Announcing US.VOTE - How to Vote in America
Dedicated to Voter Outreach and Engagement
"If you had asked me a year ago, I was sure that the last thing I thought I would ever do," said Susan Dzieduszycka-Suinat, President and CEO of U.S. Vote Foundation, "was to create another website. Keeping all of the services and tools on U.S. Vote Foundation's site is challenging enough. Famous last words!
"But things changed when identity digital agreed to our request to license the perfect Top Level Domain name, US.VOTE. I couldn't deny my intrigue and my desire to boost our outreach efforts for 2024. The two elements came together and here we are now, launching US.VOTE (www.us.vote) and I couldn't be more thrilled."
US.VOTE is born from the legacy of U.S. Vote Foundation and Overseas Vote, with over two decades of proven excellence in voter services. US.VOTE, however, will have a new and special purpose. It will be dedicated to the development of better, broader, more inclusive voter outreach and engagement campaigns.
The idea is to answer the questions
that stand between voters and voting,
what U.S. Vote Foundation identifies as the
"Can I vote if...?" and "How do I vote...?" questions.
Most certainly, the intent of US.VOTE is not to re-create what already exists. U.S. Vote Foundation's website provides a destination for voter services, and now, with US.VOTE, the foundation will speak to many more voters that would not otherwise engage. US.VOTE re-imagines and revitalizes the voting experience of each individual citizen. It marks a new era in voter communications and assistance.
In the first phase of US.VOTE's launch begins on Election Day, November 7, 2023, which the foundation also considers the first day of the 2024 Election Season. The timing is perfect for the new You're Eligible Situations - YES Campaign to go live.
US.VOTE is excited to introduce the YES Campaign with a featured interview with Scott Galloway, a professor of marketing at NYU Stern School of Business and a self-described serial entrepreneur. Scott answers the question, "Can I Vote from My Overseas Residence if I Live Abroad Temporarily?"
Indeed every YES story answers a specific and somewhat tricky voter question. The questions are categorized into groups including, Absentee/Vote-by-Mail, Overseas Voting, Student Voting, Citizenship Status, Special Circumstances, Voting Address Issues, and more. The library contains many diverse voter stories, and voters are encouraged to participate and submit their own YES voting stories.
According to U.S. Vote Foundation's CEO, the second phase of US.VOTE is all about the "how to vote" part of the equation, but the details won't be known until it is released.
US.VOTE is aiming for early 2024 to introduce this next campaign. Stay tuned!