Washington voter mobilization resources — August 2021 primary
Last updated — July 18
Social networks are a great channel for get-out-the-vote work, complementing phone-banking, and text-banking, and in-person canvassing. In the final strokes of the August 3 election, regularly sharing non-partisan voting information can help boost awareness and turnout. Indivisible Plus Washington (Indi+) has resources available for you to share if you want.
- Indi+ Voting Infographics (also available on Facebook) include “Sign. The. Envelope”, “Return. Your. Ballot.”, “Do You Have Your Ballot”, reminders of key dates, and links to the Secretary of State’s map to in-person voting centers.
- Blog posts on Getting a replacement ballot in Washington state for the August 2021 primary (with screenshots!) Registering to vote in Washington if you are houseless, and Make sure that your vote is counted (with instructions on how to check your status on VoteWA.gov) provide detailed instructions for tasks that many voters find challenging.
- Polls, which perform well on social media and so are good for helping get the word out. We currently have Facebook and Twitter surveys on whether people have received their ballot yet, and will follow up with several more.
Indi+ will be making regular posts with voting information over the next few weeks on our Facebook and Twitter accounts — so one easy thing to do is to just reshare our posts. You can also share the infographics and blog posts yourself (here’s a Google Doc with more information); and we have unbranded versions available if you’d like to add your own branding. Research shows people who regularly see information about upcoming elections in their social network feeds are more likely to vote; and Indivisible Plus Washington’s testing in 2020 also showed an impact in getting people to check their ballot status (important for early warning of potentially-rejected ballots).
Currently all of our information is English-only. If you know of non-partisan voting information in other languages, or are interested in translating or adapting our material, please get in touch with us.
There are also a lot of other good voting resources available. For example:
- The Secretary of State’s Current Election Information has official information including dates, a FAQ on voting by mail, a list of county election offices, and a map of drop-boxes and voting centers. Information is also available in Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese.
- The League of Women Voters’ Be a Voter Toolkit has flyers and checklists. The League’s VOTE411 is a one stop shop for voting information and includes candidates’ responses to questionnaires, and is also available in Spanish.
- Indivisible Whidbey also has a set of infographics available with a different visual style.