A successful campaign for automatic voter registration educates and engages people in your community. Use:
Social Media: Check out these examples from the Bus Project, which organized for Oregon’s New Motor Voter program. The Bus Project:
- Kept a blog with campaign updates and published posts like this one regularly.
- Stayed active on Twitter and Facebook.
- Used hashtags like #NewMotorVoter and #AVRforAll to connect with a national story.
Op-Eds: Send opinion pieces or updates like the ones below to newspapers.
- Oregon’s automatic voter registration blazes trail on voting access
- The Oregon Trail: The state’s new governor is going on the offensive in the battle for voting rights.
- Here's how California's new voter registration law will work
- California is making it easier to vote. Why aren’t other states?
- Automatic Voter Registration Comes to Vermont
- Vt. House approves automatic voter registration
- Republicans (Yes, really!) Made Registering to Vote Easier in West Virginia
- States Prove that Voter Registration at the D.M.V. Works
- DMV agrees to follow law after DOJ voter registration lawsuit
Press Releases: Press releases are another useful way to work with local media to educate people in your state. For example:
- The Brennan Center for Justice issued this press release when Vermont’s Governor Peter Shumlin (D) signed automatic voter registration into law.
- California’s Secretary of State Alex Padilla issued this press release when California’s legislature passed automatic voter registration.