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VOTE411 Resources

VOTE411 LWVUS Resources

Planning Guides

Sample 1
Project timeline for Vote411 election cycle (LWV Hamilton County)

Sample 2
Timeline guide for May 2, 2023 Primary (LWV Greater Lafayette)

Setting Up Your Database

How to Name Races in VOTE411

Race/Office Descriptions

Race Questions

Writing Unbiased Questions
Read guidance from LWVUS on how to avoid questions that may be biased or misleading in their wording, potentially undermining voter engagement.

Type of Questions
Discussion of suggested structure of questions

Scale Questions Overview
Discussion of scale question considerations

Sample Candidate Questions

Candidates Not Responding  - OpEd Example

Having trouble getting candidate to answer questions on VOTE411?  Here is an example OpEd for newspapers that can be used as a template. (2024)
View PDF   (Download editable Word Document)

Invitation For Candidates - Examples

Sample 1 - Primary Election
Sample Invitation Letter Primary 2023 (Greater Lafayette)

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Sample - First Reminder to Participate
Reminder email example to candidates to participate (Greater Lafayette)

Sample - Email Receipt of Response to Candidate Submission
Example of an email response to candidate after submitting information to Vote411 from LWV Greater Lafayette
IMPORTANT: You can only have one receipt email. This email will need to be updated with each election.

Post-election Thank You to Candidates
Example of an email thank you to candidates after the election from LWV Greater Lafayette
IMPORTANT: Every letter sent to the candidate prior to the election must include the following statement per LWVUS.  Your responses and contact information will be available to voters 24/7 through an interactive, community specific online Voters' Guide at and may be distributed by Leagues throughout the country in their local Voters' Guides and through other print and online media.
Publicity Tools from LWVUS

Election Season VOTE411 Graphics and Sample Posts
Find graphics and posts in English and Spanish to help get out the vote on your social media ahead of 2022 elections! Widgets and QR codes
Visit the Vote411 site to get interactive webpage widgets and QR codes for publicity media such as banners and pamphlets

LWV Flickr Page - Photos
Visit the LWVUS Flickr page for many photos that can be used in publicity materials

LWV Brand Standards and Logo Files
Get official logos for your materials


VOTE411 PSA Municipal Elections and VOTE411
VOTE411 Promo Video
VOTE411 Promo Video – ‘Make a Plan’
League YouTube Channel

Social Media and Press Releases

See VOTE411 Resource Toolkit

Vote411 Press Release
Sample press release announcing availability of

Letter to Editor
Sample 1

A letter to the Editor regarding Vote411 (LWV Greater Lafayette)
Sample 2
A letter to the Editor of Student Newspaper regarding Vote411 (LWV Greater Lafayette)
Sample 3
A letter to the Editor regarding Vote411 (LWV Greater Lafayette)
Graphics (click image to download) 

VOTE411 Yard Sign - 12 x 18 inch
Download png image
Download Photoshop file (may be modified for local league use)

Herald-Times, October 16, 2022
Used with Permission

Certificate of Appreciation for participating candidates

Card for handout

Card for handout

Example voter fact sheet

Sample Vote411 press release

View Samples of Printable business cards provided by LWV Knox County - (PDF)