Get Out the Vote!

We’re one week from the Virginia Primary 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. 

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

Check out our factsheet for the Virginia election here


Email or Letter

Dear [Name of Receiver],

We’re [Insert days] from primary Election Day on  June 8! 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 Primary Election Day, we encourage you to drop off your ballot at a designated ballot drop-off location or an appropriate voting site. You can look up a ballot drop location by visiting VA’s state webpage:

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

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! 


[Insert Organization Name]

Text Message

Hi! I’m [Insert Name] with [Insert Organization]. Do you have a plan to vote in the VA primary election on June 8? Find your voting information at 

Facebook Post

We’re only [Insert number of days] from the VA primary election on June 8 and you can still make a difference! 

Make your plan to vote here:

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!


Twitter Post

We’re only [Insert number of days] from the VA election on June 8 and you can still make a difference!

Make your plan to vote –

Share information about voting with your friends!



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

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

The Vote Ready Virginia branch of Engaging New voters is looking for 10-15 stellar local nonprofits to engage voters in their community July – November ahead of the Virginia statewide general election on November 2. You can find materials to help you share this information here: