Nonprofits helped boost voter turnout by 11 percentage points during the 2018 elections, according to a study of voting patterns in seven states by Nonprofit Vote, which works with other charities to encourage voter participation.
The study found that 66 percent of people who were contacted by nonprofits and then signed voter-registration cards, made pledges to vote, or filled out vote-by-mail applications actually voted. That compares with a 55 percent turnout rate among people in comparable demographic categories that included gender, race, age, marital status, and geographic location.
Nonprofit Vote used voting patterns of 22,500 people who had been contacted by 64 of its partner organizations to make its determination.
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