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A 2016 report from the Knight Foundation that looked at non-voters found that most non-voters felt they did not have enough information to cast a ballot. This disparity was even larger for 18 to 24-year-olds.
This is why we feel it is important to share information with potential voters about what races and ballot initiatives they can expect to see when they vote. The templates below share information about where and how people can look up ballot information.
While you share options for voting, remember to keep information in plain language and that mail-in ballots are not accessible for everyone.
Not only are we encourage you to read and copy the information from the templates, we’re also asking you to do it! You can give us credit by tagging us in social media posts on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.
The election is 3 weeks away so there’s plenty of time to learn about what’s on your ballot. By researching the candidates and initiatives you can expect to see, you can make sure you’re prepared well ahead of Election Day.
Find out what’s on your ballot with BallotReady: www.ballotready.org
Go to BallotReady’s website, type in your address, and you will be directed to information about your next election with an option to opt in to email reminders when new ballot information is available.
Thousands of potential voters across the country cite not knowing what’s on their ballot as a reason for not voting in elections. You can help make sure people show up on Election Day by being prepared and sharing information or tools like BallotReady with your friends, neighbors, and community ahead of Election Day. Go ahead! Forward this email to three friends or family members right now so they can find their ballot information.
Can’t vote? No problem! Sharing information like how to find what’s on your ballot and other important election information with voters is a great way to get involved.
Hi, I’m [Name of Sender] with [Name of Organization]. Do you know what’s on your ballot? Find out today at ballotready.org and tell three friends how they can find their ballot information too!
Are you ready to #voteinformed? Visit @ballotready voter guides to find out what candidates and referendums are on your ballot this November: www.ballotready.org
Feeling #voteready and want to help others find their ballot information? Like and share our post with your network!
Step 1: Get #voteinformed today by visiting @BallotReady voter guides: www.ballotready.org
Step 2: like and retweet to help followers in your network get #VoteReady
While we highlighted BallotReady’s lookup tool, there are other resources that you may prefer to use when inviting people in your network to look up their ballot information. Consider checking out www.vote411.org for a different interface