The 2012 election season is just beginning! Encourage voter participation for local, state or national elections with a local campaign to inform and educate—not about the candidates, but on the election process itself.
We all know politics is one of the touchiest subjects there is, but an education-based approach to the election process provides people with essential information on where and when to vote. Efforts to promote voter registration, educate about the election process and what to expect at polling places is especially useful for first-time voters, or those who are new to the area and might not know the procedure for your municipality.
City Government 101
Most people understand the role of the mayor or sheriff, but you may consider holding an “election day preview” meeting in conjunction with the local newspaper or library that explains the lesser known offices being voted on (what exactly does a “city clerk” do?), the length of the terms served, and other helpful information to take into account before election day.
Imprinted bookmarks with voting dates and polling locations are low cost and easy to send via direct mail or hand out door-to-door by voter registration task forces. Identify volunteers with custom buttons or imprinted lanyards to set community members at ease.
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