#VoteTogether is an evidence-based initiative
Guided by research and tested in the real world. In partnership with Professor Donald P. Green of Columbia University and community partners across the country, we have conducted experiments to evaluate the impact of community-driven voting celebrations on voter turnout.
Results from our studies
Randomized controlled trials conducted in 2016, 2017, and 2018 found that these events resulted in an average turnout increase of 2 percentage points in the precincts where they were held, translating to 25-37 more votes per precinct with an average cost of $32-85 per vote. Further, these studies indicate that voting celebrations can have a significant impact on voter participation in any election environment, attracting low propensity voters those who would not otherwise vote, even in high salience presidential elections. These tests show that voting celebrations are a powerful and cost-effective tool for increasing voter participation and can help build stronger voting habits over the long term.