The right to vote and have our voices heard is fundamental to our democracy.

At a time when far too many eligible voters are discouraged from voting or wrongly turned away from the polls, we need to rededicate ourselves to increasing participation among eligible voters.

But 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 – sometimes by illegal, intimidating practices.

If you agree that every eligible voter deserves to have their voice count, you can take action from home or in person by serving as a nonpartisan Election Protection volunteer. Will you sign up to be one of them?

We are fighting to Protect the Vote

Be an Election Protection Volunteer

Unfortunately, voters this year will face obstacles that have no place in a modern democracy — and these impediments to voting will hit communities of color the hardest. You can make a major difference for voters in your community by signing up today. Nonpartisan Election Protection volunteers like you will be voters’ first line of defense against restrictive election laws, coronavirus-related voting disruptions, or anything else that could silence their voices.

We’re counting on you to help spread the word about Election Protection — please share the below information and resources on social media.

Here are the most important voting reforms we must enact before November:

Expanded Vote-By-Mail

We’re expecting a larger-than-average demand for mail-in ballots this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic — and we need to take common-sense steps to ensure states are ready to meet it. This means:

  • No-excuse absentee voting — anyone who wants to vote by mail should get to
  • Accepting ballots postmarked by Election Day, so every vote counts
  • Pre-paying postage for mail ballots, so cost isn’t a barrier to voting
  • Letting voters track their absentee requests and mailed-in ballots online
  • Offering sufficient secure dropboxes for voters to submit their ballots conveniently
  • Providing ample opportunities for voters to “cure” their ballots (correct errors)

Better Voter Registration Options

With many DMVs and other government offices closed to the public, it’s important to give eligible citizens other ways to register to vote or update their information. We need:

  • Online Voter Registration so people can get registered safely from home, without having to risk their health.
  • Same-day Registration so voters can register in-person at a polling place on Election Day or during early voting.

Extended Early Voting

States can mitigate crowds and long lines by offering additional early voting hours — spreading out the time that polling places are in use and relieving the demand on Election Day.

Safe In-Person Voting

For anyone who isn’t able or chooses not to vote by mail, we still need the option to vote safely in-person. All in-person voting should adhere strictly to public health and social distancing guidelines — with machines being sanitized after each use, proper masks and PPE for poll workers and voters, and keeping at least 6 feet apart at all times.

You can use the voting tools above to verify your voter registration, find out if you are eligible to vote, register to vote, get election reminders, and more.

Make your plan to vote.

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