Staff in direct service programs — such as food banks, shelters, early childhood and youth programs, and community and civic organizations — can play a key role in making democracy work better.
The “Why Vote?” Tool provides a quick and effective way for direct service providers to conduct nonpartisan voter engagement with people who use their services.
The tool is one sheet of paper, double sided, that takes about five minutes to go through. It lets people see the connection between the services they receive and decisions made by elected officials, and it helps build a sense of urgency to vote. By using the tool, people name for themselves the value of voting.
This “Why Vote?” toolkit has everything you need to start using the “Why Vote?” Tool.
In the toolkit you’ll find:
- The “Why Vote?” Tool
- The “Why Vote?” Tool video walkthrough (web only, no download)
- A one-page overview of the “Why Vote?” Initiative
- A user guide for the “Why Vote?” Tool
- A brief explanation of how and why the tool works
- Links to more information about voting (web only, no download)
You will also find translations to Spanish of:
- The “Why Vote?” Tool (Recurso para votantes “¿Por qué votar?”)
- The user guide for the “Why Vote?” Tool (Guía del usuario “¿Por qué votar?”)
- The “Why Vote?” Tool video walkthrough (¿Por qué votar?”, video de la herramienta paso a paso – solo online)
You can download each item in the toolkit individually. To access them, register here for free.
The Right Question Institute is committed to providing free resources to make democracy and education work better. Learn more about the “Why Vote?” Initiative.