While the pandemic may prevent us from being politically active in real life, it won’t stop us from mobilizing online. As states delay primaries and switch to vote-by-mail systems, giving voters a virtual support network is vital. By becoming a Captain or Voter Turnout Volunteer, you can work with us remotely to get more people to the polls in November 2020 and beyond.
Become a Captain:
We are rolling out support first for Captains in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Virginia, and Minnesota but anyone is welcome to become a Captain in their state. Being a Captain is easy! All you have to do is:
- Input 10 names of people you know into our App: These connections will ideally all be from one state as Captains guide them through the specific registration and voting procedures.
- Contact all eligible voters as soon as you become a Captain: Reach out to eligible voters as quickly as possible to help resolve any issues with registration and to identify who might be interested in becoming Captains themselves. Our goal is for your voters to vote, regardless of who they vote for, so be sure not to mention a candidate or party. If voters ask who you are voting for, you can tell them, but emphasize that Turnout Nation is a non-partisan organization.
- Send reminders before early voting starts: Creating a plan with your voter will ensure you’re working through any questions or identify difficulties ahead of election day. Encourage your voters to vote early if your voters’ state allows it.
If you're interested in becoming a Captain, sign up on our android/ios app or website and input your names.
Become a Voter Turnout Volunteer:
Turnout Nation is looking for volunteers to help us remotely with research so we can support our captains with up-to-date state specific information as election dates near. Sign up with our volunteer questionnaire.