They ask our advice not just because of our experience in politics, but because they know our advice is based on hundreds of randomized controlled experiments that we and others have conducted measuring what actually increases turnout during elections.
This complicated process means there are several stages where even motivated citizens can be derailed. For people who are motivated to get others to the polls, especially in battleground states, here are five ways you can help increase turnout:
There are lots of reasons to vote: Changing specific policies, loving or despising one candidate or party, making sure the voices of under-represented people are heard, or honoring and protecting our fragile democracy. Whatever your reason, please vote, and take the steps described above to make sure others do.