Libraries & Voter Engagement Press Kit

Libraries are centers of civic engagement in communities, schools, and academic institutions. By providing information, resources, and programming to foster full participation in the democratic process, libraries are valuable partners to government agencies, community leaders, and elected officials. Ensuring that eligible voters are registered and ready for the election is a critical piece of that engagement and, with voter registration rates lower than usual due to the pandemic, libraries respond to that call with a renewed sense of urgency.
 

Voter Engagement in Action

*For state-by-state updates about primary election dates, voter registration, and ballot request deadlines, visit Vote.org


Media Resources

Libraries as Locations for Ballot Drop-Boxes and/or In-Person Voting

2020 Library Referenda Roundup 

Discourse for Democracy

Libraries and Voter Engagement

ALA Resolution on Voter Suppression in America

The Public Library’s Role during Elections: Voter Education in the Age of Misinformation

GODORT Voting & Elections Toolkits


Fast Facts 

Quotable Facts about Libraries 

Civic Involvement By The Numbers

Libraries Engage Voters 


Press Releases 

ALA urges libraries to partner with National Voter Registration Day

ALA offers free webinar for libraries about National Voter Registration Day
 

Media Contacts: 

Macey Morales
Deputy Director 
Communications and Marketing Office 
312-280-4393
mmorales@ala.org

Steve Zalusky
Communications Specialist
Communications and Marketing Office
312-280-1546
cmomedia@ala.org

Shawnda Hines
Assoc. Director of Communications, ALA Washington Office
(202) 628-8410
shines@alawash.org