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
Contact: [Your Point of Contact]
[Position in Organization]
[Nonprofit] Announces its Plans to Celebrate Vote Early Day
Community leaders will work to help [members of your community] cast their ballot early this fall.
CITY, STATE — Today [Nonprofit] 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]
On Vote Early Day (October 28), Friends of the Voter, a statewide nonprofit, will lead a “march to the polls.” Marchers will gather in front of the library at 123 River Road at 3:00 and then will march around downtown Smithville. The parade will end at the polling place at Smithville Courthouse where the marchers will have the chance to cast their ballot. People interested in joining can sign up on the Friends of the Voter Facebook page or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Nonprofit] 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 long lines, busy schedules, confusing election laws, and voter disinformation can prevent voters from casting a ballot. By celebrating Vote Early Day, [Nonprofit] is giving voters a fun and exciting reason to vote early and make sure their voices are heard.
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“When people vote early, they ensure that they have time to plan ahead for any obstacles that might get in the way of them making their voice heard.” said Sarah Smith, the Executive Director of Friends of the Voter. “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!”
[Nonprofit] is proud to be one of a rapidly growing number of nonpartisan organizations 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.
[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.