Voter Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 15th!
The voter registration deadline is fast approaching! The deadline is Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Many VCET partners have been busy registering voters across the Commonwealth to be sure that as many Virginians as possible have access to the ballot box on November 5th. You can register to vote or check your voter registration here.
In-Person Absentee Voting:
Making it to the polls on election day can be a struggle, as many Virginians have long commutes to work and don’t always have time to make it back to their polling location in time. Don’t worry though, you still have time to plan ahead and vote absentee. You can vote in-person at your local registrar’s office until November 2, 2019.
Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot: Request for Postal Ballot by Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:00 PM EDT
Deadline to Return Completed Absentee Ballot: Receive by Tue Nov 5, 2019 7:00 PM EST
Election Protection 2019
We need as many volunteers as possible to make the most significant impact and protect the vote of Virginians throughout the state! If you don’t have plans on Election Day besides voting, please join us for a shift at a precinct in your area. Sign up to volunteer here — certified volunteer hours or stipends available. Please contact Alex Bratton at Alexandria@engageva.org for more information.
VCET is happy to offer access to Lobbyist-in-a-Box at a steep discount for our partners. The anticipated cost for 2020 General Assembly Session is $195 per user. Lobbyist-in-a-Box is a valuable tool that helps track and follow legislation during GA Session. If you are interested in signing up for LIAB for 2020, please email Irene Shin at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 15th.
Virginia State Fair Recap
Huge thanks to all the volunteers and partners who helped collect thousands of pledge-to-be counted postcards at the State Fair! We would like to give a special shout out to super volunteer, Shonta Mills, from SEIU 512, who volunteered more than 20 hours!
2020 Census Outreach
Join NAKASEC VA at local events throughout the year to get the word out about the 2020 Census. Visit, win some free swag, and learn more about the 2020 Census! Contact Van-Thanh Pham at email@example.com if you want to be a community educator at any of these events or if you’re interested in supporting future outreach opportunities.
In October, NAKASEC will be at:
VCET Data, News, & Tips of the Week!
2019 Scores are now Available in VAN
2019 Model Scores are now available for use in VAN. There are over 20 models available for your targeting needs, click here for a listing of available scores.
If your committee needs access to a specific score, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll work to get it added.
ThruTalk Online Training
On, Thursday, October 10, 2019, 1 pm – 2 pm, the table hosted online training for GetThru’s ThruTalk platform. There were some signing on issues so a How-To recording will be shared by Monday, October 14, 2019.
In the meantime, you can watch this brief video on how to place calls using the tool.
Support and Data Request Time Frames
Time is of the Essence:
Whether it’s planning for phone/text banks, creating new scripts, requesting exports, in the world of organizing, time is of the essence and a resource we do not have a lot of it.
To ensure data administration requests are responded to and processed promptly and in time for events and programs, please review the State Voices Administration Request
- VCET Support website: https://vcet.freshdes
- Hustle 101 (overview and Goal creation walkthrough) 20-minutes
- Hustle + VAN Integration 4-minutes (note: VA LAN already has a VAN integration in place)
- Hustle Goal types 5-minutes
- Hustle Goal Assignments 2-minutes