FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 9, 2018
Progressive Turnout Project Launches VotingMatters.org
Platform encourages voters to make a plan to get to the polls
CHICAGO—Progressive Turnout Project launched VotingMatters.org, a new website to better inform voters as they prepare to head to the polls ahead of the November 6 election. The site allows voters to preview their ballot and make a plan to vote.
“Voters have started casting ballots in many states and it’s our mission to ensure every Democrat has the information they need whenever they choose to go to the polls,” said Executive Director Alex Morgan.
The vote-planning tool shows the voter a list of candidates that will appear on the ballot and are supported by Progressive Turnout Project. The tool then walks the voter through making a plan to vote where they will locate their polling place and select a date and time to vote. In states where early voting is an option, voters will see their nearest early vote location. In states where voters can vote by mail, they will see a link where they can request an absentee ballot. Finally, the tool allows for voters to set an email or text reminder with their vote plan that they will receive ahead of Election Day.
“Our goal with VotingMatters.org is to make sure every voter thinks through when, where, and how they will vote, and we hope this tool will make voting that much easier for busy Democrats,” said Morgan.
Progressive Turnout Project has more than 200 staff on the ground in 18 battleground districts and states where they are getting out the vote ahead of the crucial November election. The organization recently increased its reach and is investing in an additional 53 races as Democrats look to take back the House and Senate in November.
Progressive Turnout Project is a grassroots-funded political action committee with a single mission: get Democrats to the polls. PTP designs, tests, and executes specialized voter-turnout programs targeting inconsistent Democratic voters in the most competitive districts across the country. Since its inception in 2015, the organization raised more than $20 million with a supporter base of over 3 million and invested in voter-turnout programs in 73 congressional races and 17 state legislative races, including 10 Virginia House of Delegate races 2017.