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August 2022 State Board Update: Voter Services

Nancy Rosenthal
VP for Voter Services

With August 23rd tomorrow, we have now have to start planning for election day on Tuesday November 8, 2022 and our GOTV efforts:  Vote411.org, many virtual, in person and hybrid candidate forums plus National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) on Tuesday, September 20, 2022.  Thanks to the many volunteers for the State Fair in Syracuse who are helping League have a presence at this event, registering voters, providing absentee ballot applications, and wealth of info about the upcoming election and Vote 411.
As you register voters for the general election, access the descriptions of the four parties on the Voter Registration Form and provide them to those deciding which party (if any) to mark when registering to vote. The descriptions, written by each party, are attached.
Voter Service Survey
The 2022 Voter Service Survey is attached to this email. As in the past, all local Leagues must complete this survey. It is not only a tremendous evaluation tool to help your League determine what worked well during this election season, but it is also important to the State League, as gathering this data allows us to report to funders and justifies our future projects in grant applications.
We are providing the survey now so that you may start tracking data now. In addition to information from the Fall election season, we are also asking that you add anything you can from activities from this past spring or summer. We understand that you may not have not been tracking this info during the early election season – that is perfectly fine. We ask that you include anything you can, even if you don’t know how many people were registered or how many attended an event.
As the nonprofit world continues to move to a data driven environment, it is important that the League move in that same direction. In order to maintain and expand our reach through grant funding, we need to present funders with data-based information. We can’t do it without you. You are critical in evaluating the impact of the League in voter education and election turnout, and these surveys will allow the State League to better support local Leagues for years to come. We also love to boast about the many successes that you all have, so this is your opportunity to shine!
YOU MUST COMPLETE THE SURVEY BY NOVEMBER 18th. Attached is a fillable Microsoft word document that you can complete and send to (email), as well as a form to help track voter registrations at drives. We have also created an online version, which you can fill out here: https://forms.gle/tFHrbdXBz71VWb6R6 .
Voter Guide Part II
Voter Guide Part II will include candidate information for the statewide races (Governor/Lt. Governor, Attorney General and Comptroller) and the US Senate race. It will also include information about the bond act that is on the ballot in November; more information about this environmental bond act will be forthcoming. The order form is attached (ordering now helps us determine how many to print) and the Guide should be ready for shipping by late September.
Texting Service (text VoteNY to 474747)
Encourage members and voters to sign up for the League’s texting service (text VoteNY to 474747) to get timely reminders on voting.
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