Lawyers’ Committee Releases Preliminary Election Protection 2012 Findings to Congress with Testimony Highlighting Recurring Problems Causing Voting Difficulties
Today the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law released a report of its preliminary findings from Election Protection 2012 to Congress and urged them to tackle the recurring problems that continue to cause difficulties for too many voters.
Members of the nonpartisan Wisconsin Election Protection of Wisconsin are dismayed to hear reports today that the Romney campaign's volunteer (elections) observer training included misinformation about Wisconsin voting laws.
Lawyers’ Committee Praises Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court’s Ruling Blocking ID Requirements as Partial Victory
The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is pleased with today's ruling by Pennsylvania Commonwealth Judge Robert Simpson blocking Act 18, which was signed into law by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett.
Deceptive Robocalls Reported As Election Protection Continues to Provide Crucial Assistance to Wisconsin Voters for June 5th Recall Elections
We have received reports that voters are receiving deceptive robocalls telling them they do not need to vote today. This could not be further from the truth. If you receive such a call, disregard it, alert us at 1-866-OUR-VOTE, and head to the polls!
As Wisconsin voters prepare to head to the polls on June 5th for the Recall Elections, Election Protection (EP), the nation's largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition, led by the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, is here to help.
Non-Partisan Election Protection Coalition Provided Assistance to Voters across Ohio, Mississippi, Virginia, and Pennsylvania on Election Day
The Election Protection (EP) Hotline, 1-866-OUR VOTE (1-866-687-8683), operating live on Election Day 2011 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., fielded over three thousand calls from voters seeking information and assistance from states across the nation. Overall during this election cycle the hotline fielded approximately five thousand calls. EP also had field programs in Ohio and Pennsylvania and Virginia. Overall problems highlight the need for election officials to do a better job providing information to voters when moving or consolidating polling locations and assistance available at the polling place.
WASHINGTON, DC - Election Protection, the nation's largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition, received at the time of this release, more than 20,000 calls to its 1-866-OUR-VOTE Hotline. As Election Protection has found in our programs over the past decade, despite the best efforts and intentions of election officials and poll workers, too many voters are prevented or frustrated from voting because of a registration and election system that is outdated and in need of modernization.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Across the country, groups are mobilizing to monitor polling precincts for fraud but recent events show that their actions: poll watching, signs, slogans on clothing and other tactics can instead intimidate voters and suppress the vote. Election Protection, the nation's largest, nonpartisan voter protection coalition, is mobilizing to prevent voter suppression efforts before and on Election Day.
From the perspective of Election Protection, the nation's largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition, the narrative for Primary Day in DC was one of voter frustration in response to the allotment of limited resources at voting precincts and poll workers struggling to adapt to the changes unveiled during this election.
The nonpartisan Election Protection coalition received reports of issues with the new machines throughout the day. Election Protection is eager to work with the Board of Elections of the City of New York to improve voter experience before November.
Problems reported to the Election Protection Hotline today range from problems with voting machines to inadequate privacy measures. The Election Protection Hotline remains open until polls close today to help voters cast effective ballots during the evening rush.
Election Protection, the nation's largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition, is in gear helping voters across Washington, D.C. to cast meaningful ballots through a comprehensive voter protection program.
Amid daily reports of voter suppression and dirty tricks in the 2008 Presidential election, major civil rights organizations today released a report exposing a worrying new generation of online deceptive practices designed to mislead and intimidate voters.
Election Protection, the nation's largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition, commended the U.S. Supreme Court today for protecting new voters in Ohio from eleventh-hour challenges to their right to vote.
A coalition of voting rights groups today took twin actions to protect the right to vote of hundreds of thousands of Ohions who registered to vote this year, and to halt recent efforts by law enforcement officials in one Ohio county apparently aimed at intimidating Ohions
A coalition of voting rights groups filed a lawsuit today on behalf of Cherokee County resident Jose Morales against Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel, asking a federal court in Atlanta to halt the use of database matching procedures that inaccurately flag United States citizens as non-citizens, jeopardizing their attempts to register and vote.
(Washington, DC) April 16, 2008 With just over one week before the Pennsylvania primary, Election Protection, the nation's largest non-partisan voter protection coalition, will be available to assist Primary Election Day voters with questions and to ensure that all voters know their rights.