Long Distance Voter

Rating: 5 stars   40 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights

Location: San Francisco CA 94117 USA

Mission: Long Distance Voter increases civic participation and removes impediments to voting by helping US citizens register and vote by mail.
Results: We've had over 3 million visitors since launching in 2008. We've had almost 1 million visitors in October 2012. In the past four years we've registered over 120,000 voters and we've helped another 530,000+ visitors get their absentee ballots. And we'd done this all without a single full time staff member.
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Rating: 5 stars  

Long Distance Voter is great because it simplifies the voting process for people in every state even as states work to intentionally complicate it. I wish it had been around when I was in college, trying (and often failing) to vote in local elections in Texas from my dorm in CA., but now I can tell other people about it!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Long Distance Voter is a website that is a brilliant idea. It helps voters in many ways. I have used it to check on absentee rules for my state when I could not vote on Election Day, and when I moved to a new state, it helped me through the voter registration process. It is a great place to start when you have questions about absentee voting or registration.
I'm lucky to live in a state without ridiculous voter ID laws, but if you have questions about what you need with you to vote, LDV can help you with that, as well.

Anything that increases access to voting is tremendous. And LDV does it well .

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Long Distance Voter is such a powerful tool that answers any and every question about absentee voting. More and more Americans, especially in my home state of California (where it's 60+% and growing), are registering to vote by mail because it's easy and flexible. We need more people to participate in the democratic process - and many don't because politics is messy, complicated or they're just too busy.

That's why Long Distance Voter is so important. By giving people the information they need, they'll be more empowered to vote. And even though there are a number of organizations working on voter registration efforts, this is by far the best online portal I've seen. It's accessible, reliable and valuable.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Long Distance Voter is one of the few groups innovating real, applicable solutions that connect people to critical voting information and help them overcome barriers to voting. That makes their work some of the most important civic engagement tech out there, hands down. They should win an award, but they're just getting this review instead.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Long Distance Voter is the easiest way to get an absentee ballot ever. Period. Such a great tool to help people vote who can't easily make it to their polling place.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

LDV is a dedicated and awesome group providing a valuable service to the voting public. They work extremely hard to get the most accurate and transparent information regarding absentee voting available to voters. Considering the complexity of voting laws and variation between different states' absentee voting rules, their goal of making absentee voting easily accessible to all is a challenging and admirable one. Long Distance Voter delivers a much needed and greatly appreciated service in a quality fashion.

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A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

There are too many countries in this world that make voting too difficult for its citizens. I admire the mission of Long Distance Voter, which has one missions: making sure every citizen is able to make their vote count.

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A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

An excellent and innovative idea. The group is well-run and has made a difference in the USA's politics.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

There are few causes as near to my heart, few causes that inspire such a call to action in me as free and fair voting, today, tomorrow, forever. Long Distance Voter is a leader in this cause. Not only do they make it easy to vote absentee, they inform the world about voting in all its capacities.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

LDV is by far the best in its bunch. On top of making sense of the notoriously convoluted system that is voting in America, today, it does so through a gorgeous and easy to navigate interface.

LDV is like the prettiest girl in school. Who doesn't need a lick of make up. And whose conversation skills are just as attractive.

I recommend LDV to everyone, even if their political views stand against mine, and thus, you know, the greater good of all mankind. At least they're voting. And at least they can do so with the greatest of ease.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Do nothing. They're amazing.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I used LDV to change my voter registration after I moved--they made it so fast and easy it only took a few minutes. Wading through the city's website yielded no information, so it's great to have a resources that answers your questions without having to wade through badly designed websites.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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