Election Protection

Common Cause New York believes that the most fundamental right granted to a citizen of our democracy is the right to vote and have that vote counted. It's a scandal that New York's elections are poorly run, testing a voter’s endurance or perseverance just to cast their ballot. During major elections, we place non-partisan volunteer poll monitors on the ground at polling places, especially in communities with a history of voting problems, or where hotly-contested races exacerbate the chance of long lines or voter intimidation.  

Volunteer as a Non-Partisan Poll Monitor on Election Day

RSVP for a training to protect the vote as a nonpartisan volunteer poll monitor below.

See what our volunteers from 2012 had to say about helping voters and protecting the vote on Election Day:


Your Voting Rights

Voting is a fundamental American right. If you have any questions at all about voting or experience any problems while trying to cast your vote, call 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683).

For more information about voting rights, read NYPIRG’s Voter’s Bill of Rights Fact Sheet or NYCLU’s fact sheet, Know Your Rights: Voting and Elections 2016.

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The Supreme Court gutted a key provision of the Voting Rights Act.

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