A pre-COVID evening at the Downtown Summer Concert event. Martin Luther King Jr Academy for Excellence teacher, Delvin Azofeifa, who also has participated  in White House educational training for select history teachers, volunteered  with Together Frankfort & FARA’s (Frankfort Anti Racism Alliance) Jesse Miller. Kentucky Correspondence Club organizer Eddie Fowler helped — especially with the heavy lifting! 

More Civic Engagement Opportunities

Volunteering for a candidate is one very important way to be involved in our community.  However, you might not be comfortable with that role. There are SO many other opportunities!


Volunteer for one of the political parties in Franklin County- both major parties have local offices. These folks can use help in organizing and carrying out their monthly meetings, maintaining data lists, handling phone calls, and helping organize special events. Volunteering locally gives you a chance to meet numerous candidates & their supporters.












​​Help register voters by providing information and/or training. Share the information below, about how to register, or contact the Franklin County Clerk's office, 502-875-8704 and ask a representative to conduct training for your organization. Officials can train you and others in your group to register citizens to vote. 


In person, a voter registration card can be obtained and completed at:



For more info, contact: Maygan Fryman; ph: 502-875-8704; Email: maygan.fryman@ky.gov


Kentucky citizens can also register online by clicking this link & following directions.  If you prefer to print out the registration card, fill it out, and mail it in, you will need access to a printer.




Completed voter registration should be returned to the:


  • State Board of Elections
  • 140 Walnut Street
  • Frankfort KY 40601


or the Franklin County Clerk, as noted above.
  

Learn more about how your group or organization can help register voters at Nonprofit VOTE. Founded in 2005, Nonprofit VOTE partners with America’s nonprofits to help the people they serve participate and vote. Nonprofit VOTE is the leading source of nonpartisan resources to help nonprofits integrate voter engagement into their ongoing activities and services.

​There is strong data backing up the effectiveness of nonprofits doing nonpartisan voter engagement with the communities they serve.  Studies like Engaging New Voters report show that nonprofits reach populations most likely to be overlooked by partisan campaigns and have a markedly positive impact on voter turnout with those they engage. Further, because nonprofits are part of their communities’ fabric, their impact builds over time.


Thank you for your interest in civic engagement!  


Frankfort'sSummer Concert series has become a cherished gathering for friends, neighbors, and families across the community.  The organizers provide local  nonprofits the opportunity to set up tables for distributing information and materials.  Together Frankfort has conducted voter registration drives at the summer events, with lots of interest and registering!

Frankfort State Journal
 Donate to your candidate's campaign! 









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Organizing "meet & greet" events(
click on the link for one organizer's guidelines - this is NOT an endorsement of the source; just some more resources).  The event could be at your home or during a community event, or at local restaurant or business. Leave nothing to chance, from planning to follow-up to evaluation; then it will be a success!







Preparing research about the city voting patterns, about other candidates, about specific issues

such as development of Parcels B & C in downtown Frankfort; encouraging economic development; Kentucky State University's ties with the community; public education and teachers; and on and on; brief your candidate with short summaries of local issues.











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Supporting your candidate through social media:


"Like" their Facebook (FB) page, follow & retweet their Twitter feed, share Instagram and YouTube postings; post an endorsement on the FB page, Twitter, or other methods;


"Share" FB pages & tag Twitter friends who might be interested;


Offer to photograph your candidate at community events for posting on your FB page and/or the candidate's page, Twitter feed, etc.;


Organize friends & supporters to tweet with the candidate's hashtag or event hashtag at every opportunity.

Donate to support civic engagement locally, statewide, nationwide

​Together Frankfort

Volunteer for Candidates for Public Office:
City, County, State, Congressional District;
or volunteer for a political party or a political group!


Aside from needing money $$$, most every candidate tells you

that the most valuable part of their campaign is volunteers.

Candidates use volunteers for literally every aspect of the campaign,
























  • Showing up!
  • Several candidates have websites through which you can register for updates about the candidate's events & appearances. Others candidates post on their Facebook page when they'll be attending a function. 

  • For public events, such as this Farm to Table event in downtown Frankfort, volunteers can accompany a candidate & take the time to help introduce candidates to others.  Not a political event, nonetheless, it served as an opportunity to meet others interested in our community's future. Accompany your candidate to local activities to help with introductions, making note of names & phone numbers, and provide a link to voters.












  • Bring a few friends and make a festive outing. Candidates always like to see larger crowds & friendly faces.  You & your friends don't have to organize, plan, speak, or clean-up.  But your presence at your candidate's events make a difference!







  • ​​Promoting your candidate - buttons, banners, bumperstickers, etc.:

  • Use campaign materials to promote your candidate at appropriate events (shopping, visiting friends, parties, etc.) & keep a supply on-hand to give to those who express an interest; organize friends with candidate tee-shirts, buttons or banners to gather at community events, such as the Downtown Summer Concert series, the local sports events,  fall festivals for schools and communities in the area. Help your candidate's team distribute yard signs (make sure you follow all city and county rules).
Walking your precinct (click to learn the precincts in Franklin county & city of Frankfort) with your candidate or with your friends who support the candidateThere are several types of "walking the district" or "canvassing" as it's often called.  Make sure that you're carrying out the door-to-door campaign plan that your candidate wants and needs. Here's some guidelines you might want to discuss with your candidate. Prepare in advance by "role-playing" potential questions & answers, or attend any training your candidate suggests

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