Download the attached press release template and customize for use in your community this fall. Make sure the local media knows about your great work to engage voters!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
League of Women Voters Urges Voters to Prepare for Election Day, [Primary/General Election Date]
Visit VOTE411.org for Candidate Information and Helpful Voting Tips
[CITY, STATE] — League of Women Voters of [XXX] President [NAME] today urged voters in [CITY/COMMUNITY] to prepare for the upcoming [primary/general/special election] by visiting VOTE411.org to find their polling place, check voting hours, [learn about the candidates—if your League is utilizing the candidate software or has submitted a voters’ guide to LWVUS], and read tips about voting in [STATE].
“Voters in [CITY/COMMUNITY] need simple, helpful tools to help them navigate the voting process and Election Day,” said [NAME]. “VOTE411.org is the nation’s premiere online election resource, and the League of Women Voters of [XXX] has provided information on the candidates running for office in our community on VOTE411.org so that it can serve as a resource for all of [CITY/COMMUNITY’S] voters. Simply enter your address for your customized information.”
[INSERT ADDITIONAL DETAILS OF STATE/LOCAL LEAGUE ELECTIONS WORK: High school voter registration; voters’ guide; voter education efforts/debates, etc.].
“This year, millions of voters will head to the polls and stand up for what matters most to our communities and our lives,” said [NAME]. “The best thing we can all do is urge everyone to prepare by visiting VOTE411.org and go vote.”
“All of our elected officials have incredible influence over the issues and policies that affect our families and communities most. Election Day is our chance to weigh in and take control over what is most important to us,” concluded [NAME].
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy thorough education and advocacy. Membership is open to men and women of all ages. With 800 affiliates across the county, the League is one of the nation’s most trusted organizations.