Can I type my letters instead?
Vote Forward’s letter templates are not easily editable, and we do not provide letter templates in Word or Google Docs because we intend for all volunteers to handwrite portions of their letters. This is important because it's the handwritten component of these letters that helps make them so effective in increasing voter turnout. Vote Forward uses a hybrid typed/handwritten approach to include important information and make the process quick for volunteers, while also making it personal for the letter recipient. Short handwritten messages are fine if you're concerned about your penmanship or have limited time.
Once you print your letter templates, you'll see an area to handwrite your personal message about voting. Here's a link to the instruction page, which may be helpful as you get started. We ask all volunteers to prepare the letters according to the instructions because most Vote Forward campaigns are randomized experiments. Keeping the format consistent ensures the integrity of these experiments so we can accurately assess the impact.