Every four years since 2000, AIGA has activated its community of designers across the U.S. and beyond to Get Out the Vote. The campaign is part of Design for Democracy, an AIGA initiative to increase civic participation through design.
In 2020, AIGA recognizes the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote in 1920 with a special edition of Get Out the Vote: Empowering the Women’s Vote. It commemorates the first legislation for women’s voting rights. Not until the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 were voting rights of all women protected and enforced.
GOTV identity by studio of Christine Wisnieski + Empowering the Women’s Vote identity and timeline designed by Kelly Salchow MacArthur and Nancy Skolos
Special thanks to the Design for Democracy Committee, chaired by Frances Yllana, for organizing the 2020 Get Out the Vote effort, as well as Kelly Salchow MacArthur and Nancy Skolos for initiating the Get Out the Vote: Empowering the Women’s Vote project. View the Key Moments in Voting Rights + Women’s Fight for Equality Timeline.
How to Submit
AIGA members–submit your posters today until election day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020 and help us get out the vote! Posters received by National Voter Registration Day (September 22, 2020) and Vote Early Day (October 24, 2020) will have the greatest impact.
There are two opportunities. Please see below for the submission portals and galleries:
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By submitting a poster, you certify that you created or have ownership of the work—including the right to distribute stock images and fonts used in your design. You retain the copyright and agree to distribute under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. You grant to AIGA the right to use accepted work for reproduction in posters for the Get Out the Vote initiative; in publications; in exhibitions; on its website and partner websites; and for educational and AIGA-related noncommercial promotional purposes.
Ways to Engage
- Hang or share a poster and help Get Out the Vote in your community!
AIGA Get out the Vote posters are available for download, printing, and distribution by anyone interested in supporting AIGA’s mission. Thank you to the AIGA Membership for providing free artwork to the general public to increase impact and advocacy for voting. These designs show the power and value of design within communities and across the nation.
- Designs are scaled at 11×17 inches to suit personal color printers (as well as commercial printing presses).
- When sharing on social media, please tag the designer and @AIGADesign with the hashtags #AIGAVote and #GetOutTheVote.
- Access Resources!
For nonprofits interested in sharing accurate election information, visit Nonprofit VOTE’s Nonprofits Countdown to the Election Calendar and pair your messaging with graphics from AIGA Get Out the Vote 2020.
- Participate in online and in person events!
- Learn more about AIGA’s Design for Democracy initiative!
Learn how you can further design’s impact in the democratic process beyond the four-year election cycle through Design for Democracy.
Register + Vote
Visit the League of Women Voter’s election information website, VOTE411.org, to find out about upcoming elections in your community, check your voter registration, and find out what’s on your local ballot.
For 100 years the League of Women Voters has worked to empower voters and defend democracy. With active Leagues in all 50 states, dedicated League members and volunteers conduct non-partisan voter registration, education, and mobilization year-round. We believe in the power of women to create a more perfect democracy.
Founded in 2005, Nonprofit VOTE partners with America’s nonprofits to help the people they serve participate and vote. We are the leading source of nonpartisan resources to help nonprofits integrate voter engagement into their ongoing activities and services.