Calling Elected Officials

Fill in the blanks below for a script to use when calling state officials (such as state legislators or the offices of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, or Secretary of State) and expressing your support for automatic voter registration.

Hello. My name is [Name], from [City/Town]. I’m calling to ask [State Official] to support [Bill #], which will implement an automatic voter registration system in our state. This legislation has the potential to engage thousands of eligible voters, and will minimize registration errors, cut costs, and modernize our state elections. [Bill #] also expands access for communities that often go underserved by turning registration into a gateway for civic engagement, rather than a barrier. Five other states - Oregon, California, West Virginia, Vermont, and Connecticut - have passed automatic voter registration and dramatically increased the number of registered voters. [State Name] must join them in expanding access to our state's democracy and encouraging participation from all citizens in our political process. Thank you.

 

Fill in the blanks below for a script to use when calling state officials (such as state legislators or the offices of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, or Secretary of State) to thank them for championing automatic voter registration.

Hello. My name is [Name], from [City/Town]. I’m calling to thank [State Official] for fighting to pass [Bill #], which will implement an automatic voter registration system in our state. As a citizen of [State Name], it is very important to me that everyone in our state has access to our political process, and I appreciate [State Official]'s work to engage thousands of eligible voters, minimize registration errors, cut costs, and modernize our state elections. Automatic voter registration expands access for communities that often go underserved by turning registration into a gateway for civic engagement, rather than a barrier. I encourage [State Official] to continue supporting [Bill #], standing for all the communities in our state, and protecting all our voices in the political process. Thank you.