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Power of the Vote
9 Weeks from Election Day
In 2022, 435 House seats, 34 Senate seats, 36 governors, 30 attorneys general, 27 secretaries of state, & 6,166 state legislators are on the ballot. Voters across the country will weigh in on races for office and ballot measures, some in districts that have been redrawn since the 2020 census and many amidst changes to voting procedures due to the pandemic. Will participation surpass the 2018 midterm election turnout rate of 54% of voters? It depends on whether the people know the power of their vote.
The following templates are meant to help you and your nonprofit begin to engage your staff, volunteers, members, clients, and community as potential voters by lifting up the power of the vote. The templates also provide tangible steps for them to get involved in the democratic process.
Stay up-to-date with each week’s activation using our Election Countdown Communications Calendar add-on here!
Add your state races to the templates below. Find a list of statewide offices and ballot measures on Ballotpedia.
Localize the importance and impact of voting with statistics and turnout data. Use the Census Bureau’s Congressional District Voting Rates and Populations Characteristics visualizer to learn more about voters and how your district compares with others in the state.
Host a movie night or put out a movie recommendation list with films that highlight the importance of voting. Our favorites include John Lewis: Good Trouble, All the President’s Men, Selma, and Willie Velasquez: Your Vote Is Your Voice.
Email or Letter
Dear [Name of Receiver]
As of this email, we are about 9 weeks from the 2022 midterm elections that will be taking place across the country on November 8th. As the first federal election since the record-breaking voter engagement year of 2020, these midterms are an opportunity to continue the work of building a vibrant democracy here in [Insert Town/State/Community/Constituency etc.]
While 2021 may have been a comparatively slower election year, the 2022 midterms will determine the outcome of [add state-specific information here OR 435 House seats, 34 Senate seats, 36 governors, 30 attorneys general, 27 secretaries of states, and 6,166 state legislator seats, as well as scores of local elected officials and ballot initiatives]. These decisions will shape services and the quality of life in our community for years to come.
In an election year defined by so much direct democracy, decision-making power will be in the hands of those who show up. And that means doing our part to ensure the eligible voters in our community are registered and ready to hit the polls in 2022 and beyond!
Help us build a community of life-long voters by checking your voter registration status through Nonprofitvoter.org and helping a friend to do the same!
Hi! I’m [insert name] with [insert organization], and we invested in the power of your vote in the midterm elections on November 8th. We believe engaging voters is critical to our mission. You can visit vote411.org to see the races on your ballot, important dates, and information on the voting process.
Thank you for attending our [Name of event]. We at [your organization] are invested in the power of your vote in the midterm elections on November 8th. visit vote411.org to see the races on your ballot, important dates, and information on the voting process.
Sample Social Media
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One ballot, so many races. Which one will your voice impact? All of them! Whether you’re sending them to Washington DC or our own state capitol, elected officials work for us, and voters have the chance to hold them accountable with the power of the vote on November 8th.
The election is less than 9 weeks away, so start getting #VoteReady by visiting vote411.org to check out the races on your ballot this fall. Send the link to a friend so you can compare ballots.
Who gets a seat at the table? [Your state] voters will decide who sits in the House of Representatives on Nov 8. Check out this and other races on your ballot by going to vote411.org to get #VoteReady