Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Voting Ambassador?
A Voting Ambassador is a relational organizer who recruits Vote Triplers — people who agree to remind three people to vote in the November election.
What is a Vote Tripler?
A Vote Tripler is a person who promises to remind three people (friends, housemates, neighbors, etc.) to vote in the November election.
Can I earn money as a Voting Ambassador?
BlockPower and its partner organizations pay Voting Ambassadors where state laws allow it. This version of the app is for people living in states where we do not pay — that is, for people wanting to volunteer in support of our cause.
Can I earn money as a Vote Tripler?
Vote Triplers are always volunteers — even in states where Voting Ambassadors are paid.
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. The list includes people who are registered to vote but don’t vote regularly. By asking them to remind three friends to vote, these infrequent voters are more likely to vote themselves! Even if you can’t find anyone you know on the list or by searching, we encourage you to talk about voting and vote tripling with other people you know so more people will be reminded to vote in the November election!
The list of possible Vote Triplers doesn’t show anyone near me. What should I do?
This version of the app is intended for volunteers anywhere in the U.S. to recruit people they know in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, and South Carolina to be Vote Triplers. If you signed in with an address in another state, you won’t see people near you on the list of possible Vote Triplers. But if you know people in the states listed above, you can use the search function to see if they’re on the list of people who may benefit from a friendly nudge to vote in the November election.
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.