Press release template to spread the word about VOTE411 in your community.

 

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LWV of [XX] Launches Online Voter Education Tool - VOTE411.org

Online Candidate Guide Available for Multiple Offices

[YOUR TOWN] – The League of Women Voters of [XX] announces the launch of the nonpartisan election resource www.VOTE411.org. This “one-stop-shop” for election information provides simple tools to help [STATE] voters navigate the voting process this November. VOTE411.org provides candidate information, voter registration tools, polling place locations and other helpful Election Day information.

Detailed candidate information, including candidates’ direct responses to issue-related questions, is available for [LIST SOME OFFICES COVERED]. Users can visit www.VOTE411.org and enter their address to find information from the candidates they will see on their ballot.

“As voters, we need simple, helpful tools to help us navigate Election Day,” said [NAME]. “This is one of the most important elections of our lifetime, and each one of us has an important role to play in weighing in on the issues and priorities that matter most for our community.” 

“Vote411.org is the nation’s premiere online election resource and the League of Women Voters of [XX] has added our community’s information to VOTE411.org so that it can serve as a resource for all of [CITY/COMMUNITY’S] voters.”

[INSERT ADDITIONAL DETAILS OF STATE/LOCAL LEAGUE ELECTIONS WORK: High school/community college registration; voter education efforts/debates, etc.].

Approximately 25 million voters found the information they needed through VOTE411.org, many of them young people and first-time voters.

“VOTE411.org is convenient, easy and empowering,” concluded [NAME]. “I’ll be sharing it with my friends and family to help them prepare for Election Day, and we know many others will too.”

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