Majority says winner of presidential election should nominate next Supreme Court justice, Post-ABC poll finds (washingtonpost.com)
The poll finds that most Biden supporters say the vacancy makes it “more important” that he win.
Learn about our latest voting rights victory in Texas.
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Visit your state’s election office website for state-wide voting guidance.
WorkElections.com is supporting U.S. democracy by helping to expand and diversify the country's pool of poll workers.
Democrats sued the state in March to overturn the Texas Legislature's decision to kill straight-ticket voting.
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2020 has women going through it. What we need now is space to recharge – to supercharge. On Saturday, September 26th, Supermajority has your back with a virtual event that will have you and thousands of women across the country laughing, singing, dancing and getting you right and ready to vote.
John Legend on push to restore voting rights in Florida: “We’re going to literally pay off some of these fees and fines and free the vote for thousands more people. We believe this is a moral imperative to include as many people as possible in our democracy.”
Please join us on October 5 for our GOTV Webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details on joining this educational webinar. (UCOP.zoom.us)
The 2020 election is just over a month away! This is your chance to hear directly from the experts on what Californians need to know as they get ready to vote. UC Irvine Professor Rick Hasen (BA, UC Berkeley; MA, JD, PhD, UCLA), an election expert and CNN Election Analyst, along with James Schwab (BA, UC Davis), Chief Deputy Secretary of State (California) will share how Californians can safely exercise their right to vote. This conversation will delve into the historic nature of holding an election during a pandemic –and the opportunities and challenges that come with it –and how public of...
A new ABC News/Washington Post poll
PolitiFact is a fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others on its Truth-O-Meter.
The Washington Post is partnering with ProPublica to hear what problems voters — that’s you — are encountering when trying to vote in the general election.
America is facing a record shortage of poll workers this year due to the coronavirus. Sign up now to make sure we have a safe, fair, efficient election for all.
Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama now hold the top spots for most admired man and woman in the world in the British data firm YouGov’s
Joanne Bland was just a child when she witnessed the brutal, bloody birth of the Voting Rights Act. In 2020, amid fresh skirmishes over voting rules, she feels like she's re-living parts of the past.
As many as 1.4 million Floridians who committed felonies had their voting rights restored by Amendment 4, but legal issues over the amendment mean hundreds of thousands won't get to cast their ballot in the presidential election. 60 Minutes reports, Sunday.
There’s been a lot of talk about vote-by-mail — but making polls safe and accessible is going to be crucial to a truly fair election.
Volunteer in the states where your time will go the furthest!
OPINION | Opinion | American voters in Canada could hold the key to our climate future, and many don't even know it | CBC News (cbc.ca)
The acrid smoke that blew into Canada from the wildfires burning in Washington and Oregon shows how clearly the climate futures of our two countries are linked, writes Grace Nosek.
To encourage voting in the 2020 election, CVF worked with graphic artists to develop images that can be freely shared on social media. Simply select and download the image you wish to share to your own computer.
Cliff Albright, co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund, calls voter suppression the most underreported story of the 2016 and 2020 elections
Learn about our voting rights victories across the country.
An estimated 38 million eligible voters have disabilities. It has always been hard for them to vote, and this year has brought even more obstacles.
We answer voter questions about this year's election season — from early voting to mail-in or absentee ballots.
HOW TO VOTE THIS YEAR: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: ISHR’s Elections and Human Rights Discussion Series: Ensuring an Equal Right to Vote. After registering, you will... (columbiauniversity.zoom.us)
Scholars and practitioners will discuss key barriers to voting rights and various tactics for ensuring the right vote. What are the main barriers to voting rights in the United States? What are some key successes and tactics for ensuring the right to vote? Moderator: Liz Jaff, President and Co-Founder, Be a Hero Panelists -Sylvia Albert, Director of Voting and Elections, Common Cause -Adriel Cepeda, Senior Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Confirmed -Ruth Greenwood - Lecturer in law; Co-Director of Voting Rights and Redistricting at the Campaign Legal Center, Harvard Uni...
The National Task Force on Election Crises wants to know from news organizations how they'll handle election night — and what happens if a candidate declares victory prematurely.
Perspective | A 5-4 Supreme Court threatened voting rights. A 6-3 court could finish them off. (washingtonpost.com)
It’s a strong enough majority to nullify voters’ voices, particularly voters of color.
Georgia-based organizations created the interactive livestream #TwitchtheVote in order to engage voters.
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Disinformation Webinar: Deep dive: responding to disinfo and digital voter suppression. After registering, you wi... (us02web.zoom.us)
Deep dive: responding to disinfo and digital voter suppression Shireen Mitchell of Stop Online Violence Against Women will once again be joining us for this session focusing on responses to disinfo and digital voter suppression. How to avoid amplifying it? What headlines are good … and what headlines aren’t so good? What to do when there’s a good article with a horrible headline? We’ll have additional opportunities for people to send their questions and hot topics in before the meeting, and include guidance from the Approve R-90 campaign on how to respond to disinformation on comprehensive...
Court Permanently Strikes Down Montana Law That Restricts Voting Rights of Native Americans (aclu.org)
BILLINGS, Mont. — A Montana court permanently struck down a state law today that severely restricted the right to vote for Indigenous people living on rural reservations.Western Native Voice v. Stapleton, filed in March of this year by the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Montana, and Native American Rights Fund (NARF), challenged the so-called Montana Ballot
Voting rights lawyer Janai Nelson lays out a possible path forward.
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A state legislature overturning presidential election results and substituting its own preferences would violate federal law.
The tech giant is activating a policy designed to avoid confusion around sensitive events.
Madison poll workers will accept absentee ballots in parks this weekend, raising GOP concerns (jsonline.com)
Madison's parks have become the latest fronts in Wisconsin's voting wars.
The massive buy comes the same week that nearly 5 million vote-by-mail ballots are being sent to Florida voters.
The Secretary of State of Georgia, Brad Raffensperger, removed over 3,000 people from the voter rolls, mostly young African Americ...
Op-Ed: Don't fall for claims of voter fraud. Error is more likely the case, and errors don't swing elections (latimes.com)
Election officials and the media cannot allow cynical political operatives to get away with parlaying mistakes into an attack on the integrity of the November vote.
We are 489 retired Generals, Admirals, Senior Enlisted, Ambassadors and former Senior National Security Officials supporting Joe Biden for President.
The coronavirus has added strain to Wisconsin voters already facing challenges to ballot access.
The state attorney general is calling for an investigation into a $16 million contribution raised by billionaire Mike Bloomberg for a group working to get felons to the polls.
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Civic Engagement Charla. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. (us02web.zoom.us)
Join us for this special LOFT Charla, as we provide an online platform to address why voting is one of the most critical opportunities that U.S. citizens have, to advocate for not only themselves but the communities without the ability to vote. In every election, local, state, and national level we have a voice to say what direction we want the country to move forward in and because of that, every vote counts. Please join us as we discuss why, now more than ever, it is essential to vote, not only on November 3rd but in all elections.
To combat election misinformation, NLP is launching Democracy depends on us, a nonpartisan nationwide campaign to help voters inoculate themselves against election misinformation.
In four populous districts with open prosecutor elections, debates center on issues such as drug policy, jail capacity, and police impunity.
In a CNN interview, CLC President Trevor Potter outlines how our election system has ways to ensure that everyone's vote counts.
American Citizens Abroad, Inc. | American Citizens Abroad, Inc. - Educate, Advocate and Inform (americansabroad.org)
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Philadelphia election official warns ‘naked ballots’ may lead to tens of thousands of rejected ballots for November (washingtonpost.com)
The top election official is warning about a technicality that could jeopardize mail-in voting.
My Voter Status - California Secretary of State
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers voted Thursday to make it easier for clerks to process a surge in absentee ballots in the battleground state's presidential election by letting them start...
Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District, in some scenarios, provides the margin of victory for Joe Biden. So why isn’t the House race there getting more attention from Democratic leaders?
You can make a huge difference on Election Day.
The US election system is secure and resilient, and it is patriotic, not problematic, for public officials to adjust our voting methods to ensure that every eligible citizen can cast a ballot without risking their health this year.
Power the Polls, an effort to recruit poll workers, has hit 500,000 sign-ups, the initiative announced Friday, doubling its goal of recruiting 250,000 poll workers.
From mail-in ballots to polling places, the COVID-19 pandemic means that there are several big changes to how you'll vote in the 2020 election.
With colleges going online this fall, activists must get creative to drive youth voter turnout.
Newsy's Vote Smarter 2020 series aims to answer your questions about the most unusual election in modern history. From early voting to counting ballots to staying safe at the polls, we'll give you all the information you need to successfully cast your ballot this year.
Learn about our latest voting rights lawsuit here.
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: CBC Virtual Town Hall on Jobs & Justice. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining t... (zoom.us)
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: CBC Virtual Town Hall on Jobs & Justice. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.
The Old Man and the Three with JJ Redick and Tommy Alter: Episode 2: Stacey Abrams on Apple Podcasts (podcasts.apple.com)
Show The Old Man and the Three with JJ Redick and Tommy Alter, Ep Episode 2: Stacey Abrams - Aug 6, 2020
Progressives want him to pick someone from outside the normal pipeline.
Polly Irungu Created a Digital Database to Help Black Women Photographers Get Paid - AfroTech (afrotech.com)
In today’s world, there are very few spaces for Black women creatives to gather, network, and explore our talents. Without strong support systems and a proper spotlight, Black women creatives continue to struggle to find opportunities in our career field. However, Polly Irungu — multimedia journalist, self-taught photographer, and founder of Black Women Photographers — is striving to amplify Black women’s creative work and disrupt industries to change common, obsolete hiring practices. “I’m not trying to be a movement, but I do want to help connect the dots,” she said. Irungu — who grew up...
73% of young Asian American voters support Biden, but aren't so amped about him, poll shows (nbcnews.com)
A survey showed that the two nominees appeared at the bottom of a list of almost a dozen factors that motivate young Asian Americans to vote.
The pre-emptive attack on the vote count is a five-alarm fire.
FBI Director Christopher Wray on Thursday cast doubts on concerns raised by some conservatives that mail-in voting could pose an increased chance of voter fraud, with Wray telling a Senate committee that widespread
A democracy only works if the populace keeps it working. Do your part, tell your friends and support democracy in your community.
Join us! Our Prepared to Vote and Voting Rights Defender projects equip voters with up-to-date information needed to make sure your vote counts! Be heard! #MyVoteMatters
Change isn’t made by watching from the sidelines
Responses by election officials in the United States to the Covid-19 pandemic seriously impaired some people’s ability to vote in primary elections.
Will There Be a Legitimate 2020 Election? | The Open Mind, Hosted by Alexander Heffner (thirteen.org)
Election security advocate Jennifer Cohn discusses the importance of a handmarked paper trail, independent election oversight, and being watchful of an authoritarian president and corrupt companies that would steal votes.
'Naked' ballot rules put thousands of Pennsylvania mail-in votes at risk, Philadelphia official warns (cnn.com)
Philadelphia's top election official is warning that thousands of mail-in ballots could be thrown out in November unless changes are made to rules around "secrecy envelopes" -- second sleeves that help prevent poll workers from seeing how someone voted.
Are you a voter? A poll worker? An election administrator? We want to hear from you about any problems you’re experiencing or witnessing in the voting process.
Harnessing the promise of technology to modernize the American voting experience
Baton Rouge's 2016 floods offers 2020 coronavirus parallels.
The US supreme court has become a threat to democracy. Here's how we fix it | Sabeel Rahman (theguardian.com)
The court has been weaponized to skew political power and insulate extreme conservative coalitions from accountability
Drive-through Voting. 24-Hour Polling Places. Finger Condoms. Welcome to Election 2020 in Harris County. (texasmonthly.com)
Some Houstonians had to wait in six-hour lines to vote in the March primary. New county clerk Chris Hollins is determined to help every eligible Houstonian cast a ballot this fall.
In a presidential election year, get-out-the-vote efforts on college campuses are typically robust as the fall semester gets underway. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, has significantly altered the landscape.
We want to know how this tumultuous year has shaped your views about voting, politics and America’s policy priorities.
U.S. armed forces have long used the mail to cast their ballots from the front lines.
Report: No proof of Dem hacking claim by Georgia Gov. Kemp | Federal News Network (federalnewsnetwork.com)
The Georgia attorney general’s office says in a newly released report that an investigation found there’s no foundation to Republican Gov. Brian Kemp’s allegations that Democrats sought to hack the…
Brian Kemp’s Office, Without Citing Evidence, Investigates Georgia Democrats Over Alleged ‘Hack’ (nytimes.com)
The office of Mr. Kemp, the Republican nominee for governor, said it had notified the F.B.I. about the inquiry. Democrats called it a political stunt.
Thursday marks the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, but for Latinos what is more significant is the extension signed 10 years later.
The pandemic is forcing election officials across the U.S. to prepare for unprecedented numbers of mail-in ballots while also ensuring that in-person voting is safe. We speak with the chief elections official in North Carolina about whether the state is ready.
Have You Encountered Problems Voting In Tennessee? Help Us Report On Them. | WPLN News - Nashville Public Radio (wpln.org)
WPLN News has joined ProPublica’s Electionland project to report on issues that prevent Tennesseans from voting. The collaboration brings on board newsrooms from all across the country to investigate problems arising before and on November’s Election Day. But we need your help to make this happen. Have you encountered mail ballot delivery problems, a voting […]
Join OTI for a panel exploring how internet platforms are addressing election misinformation and how these efforts can be improved.
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Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs will host a panel discussion on the ongoing debates around Pennsylvania’s election law and potential vulnerabilities and consequences of those vulnerabilities heading into the 2020 presidential election. The discussion will be held from 5 to 6:15 p.m. Sept. 29 via Zoom.
Energized voters, court compromises, and even more attention: The politics and policy of a Supreme Court shift (hks.harvard.edu)
From the politics of filling the vacancy, to a possible realignment, to a Democratic response, HKS Supreme Court scholar Maya Sen looks at what comes after Ginsburg.
Fair and free elections are a hallmark of American democracy. The American people’s confidence in the value of their vote is principally reliant on their confidence in the security and resilience of the infrastructure that makes the Nation’s elections possible.
As Maine prepares to set a precedent with ranked choice voting, the fight to expand the method is only heating up. Here’s the pros, the cons and the confusion behind it all:
The Hoosier Hall Pass Poll Worker Recruitment Program encourages 16 and 17-year-olds to help at the polls on election day.
At a time when young people across America are making their voices heard and stepping into leadership roles, Princeton University student-athletes are working to make November’s election run smoothly.
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows suggested FBI Director Chris Wray was not competent enough to “figure out whether there’s any kind of voter fraud” during an interview Friday, after the director played down the extent of voting fraud.
Many Americans turn to the internet for shopping, banking and—particularly in the midst of a historic pandemic—schooling and work. Is voting online next? Although some policy-makers and election officials are researching or piloting programs to allow voters to cast their ballots via computer or mobile app, nearly every expert in the field of election security agrees: Internet voting is not secure, and it is unlikely to be any time in the foreseeable future. Current technologies cannot guarantee the “secrecy, security, and verifiability” of any ballot sent over the internet, leaving online...
Secure, free tools to register to vote, check your registration status, request and absentee ballot, and more from Common Cause and our trusted partners.
Counting and verifying mail-in ballots might take weeks.
The MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS) is one of the five schools of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The 20+ fields, disciplines, projects, and areas of research at the School represent the most diverse range of scholarship at MIT.
Case study: Chicago upgrades election security network - Cities Today - Connecting the world's urban leaders (cities-today.com)
The Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago teamed up with Verizon to help deliver secured elections in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Richard L. Hasen writes that by repeating false and misleading statements about the potential for voter fraud and post-election violence, Attorney General William Barr has stepped out of his role as the nation's chief law enforcement officer and marred the 2020 elections.
Hopin is an online events platform where you can create engaging virtual events that connect people around the globe.
Dover Street Market Announces 'When We All Vote' Collection f/ Collabs With Virgil Abloh, Marc Jacobs, and More (complex.com)
Dover Street Market joins the awareness-raising efforts of others in the fashion industry with the launch of a new collabs-stacked collection.
"Someone did not do their due diligence": How an attempt to review Texas' voter rolls turned into a debacle (texastribune.org)
Texas officials flagged 95,000 voters for citizenship reviews. But after thousands have already been cleared, questions are being raised about how they handled the process.
Justice Ginsburg was a stalwart defender of our democracy and the rule of law. Throughout her term on the Court, she was a key voice in protecting all Americans’ rights and liberties.
Democracy experts look ahead to the election and discuss what keeps them up at night (hks.harvard.edu)
A new Ash Center event series explores the U.S. presidential election with a focus on justice and democracy.
Join us and protect our right to vote
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, dozens of states have modified their rules for absentee voting in November's elections.
At least 10 states are allowing voters to cast early in-person ballots during September, with another 35 soon to follow in October. Here's how to stay safe from Covid-19 while voting in person now or on Election Day.
Are you ready for the 2020 election in New Hampshire? We can help you take the right steps to get you registered to vote in NH for absentee voting & more!
When you enter the polling booth, you can only vote for one candidate.But only being able to vote for one candidate causes lots of problems: You feel
West Virginia officials want other states to adopt online voting for deployed troops (militarytimes.com)
West Virginia just finished their third round of voting with a mobile option for servicemembers — and they've asked the federal government to develop and implement the option at a larger level.
The Election Administrator’s Prayer is “Please, please, please let the winners win big.” or “Lord, let this election not be close.” Doug Lewis, Executive Director of the National Association of Election Officials, was quoted by USA Today using another variation [...]
'Speak Your Peace' campaign allows consumers to scan any can of Peace Tea using their smartphones to be directed to a customized landing page powered by Vote.org.
PolitiFact - Local, national interviews show Kamala Harris has taken questions from media (politifact.com)
PolitiFact is a fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others on its Truth-O-Meter.
Americans are throwing away their right to vote, even as the country drowns in political polarization.
During a virtual JFK Jr. Forum, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and former Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson discuss…
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There is a 'big need' for volunteer poll workers to help the election run smoothly this year. Here's how to get involved (cnbc.com)
There is a shortage of poll workers this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. But volunteers help polling sites operate efficiently, ensuring all eligible voters who want to vote, can.
PolitiFact - In Context: Is there a 'Biden Rule' on Supreme Court nominations in a presidential election year? (politifact.com)
PolitiFact is a fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others on its Truth-O-Meter.
Contact Your State Elections Officials — URGENT: Take Action Here to Protect the 2020 Election (electiondefenseaction.org)
Defend Voting Rights & Election Security in 2020
Find out how to absentee vote and check on the status of your absentee ballot.
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Conversation with Kevin Kruse. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. (princeton.zoom.us)
Kevin Kruse is a Professor of History at Princeton University and best-selling author. His work is focused in the political and social history of twentieth-century America, with a particular interest in race, rights, and the making of modern conservatism. His award-winning book, “Fault Lines,” has been reviewed by the New York Times Book Review, the Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, and many more. The Poll Hero Project will talk with Kevin about voting, civic engagement, and democracy. We hope to make clear how important voting rights are for a healthy democracy, and why poll workers ar...
The City of Kenosha website helps citizens and visitors learn about city services and conduct business, including permit applications and online payments.
The League of Women Voters of Texas is a leader in the Texas Election Protection Coalition. We offer voter protection!● Thousands of non-partisan volunteers working to ensure that every eligible voter can cast a ballot that counts.● We help voters when they encounter problems at the polls.● We operate a statewide hotline to empower voters with information about how to vote.Three ways to help!1. Share hotline numbers! Our statewide hotline is staffed by highly trained legal volunteers who answer voters’ questions.
In a large, diverse field of candidates, ranked-choice ballots would guarantee democratic majority rule.
Marc Brown and a panel of experts will tackle all your pressing questions on this upcoming election.
We’re voting to be safe at work, welcome immigrants, act on climate change & for $15/hr, a union & Black lives. Our work is essential & so are our votes.
Texas begins letting people register to vote online when they’re updating their driver’s licenses (texastribune.org)
The limited move, ordered by a federal judge, marks the first time Texans have been able to register to vote online.
A victory for former Vice President Joe Biden, a Democratic takeover of the Senate and defense of the House majority in the November elections would be the best outcome for the U.S.
Many rules have changed during the pandemic, so this interactive guide can help you ensure your vote is counted.
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Amy Coney Barrett is a Targeted Missile at the Affordable Care Act and Protections for People with… (medium.com)
Amy Coney Barrett has been obsessive in her desire to repeal the ACA, attacking both Supreme Court decisions upholding the law and leaving…
39,722 face loss of vote for moving despite not having moved.
The Chicago Board of Elections is recruiting nearly 13,000 residents to work the polls this election season • The TRiiBE (thetriibe.com)
The deadline to apply to be a poll worker is October 19. High school applicants must apply by September 25
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We need a complete overhaul of the prosecutor-police relationship.
Pennsylvania's election is in uncharted territory with a new rule that rejects 'naked' ballots (businessinsider.com)
Pennsylvania voters this fall will have to seal their mail ballots in not one but two envelopes in order for their votes to count.
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Cities and states face huge bills to deal with voting during the pandemic. Mark Zuckerberg offered $300 million to help — and conservatives are objecting.
She Will Rise: Initiative Demanding a Black Woman Supreme Court Justice - American Urban Radio Networks (aurn.com)
She Will Rise is an effort started by five Black women to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court. Joe Biden has stated that if elected, he will nominate a Black woman as the next Supreme Court Justice. April Reign, the activist who created the #OscarsSoWhite movement speaks about the movement, systemic racism in …
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Maria and Julio are joined by Desmond Meade, the executive director of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition and the author of the new upcoming book Let My People Vote . They unpack Florida’s recent court decision that restricts returning citizens’ eligibility to vote. They also discuss voter suppression nationwide and how this will impact the 2020 election. ITT Staff Picks Fabiola Cineas sits down with Rosemary McCoy and Sheila Singleton, two Black women fighting against felony disenfranchisement, in an interview for Vox. “The Decision Upholding Florida’s Jim Crow–Style Poll Tax Is an A...