On the When, Where, and How of Voting

Salsa the Vote can help the people you serve and your staff with information not always available elsewhere on when and how to register and to vote.

Sample Activities

  • Use your communications, events, video displays, classes, or forums to:
    • Announce the dates of elections and early voting period.
    • Remind people of voter registration deadlines or how to register online.
  • Help people get information on early voting or find their polling place.
  • Partner with a high school or community college to provide voter education and registration.
  • Make a short video with interviews from constituents and staff on why they think voting is important.

What’s on the Ballot

Voters want to know in advance what’s on their ballot. Nonpartisan ways to provide this information include distributing nonpartisan voter guides from a trusted partner or sample ballots from your state election office.

You should be more careful if your activity involves candidates. This would include a candidate forum, candidate questionnaire, or a communication referencing the candidates running. Make sure to treat all candidates neutrally and equally.

Sample Activities

  • Display or give out a sample ballot.
  • Provide a copy or link to a nonpartisan voter guide.
  • Hold a mock election for young people ages 6 -17.