Election Protection

You Can Help Make Sure Every Vote Counts

Visit the Election Protection Hotline and Website

The UCC Justice and Witness Ministries is part of a nonpartisan coalition to protect voter rights convened by the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, National Campaign for Fair Elections.  The campaign has set up a website and hotline to provide voter rights information and to track any instances of voter disenfranchisement, both on Election Day and in the weeks leading up to the election.

Visit the website to download:

  • A nonpartisan voter checklist to distribute in your community
  • To find information on felony enfranchisement laws in your state
  • To get information on provisional balloting
  • To find a polling place
  • To report problems at the polls on Election Day. 

Volunteers with a legal background are needed to help staff the hotline and to provide on-site legal assistance at polling places.

Hotline 1-866-OUR-VOTE | 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA

Circulate the Election Protection hotline in your community and help monitor your polling places for any problems.

Voter ID Laws

Voter Identification laws can be confusing. Especially if a new law is put in place, getting the correct information on what identification is and is not allowed can be tough! Different organizations spout conflicting information. The Our Faith Our Vote campaign will try to make it at least a little easier to figure out what you need on Election Day:

*Download our Voter ID Information Cards to get vital information on voting requirements for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. (Note: Cards updated 10/28/12 to reflect changes in KY, MD PA & VA) *

Here are some examples of the types of information you need to know:

  • If you live in South Carolina, Texas, or Alabama, new photo voter ID laws have not yet taken effect. The current laws, which require non-photo identification, will be in effect on Election Day.
  • If you live in Rhode Island, a new voter ID law has two parts. As of January, non-photo identification is required at the polls. As of 2014, photo identification will be required. However, you do not have to worry about photo identification this November!
  • If you live in Virginia, New Hampshire, Mississippi, or Alabama, new Voter Identification laws are awaiting clearance based on the Voting Rights Act. That means that these laws will NOT be in effect yet! Any current laws still stand.

For more information on Voter Identification laws in your state, please visit the National Council of State Legislators Voter ID project. Here, you can find your state’s requirements and news regarding pending legislation. Know your laws before you get out to the polls!

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