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Voter Education and Outreach — Promote the Vote

The Promote the Vote program helps companies, retailers, nonprofits, educational institutions and government agencies get their communities ready to vote.

Our goal is to encourage voter participation and active citizenship, especially among people who are new to the process or who have a history of lower voter participation.promote-the-vote-icon

The program provides helpful resources, as well as materials available to order at no charge, detailed below.

Partnership Activities

Voter Registration Drives
Our staff can come register your employees and the public.
Also available is a voter registration drive news advisory to customize and issue to media to support your voter outreach efforts.

Workshops
Our staff can conduct a free workshop that takes first-time voters through the voting process.

National Voter Registration Day
National Voter Registration Day is an annual civic event. On Tuesday, September 23, 2014, thousands of organizations and citizens across the nation will join together to register voters.

Videos

It’s Election Year, Minnesota!” (2 minutes) — Animated, fast-paced video provides voters with an overview of the voting process. Share on websites, social media platforms, emails, other electronic communications, and show at events.

Get Ready to Vote!” (30 seconds) — Animated video provides overview of helpful voter tools at mnvotes.org. Share on websites, social media platforms, emails, other electronic communications, and show at events.

    • Coming soon in Hmong, Somali and Spanish.

Outreach Materials

“Vote 2014” voter information card (5.5”x 8.5”) — Highlights key election dates, eligibility requirements and important voter tools at mnvotes.org. Distribute to employees, clients or partners; provide quantities for local businesses, events and colleges.

“Vote 2014” voter information poster (8.5”x 11”) — Highlights key election dates, eligibility requirements and important voter tools at mnvotes.org. Post link online; print/email and distribute to employees, clients or partners; provide quantities for local businesses, events and colleges.

“Vote 2014” window cling (7”x 7”) — Colorful, self-adhesive cling promotes “Vote November 4” and mnvotes.org. Ideal for doors and windows at retailers, companies and campuses.

Voter Information Guides

Guide to Voting” — Details the voting process. Post link online; print/email and distribute to employees, clients or partners, and at events and on college campuses

Guide to Voting Absentee” — Details how to vote early with an absentee ballot. Post link online; print/email and distribute to employees, clients or partners, and at events and on college campuses.

Election Day Registration” — Details how to register to vote on Election Day. Post link online; print/email and distribute to employees, clients or partners, and at events and on colleges campuses.

Social Media Samples

Sample social media posts — Use in social media accounts to encourage voter participation.

Materials to Customize

Internal memos to employees (two options) — Send memo to employees in early October, prior to the October 14 pre-registration deadline, and again prior to Election Day November 4.

Newsletter articles — Customize and use in communication platforms (newsletter, website, etc.)

Voter registration drive news advisory — Customize and issue to media to support your business/organization voter outreach efforts.

Voter Registration Logos

Download logos to promote voter registration on your website and other communication platforms.

Last updated: 7/23/2014 10:24:33 AM