Showing posts tagged with: "Voting Information"

Tuesday is Election Day . November 3, 2014

Elections are decided by turnout. In the next 36 hours, a personal reminder and help navigating the voting process from you and your nonprofit can make a difference. Answering one question can turn a non-voter into a voter. Share these four essential voting tools with your staff, partners, and the people you serve. 1. Find My Poll The Pew Voting Information... read more

2014 State Voter Hotlines . October 24, 2014

The National Association of Secretaries of State has compiled a list of state-specific helplines and toll-free numbers for the 2014 midterm election. These voter hotlines are available in addition to the national resources 866-OUR-VOTE and 888-VE-Y-VOTA.   State Voter Hotline Alabama  1-800-274-VOTE (8683) Alaska  1-866-952-VOTE (8683) Arizona  1-877-THE-VOTE... read more

NCSL Launches Elections Administration Research Database . June 26, 2014

This week, the National Conference of State Legislatures launched their Elections Administration Research Database. The database houses more than 1,900 reports dating back to 2000 that address a wide range of elections topics including election costs, voter ID, and online voter registration. The reports reflect a variety of perspectives, ranging from... read more

Online Voter Registration Live in Connecticut . February 25, 2014

As of last week, Connecticut’s online voter registration website is live. Online registration is just one of Connecticut’s election modernization efforts authorized by 2012 legislation. Election Day Registration was recently implemented in Connecticut’s 2013 municipal elections. Currently 19 states allow for full online registration... read more

Pew Poll Reveals Inconsistent Knowledge About Elections . January 16, 2014

A new poll from The Pew Charitable Trusts indicates that many voters are not well-informed about election policies.   Among registered voters living in states with early voting: 11% did not realize that their state offered the option of voting early. 11% were unsure whether early voting was available in their state. Among registered voters living... read more

Get Out the Vote Tools for 2013 . October 9, 2013

Currently, 44 states have voter registration lookup tools and 48 have polling place finders. Wouldn’t it be great if this (and other) election information was available in one place? You’re in luck, it is! Visit our 50 state map to: Find Your Poll Check Your Voter Registration Learn About Voter ID Requirements You can also access other... read more

Four Reasons to Get Involved in Local Elections . February 8, 2013

Although local elections lack the prominence of presidential races, they are a great platform for nonprofits to begin or to expand their voter engagement efforts. Participation tends to be lower in local races because many voters don’t understand the offices, know who the candidates are, or because there is less campaigning. Your nonprofit can... read more

Your Election Day Toolbox . November 1, 2012

Be prepared to assist and encourage voters on Tuesday. Voters are more likely to participate if they believe turnout will be high, and your reminders can convince people to head to the polls. Advertise polling hours prominently on your website and in your lobby. Find yours with our 50 state map and download a “Vote November 6th” poster. Use... read more

Google Polling Place Finder: Now Live! . October 31, 2012

Find your polling place! November 6th is just a week away–get the tools you need for a successful Election Day. Whether you’re helping people find their polling place or looking for last minute get-out-the-vote resources, ensure you’re prepared for Election Day! Google Poll FinderThe 2012 Google Poll Finder tool is now live! It uses... read more

Get Your 2012 Web Badge! . June 7, 2012

Want to promote the 2012 election without completely redesigning your website? Add our new badge to your site! It’s an easy way to share information about the upcoming election and to show that your nonprofit supports voter participation. We have designs for all 50 states that direct visitors to state-specific registration deadlines and requirements,... read more

County Elections Websites Need Improvement . April 10, 2012

In an average year, there are over 5,000 local ballot measures on ballots across the country However, Ballotpedia recently reviewed 738 county election websites and found that as many as 32% don’t display information on local ballot measures. The study reviewed 738 county election websites in 11 states–about 24% of the nation’s 3,143... read more

Partner Spotlight: NASS . March 14, 2012

Since 2010, Nonprofit VOTE has been an official voter participation partner of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS). NASS is the nation’s oldest nonpartisan professional organization for public officials and serves as a medium for the exchange of information between states and fosters cooperation in the development of public... read more

Yesterday’s Webinar Materials . January 27, 2012

Thank you to everyone who joined yesterday’s webinar, Plan Ahead: Building a Voter Engagement Timeline for 2012! If you have additional questions for our featured presenter, Jeff Narabrook of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, you can contact him directly at The webinar is now available on YouTube along with... read more

November 2011 Election Resources . November 4, 2011

Many voters will be heading to the polls on Tuesday. Make sure you’re prepared for Election Day and know where you’re voting, what’s on the ballot, and where to turn if you have questions. Remember that you may be able to cast your ballot early either in-person or by mail, depending on where you live. Remind your friends and family... read more

November 2011 Election Roundup . November 2, 2011

Yesterday was Election Day in Colorado, although voters in most states and municipalities will not be heading to the polls until next Tuesday, November 8. However, Colorado is not the first state to kick off election season a little early. Gubernatorial and State Legislative ElectionsLouisiana has already (re)elected Governor Bobby Jindal in a nonpartisan... read more

October Webinar Recap . November 1, 2011

Thank you to everyone who joined last Thursday’s webinar, States Move to Restrict Voting: How Nonprofits Can Protect the Right to Vote. And a special thanks to Megan Donovan and Ellis Jacobs for sharing their expertise with us. The presentation and associated materials are now available: Watch the presentation online (with audio) or download... read more

Voter Beware! . October 27, 2011

Halloween’s approach means that the polls will soon be open—and in some states already are. While young trick-or-treaters are dreaming about candy, scary stories, and haunted houses, their parents are contemplating more practical matters. Do you know our home phone number? Who will you be out with? What’s your trick-or-treating route? Safe... read more

The Top 5 State Voter Information Websites . May 26, 2011

Earlier this week we talked about what states are (or aren’t) doing to make voting information more accessible online. To that end, we have reviewed each state’s voter information site and picked our favorites based on clarity, accessibility, and comprehensiveness. The best sites let users register online, check their registration status,... read more

State Voter Information Pages: The Good, the Bad and the Outdated . May 24, 2011

We recently took stock of each state’s official voter information page in an effort to find out what states are doing to increase voter participation. While every state site offers some information to voters, there are huge disparities in the content and quality of that information. Some sites offer conveniences like online voter registration... read more

Google Launches Election Website . August 19, 2008

Google Inc has launched a 2008 election website and three new applications that Google argues will help voters get political information online. “We will be helping voters find information online and helping the parties themselves to connect with voters and draw them in,” said Bob Boorstin, director of corporate and policy communications... read more