Standing up for the rights of voters means advocating for all ballots to be counted - ensuring results were tabulated in a fair and accurate way. Standing up for the rights of voters means factoring in voter suppression and intimidation tactics when analyzing election results to decide if an election was unfairly influenced by illegal practices. Standing up for the rights of voters means asking hard questions and demanding answers - we will continue to stand with voters and we thank you for standing with us.
-No More Stolen Elections!
*******Guide to National Voting Rights Organizations & Resources*******
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Many organizations work on issues of voting rights and election integrity year-round. Read on to connect with organizations providing projects and resources helping communities across the country address concerns with the electoral process.
No More Stolen Elections!
Get the facts - Did disenfranchisement affect election outcomes?
Standing Against Voter Intimidation - An Organizing Guide
Voter Bill of Rights
Move to Amend
We the People Amendment
Map - Resolutions and Ordinances Passed Against Corporate Personhood
Developing Movement Strength Through Diversity Toolkit
Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law
Voting Rights & Elections
Black Box Voting
Black Box Voting Book
Barriers to the Ballot: Restrictive Voting Procedures 2016 (infographic)
Get Your Voter ID Guide (state specific information & resources)
Voter ID Stories
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Voter Engagement Resource Library
Nonprofits, Voting & Elections - A Guide to Nonpartisan Voter Engagement
US Post Election Monitor - Ushahidi
Map of Post-Election Violence
To report: email - firstname.lastname@example.org / twitter - #usaelectionmonitor / SMS (302)268-9516
Report any voter intimidation, suppression or election fraud directly to the Civil Rights Division’s Voting Section in Washington, DC by phone at 1-800-253-3931 or (202) 307-2767, by fax at (202) 307-3961, by email to email@example.com, or by complaint form at http://www.justice.gov/crt/complaint/votintake/index.php.
There are many documents and guides that could be useful for organizations and individuals who want to learn more about our voting system to better organize in the future. Read on to learn more about voting across the country utilizing these fact-filled resources.
14 Facts About Voting in Federal Elections - U.S. Election Assistance Commission
Guide from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission that includes the website and telephone number for every state election office in the country.
U.S. Voter ID Laws - National Conference of State Legislatures
Guide updated for 2016 outlining the laws in the 34 states requiring voter identification at the polls. There is also a guide for voters outlining voter verification in 17 states and Washington DC where voters are not required to show identification in order to vote. An easy to read state-by-state table outlines requirements as well as if/how voters are able to vote if they do not provide ID. Additional resources include an analysis of costs and court challenges through 2014 from the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Youth Voting - The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement
Provides data and analysis about the youth vote (18 - 29) with analysis and fact sheets spanning 2003 - 2016 from CIRCLE.
ORGANIZATIONS IN STATES MOST AFFECTED BY DISENFRANCHISEMENT
While issues of voting rights affect voters throughout the entire country, reports support the fact that several states are more affected by disenfranchisement than others. Read on to learn more about connecting with organizations working on voting rights and election integrity efforts in the states more affected by disenfranchisement. Check back for updates to this list as it expands to include more states.
ISSUE BASED ORGANIZATIONS & RESOURCES
There are many advocacy groups working on specific issues that affect voting, the electoral system and the rights of voters - for system change to occur, we need an overhaul like the one outlined in the Voter Bill of Rights.
Felony Disenfranchisement Primer - The Sentencing Project
A policy brief outlining felony disenfranchisement restrictions in 2016 affecting a staggering 6.1 million Americans - 77% of whom have completed their sentence and are living under parole supervision or probation from The Sentencing Project.
Felon Voting Rights - National Conference of State Legislatures
Restoration of Rights Project - National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
***Counting Every Vote
Hand Counted Paper Ballots
How to Win Hand Counted Paper Ballots - National Election Defense Coalition
An organizing guide for working on hand counted paper ballot (HCPB) reform in your local community from the National Election Defense Coalition.
The People’s Vote Must Count Campaign - Alliance for Democracy
National community-based campaign for hand counted paper ballots to stop election theft and restore transparency to the electoral process powered-up with resources and articles from the Fall 2016 issue of Justice Rising from the Alliance for Democracy.
Ballot Count Audits
DIY Ballot Count Audit - Michigan Election Reform Alliance
Ballot count audit guidelines drafted for Michigan - a useful template for other locations from the Michigan Election Reform Alliance.
How to Audit an Election - Black Box Voting
“We learned to ask for everything: ballots, poll books, voter signature books, ballot accounting charts, packing slips, and invoices. We asked to see all the ballots, whether voted, spoiled, or unused. And we always asked to photograph the records, so that I could analyze them with painstaking accuracy, and reexamine the same records when necessary.” from Black Box Voting.
***Right to Vote Amendment
Facts & Arguments in Support of a Right to Vote Amendment - Rainbow Push Coalition
***Money Out of Politics
We the People Amendment - Move to Amend
Artificial entities such as corporations do not have constitutional rights and money is not free speech.
***Election Day a Federal Holiday
***Nonpartisan Election Commissions
Report - Millions to the Polls: Nonpartisan Election Administration - Demos