Government Post-Event Press Release

Government Post-Event Press Release

After your Vote Early Day celebration, send out a press release to let the media know about your success! This will boost your reputation in your community and remind anyone who wasn’t able to attend your event that they still have time to cast their ballot early. 


For Immediate Release

Date: October 27, 2023

Media Contacts:

Contact: [Your Point of Contact]

Email: [Email]

[Position]

[Government/Election Office] Celebrates Vote Early Day with [Most Press-Worthy Part of Your Event

 [Government/Election Office] is proud to join a national movement to help ensure that [members of your community] can make their voices heard in this year’s election

CITY, STATE — Yesterday, [Government/Election Office] hosted a [your event] to celebrate Vote Early Day. Through a [brief description of event], [# of attendees] were able to [cast their ballot/make a plan to vote/pledge to vote] in this year’s election. 

Example: 

Yesterday, the Johnson County Clerk’s Office partnered with the Smithville Civic Squad to host a festival at the ballot drop box at 123 River Road. The festival featured live music from local band “The Democracy Bunch,” and over 75 people attended and used the drop box to cast their ballot. 

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Example: 

“My friends and I had a great time at the festival,” said Chris Voter, a Smithville resident. “We had never used a drop box before, but the clerk’s office made it so easy for us to come by and cast our ballots early!” 

Vote Early Day is a holiday celebrated by thousands of partners across the nation to empower Americans to vote early and celebrate the act of casting a ballot. This is the [first/second/third/fourth] year that [Government/Election Office] has participated in this annual celebration. 

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Example:

“Our office wanted to celebrate Vote Early Day because we know that things often come up on Election Day that get in the way of people casting their ballot,” said Sarah Smith, the Johnson County Clerk. “By giving people a fun reason to vote early, we’re making sure that everyone has the opportunity to make their voices heard!”

[Government/Election Office] reminds those who have not yet cast their ballot in this year’s election that there are still opportunities to do so before Election Day. Learn more at voteearlyday.org [or your office’s website/resources].  

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About [Government/Election Office]

[brief paragraph about your organization 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.

If you have encountered a problem with voting, please call this national nonpartisan hotline: 866-OUR-VOTE.