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Community Votes

42 Broadway, 20th Floor

New York, NY 10004

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Community Votes Theory of Change

Nonprofit staff recognize encouraging voting is important 

Voter engagement is an organizational strategy 

Voter turnout increases and elected officials are more responsive to community concerns

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Working Assumptions

  • One-on-one conversations are the most effective method to mobilize people to vote

  • Staff delivering social services reach many people who typically do not vote

  • Voter registration, education and get-out-the vote activity can be incorporated into existing activities

 

2016 General Election Results

READY

   39 Organizations and 180 staff trained 

   97% report encouraging voting is important

SET

   5 Organizations - 1,048 voters contacted

   3 Organizations - 2,447 voting reminder calls

   5 Organizations - voter engagement a priority

 

GO

   7% higher rates compared to neighbors  

Read: Nonprofit Vote 2016 Study Engaging New Voters

   Read: How Three New York City Nonprofits Mobilize Voters 

  

2016 General Election Results

READY

   39 Organizations and 180 staff trained 

   97% report encouraging voting is important

SET

   5 Organizations - 1,048 voters contacted

   3 Organizations - 2,447 voting reminder calls

   5 Organizations - voter engagement a priority

  

 

2014 Midterm Election Results

 

READY

      7 organizations and 152 staff trained

   90% report encouraging voting is important

 

SET

   5 Organizations - 460 voters contacted

   4 Organizations - voter engagement a priority

 

GO

   Voters turned out at a rate 13 points higher than the average voter

   Read: 2014 Case Studies 

   Read: Community Votes and Jacob Riis Settlement in the New York Times