On November 4


The charitable nonprofit community has a long and principled tradition of defending democracy, promoting the right to vote, and advancing community engagement at all levels. Whether it is on the 6,049 state legislative seats, 36 Governorships and 31 Attorneys General races, the 136 statewide ballot measures, the 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, or the 36 U.S. Senate seats up for grabs, your vote is important to all of us.

And in case you think one vote doesn’t matter, check out this resource which highlights federal, state, and local races throughout American history that came down to one vote. Some were even tied, requiring a coin toss or a cut of the cards to settle the election.

So get to the polling place and exercise the Great American Franchise. You (and all of us in the nonprofit community) will be glad you did.

Here are resources to make voting easy:

  • GetToThePolls.com, from Pew’s Voter Information Project
  • Voting in Your State: a 50 State voter information tool, from Nonprofit VOTE
  • National Hotlines: These nonpartisan national hotlines are live again this year on Monday and Tuesday to help people vote. Voters can also report problems and get legal assistance voting.
    • 1-866-OUR-VOTE (687-8683)
    • 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (839-8682
    • 1-888-API-VOTE (274-8683)