On November 6, Americans will choose every single member of the U.S. House of Representatives, a third of the U.S. Senate, and many of the state and local officials who influence how our communities function daily.
Sounds important, right? Unfortunately, it’s pretty uncommon to see strong voter turnout during midterm elections. Only 36% of the voting-eligible population cast ballots in the 2014 midterm election, according to the U.S. Elections Project. Voter turnout among women between 18 and 24 was just 18% during the last midterm election.
We’ve joined the TurboVote Challenge, powered by the non-partisan non-profit Democracy Works, to help the U.S. achieve 80% voter turnout by 2024. Democracy Works develops technology to help Americans overcome process barriers related to voting, including registration problems, lack of time, or inconvenient polling places. Through their TurboVote tool, you can register to vote, request an absentee ballot, and receive reminders about local, state, and federal elections.