Help Get Your
Friends to Vote
Join our community of people passionate about improving turnout. Captains connect with 10 people in their network and commit to providing them the support they need to vote in upcoming elections. Our organizers provide Captains with reminders and voting information to pass on to their voters. We coordinate using relational organizing software to make it convenient and easy to help your friends get involved.
We believe your voice is heard when your vote is counted, and that our country would be a better place if more people cast a ballot. That’s why we work to increase turnout in U.S. elections, with a focus on communities with historically low voting rates.
How It Works
Turnout Nation equips people who care deeply about voting - people we call 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 and Download the Empower app
Schedule an on-boarding session with one of our staff members to get started with our relational organizing software, Empower.
Enter Names of Your 10
Enter the names of 10 people, the 10 you’ll work with to ensure they vote.
Ensure They're Registered
If any of them are flagged as not registered, you’ll work with them to get registered - we’ll give you the info you need.
Inform & Energize
Talk with your 10 and get them to commit to voting. Our organizers will send out calls to action through the Empower app.
Become a Captain
Ready to get going? Join our community of volunteers - we call them Captains - and start making a difference in voter turnout today. We're working on getting our technology up to speed for easy on-boarding. In the meantime, please fill out our contact form and we will reach out with the next steps.
Our Approach Works Better
In randomized controlled trials, our method of friend-to-friend organizing was tested against traditional get-out-the-vote efforts, and blew them out of the water. Since then, we’ve continued to make waves:
10x more effective than door-to-door canvassing
Increases turnout by 13.2% - largest GOTV effect measured in 2 decades
Safe and effective even during a pandemic
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
Our founder, a pro-democracy activist, recognized that increased voter turnout means a more representative government, one that truly works “for the people.” He founded our non-profit to help ensure more American’s have their voices heard, and, in 2018, Turnout Nation went from concept to reality.
Help Increase Our Impact
The work we do is important, and it takes time and money. We need your help to increase our impact nationwide. Please consider making a tax deductible donation today through our fiscal sponsor, Social Good Fund.