October 23rd, 2021, was Vote Early Day.
Founded in 2020, Vote Early Day makes the process of casting a ballot before Election Day easier. Vote Early Day helps all eligible voters understand their voting options while celebrating the act of voting early.
Thousands of national, state and local organizations and volunteers were the driving force behind Vote Early Day 2021.
WWC NAACP; Vote Voiced and Partners:
Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown; Operation Refuge; Vote Early Day, Election Hero Day, and Michigan Voices conducted a text bank. With the help of our committed Volunteers, we reached 2,500 voters, encouraging them to take part in their electoral process and vote early with their absentee ballot at their local election clerk’s office.
Our Text Bank goals were to inform voters to vote early at their local clerk’s office. If a voter needed to register to vote, we told them they must go to their clerk’s off to register and vote there. We made sure that both unregistered and registered voters planned to vote. And we encouraged all voters to tell three friends to vote or take three friends to vote.
Voter engagement or voter-to-voter contact is the most efficient strategy to collect verbal pledges to vote, set up a plan to vote, remind three friends to vote, and register to vote in future elections.
We are effective when we phone/text voters to remind them to vote in a local election and urge low-propensity voters to become active voters. When we all vote in our community, we all make a difference.
Our goal is for all voters to see their right to vote, not as a burden or a task to endure but a civic duty all voters celebrate.
Political Engagement Committee Chair/Vote Voiced C.E.O.