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.
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.
Help Your Friends Vote
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
Schedule an on-boarding session with one of our staff members to get started.
Enter Names of Your 10
Enter the names of 10 people you’ll work with to ensure they vote in our relational organizing software.
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 for volunteer virtual meetings and social media challenges that you can opt in to.
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:
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
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 provide resources to Captains and Organizers. Please consider making a tax deductible donation today through our fiscal sponsor, Social Good Fund.