With so much at stake in November on the local, state and national levels, it is deeply troubling that such a fundamental part of the democratic process, the right to cast one’s vote and to have that vote counted, is increasingly in question. But we can make a difference and take action to strengthen our democratic process. Now more than ever, it is critical for justice advocates to help work for fair elections and insure that the rights of all voters are protected at the polls.
By participating in the nonpartisan Election Protection campaign in the days leading up to the elections and on Election Day, you can help to make it possible for the voices of the voters to be heard and counted. Visit the Election Protection website for tools and resources to help insure fair elections.
Make sure you and your congregation are informed:
- Share the Election Protection hotline number and carry it with you to the polls to report any difficulties with the voting process: 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683) and 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (1-888-839-8682);
- Download and share the Election Protection Voter Checklist;
- Pledge to protect the right to vote – take a picture with your pledge sign and share them via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the #UCC and #ElectProtect hashtags;
Download the Election Protection app on your smartphone. They app empowers you to:
- Confirm your registration status;
- Fill out a voter registration form;
- Look up your polling place
- Review key voting rules and regulations for your state
- See what type of machine you vote on; and
- Contact Election Protection or ya es hora via phone or email to report a problem or get answers to their questions.