It’s simple – When you mail your ballot, change your Facebook picture to an I VOTED button, and post on your timeline that you voted. Then share to friend’s friends. How effective is this? An internal Facebook experiment of 61 million increased voting by 340,000 because of a single Facebook message that said a friend voted. Be an inspiration!
Another simple idea: The Bend Bulletin reports that “Local college students plan on voting but most don’t know who to vote for”
DO YOUR OWN PERSONAL GET-OUT-THE-VOTE CAMPAIGN
Everyone can influence voter outcome with very little effort. The documents below provides options for developing a plan for your comfort level with little or no budget. The important thing is you do something, even if it is just forwarding other’s work.
Not voting is an unused ballot for someone to steel and vote for you.
Group presentations can be scheduled to develop a Personal Get Out The Vote Campaign is available through Western Liberty Network.
Training session (35 minutes) on how individuals can design and execute their own Get Out the Vote campaign and augment efforts being undertaken by political parties and candidates.
HOW TO “GET OUT THE VOTE” (GOTV):
Individual activists can undertake their own GOTV projects to help candidates and/or ballot measures they support. You don’t need a campaign budget to have an effective GOTV campaign. Develop a plan that meets your comfort level.
DEVEOPING YOUR PERSONAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN:
From the comfort of your home, you can advance the campaigns you support using free media outlets. Newspapers readers, listeners of talk-radio, and politically active social media users are all high-percentage voters, the very people you will want to reach.
EFFECTIVE CAMPAIGNING WITH LITTLE OR NO MONEY
RESOURCES FROM LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
The Leadership Institute (LI) offers online training called “Necessities.” Training includes such things as timelines involved in campaigning as well as emerging tech and voter contact software your campaign could be using.
View recording of training on using Facebook effectively in a campaign, “The thrill of Victory”.