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 guided by a simple premise: Voting is every American's right and each one of us should be able to excercise that right with ease. Through a combination of web expertise and volunteer elbow grease, Long Distance Voter is leading the way to making that simple idea a reality.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The most dedicated and complete-package absentee voting site on the web took it to the next level this year, getting some seriously awesome new tools for voters in need, like the absentee ballot application widget. And lots more to come! We are doing our darnedest to make voting as accessible and painless as possible.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Long Distance Voter is an amazing nonprofit nonpartisan voter resource, recognized nationally -- by both NGOs and government elections officials -- for its accurate and easy-to-understand information. It has helped millions of people register to vote and request an absentee ballot since 2008.

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

Give it a lot more money. Like, a lot. It is all-volunteer owned and operated. With even a small paid, fulltime staff, it would undoubtedly become the top NGO in its field.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer employee of Long Distance Voter since its inception in early 2008. I have watched it grow from a simple idea into a towering resource for voters and authority on all things absentee voting and voter registration. We have helped over 3 million voters nationwide get what they need to register and request absentee ballots. This has been a labor of love for all of us -- we all have day jobs, and moonlight as voting experts -- and it has been an unforgettable, unimaginably rewarding experience.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Long Distance Voter has helped over 600,000 people register to vote and get their absentee ballots since 2008. It is the internet's most comprehensive resource for absentee voting laws, rules, deadlines, and forms. I'm proud to be a part of that.

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

Give it funding! We are 100% volunteer-owned and -operated, which means we have day jobs to pay the bills. Imagine what we could get done with a paid fulltime staff.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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