Past Programming

Events and CLE


Campaign Finance Law: Comparative Best Practices and Basics for Disclosure of Contributions and Expenses (Reno, Nevada)


Protecting Our Democracy Through Education and Public Service (Annual Meeting)


New Website: debuted at the ABA Annual Meeting. The site offers information on confirming an individual’s voter registration status, registering to vote, voter ID requirements, state laws regarding time off to vote, and much more, including resources for lawyers and the community on how to get involved in our election process.

Voter Education Video: The Standing Committee worked with the Division for Public Education on a voter education video, encouraging secondary school students to tell us why their right to vote is important.  The responses were insipiring! Watch the video.

Twitter: Follow us @ABAVoteNow.

Encourage Others to Vote: Voting is a cornerstone of our democracy. The American Bar Association is asking you to vote and encourage your family, colleagues, and community to vote. We have developed a Will Your Voice be Heard on Election Day? card to assist you in your outreach. Download our card and share with others.


2015 Annual Meeting

Why Is Your Right To Vote Important? That's the question we asked 2015 Annual Meeting  attendees.  We are pleased to share their viewpoints with you.

2015 Midyear Meeting

Town Hall on Money and Politics - In February 2015, the Standing Committee convened a meeting in Houston, Texas with state and local election administrators, bar leaders and interested individuals and organizations on the very important and timely issue of money and politics.


2014 Annual Meeting

ABA House of Delegates adopts the following policy resolutions: 

Election Observation Training - August 8, 2014

Law Day 2014

Speech by Standing Committee Chair, John Hardin Young, before the Albuquerque Bar Association May 1, 2014
American Democracy and the Rule of Law

Leading voting rights advocates gathered in Washington, D.C. for a roundtable discussion held in recognition of Law Day. The Standing Committee on Election Law released its report, Dialogues on Election Reform: A Continuing Conversation with the States, at the meeting.

The 2014 Law Day theme, American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters, calls on every American to reflect on the importance of a citizen’s right to vote and the challenges we still face in ensuring that all Americans have the opportunity to participate in our democracy.