Voting Resources

Here are some League of Women Voters specific or local Websites that provide valuable information.

How to Vote in Washington video:  click here

League of Women Voters election information  https://www.vote411.org/ 

Resources for Social Media:  https://www.lwv.org/league-management/talking-points-templates/2020-election-season-social-media-materials 

Talking Points on voting by mail:  https://www.lwv.org/league-management/talking-points-templates/talking-points-countering-attacks-related-vote-mail

Student Voters Guide: https://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/student-voting-guide/

First-Time Voters Guide: How to Cast Your Ballot in 7 Steps  https://www.publicservicedegrees.org/resources/student-voting-guide/

Voting in College – Common FAQs: https://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/voting-in-college/

State-by-State Voter Registration Guide: https://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/voting-by-state/

     
If you are interested in having some Be A Voter memorabilia or other Get out the Vote graphics, check out these two sources.
To purchase a face mask designed by Amy Peloff of the state League with Be A Voter graphic:

https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/53112496?ref=studio-promote  

Web page at Kitsap LWV with resources for all members to access:

Voter Registration/GOTV Resources page  

 

2020 ELECTION SEASON SOCIAL MEDIA MATERIALS from League of Women Voters of the United States

Join us in getting out the vote on social media this election season! Below, find sample posts and graphics for you to use leading up to election day. You may also use all the photos on the LWV Flickr site.  

Please feel free to tailor these messages to fit the elections in your community, as well as to promote the specific activities your League is carrying out this election season. 

In addition to this content, share information about the elections events you’ll be hosting. Don’t forget to take photos of your events and use those in your posts as well!

 

SAMPLE POSTS

Note: Hashtags help your content enter into larger conversations and garner visibility. Hashtags are most successful on Twitter, and should be used sparingly on Facebook. You should use the hashtag #2020Election—and please consider tagging @LWV, @LWVEdFund, and/or @VOTE411!

You should also use local hashtags specific to your state or community’s elections. For example, #FlaPol or #CAvote. Look on Twitter to see what other folks in your state or area are using!

VOTER REGISTRATION

  • The officials you vote into office determine policies on immigration reform, jobs, health care, education and more. Voting is your chance to choose and to weigh in on the issues that matter most to you—take a moment to register to vote now! Vote411.org/register
  • We each have the power to increase voter turnout. Register to vote & help others register, too! Vote411.org/register
  • Not sure if you’re registered to vote? Visit VOTE411.org/register to learn how to check your registration.
  • Registering to vote is the first step to participating in our election. Interested in setting up a voter registration drive? Learn how in our blog: http://bit.ly/2QkhlDe
  • Help ensure all Americans have an opportunity to participate in the upcoming pivotal elections. Ask your friends and family if their voter registration is up to date, consider volunteering with your local League, and share VOTE411.org with your networks.
  • Are you registered to vote? Make sure your voice is heard! Visit vote411.org/register for more info.
  • First-time voter? We've got you covered! Take a look at the @VOTE411 checklist: https://vote411.org/first-time-voter-checklist

VOTER EDUCATION

  • Wondering who will be on your ballot this Election Day? Visit VOTE411.org & enter your address to see the candidates and issues on your ballot.
  •  [STATE]’s early voting deadline is [DATE]! Visit VOTE411.org to learn the rules and get ready to vote.
  • Who’s on your ballot? Where is your polling place? What do you need to bring with you on #ElectionDay? If you can’t answer one or more of these questions, we’ve got you covered! Head to VOTE411.org for all of your voting and election info.
  • Getting the voting and #electionday info you need is easy. Go to VOTE411.org, enter your address, and we’ll do the rest.
  • Get ready to vote! Don’t hit the polls uninformed, check out VOTE411.org to see your personalized ballot.
  • Confused about election rules and regulations in [STATE]? VOTE411.org has the answers.
  • Election Day is just around the corner! It's not too late to visit VOTE411.org to get ready to vote: find your local voting rules, polling place hours, and who will be on your ballot.

GET OUT THE VOTE

  • Voting is your chance to take control of the future of your family and your community. Don't let anything keep you from voting—help make democracy work! 
  • Election Day is just [X] days away and we have all the info you need to hit the polls!  Spread the word to help make sure that your friends & family have everything they need to vote! VOTE411.org
  • We're counting down, and #ElectionDay is just days away! Are you ready to vote? Visit VOTE411.org now to view your personalized voter guide, check your local polling hours & get all the information you need to vote on Tuesday!
  • Every single vote matters. RT to remind your friends to vote on [DATE]. 
  • Voting is your chance to stand up for what matters most to you. Get all the info you need to vote at VOTE411.org

GRAPHICS

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Q.  How do I vote?

A.  Watch this fun video to find out just how simple and rewarding it is to vote in Washington State.

This video is a lighthearted demonstration on how to vote and the importance of voting in Washington State! It is brought to you by League of Women Voters of WA Education Fund.  We encourage you to share this video with friends and relatives and groups!  Special thanks to actors and media crew Dilang Duir and Juan Carlos Ruiz Duran. Filmed and edited by Jenna Mason Media LLC. 

Q. How powerful is my vote?

A.  Take a look at the LWVWA and Spokesman Review tabloid "YOUR VOTE"

Q. Do I need to be invited to join the LWV-TC?

A. No, you don't need an invitation. Anyone can become a member!

Q. Is the LWV for women only?

A. No, anyone age 16 and older may become a League member. Men are welcome and encouraged to join!

Q. What if I have had a felony conviction?

A. You can find out about when your right to vote is restored by visiting the Secretary of State's website, at this page:  

https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/voters/felons-and-voting-rights.aspx

 

 

VOTE411.org  Award    5/19/2020

WASHINGTON, DC—The League of Women Voters Education Fund announced today that VOTE411.org, its one-stop-shop for election information, has been named Best Government & Civil Innovation Website in the 24th Annual Webby People’s Voice Awards.

“We work to make critical election information more accessible to millions of voters every step of the way to the ballot box,” said Virginia Kase, CEO of the League of Women Voters Education Fund. “To win the Webby People’s Voice Award means so much because it is recognition from the public who value our site. This honor helps bring more visibility to VOTE411, a resource every voter can trust for accurate and unbiased information this and every election cycle.”

Click here to read more about this important award 

 

 


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