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Long Distance Voter

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Civil Rights, Voter Education & Registration, Voting Rights

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.

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Beth126

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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 .

JJ W.

Donor

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

William55

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Danielle66

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Ed__17

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Rebekah8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was able to use the LongDistanceVoter.org to help not only myself, but around 20-30 attendees that came to a "Register to Vote" program I hosted at my college. The information was easy to get to, clear and concise, and most important easy to use. This site deserves every penny they can get. With all of the complexities in voter registration laws and most recently voter ID laws, a clear source of information will be an invaluable source in encouraging people to vote and become politically active.