Protect The Vote

The 2016 election is upon us this November 8th. Common Cause will be working with partner organizations, including the Lawyers' Committee's Election Protection, to ensure that voters across the country can fairly and freely access the ballot box.

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Election Protection

Over the past several years, we have seen a disturbing increase in the number and scope of attempts to suppress the votes of tens of thousands of American citizens. Some of these are attempts to deceive or intimidate voters with misinformation conveyed through robocalls or fliers. Many more of these attempts occur at the polls on Election Day, with people and groups using scare tactics and fueling misinformation, and challenging voters at the polls - sometimes illegally. 

We can’t do it without you. Throughout October, we'll be conducting poll monitor trainings across the country. On election day, groups of trained monitors will be sent to polling places to help voters know their rights and to let them know about the Election Protection hotline.

State by state, we will be putting trained poll monitors on the ground at polling places, especially in communities with a history of voting problems, where hotly-contested races exacerbate the chance of long lines, and other complications.  We’ll also be in states where there may be confusion about voter ID and proof of citizenship requirements.  Poll monitors will provide information, troubleshoot problems, and report bad practices to our teams to resolve them with election officials.

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Common Cause New Mexico is working to ensure that no one faces voter intimidation or suppression tactics at the polls. We have nonpartisan volunteer poll watchers who will be on hand Election Day to answer voter questions and observe the goingson...

Toll-free numbers and websites are available to help aid voters
October 31, 2016



In our democracy, every adult citizen has an equal vote and the right to participate. But a recent report suggesting that the Trump-Pence campaign is working to suppress the votes of some Americans is cause for alarm by all Americans....

Voter Suppression is an Affront to Democracy
October 28, 2016

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