What is Election Protection?
The national, nonpartisan Election Protection coalition works year-round to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to vote and have that vote count. Made up of more than 300 local, state, and national partners, Election Protection uses a wide range of tools and activities to protect, advance, and defend the right to vote.
- Voting by mail: Voting by mail is tried and tested and is a safe process. Mail ballots have checks and balances built into the process to ensure security and accuracy. Most states track individual ballots using barcodes on the outer envelope. All states check to make sure only one ballot is cast per voter.
- Voting in-person: In addition to expanding vote-by-mail and early voting, voters in all 50 states have the option and right to vote in-person. Voters should be able to vote the way they feel most comfortable and safe: by mail or in person. If you need help locating your polling place or vote center, call or text 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683).
- Early voting: Early voting allows for more voters to participate in the political process and make their voices heard, while also cutting down on long lines and excessively busy polling places.
- Ballot Handling: If you put your ballot in a secure container at your polling place or in an official ballot drop box, trust that your vote will be counted. Some states have ballot tracking tools online or through your local election authority.
- Poll Monitor Recruitment: You can help protect our right to vote. Poll monitors will be voters’ first line of defense against suppression tactics, confusing laws, outdated infrastructure, and other barriers to the ballot box. Sign-up to volunteer as a non-partisan Election Protection poll monitor today.
- Poll Worker Recruitment: Our democracy depends on ordinary people who make sure every election runs smoothly and everyone’s vote is counted. You can make sure we have safe, fair, and efficient elections for all: step up and become a poll worker in your community this year.
- Responding to claims of voter fraud: Re-frame the conversation; do not engage directly with claims/terminology of voter fraud (do not re-share messages referencing voter fraud). Instead, focus on how our elections are secure and the integrity of our elections is strong.
- Felon disenfranchisement: Millions of Americans are excluded from our democratic process on the basis of criminal disenfranchisement laws. These laws strip voting rights from people with past criminal convictions. Those who have served their time deserve the right to vote. If you are unsure of your right to vote as a formerly incarcerated individual, call 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) or visit https://restoreyourvote.org/.
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- Call 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) with any voting questions or issues today. #YourVoteYourVoice
- Call or text 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) to get voting help now. Trained, non-partisan #ElectionProtection volunteers are on standby ready to help. #ProtectOurVote
- Call 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) if you think you’re experiencing voter suppression or intimidation while trying to cast your ballot. #ProtectOurVote
- Do you have your plan to vote? Make sure you know your rights, stay in line if you’re there when polls close, and call 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) or go to 866ourvote.org if you run into any issues. #DefendingDemocracy
- The fight against voter suppression is the fight of our lives. #ElectionProtection will help you resist and overcome any attempts to suppress your vote. If you experience voter suppression, immediately call @866OURVOTE (866-687-8683) or go to 866ourvote.org. #ProtectOurVote
- Voters, call the Election Protection hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) with any voting questions or issues. Learn more about language access hotlines in Arabic, Spanish, and Asian languages.
- Call @AAIUSA’s hotline for voting help in Arabic. Call 844-YALLA-US (844-925-5287) for assistance. #YallaVote. Learn more: https://www.aaiusa.org/yalla_vote
- Call @NALEO’s hotline for help in Spanish. Call 888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682) for assistance. #VeYVota. Learn more: https://naleo.org/vote/
- Call @APIAVote and @AAAJ_AAJC’s Asian language hotline at 888-API-VOTE (888-274-8683) for assistance. Learn more: https://advancingjustice-aajc.org/hotline
- #VeYVota (NALEO)
- #YallaVote (Arab American Institute)
- #MakingDemocracyWork (campaign by League of Women Voters)
- #WomenPowerTheVote (campaign by League of Women Voters)
- #CheckYourReg (campaign by Verified Voting)
- #ANDSTILLIVOTE (campaign by The Leadership Conference)