Judi Hilman

Judi Hilman

Saturday, 31 December 2016 16:15

VOTERISE Report to the Community 2016

At year-end, we take a moment to share what we did in our first four months; what we learned, and provide a sketch of our plans for 2017. This work will be very important in the months and years ahead. Please consider a tax-deductible donation at year end here. http://www.voterise.org/donate 

WHAT WE DID

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  • Directly registered almost 2,000 voters, at 66 events and festivals.
  • Indirectly registered 4,000 voters by providing training, tools, widgets, & memes to colleges, nonprofits, and businesses.
  • Gave new registrants tools to vote and make informed decisions.
  • Registered hundreds of new voters in 15 workplaces (Real SL, Overstock, Adobe, Ancestry, Goldman Sachs, Impact Hub, and more).
  • Engaged 22 nonprofits in voter registration.

WHAT WE LEARNED

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  • The key to registering young voters is getting them excited about issues that affect them personally.
  • High school students can be motivated to vote! Catchy videos and peer-to-peer campaigns go a long way. They need to know that elected officials value their input.
  • Nonprofits need practical tools to work with under-engaged constituents, and they want to share strategies with other nonprofits.
  • Colleges are the next frontier—we helped them register thousands of new voters, and this is only the beginning.
  • In workplaces, convenience is key, and on-site voter registration makes a big difference.
PLANS FOR 2017

EDUCATE         EMPOWER        ENGAGE

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  • Civics Education: Build on our success in enhancing civics education by developing curriculum with teachers and school districts. Promote “Centers of Excellence.”
  • Nonprofit Collaboration: Provide proven tools and training to more nonprofits. Connect more voters to the nonprofits working on the issues they care about.
  • Workplace Engagement: Create an online toolbox for employers, and reward those that go the extra mile.
  • Colleges: Build voter registration into college admission forms with Campus Compact.
  • Digital: Build on our popular texting platform & expand online registration via search engine optimization, messaging platforms, ad buys, and more.
  • Public Policy: Make voting easier. Registration should be streamlined if not fully automated. Election Day should be a state holiday. Voter ID laws should be less restrictive. These and other measures will help close the gaps in Utah's electorate.

Now is the time to build our capacity for 2018 and 2020. THANKS FOR CONSIDERING A GIFT AT YEAR END! Donate HERE. 

 

 

TODAY IS #GIVINGTUESDAY

No matter how you feel about the 2016 Election, know that VOTERISE must systematically get ready for the 2018 elections and further the partnerships we have built. We invite you to celebrate #GivingTuesday with a tax-deductible gift to VOTERISE at year end (donate here).

WHAT WE DID

Here's what VOTERISE accomplished since we opened our doors July 14, 2016:

  • Directly registered almost 2,000 voters, at 66 events and festivals.
  • Indirectly registered 4,000 voters by providing training, tools, widgets, and memes to colleges, nonprofits, and businesses.
  • Facilitated voter engagement in 15 workplaces (Real SL, Overstock, Adobe, Ancestry, Goldman Sachs, Impact Hub, among them).
  • Engaged 28 nonprofits in voter engagement.
  • Gave new registrants tools to vote and make informed decisions.

WHAT WE LEARNED

  • Registering young people to vote is hard! It must be coupled with engagement around issues that matter to youth so they become persistent voters and activists.
  • With the right tools such as catchy videos and peer-to-peer approaches, high school students can be motivated to vote. Students need to know that legislators, school board members, and Congressional members are hungry for their input.
  • Nonprofits serving under-engaged communities want practical tools to register and engage their constituents. Voterise can connect new voters with nonprofits working on issues they care about.
  • With VOTERISE'S tools, training, and support, colleges registered thousands of new voters through creative peer-to-peer campaigns and collaboration across the Utah Campus Compact, a consortium of 8 colleges. Voterise can go further in strengthening these efforts.
  • Workplaces want to contribute to the civic life of their communities; their employees appreciate on-site support for civic participation.
  • Public policies related to voting can be improved. Voteries can actively support a pending legislative proposal to extend same-day voter registration to all counties. Utah should also consider automatic voter registration and other measures to close the gaps in Utah's electorate.

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PLANS FOR 2017-2018

EDUCATE * EMPOWER * ENGAGE

Civics Education: Build on our success in improving the standards for civics education in Utah by developing the civics curriculum with teachers and school districts and promoting schools that deliver strong results.

Nonprofit Collaboration: Provide widgets, tools, and training to more nonprofits so they can build voter engagement into their work. Connect new voters to the nonprofits working on the issues the voters care most about so they can become persistent voters.

Workplace Voter Engagement: Create an online toolbox for employers. Reward those employers who go the extra mile in voter engagement.

Colleges: Build voter registration into college admission forms in partnership with the Utah Campus Compact.

Digital Strategy: Maximize online voter registration via search engine optimization, messaging platforms, ad buys, and more.

Public Policy: Advocate for easier voting, whether by making Election Day a holiday, removing voting restrictions, automatic registration, and/or other measures.

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Monday, 07 November 2016 12:02

Get-Out-The-Vote Tools You Can Use

It’s the final stretch to Election Day 2016. Please share any of our nonpartisan get-out-the-vote (GOTV) tools on your company’s social media and networks, adapting to suit your audience. These tools are designed will help overcome a few key challenges. Utah's partial shift to vote-by-mail has left us with fewer polling places. Less than half of ballots have been mailed back. The state of Utah and SL County are not publicizing Election-Day Voter Registration, an option in 8 counties. So we all need to get the word out that so many citizens can register to vote and vote on Election Day.

GOTV Tools & Social Media Campaigns

• YOU CAN STILL REGISTER TO VOTE ON ELECTION DAY in Salt Lake and 7 other counties! Get details here: https://www.facebook.com/voterise/photos/a.266375293734530.1073741828.240573622981364/328590764179649/?type=3&theater

• WHERE DO I VOTE?—map it! Voterise has created a mapping tool: http://tinyurl.com/hzced3e. This allows the person to plug in his/her address and see the nearest polling place.

  • MAIL IN YOUR BALLOT TODAY. If you have not mailed in your ballot, you have until today, November 7 to mail it! No postage required. You can also drop off you ballot at any of these drop off locations for SL County.

• What’s On My Ballot? Download our links to nonpartisan voter guides, language assistance at the polls and tools to protect your right to vote here.

• I VOTED—did you? Voterise urges those who have already voted to show off by posting (click here to try it) to add an "I Voted" sticker to their Facebook profile and encourage their friends to do the same. The tool can be shared on Facebook and Twitter.

• CLICK TO TWEET- a helpful message for the day before Election Day.

• Free or Reduced Cost Rides: Uber, Lyft, and ZipCar are offering free or reduced cost rides to the polls: https://consumerist.com/2016/11/07/uber-lyft-zipcar-offer-free-or-discounted-rides-to-polls-on-election-day/ Voterise is also partnering with Ute Cab to offer rides to polling places in Salt Lake County. To arrange a ride, visit http://utecabco.com/ or call (801) 359-7788.

Share our most shared/liked posts…

· Pledge, Plan Pass. https://www.facebook.com/voterise/photos/a.266375293734530.1073741828.240573622981364/329099967462062/?type=3&theater

· Want to figure out the closest polling location to you? Check out our Google Map of all polling locations. http://tinyurl.com/hzced3e Then type the address you are at and zoom out to find the closest polling location. (Link: http://tinyurl.com/hzced3e)

Find more tools and share-ables on our Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/voterise

Thanks for doing your part to get out the vote!

With two hours (!) left on early voting in the 12 counties that support it, VOTERISE, a nonpartisan 501(c)3 nonprofit targeting millennials and other under-represented groups, has created tools, incentives, and maps to help people avoid long lines on Election Day and vote early.

Utah's shift to vote-by-mail is great, but it has left us with fewer polling places. People can avoid potentially long lines by VOTING EARLY in the 12 counties that offer this option. Not a lot of people know that three counties (Kane, Salt Lake, and Sanpete) allow people to register to vote and then vote at their early polling locations (click here to find early polling locations by county, if offered). 

More GOTV (Get-Out-The-Vote) Tools & Reminders

  • I VOTED-Did You? Campaign: Voterise urges those who have already voted to show off by posting (click here to try it) to add an "I Voted" sticker to their Facebook profile and then encourage their friends to do the same.

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This tool is share-able on Facebook and Twitter.

Voterise Plans for Election Day November 8

Unfortunately, the state of Utah and SL County, the largest, are not willing to publicize the fact that people can actually register to vote on Election Day in 8 counties--long story. 

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In fact, if a person tries to register online on vote.utah.gov they are told they can’t—not a word about the option to register on Election Day in 8 counties!  By keeping this a secret or hiding it deep inside a website , we are losing sight of the goal: to fill in the huge gaps in Utah’s electorate.

If there is concern about opening up floodgates, that fear, invalid as it is in the first place (right?!), is misplaced. In fact, when the pilot was first tried in 2014, only 1,221 people registered on Election Day in the 5 counties that offered the option. By not promoting the option where it's available, are we not setting up the pilot to fail? 

According to Utah Foundation, neighboring states Idaho and Colorado got better results and much better turnout because they promoted same-day voter registration without apologies through educational campaigns and the media. 

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With the state and even SL County not willing to budge, it’s up to us (including you!) to get the word out about same-day voter registration. Politics should not distract from the prize: a more vibrant democracy backed by a more diverse and engaged electorate. 

Tools for Election Day Nov 8

· Where Do I Vote—map it! With fewer polling places, people may have trouble finding their polling places. For them, Voterise has created a mapping tool: http://tinyurl.com/hzced3e. The tool allows the person to plug in their address and then see the nearest polling place.

· Taxi Rides: Voterise is partnering with taxi companies like Ute Cab to offer rides to the far-flung polling places. In other words: no excuses not to get out and vote (or register to vote on Election Day).

· What’s On My Ballot? Download our links to nonpartisan voter guides, language assistance at the polls, tools to protect the right to vote here.

Find more tools on our Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/voterise

With Election Day only 4 days away, VOTERISE STRONGLY RECOMMENDS EARLY VOTING! The shift to vote-by-mail is great, but it’s left us with fewer polling locations. We expect large crowds on Election Day, so please vote early (now thru Nov. 4). 

When You Can Vote

· EARLY: Certain counties permit early voting (Oct 25-Nov 4). See early poll locations: https://vote.utah.gov/vote/app/earlyVoting/index.html

·3 counties (Salt Lake, Kane, and San Pete) allow a person to register (with valid ID)and vote at early polling locations, from now thru November 4 (please share this!)

· ELECTION DAY: Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (mountain time) on Election Day. Find your polling place here (https://vote.utah.gov/vote/menu/index ).

        Download our Cheatsheet on Early Voting and Election Day Locations & Hours!

Where You Can Vote

· Find your polling place here (https://vote.utah.gov/vote/menu/index ).

Registering to Vote

· Online voter registration deadline IS MIDNIGHT November 1! (to register text 'voterise' to 788-683). In general, you should have a valid Utah Driver's License or State ID to register online. Otherwise, you should know the last 4 digits of your social security #. If you use the last 4 of your SS#, you will need to print your registration form and hand deliver it to your County Clerk (https://elections.utah.gov/election-resources/county-clerks ) BY 5:00 pm ON NOV 1. 

· Election-Day registration permitted in 8 counties: Cache, Davis, Kane, Millard, SLC, San Juan, San Pete, Weber.

· Check if you are registered to vote here: https://secure.utah.gov/voterreg/index.html

Voting Early and By Absentee Ballot

· Certain counties permit early voting (October 25-November 4). See early voting locations (https://vote.utah.gov/vote/menu/index ).

· Deadline to request an absentee ballot (https://vote.utah.gov/vote/menu/absentee.html ) is November 3.

Identification Requirements

In order to vote, you will need to present one of following:

· a valid UT Drivers License or state ID;

· UT permit to carry concealed weapon,

· U.S. passport

· U.S. military ID card

· tribal ID card--click here (http://rtvote.com/2dY7Vfw) for additional options

If You Have Moved Within the State (http://rtvote.com/2dY7Vfw )

If You Are in the Military or Are an Overseas Voter (http://rtvote.com/2dY7Vfw )

If You Have a Felony Conviction:

After a felony conviction, the right to vote in Utah is restored when:

1. the felon has been sentenced to probation;

2. the felon is granted parole; or

3. the felon has successfully completed the term of incarceration.

TOP Tools for UTAH Voters

Election Protection Hotline (http://866ourvote.org/ ) (855-OUR-VOTE): for any issues or problems at your polling location, for example: lost absentee ballots, discrimination around the voting process, where is my polling place, etc.
Election Protection Hotline (Ya Es Hora ¡Ve y Vota!) ( En español: (888) 839-8682 (http://veyvota.yaeshora.info/)

ACLU Utah 2016 Utah Voter Empowerment Guide (http://bit.ly/2eSQ3QW )

If you have issues, see ACLU Utah's Utah Voting and Polling Place Complaint Form (http://bit.ly/2eNvl6p)

Disability Law Center's Voting Rights Resources (http://disabilitylawcenter.org/resourcestopic/#voting

Salt Lake County Election Information via Text: Simply text “Salt Lake” to “2Vote” (28683) on your electronic devices, then open the link.

What's on My Ballot?! Tools:

· Official State of Utah Voter Guide (http://bit.ly/2dJPJYD)

· I-side-with voter guide tool--for Utah: https://www.isidewith.com/utah-voter-guide

· League of Women Voters Utah: Voter Guide (http://www.lwvutah.org/2016-voter-guide/2016-voter-guide ). Also see searchable Vote411 guide by national League of Women Voters)

· Equality Utah Voter Guide (http://www.equalityutah.org/resources/voter-guide )

· Ballotpedia's What's On My Ballot Tool, by zip code (https://ballotpedia.org/Main_Page)

· Utah Judges Guide (http://www.voterise.org/images/JudicialCourtCheatSheet2016.pdf )

Diverse Communities Access to Voting

· Votervox (https://www.votervox.org/ ): Get help voting in your language!

· Voto Latino (http://votolatino.org/):

o Downloadable app, “Voter Pal” to register peers.

o Voter information by zip code in Spanish or many languages: http://votolatino.org/voter-information/

· Disability Law Center's Voting Rights Resources: http://disabilitylawcenter.org/resourcestopic/#voting

 

Nationwide Information

Click here (https://www.rockthevote.com/get-informed/elections/ )to get information for your state.

California ballot props haiku: https://cafwd.app.box.com/s/kxtohx72tt36myu6nywlei58b4oi8pfj

In these last 18 days, VOTERISE is looking to target voter registration efforts in Utah workplaces and nonprofits. If you are connected to any such entity, call us or email to set up a “flash” registration: . This is the most efficient method by far, and you can imagine why: If you, our host, can set aside 5-10 minutes out of a program or agenda, we come in and register an entire crowd all at once on their smart phones via text. If anyone has questions or issues come up, we stick around to answer them. Then, like a flash, we’re outta there and onto the next gig—and you can return to your regular program.

Workplace Voter Registration

Certain industries (tech, financial, and call centers come to mind) employ large numbers of millennials aged 19-34—that’s Voterise’s sweet spot. For these workplaces, we can come in and do a group registration, as we did at Impact Hub, or we can table (Overstock.com and Goldman Sachs today and tomorrow) or we can do all of the above and get messages out on company intranets and social media (Adobe.com-Lehi, Adobe in California). Voterise can mix-and-match our tools to help employers exercise their civic responsibility.

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Nonprofits

We are so proud of the nonprofits that have taken our widgets or webpage tools to facilitate ongoing voter registration on their websites—but that’s only the first step. The button on the website is a landing place or focal point for activities that motivate under-represented groups to be part of the electorate, to have a voice in the policy discussions that impact their lives.

Examples: Outstanding Nonprofit Voter Engagement Models

· The Short Creek Community Alliance and Cherish Families, which serves people leaving polygamous arrangements (FLDS), invited Voterise to Hildale for a community dialogue about voting and civic participation. Voterise’s Julie Douglas shared tools and provided support for community advocates to register voters—many for the first time. One thing that stood out for us from this moving experience: the advocates were heavily focused on local or “down-ballot” issues, namely balance on the county council. We will be going back to help with voter registration at the local high school.

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· YWCA invited Voterise is to its shelters for survivors of domestic violence to register new voters and answer questions. We set up a table in the cafeteria and made our way through the staff offices. Thanks to social media activity and other efforts, the YWCA in on its way to becoming 100% engaged.

· Utah Campus Compact, a civic engagement consortium of 9 Utah colleges and universities, partnered with Voterise on National Voter Registration Day as a day, or really a week, of intense focus on the Campus Cup competition: a challenge issued by Lieutenant Gov. Cox to register as many college students as possible before November. Voterise provided training, tools and engaged the media.

· Utah Film Society invited Voterise to do ‘FLASH’ registration before films catering to largely millennials audiences.

In each of these contexts, we’re learning what works and what doesn’t, with the ultimate goal to build voter registration and civic engagement into other institutional practices and structures.

To Learn More: Contact VOTERISE

Voterise’s calendar is filing up fast, but we will make time to help nonprofits and workplaces register new voters. Give us a call or send an email to reserve any of the above services and tools.

VOTERISE Voter Registration Tools for Nonprofits

· Voterise’s ‘FLASH’ registration. People use their smart phones to register online using Voterise’s popular texting platform. With the October 11 deadline for paper registration behind us, the only way to register is online. One advantage of FLASH registration is that it can be easily combined with another event (ideally before a well-attended event, like a film screening). It works best when all audience members begin the process together, and where the FLASH is the sole focus for the 5-7 minutes it takes to explain the process, pump up the audience, and execute the steps.

· An interactive presentation on voting: why it’s important and how voting works.

· Tools and memes to promote voter registration via text through workplace intranets and social media platforms. Voterise can provide messaging from popular athletes (like REAL SL players).

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· Widgets* for websites to facilitate ongoing voter registration campaigns: Voterise can give nonprofits their own voter registration button and mini-platform so they can track their own results.

Contact: Judi Hilman, Voterise Executive Director: (801) 870-3887

*a widget is a strong of HTML code that performs a function on a website—in this case linking a button to an external voter registration platform while tracking the source.

October 11 was Utah’s deadline for voter registration by paper—but HAVE NO FEAR! Voterise has a number of secure and efficient tools to facilitate voter registration and civic engagement all the way to the Nov 1 online voter reg “deadline.”* In these last 3 weeks, VOTERISE is looking to target voter registration efforts in Utah high schools.

If you are connected to any such entity, call us or email to set up a “flash” registration: . This is the most efficient method by far, and you can imagine why: If you, our host, can set aside 5-10 minutes out of a program or agenda, we come in and register an entire classes or assemblies at once on smart phones via text. If anyone has questions or issues come up, we stick around to answer them. Then, like a flash, we’re outta there and onto the next gig—and you can return to your regular program.

With less than a month before the General Election, we are taking a systematic approach to high schools—from the association and school district level down to the individual schools. PLEASE JOIN US.

Asking More of Generation Z

Good habits like voting start early, and this is why Voterise is offering secure and efficient voter registration in Utah high schools. Today’s 18-year olds, Generation Z, will have their first chance to vote in the 2016 election—but only if they are registered. Voterise is on hand to support 18 year olds (and 16-17 year olds, who can pre-register in Utah!) and the school community in the voter/civic engagement process.

VOTERISE Voter Registration Tools for High Schools

· Voterise’s ‘FLASH’ registration. Students use their smart phones to register online in 3 minutes or less using Voterise’s popular texting platform. With the October 11 deadline for paper registration behind us, the only way to register is online. One advantage of FLASH registration is that it can be easily combined with another event (ideally before a well-attended event, like a movie screening). It works best when all students begin the process together, and where the FLASH is the sole focus for the 5-7 minutes it takes to explain the process, pump up the students, and execute the steps.

· An interactive presentation on voting: why it’s important and how voting works.

· Tools and memes to promote voter registration via text through school-based intranets and social media platforms. This works best if the message is carried by an influential messenger, such as a student body president, homecoming king or queen, or football quarterback. Voterise can provide messaging from popular athletes (like REAL SL players).

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· Widgets** for websites to facilitate voter registration campaigns around the school community: Voterise can give schools their own voter registration button and mini-platform so they can track their own results.

· Scripts for morning announcements or assemblies.

· Posters featuring the voter registration via text tool (please note: passive methods like posters are not nearly as effective as more focused “flash” methods).

Millennials aged 19-34 are known for their disappointing voter turnout: in the 2014 election only 8.1% of Utah millennials voted. Voterise is doing all we can, even in this election cycle, to turn this group around. But for the millennials’ younger siblings, Generation Z, our message is: YOU CAN DO BETTER. We give them the tools to become persistent voters and from there to be part of the civic conversation. This, in turn, helps students do better in school (learn more in our invited comments on the revised civics curriculum standards for Utah secondary schools).

To Learn More: Contact VOTERISE

Voterise’s calendar is filling up fast, but we will make time to help high schools register new voters. Give us a call or send an email to reserve any of the above services and tools.

Contact: Judi Hilman, Voterise Executive Director:  (855) 725-VOTE ext 501



*that’s right: Utah has same-day voter registration in 6 counties, where the vast majority of the population lives.

**a widget is a string of HTML code that performs a function on a website—in this case linking a button to an external voter registration platform while tracking the source.

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MEDIA ADVISORY for September 27

Today’s Date: September 26, 2016 – Since 2012, National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) has been a day to celebrate democracy by engaging the media, celebrities, and volunteers to participate in the most fundamental part of our democracy: registering to vote. Voterise, a nonpartisan nonprofit 501-c-3 organization, is dedicated to increasing voter registration and civic engagement of millennials, communities of color, and other groups that are under-represented in Utah’s electorate. Utah Campus Compact is a vibrant statewide coalition of nine colleges and universities that helps to engage annually over 34,000 college students in Utah communities. Together, we plan to register new voters across nine Utah colleges and universities and keep new voters engaged through civic engagement activities around policy issues they care about most. Through our efforts on and around NVRD, we plan to register 2,500 - 3,000 voters, engaging partner organizations, and about 60 student and community volunteers. Each campus has determined the best activities and methods for this activity (details below)

WHAT: National Voter Registration Day Flagship Event at 9 Utah Colleges and Universities

WHEN: September 27 (various times) and other dates

WHERE: Various college and university locations across the state (details below)

WHO: Utah Campus Compact Staff, Student Government Leaders, Voterise, students, and volunteers

Media Opportunities:

· Students and student volunteers

· Utah Campus Compact Staff

· Voterise staff

Summary of Campus Activities THIS WEEK

Brigham Young University

Who: Office of Civic Engagement
What: voter registrations booths where students can register through TurboVote. Notices about those booths (as well as the BYU link to TurboVote) have been advertised campus-wide in emails, social media, the website, and posters.
Where: In and around the student center
When: September 26-29
Contact: Richard Davis (801) 422-3423

Dixie State University

Who: DSUSA Service and Institute of Politics
What: Voter Registration Blenders, Pizza and Politics
Where: The Diagonal, Gardner Center Livingroom,
When: Sept 27 and 29 and Oct 13 (12-1 PM); Oct 4, 11; 18 (8:30 am - 12:00 pm).
Contact: Kendra Jensen, Anilee Bundy

Salt Lake Community College

Who: Voter registration for 5-6 hours on 3 campuses in patriotic costumes (Oct 10: Voterise provides on-site voter registration)
What: Owens-Love Debate (sponsored by the Utah Debate Commission)
Where: Jordan Campus, South City, Taylorsville campuses. SLCC Larry H. Miller Campus for Oct 10 debate.
When: September 27. Also: October 5 (Taylosville campus) tabling event; Oct 10: see above
Contact: Arturo Salazar, Student Association President (801) 864-6656

University of Utah

Who: Hinckley Institute of Politics and Bennion Center
What: “Dinner & Debate” Party for Students with voter registration. Debate watch parties & other upcoming events.
Where: 5 different locations across campus
When: September 26 (1st Debate Watch Party), Nov 1 (voter registration in 5 locations)
Contact: Anna Edelman, Hinckley Institute of Politics 801-581-8501

Utah State University
Who: Service Center and Government Relations Council
What: Meet the candidates, political fair, and fun stuff planned for voter registration day
Where: TSC Auditorium and on the quad
When: September 27th, Oct. 4th, Oct. 17th
Contact: Ellie Thompson (# above)

Utah Valley University
Who: UVU volunteer and service learning center
What: Advertising and registering people on the spot, raising awareness of voting “Make a Difference Day”
Where: Utah Valley University
When: October 4, 14, and 15.
Contact: MacLain Tomaino, 435-621-4790

Weber State University
Who: Community Engaged Leaders and Democratic Engagement Team
What: Polaroid cut out Photo Booth, Rock the Vote, Constant Advertising within the Atrium
Where: Waterfall Plaza, Ogden Amphitheater, Shepard Union
When: September 27
Contact: Myla Andersen 801-543-9758

Westminster College
Who: Dumke Center for Civic Engagement
What: Voter registration outside of Westminster’s Camps Coffee Shop 3 times throughout the day.
Where: Westminster’s Camps Coffee Shop
When: September 27, 2016 (3 times per day)
Contact: Alexys Smith, Student Service Coordinator 209-273-9594

Summary of Campus Activities PAST

Utah State University-Eastern Campus
What: Voter registration, Lite brite; Booth at club rush and carniva
Where: USU Eastern
When: August 31st, September 14th
Contact: Terry Johnson (435) 650-1619

Note to Members of the Media: We are happy to arrange interviews on and around these events. To arrange, please call one of the media contacts.

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Friday, 16 September 2016 08:31

Promote Voter Registration-Email Template

Instructions for Use

Please paste the text below into a new email message and adapt for your audience as you see fit (IMPORTANT: keep it nonpartisan). Then send it to everyone you know and accept our gratitude. 

                                                                                                                                                   -Voterise

Dear {Name},

November 1 is Utah's deadline for online voter registration. Please take 5 minutes to register to vote. Simply text ‘Voterise’ to 788-683, or visit http://www.voterise.org/take-action/register-to-vote  to register yourself, your friends, and your family to vote. It takes less than 5 minutes--it’s that easy. To help people sort out their ballot choices and enjoy their right to vote, be sure to share our Top Tools for Voters: http://www.voterise.org/take-action/information-for-voters. Or, download our Early Voting and Election Day Voting Locations + Hours Cheatsheet

Go the extra mile:

· Please take a minute to post this graphic on your social media:

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See this in Spanish: https://www.facebook.com/voterise/photos/a.266375293734530.1073741828.240573622981364/325034807868578/?type=3&theater 

· If you tweet, click here (https://clicktotweet.com/b9RGS ) to tweet this message: "Use your phone to order pizza, find love, and now, register to vote. Text ‘Voterise’ to 788-683. #Voterise"

Voting has one of the largest impacts on our future. In 2014 Utah had the 3rd lowest voter turnout in the country, only 29% of Utahns turned out to vote. That same year only 8% of millennials age 18-29 voted. Just imagine what could happen on issues you care about if more young people and other under-represented groups voted!

To learn more about Voterise, check out the links below.

Please forward this email to your friends, colleagues, family, etc. 

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Wednesday, 03 August 2016 13:07

Koi Piercing Studio

ActionPak 2016 includes a one-time 20% discount on any Koi services or products, one per person. Bring email confirmation and photo ID to claim this discount. Established in 1997 as Utah's first studio dedicated strictly to body piercing, Koi Piercing Studio offers only the highest quality and largest selection of implant grade and organic jewelry and the most qualified staff to help you with your adornment. KoiStudio

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