Vote.org Blog

November 15, 2022Younger voters just shaped the midterm elections. Why this will be the new normal.

In critical states like Florida, Georgia, Michigan and Nevada, the youngest generation of voters headed to the polls at their second-highest rate for a midterm in 30 years.


October 28, 2022The Art of Neighborhood Diplomacy

How to help neighbors get out the vote


October 11, 2022Vote.org Applauds Judge’s Decision to Open More Polling Locations in Texas

Decision comes on the deadline for Texas voters to register to vote in the midterm elections


October 11, 2022Key Voter Registration Deadlines Coming Up Across the Country

Over the next few weeks, key deadlines will come up in states from coast to coast, including in some of the states with the smallest margins of victory in the 2020 election.


September 06, 2022Vote.org Launches $10 Million “Vote Ready” Midterms Campaign to Register and Turn Out Young Voters

IamVoteReady.org will engage more than 4 million younger voters, via registrations, absentee ballot requests, and voter resource tools by Election Day


August 19, 202280 days from midterm elections, Vote.org is more prepared than ever to reach voters

Vote.org has reached more voters than ever before, exponentially expanded its team and broken internal records on philanthropic fundraising, strengthening its efforts to ensure younger Americans and voters of color turn out to vote this November and beyond.


July 08, 2022Vote.org Responds to Wisconsin Supreme Court Ruling Restricting Access to Voting

Vote.org responds to the news that the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled against the use of drop boxes for absentee ballot submissions, restricting access to the ballot box.


June 23, 2022BREAKING: Vote.org and NAACP Announce Partnership to Mobilize Black Voters Across the Country Ahead of 2022 Midterms

Vote.org will provide digital voting tools and training to the NAACP's network of over 2 million activists and leaders in all 50 states


June 17, 2022BREAKING: Vote.org and Elias Law Group Lawsuit Succeeds in Striking Down “Wet Signature” Law in Texas

The law, which forced voters to provide a copy of their voter registration application with their original signature, has been permanently enjoined


January 20, 2022Vote.org Vows to Register More Voters of Color and Voters Under 40, Following Senate Inaction

Statement from Andrea Hailey, CEO of Vote.org, in response to yesterday’s Senate vote to block the Freedom to Vote John R. Lewis Act from advancing to a final passage vote:


August 25, 2021Vote.org Statement on U.S. House Passage of H.R. 4, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

Members of the United States House of Representatives successfully pass H.R. 4 the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Now the Senate must act.


August 18, 2021Vote.org + When We All Vote Continue to Lead Corporate Engagement on the Urgent Need for Federal Voting Rights Legislation

Modern businesses cannot thrive without a free and fair democracy. Thank you to each business leader who joined our first corporate update call, identifying the nuances of current state and federal legislation, and what needs to be done to keep pressure on Congress to ensure the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act are passed.


March 08, 2021What is the For the People Act?

The House of Representatives has passed the For the People Act, a landmark democracy reform package that will expand and protect voting rights.


November 13, 2020Vote.org breaks voting records across the United States in 2020

We serve the hardest to reach voters, the people our election systems are designed to leave behind. And this year we reached more underserved, first-time voters than any other voting platform.


July 21, 2020Vote.org Doubles Down on Paid Time Off To Vote

Vote.org was founded on a simple principle: democracy is a cause worth fighting for. That’s why our team is committed to eradicating any and every barrier standing between Americans and our electoral process.


May 27, 2020The Truth About Vote by Mail

In these uncertain times, voting needs to be as safe, secure, and easy as possible. At Vote.org, we believe that no American should have to put their health at risk to vote. That's why we strongly encourage election officials at the federal, state, and local levels to adopt policy changes that would allow any voter to safely cast a ballot this November by expanding everyone and anyone's opportunity to vote by mail.


April 23, 2020Vote.org & the 2020 Election - Part 1

Vote.org is here, working for voters. This is not a moment, or just a movement. This is a mission. In these uncertain times, our commitment to helping all voters navigate the rapid and unprecedented changes in voting in 2020 has not wavered. In particular, we know the barriers our most vulnerable populations face, and we are focused on ensuring that COVID-19 is not leveraged to further disenfranchise any voter. No one should ever have to choose between their health and participating in democracy. We’ve done the work to foster the relationships, collaborations, and the partnerships that will help voters cast their ballot during this crisis.


April 10, 2020Turning COVID-19’s Threat into Democracy’s Blessing

In a few short weeks, COVID-19 has upended life as we know it. This is understandable, given the threat this virus poses to our health. Less understandable is the upending of our election process, which undermines the very foundation upon which our nation was built: a shared commitment to strengthening America’s democratic process.


September 20, 2018Voter suppression exists, it’s blatant, and Vote.org is fighting back.

In 2010, almost 100 billboards popped-up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin warning citizens that “voter fraud is a felony.” The billboards were paid for by an anonymous private family foundation (Clear Channel declined to identify the buyer), and they appeared primarily in low-income black and brown neighborhoods.


December 13, 2017Invest in Voters of Color

“Once a Long Shot, Democrat Doug Jones Wins Alabama Senate Race.” That’s the headline the New York Times is running on Election Night. The postmortems of this election promise to be interesting, but let’s be clear about the reason for last night’s historic result: black voters. Early voting data shows that black voters turned out at 2016 Presidential levels all across the state.


November 02, 2017Modernizing voter registration is an easy call for cost savings

Red and blue states alike are adopting automatic voter registration and online voter registration because they encourage voter participation, clean up the rolls and secure our system. Beyond that, online voter registration and automatic voter registration present significant cost savings for the states. We set out to determine how much money states could save by modernizing their elections by surveying election officials in 34 states.


October 19, 2017Can text messages save democracy?

Chances are you’ve seen a young person standing in the sweltering sun, holding a clipboard and trying to register people to vote. If so, you have firsthand experience with “site-based voter registration” — one of the most common forms of voter registration in the United States. Site-based registration is expensive, time-consuming, and a bit unpleasant for all involved. But thanks to the antiquated nature of voter registration in America, site-based registration dominates the civic engagement space.