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 100 local, state and national partners, Election Protection uses a wide range of tools and activities to protect, advance and defend the right to vote.
Election Protection provides Americans from coast to coast with comprehensive information and assistance at all stages of voting – from registration, to absentee and early voting, to casting a vote at the polls, to overcoming obstacles to their participation. Election Protection helps voters make sure their vote is counted through a number of resources, including:
- A suite of voter helplines: 866-OUR-VOTE (administered by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law), 888-Ve-Y-Vota (Spanish/English) – administered by the NALEO Educational Fund, 844-Yalla-US (Arabic/English) – administered by the Arab American Institute, and 888-API-VOTE (English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali) – administered by APIAVote and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC.
- Voter protection field programs across the country (legal – managed by the Lawyers’ Committee and grassroots – managed by Common Cause).
- Digital outreach tools including 866ourvote.org, @866ourVote, and facebook.com/866OurVote.
Throughout the election cycle, Election Protection volunteers provide voter information, document problems they encounter when voting and work with partners and volunteers on the ground to identify and remove barriers to voting. Election Protection focuses on the voter – not on the political horse race – and provides guidance, information and help to any American, regardless of his or her voting choices.
Click here to go to the Election Protection website.
2020 GENERAL ELECTIONS VOTING RIGHTS TOOLKIT: The ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice has released a toolkit for the 2020 General Elections. Click here to access the toolkit.