Because voters trust information from people they know, we want to equip, engage, and empower people like you to help turn out more Wisconsin women voters. Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice is proud to partner with the Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health in this project.
If you’re interested in helping to get more Wisconsin women to the polls this year, we invite you to participate in the Relational Voter Program (RVP). By encouraging 5 to 10 of your friends, neighbors or family members to get out and vote in 2018, you can make an enormous difference!
How does it work? It’s easy, and you can do it at your own pace!
Step 1: Decide to give the relational voter program a try
Agree to participate and help turn out family, friends, and neighbors to vote this year!
Step 2: Identify 5 – 10 people you know and can contact to help get to the polls in 2018
Make a physical list of 5 to 10 people that you agree to work with through November 6th. Ideally, select people who trust you, who respect you, and who would welcome your help to get them to the polls. Once you have your list, enter it online at http://bit.ly/wiwomenvotervp.
Step 3: Have an initial conversation with each of your list of contacts
- Do they plan to vote?
- Are they registered to vote?
- Do they know they can register at the polls?
- Do they know where their polling place is?
- Do they have the voter ID they need to vote?
- What issues does the voter care about?
- Do they know who their representatives are?
Step 4: Follow up conversations (inform, persuade, and assist)
Have at least one follow-up conversation with each of your voters one or two weeks before the election. All RVP leaders will be provided with additional information and resources that you can use for these conversations, but essentially, it will be a casual conversation reminding them about the upcoming elections.
Step 5: Get Out the Vote
Make an election day plan and follow up with your contacts to ensure they have voted. You can even go with others to the polls or arrange to vote early as a group.
For more information, visit: http://www.asklearnvote.org/relational-voter-program.html
We are indebted to the Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health for their leadership in this project!