Supporting journalists in responding to critical election information needs.
Election SOS: Tell Us How We Did
Democracy isn't seasonal, and there is always an election around the corner! We hope you found our Election SOS resources helpful in your work, and we're curious to hear your feedback.
Please take 10 minutes to fill out the survey below, specific to the Election SOS website and Switchboard. Your responses will not be made public other than as an aggregated report. As a token of appreciation, 10 winners will be randomly selected to win a $25 gift card! Please submit your answers by Tuesday, Jan. 19.
Election SOS First Aid
Election SOS introduces essential resources for busy newsrooms and reporters! Critical advice on covering conflict, tackling misinformation, and instilling public trust in your messaging.
Election SOS offers digital and physical safety checklists with top advice on how to protect yourself while reporting during this election season. Download now to protect yourself.
What Election SOS Offers
Webinars & Resources
We are partnering with dozens of civic and journalism support organizations to bring reporters timely and relevant information and context for their reporting.
Voter Guide Training
A self-paced, five-day email course to help you build a guide with your audience in mind. You'll receive one email each weekday with activities to help you create a successful strategy.
Election SOS Scenario Planning Guide
This Scenario Planning Guide is designed to help newsroom leaders, journalists and freelancers to plan for a variety of outcomes - some inside and others outside - of their control. Use this guide as a strategic plan to customize for your newsroom.
Trusted Elections Expert Network
In partnership with The American Press Institute, Election SOS is curating a representative and diverse network of elections experts for journalists to call on for sources and for support. We'll feature federal, state and topic-centric experts for you to easily search and contact.
Story & Pitch Database
The Election SOS story and pitch database showcases great examples of election coverage. It was built for reporters who are on a deadline, searching for inspiration, or just need a bit of a break.
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The Election SOS team & partners
Election SOS is managed by the consultancy Hearken with the support of Trusting News, is fiscally sponsored by the American Press Institute, and is principally funded by The Democracy Fund and the Trusted Elections Fund Project.
Learn more about the Election SOS team on our About Page.
Democracy Fund invests in organizations working to ensure that our political system is able to withstand new challenges and deliver on its promise to the American people.
American Press Institute helps transform news organizations for an audience-centric future. Read about related API efforts to improve election reporting.