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Get Out the Vote: The Vote Map is Back!

Written by Nick Brinkerhoff

Everyday, we see firsthand the profound impact engaged neighbors can have in building stronger communities.

Nextdoor has increasingly become the go-to platform to discuss local issues that matter to the neighborhood. Nextdoor members work together to make a difference at the local level. This collaboration often leads to stronger relationships with local officials and municipalities, improving the connections needed to make things happen and improve local communities.

One of the first and most important steps in civic engagement is to participate in the process of democracy and Nextdoor continues to focus on ways to be helpful in that effort. As of today, Nextdoor members can utilize the Nextdoor Vote Map to make it easier to participate this election season!

In partnership with Vote.org, a nonpartisan organization with a mission to increase voter turnout, we are excited to unveil Nextdoor’s 2018 Vote Map. Starting today, Nextdoor members across the country can use the Vote Map to locate nearby polling places, and share their voting pride with neighbors by marking their home as either “I VOTED” or “I PLAN TO VOTE.” Members can access the map on both desktop and mobile by visiting nextdoor.com/vote.

Colette Kessler, Director of Partnerships, Vote.org shared with us: “The Vote Map is exciting because it not only offers critical information, it inspires collective pride and encouragement at a local level. We’re thrilled to see the ways building a community of voters will power voter participation in our neighborhoods.”

Community is core to what we do here at Nextdoor and we are proud to be a place where neighbors can unite to engage in the local process and make a lasting impact on matters that affect daily life. We hope the Vote Map can help take this a step further to encourage voter participation this election season.

Happy Voting!

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