Become a Captain

What does it mean to become a captain, you ask?

Our Captain community is made up of people who believe voting is essential to a healthy democracy, and are ready to take action to improve voter turnout. They actively work towards a future where more people are heard from, one where our government better represents the diversity of American voices. They’re individuals helping to return power to the people. They’re people just like you.

How it Works

Being a Captain starts with downloading the app and choosing your ten, but it’s much more than that. 

  • Spread the word: Use our app to send your 10 important voting info

  • Connect with your 10: Have conversations on why voting matters

  • Support your voters overcome any obstacles they face with registration or voting

  • Recruit other Captains and multiply their impact on voter turnout

  • Give us feedback so we can better serve our captain community

The Turnout Nation community provides support and tools along the way, but a lot of a Captain’s work happens organically, as Captains interact with their friends and family on a daily basis.

For Those that Want to Do More

Many of our Captains want to do even more, and often go on to become Organizers. Organizers are people who recruit other captains, multiplying their impact on voter turnout. They often turn to their personal networks or other groups that they’re part of, including organizations, community groups, religious communities, and more. 

Meet Our Captains


Location: North Carolina

Position: Organizer

Why do you think people aren’t turning out to vote? 

I think in today's society people have lost faith in the political system. I feel like it goes up and down depending on the candidate, but mostly I feel that people are not voting as much as they did in the 1960s or the 1970s and there were more constraints back then. The younger generation is like 'If I do it or don’t it, it doesn’t change anything,' but I feel like, even if you feel it doesn’t change anything, it’s your right, so why won’t you do it?

Join Us

Ready to get going? Join our community of volunteers  and start making a difference in voter turnout today. 


Turnout Nation is a fiscally-sponsored project of The Social Good Fund, a 501(c)3 organization. We're not-for-profit and nonpartisan. Turnout Nation equips people who care deeply about voting - people we call Captains - with the tools and info they need to ultimately get more Americans to the polls. 


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