficulties voting, call the election protection hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683). Their election experts can help you deal with any problems you may face at the polls. 

If you are not eligible to vote in the general election, you can make a difference by sharing with friends! Thank you for participating in democracy! 

Sincerely, 

[Insert Organization Name]

Text Message
Hi! I’m [Insert Name] with [Insert Organization]. Do you have a plan to vote by November 3? Find your voting information at vote411.org and save 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683), the election protection hotline, in your phone in case you or anyone you know has problems at the polls. 
 
Facebook Post

We’re only [Insert number of days] from the election and you can still make a difference! 

Make your plan to vote if you can – vote411.org

Save the election protection hotline in your phone in case you or others have problem –  866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)

Share information about voting with your friends! 

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Twitter Post

We’re only [Insert number of days] from the election and you can still make a difference!

Make your plan to vote – vote411.org @vote411

Save the election protection hotline in your phone –  866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) @866ourvote

Share information about voting with your friends!

[Click here for social media graphics]

 

Webinar Chat

Election Day, November 3, is almost here! If you are eligible to vote, make sure you make a plan and look up your voting information at vote411.org and save the election protection hotline in your phone 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) in case you or anyone else has questions or faces problems at the polls.


Tips

866-OUR-VOTE is one of several election protection hotlines that are available. There are three other in-language hotlines that may better serve your audience. 

  • Spanish: 888-VE-Y-VOTA
  • Arabic: 844-YALLA-US
  • Multiple Asian languages: 888-API-VOTE

Provide information about what personal protective equipment voters want or need when they go to cast a ballot. Anyone voting in-person should wear a mask, carry hand sanitizer, and an activity like a book or phone game in case they have to wait.

Resources

In the week before the election, this tool can serve as a reminder for guidance on what people can do when Using Social Media to Promote Voting.

Have and share a time off to vote policy with staff so expectations are transparent. See our sample Time Off to Vote Policy here

Hang posters in your community or at an upcoming event! AIGA and Nonprofit VOTE partnered to bring cool designs to your voter engagement efforts.