Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Vote Leader?
A Vote Leader is a community organizer who recruits Vote Triplers — people who commit to reminding three people to vote in the next election.
What is a Vote Tripler?
A Vote Tripler is a person who commits to remind three people (friends, housemates, neighbors, etc.) to vote in the next election.
How much can I earn as a Vote Leader?
You’ll earn $15 an hour for the time you spend recruiting Vote Triplers, up to a total of $500.
How much can I earn as a Vote Tripler?
Vote Triplers are volunteers, but they can become Vote Leaders and find Vote Triplers of their own from a list created specifically for them. If you are a Vote Tripler who also became a Vote Leader, you are being paid only as a Vote Leader — not as a Vote Tripler.
My housemate (or family member, neighbor, or friend) wants to be a Vote Tripler but isn’t on the list. Can I add them anyway?
No, you can only add Vote Triplers from the list. But we encourage you to talk about vote tripling with other people you know so more people will be reminded to vote in the next election!
When I tried to sign up, the app said my address couldn’t be verified. Now what should I do?
The app uses your address to find possible Vote Triplers near your home. Try signing in with addresses close to yours until you find one that works.
What should I say to someone to get them to be a Vote Tripler?
There are no “magic words” you should say or a script you should follow. A very brief version of the conversation might go like this:
You: There’s an important election coming up in November, and I’m asking people I know to remind their friends to vote. Can I count on you to remind three of your friends to vote on Election Day?
Vote Tripler: Sure.
You: Great! What are the names of the three people you’ll remind to vote?
Vote Tripler: Angela Baker, Charlie Dawson, and Edna Foxx.
You: Thanks! A reminder to vote can make a big difference — especially when it’s from a friend. I really appreciate your help.
Can a Vote Tripler become a Vote Leader?
Yes! When we confirm a new Vote Tripler, we send a text message that invites them to apply to become Vote Leaders. That person must still remind three people to vote as a Vote Tripler.
Accounts and transactions
I added a Vote Tripler, but nothing happened. What should I do?
When you add Vote Tripler, you must also add (a) the names of three people the Vote Tripler will remind to vote, and (b) the Vote Tripler’s phone number. We will send a text message to the Vote Tripler to confirm that he or she is in our voter database.
How and when will I get paid?
Because BLOC Vote Leaders are employees rather than contractors, they are paid hourly and not on a commission basis. Leaders will be paid $15/hour, and BLOC will set the expectation that one recruited Tripler equates to 1 to 2 hours of work. Hours will be reported two ways:
- Each time a Tripler is confirmed, the Leader receives a text that reads: “Congratulations on recruiting [name] to be a Vote Tripler! Please reply back with the number of hours you worked to recruit [name]. We generally expect recruiting a Tripler is up to two hours of work.”
- Every Friday, all Leaders will receive a text that reads: “Happy Friday! If you spent any hours working as a Vote Leader this week that you didn’t report, please text us back which days and how many hours.”
Finally, in order to be paid, you must complete this new-hire form.
Do I have to pay taxes on my earnings as a Vote Leader?
Money you earn as a Vote Leader is considered “income” for tax purposes. Depending on your individual financial situation, you could be subject to tax on this income.
Is my personal and financial information secure?
Yes. We do not sell or trade your personal or financial information. For more details, please see the Privacy Statement and Terms of Service of Energize Voters LLC, which administers our Vote Leader Program.