Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is Connect The Vote 2020 funded by any political organizations?

A: No! We are a completely nonpartisan research group and are funded through a 501(c)(3).

Q: Who can be a captain?

A: We welcome anyone who is dedicated to increasing turnout. You do not have to be eligible to vote to be a captain.

Q: As a captain, how many contacts should I submit to the Connect the Vote Team?

A: As a general baseline, you should submit 20 names for initial review by members of the Connect the Vote Team. However, this number can be shifted on a case-by-case basis. If you are unable to submit at least 20 contacts or you would like to submit more than 20 contacts, please feel free to reach out to us at our email, connectthevote2020@gmail.com, for additional instructions. 

Q: As a captain, can I tell people who to vote for?

A: Since Connect the Vote 2020 is a nonpartisan research group, captains are not permitted to tell individuals they are assigned who they should vote for or what they should support. If you choose to advocate for a certain candidate or policy, it must be separate from this study and outside of your direct outreach efforts. 

Q: As a captain, can I reach out to contacts who don't live in my area?

A: Yes you can! As long as the individual you are reaching out to is eligible to vote in the United States, you are free to reach out to that contact. You are not restricted to only reaching out to people who live in your region or state.

Q: As a captain, how frequently should I reach out to my assigned contacts?

A: Over the summer, captains should get in-touch with their assigned contacts two times to remind them to register to vote. Closer to each contact's state voter registration deadline, more regular reminders should be given to contacts to get them to register to vote in person or by mail. Finally, in November before the election, captains should bump their contacts two to three times in the last week to remind them to vote.