Strengthening our Democracy

We need to increase voting and civic participation on all levels to create a truly representative democracy. Every day, You Can Vote volunteers are helping people use their voice through voting. 

  • published Voter ID in Resources 2019-03-18 17:00:21 -0400

    What we know about NC Voter ID



    Visit our resources page for printable election handouts. 

  • published Board of Elections Directory in Resources 2019-03-18 16:05:00 -0400

  • published 2018 Election Results in Get Involved 2018-11-21 09:11:16 -0500

    2018 You Can Vote Turnout Results



    1979 - number of volunteers trained

    174 - number of captains trained to lead registration and phonebank events

    150,000 - number of voters educated via 1:1 conversations across the state

    8,381 - number of voters registered. 48.15% identified as people of color; over 40% were young people under 25

    10,000 - number of mailers sent to recent registrants 

    23,847- number of calls made to new registrants targeted for voter suppression to get out the vote

    10,950-  number of voice messages left for voters with election information 

    4,207 -  phone conversations with voters to help them make their plan to vote 

    We held an astonishing 1500 voter registration and education events. Our small staff of 5 full-time and 4 part-time organizers oversaw 1,979 volunteers working across 12 counties. With this large-scale expansion, we are now serving a population over 3.3 million voters--we are able to make change in NC! In 2018, we launched new YCV teams in 6 new counties - including five Eastern NC counties--and built our newer teams in Guilford, Alamance and Mecklenburg.  Our work helped fuel historic turnout! Nearly 52 percent of North Carolina voters cast a ballot in this election - in 2014 only 44% of voters participated. In 2014, YCV trained 200 volunteers, registered 2,114 voters and educated nearly 40,000 voters. Look how much we have grown since the last midterm! 

    We are looking forward to building upon our rapid expansion and outstanding results from 2018!

  • published Become a Monthly Sustainer in Donate 2018-05-30 09:23:51 -0400

  • published Lookup Your Registration Information 2016-08-08 08:37:20 -0400

  • commented on Share a Story! 2016-07-09 16:14:30 -0400
    Today a voter I approached said “I know I can’t vote – I heard on the news that I can’t vote because I don’t have a North Carolina ID.” She was thrilled when I told her we could register her and fill out an absentee ballot request right away to vote without photo ID from the convenience of her own home. In five minutes she was ready to go and will be a NC voter!

    Share a positive "YCV" story!

    13585150_635335249976615_5827847536966952365_o.jpgVolunteers are working together and in the community. Our best stories come from the our volunteers and organizers... 

    Stories of citizens who thought they could never vote becoming registered voters.

    Stories of people who thought they would be unable to vote because of lack of ID.

    Stories of people being truly grateful for our information.

    Stories of volunteers making new friends or encountering friends they haven't seen in years! 

    Stories of humor & joy from all the different people we encounter. 

    Stories of patience, kindness, and acceptance.  

    Please take a minute to tell us a story!



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