Frequently Asked Questions

What is VoteWithMe?

VoteWithMe is a free app for iOS and Android that shows you the voting history of your contacts so that you can reach out to people you know and be more targeted in your communication. Reminding your friends and family to vote is a powerful, concrete action you can take to have a big impact on the important upcoming elections and on the issues that matter most to you. VoteWithMe has a proven track record of effectiveness in engaging voters to turn out for elections and was inspired by research that says a simple reminder to vote from a friend or family really works. And higher voter turnout will create change in communities throughout America.

How does VoteWithMe work?

You authorize VoteWithMe to sync your phone's address book with a voter database to find people you know who may be eligible to vote in upcoming elections. Based on the publicly-available voter file maintained by each state, the app shows who in your contacts is most in need of a nudge in order to show up on Election Day. Then, all you have to do is text to remind them.

What does VoteWithMe do with contact data?

If you grant permission, you are allowing VoteWithMe to safely and securely upload your mobile phone contacts to sync them with publicly available voter records. This is what enables VoteWithMe to show you the friends most in need of encouragement to vote. That is all you are allowing us to do with your contact information.

We will not reach out to your contacts, nor advertise to them, nor will we sell or share their information to anyone who would.

Who can use VoteWithMe?

VoteWithMe can be used by anyone who believes voting is the way to make your voice heard in a democracy. It doesn’t take a lot of time, and you can do it on your own schedule. VoteWithMe users will be texting friends – not strangers. VoteWithMe is free for everyone to use.

Are you affiliated with any particular electoral candidate, political party, or nonprofit organization?

Please contact hello@tuesdaycompany.com for more information.

What do you do with the data you collect?

All the data we collect is used to provide you the VoteWithMe service. The data is never sold, and it will never be used to contact or advertise to your friends.

Who is behind VoteWithMe?

Today, VoteWithMe is a product of The Tuesday Company. We are organizers and technologists who build software that helps organizations strengthen relationships with supporters like you. The VoteWithMe app was originally conceived by Obama Campaign alum David Shor and his colleagues at Civis Analytics in 2016. In 2017, the non-profit New Data Project took over the app and continued to build VoteWithMe under the leadership of former U.S. Digital Service Administrator Mikey Dickerson. VoteWithMe was acquired by The Tuesday Company in 2019.

How is this different from other relational organizing apps?

VoteWithMe is not affiliated with any party or campaign and it is free to use by anyone.

How can I get VoteWithMe?

Download the app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store by searching for “votewithme”. VoteWithMe is free.

Why did you build VoteWithMe?

We believe in the power of technology to build a more inclusive democracy. Your vote is your voice, so more people voting means more people have an impact on their communities. We are helping build a more perfect union, ensuring a representative society by and for the people.

What if I see data that’s incorrect? Can you fix it for me?

All of the data in VoteWithMe comes from public government sources. We have no ability to modify that information.

Can VoteWithMe help me vote online?

As far as we know, Americans are not able to vote online at this time.

How can I get more matching contacts?

The national voter database doesn’t have enough information for us to match everyone automatically, but VoteWithMe also offers you the option of finding particular contacts by name. You’re able to do that lookup because you know what state your friends live in and approximately how old they are, things that we don’t know.

Why doesn't VoteWithMe show all of my contacts?

VoteWithMe may not include all of the contacts that are on your mobile phone. For example, VoteWithMe excludes contacts that are marked as businesses and those that have no first and last name.

What do you mean by “flippable” or “tight” election”?

We use the non-partisan Cook Political Report to assess whether a particular election is solidly in Democratic hands or solidly in Republican hands. If a seat isn’t rated “Solid”, then the race is considered competitive and the seat could conceivably flip from one party to another.