2008 is a year of growing voter outreach and Overseas Vote Foundation would like to recognize a few stars of the growing online outreach community which is full of exciting ideas and motivation to get out the vote.

 

Whether you are an overseas or military or domestic voter, it is just as interesting to see the many services and messages being offered to motivate voters to cast their ballots!

 

Here is a selection of the 'new' brand of voter outreach:

  • VOTE411.org - from the League of Women Voters Education Fund, provides information on candidates, election dates and more

  • Campus Voices - a website sponsored by the Harvard Institute of Politics, provides all the links to resources young voters need to get registered, informed and involved in the 2008 election 

  • S.A.V.E. - the Student Association of Voter Empowerment offers programs to promote and foster an environment of passionate, educated, and engaged young voters

  • Declare Yourself - an organization that is building a nonpartisan, multimedia campaign to motivate and register young voters

  • 18 in '08 - this new organization began as a documentary film created and directed by David Burstein and has spawned a movement to get America's young people, specifically the 18 - 24 age group, to show up in larger numbers to the polls

  • Vote Gopher- an innovative non-partisan resource for comparing the candidates' positions on the issues created by Harvard university students

  • Long Distance Voter - this nonpartisan site is for U.S. based "domestic" absentee voters: voter guides include forms, deadlines and easy-to-follow directions for registering to vote and getting an absentee ballot when you are away from home, but not overseas/abroad

  • Running Start - a nonprofit organization that brings young women, starting with high school girls, to politics so that they are knowledgeable about the process, invested in the outcome, and interested in participating as elected leader

  • Rock the Vote - uses music, popular culture and new technologies to engage and incite young people to register and vote in every election and gives young people the tools to identify, learn about, and take action on the issues that affect their lives.