Letter to Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft: Stop Endangering Voters’ Access to Ballot
May 11, 2017Download this Resource
Voting laws in many states have changed, but don’t worry – we got you. Use Advancement Project’s interactive Voter Protection Map to learn the laws where you live, including:
Not sure where you can vote? Vote411’s Polling Place Finder makes tracking it down easy. Just type in your address, and the website pulls up the poll location for your voting precinct.
To be heard at the voting booth, you’ve got to be prepared. Here are three simple things to check off your to-do list before you show up on November 6th.
Many states allow private citizens to challenge a voter’s eligibility at the polls. Too often, aggressive challenges done for partisan gain give way to abuse and unfounded accusations – and can lead to eligible voters being turned away. As private interests undertake massive challenge efforts at polls around the country this year, it’s important to know your rights. This guide explains what challengers can and can’t do, and ways that you can fight back and assert your right to vote.
There’s a lot of misinformation out there about voting. In many states, deceiving voters is a crime. If you see misleading or deceptive information, report it by calling 1-866-OUR-VOTE or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Use this factsheet to separate voting fact from fiction.
There are other ways to be part of the democratic process besides voting. With new changes in state law, and a significant rise in voter challenges expected, this year it is especially critical to have trained poll workers and poll monitors to ensure that elections run smoothly and fairly. As an American citizen, you have the opportunity to do both.
The suppression will be televised. You can help by documenting poll problems on camera. If you see any irregularities – whether voters are turned away, improperly or aggressively challenged, instructed to go to a different location, or if you run into issues yourself – get it on camera and upload your footage to Video the Vote. Their team will cross-post it to You Tube and store a high-res copy for media broadcast, helping to ensure that the full story of Election Day gets told.