Help Your Friends Vote
Voting can be a powerful tool when enough people participate. Casting each individual vote can be very difficult. In these unprecedented times, having the help and encouragement of a trusted friend or family member can make all the difference. By being a part of this support network, you can inspire others to help people in their communities make their voices heard, 10 votes at a time. We're currently onboarding Captains in Georgia.
Our mission is to help raise voter turnout in the U.S. so the government
can better represent the people. We hope to create a supportive community of civically engaged Captains, who encourage people in their networks vote with our effective 10 friends method.
How It Works
Turnout Nation equips people who are passionate about voting, Captains, with the tools and info they need to mobilize their personal networks, and ultimately get more Americans to the polls. Your job, as a member of our community, is vital, but straightforward. Here’s how it works:
Get in Touch
Get in touch with our staff or join a training session to get started.
Enter Names of Your 10
Choose 10 people you
want to help vote.
Ensure They're Registered
If any of them are not registered, you’ll work with them to get registered - we’ll give you the info you need.
Inform & Energize
Respond to calls to actions from our Organizers and work with your 10 people to cast their vote leading up to the election.
Get out the vote in Georgia
We are currently able to support Captains in Georgia. We’re starting in states where victory margins are thin.
If turnout is low, there is a higher risk that the results won’t accurately represent the people. We hope to roll
out support for Pennsylvania next and eventually North Carolina, Arizona, Maine, Florida, Texas, Michigan, Minnesota, and Ohio. If you’re from these states and would like to be notified if we can support Captains in your state sign up to be notified here:
We hope to eventually expand Captains to all states. We think that being a Captain would be impactful everywhere, especially in getting more people out to vote in municipal elections.
You can be a volunteer Organizer with Turnout Nation from any state! Learn more:
According to a Scientific American OpEd, we showed “the largest impacts on turnout of any experimentally tested get-out-the-vote study in recent memory.”
There's no doubt about it that we're living through a scary time, but it's these times where I turn to my friends. During our FaceTime catchups, we laugh, share struggles, and ground one another. These are my people, and I want them to be represented. If people choose not to vote only a fraction of the population are making decisions that affect how we live, and that's the opposite of what democracy was made to be."
- Sofia from Massachusetts
“An order of magnitude” better than traditional methods”
- Don Green PhD Columbia
In randomized controlled trials, our method of friend-to-friend organizing was tested against traditional get-out-the-vote efforts:
10x more effective than door-to-door canvassing
Increases turnout by 13.2% - largest GOTV effect measured in 2 decades
Can be done safely online done during the pandemic
Our Approach Works Better
Help Increase Our Impact
Getting out the vote is important! We need your help to provide resources to Captains and Organizers. Please consider making a tax deductible donation today through our fiscal sponsor, Social Good Fund.