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 2018, nearly 65% of registered Johnson County voters cast a vote. According to the United States Census Bureau, the 2018 election saw increased voter turnout from all age, racial and ethnic populations.

While I’m encouraged with the great voter turnout in the previous election year, I know we can do even better this time! Please join me in voting and encourage your friends, family and colleagues to join us at the polls so we can make our voices heard. To vote, you need to be registered, so please register or confirm that you are registered by October 13th. Election Day this year is Tuesday, November 3rd but advance voting by mail begins on October 14th and advance voting in person begins October 15th.

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. provides links to video interviews of the candidates and policy questionnaire responses for many city and county races.


[insert your name here]