Our approach is practical, grassroots and cost-effective. Many community-based service organizations work directly with citizens who traditionally don’t exercise their right to vote and are uniquely positioned to reach into some of the city’s poorest communities to turn more citizens into voters.
Customized Neighborhood Voter Profile
Eligible and Registered Voters and Turnout for Targeted Neighborhoods
Who Represents the Neighborhood
Why Voting Matters
How to Conduct Nonpartisan Voter Activities
Developing a Voter Engagement Plan
Identifying opportunities to collaborate with local advocates and organizers
Providing templates for outreach materials such as I Pledge to Vote Cards
Designing a system to track and report on voter registration and turnout
Data and report documenting impact on turnout
For more information, call 212-894-3372 or email
Louisa Hackett, Director
Louisa founded Community Votes in 2013. Through her work at Community Resource Exchange providing consulting services to New York City nonprofit organizations, she recognized the assets direct service organizations have to turn more citizens into voters.
Board of Advisors
Emily Adams, Social Impact Consultant
Michael Greene, Greene Consulting: Violence Prevention, Program Strategies and Evaluation
Les Leopold, Executive Director and President, The Labor Institute
Monique Owens, Documentation and Learning Specialist, Open Buffalo
Photo by Karen Smul for the New York Community Trust
Louisa Hackett (left) of Community Votes trains Phipps Neighborhoods staff Yushu'a Smith (standing) and students to register and educate clients of this Bronx nonprofit.