Baltimore Votes, a non-partisan group of community leaders launched in 2017, is spearheading an entirely new way of getting voters to the polls – throwing a party.
Called parties at the polls, these non-partisan election day celebrations are designed to welcome every voter at their respective polling places on Nov. 6 through food, music, entertainment and more.
To date, local leaders in 70 of the 297 precincts in Baltimore City have signed up to host these election day parties. Other parties are also being planned at or near polling places in Baltimore, Montgomery and Howard counties. According to new research, these types of efforts are highly successful in bringing out the vote, increasing voter turnout by by five percent.
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