FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: July 26, 2018
Sender: Jane Lord
Contact: 302-827-2299 or sussexlwv [at] gmail.com
Title: LWVSC Revs up GOTV Campaign
The League of Women Voters of Sussex County is gearing up its Get-Out-The-Vote (GOTV) campaign, targeting under-represented communities and millennial populations. According to Connie Jones, Voter Services Chair, “It is more than just registering voters; it is about arming citizens with information to make informed decisions, as well as creating enthusiasm about the importance of each and every vote. It’s about changing the dynamic and giving people a reason to want to go to the polls, especially in a mid-term election, where historically voter turnout has been low.”
To extend its reach, the Sussex League partners with many organizations that provide services to minority communities and young adults. Gathered under the umbrella of nonpartisanship, GOTV partnering organizations include the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice, the American Association of University Women, the Delaware Hispanic Commission, La Esperanza, First State Community Action Agency, and the Delaware Technical Community College.
Members of these community organizations will coordinate efforts to register voters and remind new registrants to go to the polls, as well as assist the League with candidate forums and promotions of the VOTE411 online voters’ guide.
Anyone with access to a computer or a cell phone can access VOTE411, the League’s one-stop shop for all election information. The VOTE411 system covers all the 2018 state-wide and county-level races in the September 6 Primary and November 6 General elections. Voters can compare candidates for state and local offices side-by-side and print a customized ballot, as well as register to vote, apply for absentee ballots, or learn about voting rules and procedures in our state.
“We encourage everyone to go to VOTE411.org and check out the candidates’ positions on key issues,” said LWVSC President Martha Redmond. “Although getting out the vote is a challenge in non-presidential election years, the state and local issues at stake this fall will affect all of us in our everyday lives.”
State-wide races this fall include U.S. Senator, U.S. House Representative District 1, State Attorney General, State Treasurer, Auditor of Accounts, State Senate, and State House Representatives.
Sussex County residents will vote for State Senate Districts 21 and 6, House Representative Districts 41, 36, 14, 20, and 38, County Council Districts 4 and 5, Register of Wills, Recorder of Deeds, and County Sheriff.
For more information go to sussexlwv.org or VOTE411.org.