Sample Message to Friends, Family, and Neighbors

“Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, this country and this world.”

–Sharon Salzberg 

Dear [Insert friend/family/neighbor name here]:

In the November 2019 general election, just over 17% of registered voters in Johnson County voted. 

While I’m encouraged that voter turnout in recent election years has been rising, I know we can do even better when voting for our local elected officials. We’ve already seen voter turnout go up once; in the primary election in August, voter turnout in Johnson County was nearly 14%. In 2019’s primary elections, it was 8%. Thank you to everyone who voted in August.

Our mayors, or city councils, or school boards and community college trustees all make a difference in our community. For those of you who do vote in local elections, thank you for taking the time to vote and contribute to our democracy.  For those who maybe haven’t voted in a local election before, or maybe it has just been a long time, please join me in voting this year on Tuesday November 3rd or before when advance voting begins.

To vote, you need to be registered, so please register or confirm that you are registered by October 12th. The Johnson County Election Office has instructions on how to register so you can be sure. If you’re new to Johnson County or have moved since you last voted, it’s likely you’ll need to register or update your voter registration.

Here are two great websites with valuable voter and candidate information to assist Johnson County voters. The Johnson County Election Office site, which you can access here, lists important information on voter registration, where to vote, and how to advance vote. VoteJoCo.com provides links to video interviews of the candidates (hosted on the VoteJoCo YouTube channel) and written policy questionnaire responses for many city and county races.

Thank you again for voting.

Regards,

[insert your name here]