FAQs

Outvote is an app that makes it easy to support the causes and campaigns you care about. The goal of the app is to promote voter participation within progressive campaigns.

But our larger mission is to build a community of organizers that remain active even between election cycles. By partnering with the biggest campaigns, advocacy organizations, and nonprofits, the Outvote community will be able to mobilize around current events, elections, and critical moments in policy formation for social equality and justice.

We are living in a time when it is incredibly easy to turnout record breaking numbers for marches at a moment’s notice, but the result of this convenience is a lack of infrastructure historically built upon long-term relationships between veteran organizers and community members.

We plan to rebuild this infrastructure by providing a platform for organizing in the 21st century that makes it easy for anyone to engage and is integrated with the work that campaigns and organizations are doing and have been doing for decades.



Outvote works with campaigns, advocacy organizations, and nonprofits to provide a curated list of high impact calls to action that anyone can take to make a difference.

These actions can be sharing a piece of content on social media, messaging your friends, texting voters, calling voters, finding new voters, signing up for volunteering shifts, making a donation, providing a testimonial, and more.

Outvote clients have an administrative dashboard where they control what actions their supporters can take depending on what campaigns they are running at the time.

When a new campaign is launched, supporters receive a push notification with information on how they can help.



Yes! Outvote is free to use and available on iOS and Android. However, some campaigns and actions are private and invite-only so you may not have access to the same actions as veteran organizers.


If you’re looking to get involved and help a cause or campaign, just download the app and choose from our list of ongoing campaigns.

If you’re running a campaign and looking to get started, send an email to team@outvote.io telling us a bit more about the campaign and we’ll setup a demo.

If you’d like to learn a bit more about Outvote before diving in, check out this tutorial video:



Yes! In the 2018 midterms, Outvote worked with MoveOn, Swing Left, Flippable, and many other amazing advocacy organizations.


Yes! In the 2018 midterms, Outvote partnered with Vote.org in a nonpartisan effort to make it easy for anyone to remind their friends to vote.


Yes! If you’ve worked on a campaign before, Outvote's peer-to-peer texting feature is very similar to Hustle or Relay. You simply upload a list of voters you’d like to contact, and Outvote allows you to quickly text hundreds of them in seconds.


This feature is currently in development. If you’re interested in this use case, send an email to team@outvote.io and we’ll let you know when it’s available for beta testing.


This feature is currently in beta testing. If you’re interested in trying it out, send an email to team@outvote.io.


Yes! Our voter search feature was so popular in the 2018 midterms, we’re opening it up to allow campaign staffers to search the national voter file in real-time to identify anyone they meet at events or right on the street and immediately sync that ID back to NGP VAN.


Yes! Outvote will process those donations and report them to the campaign or organization for FEC compliance purposes.


Outvote is free to try for the first 14 days as long as it’s at least 2 months before the campaign election date (if applicable).

There are additional usage fees for premium features such as peer-to-peer texting and peer-to-peer calling.

For additional pricing details, send an email to team@outvote.io.



Outvote uses publicly available voter files to match your phone’s contacts with registered voters. If we can’t match one of your contacts, it may be due to how they’re entered in your phone or it may be because they have a very common name in the US.

When you sync your contacts on the Outvote app, we store only the first, middle, and last names of your contacts as well as their phone, email, and zip code on our servers. We store any corrections you make to improve our matching for other users. We also give you the option to report back to campaigns on how your conversations are going.

This information can be removed at any time from our servers through the app settings page.



This feature is available through the administrative dashboard. If you need help send an email to support@outvote.io.



This feature is available through the administrative dashboard. If you need help send an email to support@outvote.io.



This feature is available through the administrative dashboard. If you need help send an email to support@outvote.io.



Yes! Outvote is currently available both English and Spanish. If you’d like to see Outvote available in another language, send an email to team@outvote.io with your use case and we’ll see if we can make it happen.



Yes! Send an email to team@outvote.io to find out what roles are available.



If you’re experiencing any technical difficulty using Outvote and need help troubleshooting, send an email to support@outvote.io.