Practical Support to Improve Participation
Developed for trusted intermediaries to use a low-literacy, high-visual Voting Action Planner (Planner) and Trainer’s Guide (Guide) to actively engage the people they serve in the voting process. Actively engaging voters through on-going conversation and concrete action steps increases the likelihood that people will vote in the upcoming elections.
The Planner has been designed to be simple, colorful and easy to use. It presents the voting process as a path with a series of steps illustrated with pictures, check off boxes and few words. Voters can follow the path to make a plan and check off action steps that have been completed. Action steps include registering, trying out a voting machine, or visiting the voter’s polling place. You can order the Planner on this web site.
The companion Guide can be used to train organization staff, advocates or family members to assist the voter to use the Planner to prepare to vote. Each step of the Guide matches a step of the Planner, and provides information that the voting assistant can use to help the voter. The Guide also includes questions to get the discussion started and action steps to take together. You can order the Guide on this web site.
IRI is also available to provide workshops and webinars to support the use of these materials.
For more information, contact: Carl T. Cameron at firstname.lastname@example.org; or William G. Swenson at email@example.com or call 202.338.7158.