Nonprofits may conduct a broad range of voter education activities as long as they are nonpartisan and do not to support or oppose a candidate. There are two basic types of voter education: the when, where, and how of voting; and learning what’s on the ballot. This page features nonpartisan activities common to the nonprofit and civic sector.
Your nonprofit can help the people you serve and your staff with information not always available elsewhere on when and how to register and to vote.
Voters want to know in advance what’s on their ballot. Nonpartisan ways to provide this information include distributing nonpartisan voter guides from a trusted partner or sample ballots from your state election office.
You should be more careful if your activity involves candidates. This would include a candidate forum, candidate questionnaire, or a communication referencing the candidates running. Make sure to treat all candidates neutrally and equally. Follow the guidelines discussed on the candidate forums page and questionnaires and voter guides page in this guide.