Approval Voting Chapter Program

The work of strengthening democracy takes all of us. That’s why we’re launching a grassroots chapter program to help advocates like you empower voters in your community with approval voting.

What is a chapter?

Chapters are officially sanctioned supporter organizations of The Center for Election Science. They engage in grassroots activities like educating the public, reaching out to officials and advocating for voting method reform. Chapters are largely self-run, but they will receive guidance and support from CES staff.

How can I join a chapter?

Every two months, we host virtual chapter meetings according to timezones (East Coast, Central, Mountain, and West Coast). Local chapters then break out into smaller rooms within the meeting to discuss advocacy efforts in their area. To join in you can:

  1. Complete the chapter signup form so that you’ll receive local chapter email communications about meetings and updates
  2. Join your local chapter Facebook Group:
    Bay Area Facebook Group
    Colorado Facebook Group
    Los Angeles Facebook Group

    Mid-Atlantic (DC, MD, VA, & DE) Facebook Group
    NY + NJ + CT Facebook Group
    Seattle Facebook Group
    Texas Facebook Group

How can I start a chapter?

We need local supporters like you to help start and lead approval voting chapters across the country. If you’re interested in starting a chapter in your community, email Chris Raleigh ([email protected]) for more information.

How else can I help?

To create a real grassroots movement, we need all hands on deck. We have a couple volunteer positions available that will help make the chapter program a success so that we can empower more voters with approval voting. Take a look at the position descriptions and email Chris ([email protected]) if you’re interested in applying: