What Is an Election Thank You Letter?

An election thank you letter is a memo sent to supporters of a candidate thanking them for voting for the candidate and supporting his or her efforts. Thank you letters are sent after the election, once the results are announced, through the mail, via email or through social media.

Candidates often send thank you letters regardless of whether or not they win the elections. The purpose of the letter is to show appreciation for support, remind voters of the candidate's qualifications and make a good impression so the voters continue to support the candidate while in office or when running for another election.