Announcing Your Celebration – Governments

Once you’ve figured out the details of your Vote Early Day celebration, send out a press release to let the public know about your plans! Make sure you include RSVP information so people can sign up to attend. 

 

For Immediate Release

Date: Month XX, 2022

Media Contacts:

Contact: [Your Point of Contact]

Email: [Email]

[Position]

 

[Government/Election Office] Announces its Plans to Celebrate Vote Early Day 

[Government/Election Office] will work to help [members of your community] cast their ballot early this fall.

 

CITY, STATE — Today [Government/Election Office] announced they will join thousands of organizations across the country in celebrating Vote Early Day on October 28. Vote Early Day is a civic holiday founded by national nonprofits, businesses, election administrators, and influencers to ensure that every American has the tools and knowledge to cast their ballot early for the upcoming midterm election and beyond.

[Insert your plans – include dates, times, and RSVP information for your activation]

Example

On Vote Early Day (October 28), the Johnson County Clerk’s Office will partner with the Smithville Civic Squad to host a festival at the ballot drop box at 123 River Road. The event will have lawn games and live music from local band “The Democracy Bunch” playing from 3:00-5:00pm. People interested in attending can sign up on the Johnson County Clerk’s Facebook page or by emailing doug@jcco.org.

[Government/Election Office] has a goal of helping XX voters cast their ballot before Election Day either at the in-person campus location for voting early, through a ballot drop box, or by mail. 

Over 220 million Americans have options to vote early by mail or in person, but factors like busy schedules and voter disinformation can prevent voters from casting a ballot. By celebrating Vote Early Day, [Government/Election Office] is giving voters a fun and exciting reason to vote early and make sure their voices are heard. 

[INSERT YOUR OWN QUOTE HERE]

Example:

“When people vote early, they ensure that they have time to plan ahead for any last-minute problems that might get in the way of them making their voice heard.” said Sarah Smith, Johnson County’s Deputy Clerk. “We are celebrating Vote Early Day to make sure everyone has the tools they need to cast their ballot this fall—and have a good time while doing it!”

[Government/Election Office] is proud to be one of a rapidly growing number of partners who have joined Vote Early Day to empower their communities. To learn more about Vote Early Day and how to join the movement, visit their website at www.voteearlyday.org.

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About [Government/Election Office]

[brief paragraph about your office and your mission]

About Vote Early Day

Vote Early Day is a nonpartisan movement of media companies, businesses, nonprofits, election administrators, and creatives working to ensure all Americans have the tools to cast their ballot early. Created in 2020, Vote Early Day has brought thousands of national and local partners together in celebration and activation to increase the number of people voting early. This collaborative, open-source model—similar to Giving Tuesday and National Voter Registration Day—ensures that millions more Americans take advantage of their options to vote early.