Stanford Social Innovation Review is running series of articles by election experts on voter turnout. Here is the introductory article The Role of Philanthropy and Nonprofits in Increasing US Voter Turnout
Each month, one or two LWV representatives attend the Naturalization ceremonies at the Mark Hatfield Federal Courthouse. Along with volunteers from the City Club and the Democratic and Republican parties, League members distribute LWV flyers to the new citizens and assist them in filling out voter registration applications. We also welcome them on behalf of the League, encouraging them to use our publications and websites to become informed and engaged voters.
An average of 150-160 new citizens are naturalized at these ceremonies each month, and of those 120-130 choose to become registered voters. League members are entrusted with registration cards and deliver them to the county Elections Division. Around a dozen League members take turns attending these ceremonies, performing a valuable and fulfilling service.
If you are interested in volunteering for this important service, contact the office or Janine Settelmeyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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