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Start Strong

Points: up to 4 | Est. Time: 5 mins. | Individual Action

Let's be friends! Take a minute to add us to your phone address book and follow us on social media. Think of this like prepping your weekly meals on Sunday—a little effort now means less to do later. To say thanks to your future self, we’ll give you points for each step:

1. Save our number in your phone as “motivote” (1 pt.)—This will make it easier to text us screenshots and photos for future actions. We are: (856) 347-2249‬.

  • Once you save us, send as a screenshot of us on your contact list. How meta.
  • Or, just text us something like “hey motivote, this is [your name]”

2. Follow us on social media (1 pt. for each follow)—Of course we like follows, but this also makes it easier for you to tag us in future actions. And when you tag us, you get BONUS POINTS.


Pencil It In

Points: 2 | Est. Time: 5 mins. | All-Team Action

*This is an All-Team Action, so all team members must confirm to get points.

“If it’s not on my calendar, it doesn’t happen.” We hear this a lot for exercising and errands (and say it ourselves!)—and it applies to voting too.

So here’s your next action: add Election Day to your calendar—that’s Tuesday, June 26—as an appointment or event on your personal or work calendar. (Even if you’re voting by mail, this will help you support your teammates). Did we mention Election Day is Tuesday, June 26?

You have two options:

1. Just create an event labeled “Election Day,” as you would for any other appointment, and send us a screenshot   or photo when you're done

OR

2. Use this League of Women Voter of New York's voter guide tool.

  • Enter your address and party
  • Click “Make a Plan to Vote” in the top right corner
  • Follow the prompts
  • Click “Add to Calendar”
  • Send us a screenshot or photo of it on your calendar, OR forward us the confirmation email that you get

How do I confirm?
After you take a screenshot or photo, share it by:

  • Replying to this email with an attachment
  • Emailing it to us here with an attachment
  • Texting it to (856) 347-2249‬ (If you haven’t yet, go ahead and save this as “motivote” in your phone—it will come in handy for future submissions.)

Snail Mail, If Needed

Points: 1| Est. Time: 2-15 mins. | Individual Action

In order to vote absentee, you need to print, complete and submit an application by mail. Then the absentee ballot is delivered to your address. And then you fill it out and mail it back.  (The alternative is to pick it up and/or drop off in person at your Local Election Office.)

The deadline for your absentee ballot request is Tuesday, June 19. Your request must actually arrive at the Local Election Office by this deadline—not just be postmarked.

If you will be voting in person, help spread the news: Click here to Tweet a reminder or here to post one on Facebook. Tag us, and we’ll say thanks with 1 bonus point.

Here’s one way to request your absentee ballot by mail:

Share on social media after you request it (don’t forget to tag us!) and you get 1 point.


Who's Your Rep?

Points: 2-4| Est. Time: 5 | All-Team Action

*This is an All-Team Action, so all team members must confirm to get points.

Quick, what district do you live in? Who represents you in NY State Assembly? U.S. House of Representatives? 

If that’s what your face looks like, you’re not alone. Just one-third of Americans can name their district’s elected member in the House. And self-described conservatives are more likely than liberals or moderates to know their representative’s name.

These are the people who make decisions that directly affect us each day. So for now, when you see the name of your representative or district, we simply want you to recognize it.  Baby steps.

Take two minutes to type in your address here and get the names of your district representatives: NYS Senate, NYS Assembly, US Congress and US Senate. Then send us a screenshot or photo of you on the website.

Take 2 minute to type in your address here and get the names of your district representatives: NYS Senate, NYS Assembly, US Congress and US Senate. Then send us a screenshot or photo of you on the website.

How do I confirm?
After you take a screenshot or photo, share it by:

  • Replying to this email with an attachment
  • Emailing it to us here with an attachment
  • Texting it to (856) 347-2249‬ (If you haven’t yet, go ahead and save this as “motivote” in your phone—it will come in handy for future submissions.)

OVERACHIEVER BONUS: type district numbers and names here. Writing this info out will make it stickier than just reading. You get 2 extra points.


See a Sample Ballot

Points: 2-4| Est. Time: 5 mins. | All-Team Action

*This is an All-Team Action, so all team members must confirm to get points.

OK, you know your current reps. (Still not sure? Check out Action 4.) Now let’s see who’s on the ballot.

Here’s one option (and if you prefer another resource, that’s fine too!):

Head to Ballotpedia’s Sample Ballot Lookup

  • Enter your address and email address
  • Select the Primary Election option
  • Take a screenshot or photo of your sample ballot, to share with us
  • Check out the candidates and skim through the profiles

How do I confirm?
After you take a screenshot or photo, share it by:

  • Replying to this email with an attachment
  • Emailing it to us here with an attachment
  • Texting it to (856) 347-2249‬ (If you haven’t yet, go ahead and save this as “motivote” in your phone—it will come in handy for future submissions.)

Plan Ahead

Points: 5| Est. Time: 10 mins. | All-Team Action

*This is an All-Team Action, so all team members must confirm to get points.

People who make concrete plans are more likely to follow through with tasks. Research finds this true in everything from getting flu shots to eating more fruit—and it works for voting, too. Making a voting plan increases your likelihood of actually doing it. So we help you do that.

Click here to fill out your voting plan. It’s due Monday, June 25. (If you already submitted this plan—way to be on top of it! Don't worry about doing it again, you have credit for it.)


Express Yourself

Points: 4-8| Est. Time: 10 mins. | Individual Action

You’ve been doing a lot of learning and planning. Now you have the opportunity to share your thoughts and, if you want, who you’re supporting and why.

For 4 points, share your thoughts on social media. Tag us (@motivoteus) and use the hashtag #MakeAmericaVoteAgain. You can share: why you’re voting, something you learned from your sample ballot, or what issue you find most important.

OVERACHIEVER BONUS: For double points, create a brief video on MicGoat, a cool new platform where you can create videos to share your opinions on pressing issues. Your video will only be shared with other motivote players voting in this election, so it's a great forum for sharing ideas and sounding off.