Engage St. Pete

Democracy Starts at Home Campaign
Social Media Toolkit

Images

Google Drive Link to graphic files to download (we will continue to add graphics): https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1FHwtJ2w29Ang4nFvqKWMTOyiZo-BEGWn?usp=sharing 

Social Media Frames

Examples of what each profile frame will look like. Please encourage your followers to “add a frame” to their profile picture using the following links OR searching for “Vote By Mail” in frames.

Facebook Profile Pic: 

Facebook Camera / Story Frame: 

Copy and Paste Messages to go with Images

You can use these sample posts for Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Please feel free to pair it with images above or create your own.

Hashtags for Campaign:

  • #VoteByMail
  • #DemocracyStartsAtHome
  • #VoteByMailStPete
  • #VoteStPete
  • #VotingBackUpPlan
  • #SocialDistanceVoting

Links to include in post text:

Overall Themes:

  • Voting by mail is your voter emergency preparedness plan / voter disaster kit.
  • Voting by mail is safe for your ballot and for the community.
  • When you vote by mail, your polling place is where you’re at.

Phase 1: VBM is a safe way to make sure you get to vote

We are rolling this phase out for June and July.

Slogans: 

  • Suppress your cough, not your vote: vote by mail. 
  • Voting by mail is your voting back-up plan
  • Voting by mail: Your election emergency kit
  • Make sure your vote counts: Sign your ballot envelope!
  • Give yourself OPTIONS: Sign up to vote by mail

Facts:

  • Even if you request a vote-by-mail ballot, you still have the option to vote in person instead. Click here to request your vote-by-mail ballot online: votepinellas.com/Mail-Ballots.
  • Forgetting to sign the vote-by-mail ballot envelope is the number one reason ballots are rejected. Make sure you sign the envelope before you send it in! Click here to request your vote-by-mail ballot online: votepinellas.com/Mail-Ballots.
  • When you vote by mail, you don’t have to worry about long lines or being exposed to COVID-19. Click here to request your vote-by-mail ballot online: votepinellas.com/Mail-Ballots.
  • When you vote by mail, you help keep lines short on Election Day. Click here to request your vote-by-mail ballot online: votepinellas.com/Mail-Ballots.
  • 2020 is unpredictable. Sign up to vote by mail so that you will have your ballot early and can vote no matter what is going on. Click here to request your vote-by-mail ballot online: votepinellas.com/Mail-Ballots.
  • Requesting your vote-by-mail ballot is easy; just request it at https://www.votepinellas.com/VoteByMail
  • Nervous about your ballot? You can track it online! Vote-by-mail ballot tracking can be found here: https://www.votepinellas.com/Mail-Ballots/Check-My-Mail-Ballot-Status
  • Voting by mail in Pinellas County is safe and easy. Way less than 1% of vote-by-mail ballots are rejected, and the main reason a ballot is rejected is because it is missing a signature. Click here to request your vote-by-mail ballot online: votepinellas.com/Mail-Ballots.

 

Phase 2: VBM is easy and convenient

We are rolling this phase out for all of July and again in September through October.

Slogans: 

  • Voting by mail is easier than you think
  • My polling place: my couch / front porch / kitchen table
  • My poll workers: my family / my kids / my friends
  • Democracy begins at home: Vote by mail
  • Your polling place is where you are when you vote by mail

Facts:

  • When you request a vote-by-mail ballot, you can still vote in person instead if you want to. Just bring your mail ballot to your polling place and exchange it for an in-person ballot. Click here to request your vote-by-mail ballot online: votepinellas.com/Mail-Ballots.
  • Forgetting to sign the vote-by-mail ballot envelope is the number one reason ballots are rejected. Make sure you sign the envelope before you send it in the mail! Click here to request your vote-by-mail ballot online: votepinellas.com/Mail-Ballots.
  • When you vote by mail, you don’t have to worry about long lines and being exposed to COVID-19. Click here to request your vote-by-mail ballot online: votepinellas.com/Mail-Ballots.
  • When you vote by mail, you help keep lines shorter on Election Day so that more people can vote. Click here to request your vote-by-mail ballot online: votepinellas.com/Mail-Ballots.
  • Voting by mail lets you do the research first! An informed voter is an empowered voter. Find our what’s on your ballot here: vote.lwvspa.org
  • When we all vote by mail, voter turnout increases. Encourage your family and friends to request their ballot today! Click here to request your vote-by-mail ballot online: votepinellas.com/Mail-Ballots.
  • Requesting your vote-by-mail ballot is easy; just request it at https://www.votepinellas.com/VoteByMail!
  • Unsure of what happened to your ballot? You can track it online! Vote-by-mail ballot tracking can be found here: https://www.votepinellas.com/Mail-Ballots/Check-My-Mail-Ballot-Status
  • Voting by mail in Pinellas County is safe and easy. Way less than 1% of vote-by-mail ballots are rejected, and the main reason a ballot is rejected is because it is missing a signature. Click here to request your vote-by-mail ballot online: votepinellas.com/Mail-Ballots.

Phase 3: VBM is good for the community and responsible

We are running this phase from the middle of September up to the general election.

Slogans: 

  • Suppress your cough, not your vote: vote by mail
  • Voting by mail protects your vote, your community and our democracy
  • Voting by mail protects voters who need to vote in person
  • Continue the tradition of voting while keeping your family safe: vote by mail
  • Voting by mail: social distance voting

Facts:

  • People with disabilities need to use the ballot machines in person. When you vote by mail you help keep crowds smaller so that people who need to vote in person are safer. 
  • Many poll workers are in the high-risk group for COVID-19. Voting by mail keeps them safe while allowing everyone to vote
  • Voting by mail helps keep lines shorter and crowds smaller. This helps reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protects our community.
  • When you request a vote-by-mail ballot, you can still decide to vote in-person instead. Just bring your mail ballot to your polling place and exchange it for an in-person ballot. Find your polling place here: https://www.votepinellas.com/Election-Information/Find-Your-Precinct-Polling-Place
  • Forgetting to sign the vote-by-mail ballot envelope is the number one reason ballots are rejected. Make sure you sign the envelope before you send it in the mail!
  • When you vote by mail, you don’t have to worry about long lines and being exposed to COVID-19.
  • Requesting your vote-by-mail ballot is easy; just request it at https://www.votepinellas.com/VoteByMail!
  • Want to make sure your mail ballot arrived OK? Track it online! Here’s the website for ballot tracking: https://www.votepinellas.com/Mail-Ballots/Check-My-Mail-Ballot-Status
  • Unsure of what happened to your ballot? You can track it online! Vote-by-mail ballot tracking can be found here: https://www.votepinellas.com/Mail-Ballots/Check-My-Mail-Ballot-Status
  • Voting by mail in Pinellas County is safe and easy. Way less than 1% of vote-by-mail ballots are rejected, and the main reason a ballot is rejected is because it is missing a signature.