Eligible voters in Georgia are being asked to make one final push to the polls for the Senate runoff election on January 5.
Our “Why Vote?” Tool is a free, nonpartisan resource that can increase people’s motivation and determination to vote — especially for people who don’t vote regularly.
DJ Sims, from Georgia Justice Project, collaborated with us to develop an adaptation of the tool for the Georgia runoff election. It has the people of Georgia — and issues they care about — in mind.
You can download the Georgia “Why Vote?” Tool below and use it immediately to spark conversations in your community about the importance of voting.
Click here to watch a recording of our webinar with DJ Sims talking about the “Why Vote?” Tool – Georgia and best practices for engaging potential voters.
About the “Why Vote?” Tool
RQI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization, and we developed the “Why Vote?” Tool as a way to engage new and non-regular voters.
It’s simple to use, and it makes a great conversation starter. The “Why Vote?” Tool allows individuals to:
1) Identify issues and services that are important to them.
2) Draw the connection between those services/issues and decisions elected officials make.
3) Name for themselves why they would want to vote and have a say in who’s making decisions on their behalf.
4) Ask questions about the process of actually registering and voting.
Since developing the “Why Vote?” Tool in the summer of 2020, we’ve shared it with people representing more than 250 organizations and schools, across 38 states.
One person who learned about the tool through our webinars called it “easy to use; simple, thought-provoking, and effective.”
An educator in Nevada loved how the tool “centers the voter, their priorities, and their questions.”
Sims, who began using the “Why Vote?” Tool in Georgia before the November election, said, “Different communities have different needs, and this tool highlights that . . . we were able to help people really interrogate: What’s important to me? Why do I need to show up? What’s at stake for me if I don’t show up?”
You can download this resource for free (find it below).
We’re a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. We believe democracy works better when more people have the skills and confidence to have a say in decisions that affect them, and we work to make that happen. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our work and who we are.
- "Why Vote?" Tool - Georgia [ english ]
- "Why Vote?" Tool User Guide [ english ]
- "Why Vote?" Tool - Georgia (Spanish) [ spanish ]