Utilize these sample get-out-the-vote scripts (email and telephone) to customize and send reminders to your social networks, people you’ve helped register, and other contacts. Research shows that sending these reminders are most effective in the final week or few days leading up to Election Day, but it’s a good idea to start planning your outreach now.
Sample GOTV Email Script:
Subject Line: Important Information before you Vote
(best if sent personally and/or in a mail merge with at least the first name of the recipient customized).
Election Day is almost here! Are you ready to vote?
You may remember that we helped you register to vote at [venue/your school] back in [September/October]. Now we’re reaching out to share some important tips for Election Day.
This may be the most important election of our lifetime and it is your chance to take control for your community and weigh in on the issues that matter most to you and your family. As voters, we all have an equal say in determining our future. That’s why it is so important to go cast a vote!
Here are a few important tips:
- If you need to find your polling place, please visit www.VOTE411.org and enter your address.
- At VOTE411.org you’ll also find a handy guide about the presidential candidates as well as information about your area’s candidates for [any offices your League has included in a VOTE411 guide].
- On Election Day, polling places are open in from XX am to XX pm.
- [IF required in your state ]At the polls, you’ll be required to show [an ID/utility bill/etc. ].
The leaders we elect will make decisions that affect your everyday life — your job, health care, energy costs, the economy and more. So don't sit this one out — join your friends and neighbors and make it count on November 6th!
If we can help answer any questions you have about the election process, please feel free to contact us at [LEAGUE CONTACT INFO]
Thank you for voting!
PS- Sign up to learn more about the League of Women Voters by [joining us on Facebook/signing up for our newsletter, etc.]
Sample GOTV Phone Script
(best if made starting a few days before or up until the night before the Election)
Hello, is [VOTER NAME] there?
Hi! This is [CALLER NAME] calling from the League of Women Voters of XX.
We helped you register to vote at [venue/your school] back in [September/October].
We wanted to thank you again for registering and wanted to remind you about the election on Tuesday Nov 6th.
Can we count on you to go vote on Nov. 6th?
Great! We’ve been calling other voters and it sounds like a lot of people in [COMMUNITY] will be voting this year. It’s an important election, and we’re so excited that you’ll have the chance to stand up for our community by casting a vote. Can I remind you of your polling place [you can look it up on VOTE411.org]?
Do you know when you might go to vote on Tuesday? In the morning, afternoon, evening? Do you have a plan for getting there?
OK, what other information can I provide to you to help make voting a little easier? I’d be happy to look up your polling place for you [on VOTE411.org] or tell you a little more about what to expect at the polls [have polling place hours, required ID info handy].
Can I answer any questions about voting?
Great! Again, thank you for your promise to vote this year.