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Our Favorite VOTE411 Moments

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On October 27th, 2022, VOTE411 turns Sweet Sixteen!

Our nonpartisan one-stop-shop for election information has experienced a lot since it launched, from celebrity shout-outs to going fully bilingual! Below are a few of our favorite moments.

2006

The League of Women Voters' Education Fund launched VOTE411, a nonpartisan, online election resource.

A screenshot of the original VOTE411 homepage
2014
Celebrities Show Their Love

Public figures including Justin Timberlake, Rosario Dawson, Taye Diggs, Connie Britton, and more shout out VOTE411 on their social media. We love seeing celebrities use their platforms to empower voters.

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2018
John Oliver Promotes VOTE411

On his show Last Week Tonight, comedian John Oliver urged audiences to check out VOTE411. His enthusiasm resulted in a 2000% increase in website traffic.

John Oliver promoting VOTE411 on Last Week Tonight
2019
A Brand New Look

The website underwent a major upgrade, making it even easier to navigate. Our logos also got a modern, colorful touch-up!

The current VOTE411 homepage
2020
VOTE411 Goes Bilingual

With help from partners at NALEO Education Fund, VOTE411 becomes available completely in Spanish. Making voting more accessible for all people remains a core value of VOTE411.

portion of the VOTE411.org/es homepage
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Empowering Voters During COVID

In the face of a global pandemic (coinciding with a federal election), VOTE411 amped up its efforts to reach voters across the nation. In 2020 alone, more than 6 million people gained voting resources through the site, and more than 233,000 people registered to vote.

A VOTE411 webpage with COVID updates from 2020
Award Recognition

VOTE411.org is named Best Government & Civil Innovation Website in the 24th Annual Webby People’s Voice Awards."

“VOTE411 has set the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said Claire Graves, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. “This award is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators.”

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2021-2022
Telly Award Wins

VOTE411 wins three Telly Awards. The Telly Awards honor excellence in video and television. VOTE411's videos win in the categories of "Instructional" and "Public Service and Activism."

Telly Award Logo
More Celebrity Support

Public figures such as Cyndi Lauper, Zooey Deschanel, and Billy Porter show their support on Instagram!

Side by side images of Cyndi Lauper and her mom from a Cyndi Lauper tweet promoting VOTE411
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