Ready to celebrate voting in your community? Be the host of your own #VoteTogether event in a few easy steps.
1. Figure out the basics
#VoteTogether celebrations are perfect for your neighbors, family, and friends! Here are some ideas:
- Celebrate with your neighbors at your polling place.
- Vote with your friends and family.
- Host an event at work.
- Engage your student body with an event on campus.
Do you want to host an early vote event or Election Day event?
37 states and the District of Columbia offer early voting. Check here to see if your state has early voting as an option.
Pro tip: early voting events can be a Halloween party, Saturday block party, or even a Sunday brunch.
Find the perfect venue for your event. Host it at your polling location, a community center, at home, or somewhere else in your community.
2. Celebrate your way
Everyone’s favorite part of a party are the snacks. Find the right recipes, caterer, or food truck to make sure your event is great.
Music & entertainment will help create a fun party environment. Make a great playlist, find a DJ, or hire a local dance troupe.
Personalize your event with creative and fun ideas. Ideas we love:
- Puppies at the polls: Partner with a local shelter to bring puppies available for adoption to your polling place.
- Dia de Los Muertos early voting party: Combine a cultural event with your #VoteTogether celebration if you have early voting in your community.
- Family-friendly entertainment: Help create positive memories for future voters by having face-painting, crafts, life-size games like giant Jenga, or a bouncy castle.
- Homecoming celebration: Engage students and alumni by hosting a #VoteTogether homecoming event at or near the polling place on campus.
3. Bring it all to life
What’s a party without a guest list? Invite your neighbors, friends, classmates, and colleagues to your event.
Download the toolkit below for ready-to-print invites that you can send to your guests.
Put your event on the map! Register your event and be one of hundreds of hosts making voting a celebration.
You did it! You’ve planned a great #VoteTogether event. A few last tips to make sure your event goes off without a hitch:
- Be informed about the election. Look up which polling place is closest to your event. Use a tool like Ballot Ready to learn what’s on the ballot.
- Train volunteers and support staff. Have a communications channel—text, Slack, WhatsApp—to talk and troubleshoot any issues.
- Take plenty of photos. And ask attendees to tag @VoteTogetherUSA, and use #VoteTogether on pictures.